Doors to Diplomacy Participants

Saint Louis University Laboratory High School (2012 Doors to Diplomacy Project ID 7233)
Philippines, Benguet, Baguio City
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

We estimate 4 student(s) from 14 to 15 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Team: "Marizette Melendez.-She is assiduous in formulating ideas since she has guidance coming from her sister who had participated in this competition for the past year. Leigh Nufuar.-She was raised in Palawan, and wants to persevere in her hometown's beauty. Sandra Perez.-She is active when it comes to extracurricular activities,she believes that with her skills and interests, she could help in saving Palawan. Kristin Reyes.-She is a nature lover, she loves to join tree planting activities to help solve the problem of global warming."

Project Description: "Palawan, a place full of wonderful, natural resources.A proof of the Philippine's beauty and wealth.But what happens when people with selfish hearts destroy this land of wonders for their own benefit? Now is the time to life up our voices against those people who are deaf of the people's call.Why destroy something that is clearly bringing up the wonder of your own culture or country? Aren't we supposed to leave the initiative in preserving what is ours?

Palawan is known to be a place that lifts up the glory of the Philippines.Truly people should realize that there are some other ways on how to earn money, ways that can't harm and destroy.We aim to help in promoting ""no to mining"" in Palawan because we want to open the eyes of people who don't care about this beautiful place.We cannot only preserve the beauty of Palawan but we can also help save people living around the area. The mining in Palawan is killing indigenous people and poisoning rare wildlife .Since Palawan is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites ,it is just right to promote this advocacy.

Let us all unite and join organizations that promote and support the advocacy to be able to save the beauty of Palawan.We believe that we can do this when we unite as one and try our best to stop the mining.We hope and pray that miners would stop and just find other ways to earn a living. May they think of the people they may harm.

With these, we are also encouraging you to help, join, support and promote the March to 10 million signatures to stop mining in Palawan.Even one signature can make a difference.Now, let's make a move and unite to reach our goals.Are you willing to help?"

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