Doors to Diplomacy Participants

Saint Louis University Laboratory High School (2012 Doors to Diplomacy Project ID 7261)
Philippines, Benguet, Baguio City
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

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

Description of Our Team: "Marco A., 15, is the team’s rapturous and active member. He helped the team simply by expressing his thoughts, ideas, and concepts and by simply doing his best in finding the best graphical resources and information to be used in our project.

Junardo D., 15, or most commonly known as “Jolo” has a really broad understanding. he doesn’t contradict other’s opinion if he knows that it will turn out to be right and be frank if he knows that the opinion will not help a lot. He helped our team in searching for information about Palawan to be indicated in our website for the readers to know what we may lose if we continue this unjust actions we do against the remaining treasures of Palawan. Marj G., 15, is assiduous and creative member of the team. He has a sense of creativity in such a way that he creates great original ideas and concepts for our project. Other than that, he is also industrious thus, trying to do his best in finishing the same task fast and thoroughly. He helped the team by editing some photos, creating the website’s logo and searching for additional information to be used in our website.

Jeremy V., 15, is really helpful and benevolent. He will do any task given to him punctually and without any complain (i.e. the task is hard). He helped the team by searching for additional information that will awake the readers about the recent situations of our mother nature. "

Project Description: "Saving Valuable Remains; last ecological frontier Philippines is one of the countries that is known to be affected greatly by the effects of the global warming. But, knowing this, still many people tend to commit anything that may deteriorate the remaining natural treasures of the Philippines. Because of this things done by people against nature, many natural resources of the Philippines are being destroyed including the natural resources of the province of Palawan, which is entitled as the” Philippines’ last ecological frontier”. Palawan, home of the country’s prestige and well-known beaches, Verdant Jungles, Stunning Reefs and incredible landscapes such as the lately proclaimed one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Puerto Princesa underground river, is entitled as the country’s last frontier because of the remaining natural wonders and many flora and fauna can be seen in the land, truly deserving for the title “Philippines’ last paradise”. For the past months, Palawan is experiencing different problems. One of it is irresponsible mining which ravaged the forests, caused floods and siltation of rivers and farmlands. Mining produces great help in the country’s economy. According to the internet, “Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, from an ore body, vein or (coal) seam. The term also includes the removal of soil. Materials recovered by mining include base metals, precious metals, iron, uranium, coal, diamonds, limestone, oil shale, rock salt and potash. (source: wikipedia)” knowing this massive effect of mining to the natural treasures of Palawan, still mining companies continue their operations thus; our group will not be surprised if one day the country will suffer greatly. Fortunately, different non-government organizations are making their move to remove this pain or thorns in the ecological treasures of the country and our group is planning to be one of them through this meaningful project, truly, a step towards “the doors to diplomacy”. "

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