Green Philippines (Aksyon Kalikasan) Convenes its 3rd General Assembly

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On our 5th year, the Aksyon Kalikasan (Eco Actions Ph) Inc. convened last July 13 2019 its 3rd General Assembly. Delegates from various local chapters from Sorsogon, Bulacan, La Union, Rizal, Cavite and NCR (QC, Manila Makati) came.

The Assembly ratified earlier decision of the Board of Trustees for the unification of Aksyon Kalikasan with the Kilusang Luntian. With this unification, we now have almost 500 members in 8 regions, 30 provinces and 58 cities and towns nationwide. From a focus along mobilizing active citizens for direct environmental conservation and protection actions within the Manila Bay Coastal Region (parts of regions 3, CALABARZON and Metro Manila), the Aksyon Kalikasan will now be able to service the needs of our members in many other parts of the country through this expansion.

Green Philippines (Aksyon Kalikasan) Key Focus

The original 3-part program of Aksyon Kalikasan have been retained and will be strengthened further with new projects nationwide. These include:

EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM

  • Green Leadership Academy (GLA)
  • Aksyon Kalikasan Mall Caravan
  • Campus Greening Piloting
  • Green Media Services

GREEN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT & FUND RAISING PROGRAM

  • Aksyon Kalikasan GreenShop Cooperative Enterprise Development
  • EcoCamp & EcoTour Enterprise
  • Green Solidarity Fund
  • Local Green Fund Raisers (Quarterly Simultaneous Nationwide Green Fun Run and Tree Planting)

Our GREEN GOVERNANCE PROGRAM

  • Green Movement Development
  • Barangay Green Governance Piloting
  • Green Rating & Green Covenant
  • Tactical Alliance Building Support to Greens Electoral Participation (Barangay: 2020 and National/Local: 2022)

New Set of Officers for Green Philippines (Aksyon Kalikasan)

The Assembly also elected a new Board of Trustees and its officers. Under new management, Aksyon Kalikasan will now be led by the following in the next 3 years:

  1. Chairperson & President : Mr. Roy Cabonegro
  2. Vice President: Dr. Rowena Resurreccion
  3. Secretary: Mr. Cyrus Ogorida
  4. Assistant Secretary: Pastor Bernardo Cahinog
  5. Treasurer: Dr. Betsy Alegre-Chua
  6. Assistant Treasurer: Ms. Denia Mauricio Clacio
  7. P.R.O. and Spokesperson: Mr. David D’ Angelo
  8. Auditor: Mr. Emmanuel Astillero
  9. Assistant Auditor: Ms. Nina Santiago
  10. Members at Large:
    • Mr. Andy Rosales
    • Mr. Chot Velasquez
    • Mr. Joey Flores
    • Mr. Roland Carub

As a result of the unification a decision to integrate an electoral component of the Aksyon Kalikasan program was reached. Aksyon Kalikasan will facilitate the formation of a National Green Political Party in the next 3 years. As such. the Board will be supported by an Interim National Council of this emerging National Green Party acting as an advisory and coordination body. The Interim National Council is composed of:

  • Region 3 (Central Luzon) Convenor : Mr. Hilary “Pads” Pangan
  • NCR (Metro Manila) Convenor: Mr. David D’Angelo
  • Region 4A (CaLaBaRzon) Convenor: Mr. Roy Cabonegro
  • Region 4B (MIMAROPA) Convenor: Mr. Edong Magpayo
  • Region 5 (Bicol) Convenor: Ms. Sonia Lariosa
  • Region 6 (Western Visayas): Ms. Desiree Segovia
  • Region 7 (Central Visayas): Mr. Gil Garay
  • Region 8 (Eastern Visayas): Mr. Rocky Peteros
  • Region 11 (Davao Region): Atty Mary Fuller
  • Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN): Mr. Abby Pato
  • Academic Sectoral Assembly: Prof Rose Marie Mendoza
  • NGO Sectoral Assembly: Mr. Don Carpio
  • Senior Citizens Sectoral Assembly: Mr. Pablito Alcover
  • Farmers Sectoral Assembly: Mr. Abby Pato
  • Fisherfolks Sectoral Assembly: Mr. Gil Garay
  • Media Sectoral Assembly: Mr. AJ Vilacorte
  • Youth Sectoral Assembly: Mr. Ralph Gloria
  • OFW Sectoral Assembly: Mr. Dax Azniera
  • Entrepreneur Sectoral Assembly: Mr. Joey Flores
  • Women Sectoral Assembly: Prof. Rose Marie Mendoza

Plans in the Next 3 Years

In the next three (3) years, extensive consolidation and expansion of local chapters will be pursued; applying, where appropriate the integration of the various projects within these chapters and localities. We intend to cover Regions 3, NCR, 4A, 4B, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12.

Priority in the first 6 months are the chapters in the following geo political areas: Silang, GMA, General Trias City, Ternate, Las Pinas City, City of Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Malolos City, Guagua, Province of Cavite, Province of Bulacan and Province of Pampanga. Those interested to join Aksyon Kalikasan, anywhere in the country may visit: www.aksyonkalikasan.org and click on the section Join The Cause.

Also during the Assembly, our call for the declaration of a CLIMATE EMERGENCY in the country was approved and we will pursue this call to the Philippine Congress.

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