Faulan (center) won two golds during the PNG VQL

Faulan, Flores shine at Philippine National Games VQL

Mike John Faulan and Allan Flores, Jr. , FLAG athletes of St. Anthony’s College (SAC) won three golds for Antique during the Philippine National Games – Visayas Qualifying Leg held in Antique on 10-14 November 2015.

Faulan, a second year BS Criminology student won Antique’s golds in both 800-meter and 400-meter track and field events. Flores, a second year BS Computer Engineering student also won gold in the Poomsae Seniors (Individual-Men) event.

Three other Anthonians in the Antique delegation won medals for the province. Anthony Agustin dela Peña, a BS Hospitality Management student won bronze in Badminton Men Elite Category Mixed Doubles. Rona Grace Salgado, a second year Bachelor of Elementary Education student won bronze in Badminton Women Elite Category Mixed Doubles. Carl Virgil Abiera, a High School student also won bronze in Tae Kwon Do Kyorugi Junior Men Welter Weight.

The five Anthonian athletes will be formally recognized during SAC’s Annual Recognition Ceremonies and will receive tuition fee incentives for bringing honor to the school and Antique.

Esquia (center) win ABS-CBN

Esquia wins 1st ABS-CBN newscasting tilt in Antique

Rick Jasper Esquia, a second year Bachelor of Secondary Education student of St. Anthony’s College (SAC) won the championship of the 1st ABS-CBN Newscasting Competition in Antique held on 7 November 2015 at the Robinson’s Place Antique. Following his win, Esquia became an official School Patrol Reporter of ABS-CBN Iloilo and will appear in either or both of TV Patrol Panay and Sikat ka! Iloilo. Esquia, together with the First Runner Up will also be competing for Antique during the 5th ABS-CBN Regional Newscasting Competition this November.

First runner up to Esquia was Raya Nicole Quemado, also a second year Bachelor of Secondary Education student of SAC. Three other Anthonians qualified as grand finalists for the tilt: Vincent Baylon (Bachelor of Elementary Education); Mark Andio dela Gracia (Bachelor of Arts-Political Science); and Mary Ann Obay (Bachelor of Elementary Education). The Anthonian delegates were coached by Mr. Prabhat Ranjan B. Ubas.

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SAC publishes three new HED workbooks

In response to the challenges of an outcome-based education, St. Anthony’s College (SAC) recently published three workbooks including: General Chemistry Laboratory Manual by Teresa Connie G. Atilano, MChem; and Photography: Positive & Negative Development, and Fingerprint Classification both by Larry L. Lopez, MSCrim & Roselyn T. Lopez, MSCrim.

The authors have specially designed the workbooks for self-study by higher education students. The General Chemistry Laboratory Manual is intended for general education classes. It has also been aligned to Chemistry classes in the basic education departments under the K-12 educational system. Meanwhile the Photography: Positive & Negative Development, and Fingerprint Classification are both intended for Criminology students. The texts are in simple language, and the exercises are practical and simple with materials locally available.

Dr. Ana Linda O. Santos, Vice President for Academic Affairs of SAC, in her remarks during the launching of the workbooks on 13 November 2015 said “…I would like to highlight the teachers/faculty competence and leadership in research. As professionals we should believe in continuing education; and the unending task is to read, update, search and create in order to generate and introduce new ideas, strategies and approaches to improve our instructional function. As professionals we do not just keep to ourselves what we have developed; we are compelled to share the products of our inquiry and ingenuity so that we too could contribute to the body of knowledge for others to learn from.”

The workbooks are now available for purchase at the SAC Bookstore. Questions on placement of orders may be directed to 0906-5567611.

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SAC launches Taramdan sa Lantipulong Kinaray-a

On 13 November 2015, St. Anthony’s College (SAC) launched the Taramdan sa Lantipulong Kinaray-a (Kinaray-a Grammar Guide), the most comprehensive reference on Kinaray-a grammar to date. Written entirely in Kinaray-a, the reference was earlier endorsed on 6 August 2015 by the Antique Sangguniang Panlalawigan as the standard grammar of Kinaray-a for Antique. The endorsement, timely issued during the Buwan ng Wika, came in the form of Resolution No. 165-2015 sponsored by. Hon. Joseph Eugene D. Alojipan, Chair of the SP Education Committee.

The Taramdan provides a background on the history, spread, development and issues and concerns surrounding the Kinaray-a language; Kinaray-a alphabet and spelling; Kinaray-a word formation; parts of speech; sentence formation; idioms; figures of speech; and punctuation marks. It also discusses several distinct characteristics of the Kinaray-a language including its super pronouns, articles, and verb and noun conjugations, among others.

Jose Edison Tondares, editor of the Taramdan sa Lantipulong Kinaray-a, in his introduction of the reference said “Sa pagpasad kang dyang taramdan, raku ang mga diskusyon nga gindesisyunan para mapabilin and balanse kang ikasarang kang Kinaray-a nga mag-ugwad dungan sa panahon kag sa ana ka dya padayon nga katampad sa kon ano ang kadunaan kang panumduman Karay-a” (In the composition of this reference, several discussions were concluded with the end goal of retaining the balance between the Kinaray-a’s capacity to develop abreast of the times, and its continuing faithfulness to the native Karay-a spirit and worldview).

The Taramdan is a collective research by language professors and local Kinaray-a writers including Alex C. delos Santos, Nora T. Millares, Ana Linda O. Santos, Nelda S. Sumaculub, Jose Edison C. Tondares, Ponciana B. Vegafria and Ma. Rogelia C. Villavert.

Tondares said the project was over a year in the making. Spearheaded by the SAC Research, Planning & Development Office, the composition of the reference was started in August of 2013 and was initially presented to the public on October 2013 and 21 February 2014. Individual consultations and continuing researches were done to address issues and concerns that were raised during the public presentations. Tondares hopes that the Taramdan will provide a more objective platform for the continuing discourses on the Kinaray-a language.

The Taramdan sa Lantipulong Kinaray-a is available at St. Anthony’s College Bookstore. For placement of orders, please call 0906-5567611.

Statement on restoration of ECC for SMC East Panian expansion

STATEMENT ON THE RESTORATION OF THE ECC FOR THE EAST PANIAN EXPANSION PROJECT (ECC-CO-9805-009-302A) OF THE SEMIRARA MINING CORPORATION
On 10 August 2015, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Secretary and concurrent Environmental Management Bureau Director, Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna restored the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC-CO-9805-009-302A) for the East Panian Expansion Project of the Semirara Mining Corporation (SMC). This came after protests and calls for the closure of the SMC mining operations in Antique following two Panian tragedies, massive destruction of natural habitats critical to sustenance on Semirara Island, displacement of local labor, alienation of local residents from livelihood resources traditionally accessible to them, and mounting calls prevent further carbon emissions critical to mitigation of global warming.

The lift order issued by Asec. Cuna was founded only on SMC’s commitment to include in their ECC the four recommendations made by the Environmental Impact Assessment and Review Committee (EIARC). These were mere reiterations of worker safety inside the mine and the safety of the mine itself. The recommendations disregarded the actual impact of the coal mine operations to the environment – which should have been the crux of the ECC. The DENR, Asec. Cuna and the EIARC employed a parochial legalistic approach to the question of the SMC’s ECC resulting in the lifting of the suspension order.

The DENR’s grievous mistake has been to take the coal mining operations out of the context of the environment it destroys, and the impending national disasters resulting from this environmental destruction. The recommendations of the DENR were more in the nature of ensuring the safety of environmental criminals as they destroy the environment.

At most the recommendations were a mockery of the issue at hand. What with the DENR EMB asking the SMC to “Submit a detailed assessment on the cause of the slope failure, probable mechanism of slope failure, performance of monitoring instruments such as piezometer, tilt meters and ground water level in open hole monitoring wells (if there is any). The assessment shall also include climate change considerations/ projections and hydrological/hydrogeological events on the stability as well as eroding of the mine workings (italics, ours). Likewise a finite element modelling is required for assessment.”

Further what with the DENR EMB asking the SMC to “Conduct a hazard and operability (HAZOP) study within sixty (60) days. The HAZOP shall be updated every five (5) years thereafter, to ensure that hazards and risks are kept at a minimum. The report shall be submitted to EMB Central Office within sixty (60) days from the conduct of the assessment.”

The DENR EMB’s two mentioned recommendations are clear indications of either their incompetence to handle an actual environmental impact assessment or a contrivance to ensure that the coal mining operations continue despite protests. Delegating the task of an assessing agency to the institution being assessed simply goes against the logic of check and balance and correct judgement.

The restoration of SMC’s ECC for its East Panian Expansion Project is an atrocity. It is a convoluted attempt to sidestep the issue of coal being a major contributor to carbon emission, which in turn is the number one cause of global warming. It is a gross omission of timely and appropriate response to the fact that the Philippines is number eight among the countries most affected by rise in sea level and number one by typhoons and weather disturbances both caused by global warming. It disregards the fact that many will be rendered homeless, hungry, and dead by the government’s inability to sufficiently respond and cope with such disasters caused by global warming. It disregards the fact that coal mining has destroyed a substantial part of Semirara Island with one depleted open pit already under water.

The call for closure of the Semirara coal mines is not about the safety of the working conditions nor the safety of the mine itself. The call is about its direct hand in national environmental disasters being a contributor to global warming. If the DENR EMB still believes that the Semirara coal mine is environmentally compliant, then it needs to review the scientific perspective upon which the agency itself is founded. The restoration of SMC’s ECC for its East Panian Expansion Project is not only an atrocity but a murderous act – inconspicuous and cunning until it renders someone lifeless.

 

REV. FR. EDIONE R. FEBRERO, JCL
College President

Laudato Si, Mi Signore!

SAC’S RESPONSE TO POPE FRANCIS’ RECENT ENCYCLICAL “LAUDATO SI” ON THE CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Delivered by Rev. Fr. Edione R. Febrero, JCL., College President
4 August 2015 / EBJ Freedom Park

“LAUDATO SI, MI SIGNORE!”. Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.” . . . Pagdayaw kanimo, Ginoo ko … The first words of the pope’s encyclical are quoted from the canticle of St. Francis of Assisi whose name “Francis” was used by the present pope when he was elected head of the Roman Catholic Church.

The earsplitting cry of the Mother Earth as it is being callously exploited by those whose life she sustains, can no longer be taken for granted. Unlike St. Francis whose life was intimately linked with the created world calling her affectionately “sister” or “mother,” some businessmen who are supposedly “stewards” of God’s creation, detached and indifferent, have become the Earth’s masters, irresponsibly plundering the Earth’s resources for quick and easy profit.

Pope Francis acknowledges that efforts either to stop or to lessen the use of fossils that worsen the effects of climate change and to effectively regulate or stop the extraction of minerals that destroy the environment have not been so effective because of very strong opposition by big companies, and the lack of concern and indifference of many people.

Pope Francis amplifies through his encyclical “Laudato Si” the already clarion call to “PROTECT OUR COMMON HOME.” He underlines further the need to work together in finding wise solutions to our present crisis. Because Pope Francis believes that people have the ability to enter into meaningful dialogue and to work together for the good of our Mother Earth, he is hopeful that people can change their ways and address the present crisis. What we need, however, is to deeply understand that as part of the ECOSYSTEM we are intimately linked with the other components. We humans cannot alienate ourselves from the Earth, which continues to nurse and to nourish us. Like St. Francis, we have to commune with each other as well as with nature so that in our everyday struggle we will not end up hurting each other. This is referred by Pope Francis as “intra-generational solidarity.”

It is only after a deep realization of our interconnectivity or interconnectedness that we can talk about “intergenerational responsibility.” Quoting the Portuguese bishops, Pope Francis wrote in Laudato Si: “The environment is part of a logic of receptivity. It is on loan to each generation, which must then hand it on to the next”. It is our responsibility then as stewards of God’s creation to take care of our environment now by responsibly using its resources so that we can hand on the world to the future generations still worthy of being called a “home.”
But what kind of world do we have now which we still have to give back to the coming generations? Because of the “throwaway culture” of the people of our generation where a lot of things that we use are discarded right away and not recycled, there is so much garbage around us that we do not even know already where to place them. We got used to buying cheap disposable things which we can throw immediately after using instead of investing on renewable resources. The latter of course may cost more but they can be recycled and their use maximized to lessen the filth which becomes much harder to manage. It is in this connection that Pope Francis supports the use of renewable sources of energy and teaches today’s generation not to be dependent on the use of fossil fuels most especially coal. Coal does not only emit so much greenhouse gas which worsens global warming but its extraction through open-pit mining can also seriously damage the biodiversity of the locality and eventually destroy the natural sources of livelihood – such as farming and fishing – of a lot of people in the area.

Why are we involved here as a school community? Why do we publicly display our concern for the protection of our environment? Why do we say no to illegal fishing and mining here in Antique? Pope Francis sees the need of engaging people on the issue of environmental protection while they are still young – at home, in school, in the seminary or houses of formation. Environmental education does not only mean feeding students with so much information about the serious damages that irresponsible human activities have on our climate and environment. It also means engaging themselves in activities that may actually teach them to care for the environment in ways which may seem so simple at first but may eventually have the so-called butterfly effect on the larger world. A simple act of reusing or recycling paper inside the campus may eventually change the ‘throwaway culture’ of the present generation when practice becomes more and more popular to other people. The need to protect the environment and the need to ACT (A for awareness; C for care and concern; and T for teamwork) now is everybody’s business. We just cannot sit and watch environmental plunderers ravage our natural resources with little or no regard at all for the home that we have borrowed from the future generations, and which we still have to return. We cannot allow short-sighted developers to intensively use natural resources for quick and easy profit and even for the so-called development without setting any limit at all to their present needs.

In making a strong stand, however, e.g. “SAC – St. Anthony’s College is Against Coal” or “We say no to mining because in mining there is no tomorrow or in mining we say no to morrow”, we need to have the three L’s: LAWAS (body/presence) LIMOG (voice/convictions/principles) and LIUG (neck/ courage/commitment) if we want our acts to have concrete results. The simple steps we take at home or in school to protect our environment do not and cannot effectively impact immediately and effectively the present condition of our common home which has been desperately crying out for help. But if we generously pool our many different resources and pull ourselves together we may be able to effectively address the present crisis. I would like to end with a positive note as I directly quote Pope Francis: “Hope would have us recognize that there is always a way out, that we can redirect our steps, that we can always do something to solve our problems.”

 

 

 

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“No to mining!” — Anthonians

Lawas, limug, liug. On 4 August 2015, nearly 4,000 Anthonian students and personnel, members of the Antique Diocesan Social Action Center, and Radio Stations DYKA and Spirit FM marched around San Jose de Buenavista town proper to protest coal mining, illegal fishing and other environmentally unsound practices.

Choosing to revert to the institutional core value of community service, Anthonians themed their College Foundation Day celebration, “Ako. Anthonian. Bantay-Kalikasan.” (I. Anthonian. Earth Guardian.) Tackling the issue of coal mining that for the last few years have generally been confined to internet and newspaper circulation, Anthonians, carrying anti-coal mining and pro-environment placards marched around town and held an advocacy rally at the EBJ Freedom Park just across the offices of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Provincial Governor, and the Congressman of the Lone District of Antique.

Responding to speakers with shouts of “No to mining!” and “In mining there is no tomorrow!” the Anthonian community once more made a strong stand on issues affecting Antique.

Citing that St. Anthony’s College was founded 57 years ago as a response to the need of the community, Rev. Fr. Edione R. Febrero, College President, said that it should not be different now. Referring to Revelations 3:6 of the Bible he extolled Anthonians not to be lukewarm on socio-environmental issues and to bravely stand against coal mining for the sake of the future generations. Anthonians must put a serious stake: “lawas, limug, liug.”

Translating the slogan to “body, voice, neck,” and referring to passages in the Laudato Si, Fr. Febrero said that if the advocacy for the environment were to be successful, Anthonians must put in their physical efforts, must not be afraid to speak up, and must be willing to sacrifice. Fr. Febrero cited the direct effects of coal mining in Antique to global warming, and argued that while some government officials cite that Semirara is a small thing, it could not be as small if its effects were big enough to prevent closure actions. He called for the closure of the coal mines and the prevention of any other mining in Antique. He said that the government must seriously study more environmentally sound alternative sources of energy for the country. He cited that the Malampaya Funds must be used for this purpose.

Val de Guzman, a speaker from the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice said that the government must consider that while coal mining is making a lot of money, it actually only pays the government a measly 3% of its profit over the fact that it enjoys a lot of tax exemptions. He further said that the amount going to the IRA of Caluya has also been observed not to translate to local development. He said that the cost of coal mining and coal fire powered plants when counted in environmental losses and disasters are far greater. De Guzman also informed the community that several groups at the national level are in solidarity with the Anthonian community in calls for closure of the Semirara coal mines.

Jose Edison Tondares, Research, Planning and Development Officer of SAC said that following national figures, Antique is emitting at least 491,428 of CO2 per capita and the Semirara coal mines significantly plays a direct role in the production of greenhouse gases being the major local source of coal for coal fired power plants in the country. He said that the 118,635 forest cover of Antique which is being depleted at 2,262 hectares per year can barely make the province carbon neutral. Tondares also cited that the Philippines globally ranks no. 8 among countries most affected by rising sea level and no. 1 among most affected by storms due to global warming. Tondares stressed that the issue of continuing environmental disasters due to global warming is very real and it is extremely urgent to act on it.

4 aUGUST

SAC declares 4 August Memorial

On 4 August 2015, Rev. Fr. Edione R. Febrero, College President of St. Anthony’s College, and Ian Dave A. Acuisa, President of the SAC Student Republic signed the declaration of the “Anthonian Memorial Day for All Victims of Environmental Disasters.” The declaration designates every 4th of August as a day to remind the community of the ills of environmental degradation and a day of community action in support of environmental advocacies across the country. Incidentally, every 4th of August is also the celebration of the Foundation Day of St. Anthony’s College.

The declaration reads, “Henceforth, every 4th of August shall be known as The Anthonian Memorial Day for All Victims of Environmental Disasters. It shall be remembered that today, 4 August 2015, Anno Domini, the Anthonian Community stood in protest against crimes done to the Mother Earth, in sad remembrance of all those whose lives were lost to environmental disasters. This day we declare our solidarity with all those who commit themselves to saving nature. We declare that this Mother Earth, borrowed now that we may survive, will return to the future generations ever bountiful and sustaining, a source of beauty, respite, inspiration and true wisdom.”

The declaration was presented to the public for the first time, at the EBJ Freedom Park during the 4 August 2015 Advocacy Walk attended by around 4,000 Anthonian students and personnel. (JET)

SAC, DSAC plant trees at Baghari watershed

The 10th of July 2015 was yet another challenging and fulfilling day for St. Anthony’s College (SAC).   Selected second year students of the Higher Education Department and personnel of SAC, and partners from the Diocesan Social Action Center (DSAC) conducted this year’s 3rd Tree Planting activity in Baghari, Barbaza, Antique.  Baghari was laid to waste in 2013 by Typhoon Yolanda and was given rehabilitation assistance by Caritas Belgium-Italiana through the DSAC.  The rehabilitation assistance included measures like installation of water systems, water shed delineation and watershed protection.

In their messages, Hon. Edgar Salaver, the Brgy. Chairman; Mrs. Susima Q. Nermal, the DSAC Chief-of-Operation; and Mr. Romy A. Fabila, the CEERO Representative emphasized the value of environmental care and the benefits of planting trees. They said that Earth’s resilience does not only pertain to the forces of nature but also by the act of the inhabitants.  Acts like tree planting activities, in a way, become the resilience of Mother Nature.  Action takers become the resilience of Mother Nature.  The community successfully planted a total of 200 native fruit and timber trees.

The long day was concluded with a feast at noon sponsored by Mr. Avelino Adan, Jr., the owner of the land delineated as Baghari Watershed. The students, together with the other participants expressed joy knowing that what they did was worthwhile, not only for themselves, but for the future of Baghari. Through the activities under the “We Care” program, SAC continues to bring hope to the lands of Antique and ultimately, to the world. (GD)

Pugngan ang global warming!

Ano ang global warming? Ang global warming ukon paghilanat kang kalibutan sangka parantandaan kang sakit kang kadunaan. Dya pag-init kang kahawaan kag kadagatan kang kalibutan nga nagatuga kang mga mabaskug kag hinali nga pagbagyo, malawid nga tag-irinit, pagtaas kang tubig dagat, pagbaha, amat-amat nga paglugdang kang mga manaba nga lugar, pagkadura kang mainum nga tubig, pagkaramatay kang mga kasapatan kag katamnan.

Inanay ang paghilanat kang kalibutan. Sa nagligad nga 100 ka tuig ang temperatura kang kalibutan nagtaas kang mga 0.4 kutub 0.8˚C. Ang epekto kang pagtaas kang temperatura mabatyagan run natun sa mga pagbaha kag mabaskug nga mga bagyo tulad kang Yolanda kag Frank nga tuman ang pagsamad nga ginpaagum sa Antique. Suno sa mga panalawsaw siyentipiko, mas nagadasig sa kadya ang pag-init kang kalibutan. Ginabanta nga madugangan ang init kang kalibutan kang 1.4 hasta 5.8˚C halin tulad kutub sa tuig 2100. Grabe nga mga sakuna ang matabo.

Tungud kang paghilanat kang kalibutan nga nagatunaw kang niyebe sa mga rehiyon polar kag sa mga putokputokan kang mga mataas nga kabukidan, ang tupung kang tubig kadagatan sa kalibutan nagasaka kang 3.2 milimetro kada tuig kang mga 1900. Kadyang mga tinuig kang 2000 kutub nian, ang tupung kang tubig kadagatan sa Pilipinas nagasaka kang makakurulba nga 12 milimetro kada tuig.

Sa kadya, ang Pilipinas nagliki-liki ika-8, ika-9 sa mga pungsod sa kalibutan nga samadun kang pagtaas kang tupung kang tubig. Mga 70% kang 1,500 ka munisipalidad kang Pilipinas nahamtang sa mga baybayun. Ginabanta nga sa sulud kang 50 ka tuig halin kadya, tungud kang paghilanat kang kalibutan, mga 6.2 milyones ka Filipino ang tabugon kang baha kag dagat halin sa andang mga ginapuy-an nga lupa. Amo man dya ang maaguman kang mga 135.6 milyones ka tawo sa China, Vietnam, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand kag Netherlands.

Atun madumduman nga ang Pilipinas sang ka arkipelago nga ginabug-os kang 7,107 ka kapuluan kag ang atun pungsod sa bibi kang Kadagatan Pacifico, ang paktorya kang mga bagyo sa kalibutan. Kon sa sugid kang paglugdang ika-8 ang Pilipinas, sa sugid kang bagyo nagapanguna ang Pilipinas. Ang Bagyo Frank kag Yolanda katiting pa lang kang mga sakuna nga dara kang paghilanat kang kalibutan.

Ano ang kabangdanan kang paghilanat kang kalibutan? Suno sa mga panalawsaw kang mga siyentipiko, ang global warming resulta kang mga masunod:

1. Pagbuga kang carbon dioxide ukon CO2 mga power plant nga nagagamit kang fossil fuel tulad kang coal, petroleum, kag natural gas
2. Pagbuga kang carbon dioxide ukon CO2 kang mga sarakyan nga nagagamit kang gasoline;
3. Pagbuga kang methane halin sa mga livestock industries kag pagpanguma tulad pagtanum kang paray kag pag-init kang Arctic seabed;
4. Pagkaguba kang mga kagulangan ukon kalasangan; kag
5. Dugang nga paggamit kang mga kemikal sa taramnan kag iban pang crop lands.

Ano ang epekto kang paghilanat kang kalibutan? Ang mga epekto kang paghilanat kang kalibutan amo ang mga masunod:

1. Pagtaas kang tupung kang tubig dagat sa bilog kalibutan;
2. Mabaskug kag makaramatay nga mga bagyo;
3. Kapyerdihan sa mga pananum bangud sa tuman nga kainit kag baha;
4. Pagkaramatay kang mga espisis kang hayup kag tanum; kag
5. Pagkaramatay kang mga korales sa idalum kang kadagatan.

Kon sayudon, ang epekto kang paghilanat kang kalibutan nagapaagto sa pagkagutum, pagmasakit, pagkadura kang iristaran, paggirinamo kag pagkaramatay kang espisis kang tawo.

Suno sa panalawsaw , ang mga pungsod kang USA, China, India, Brazil, United Kingdom, Russia kag Germany ang nagapanguna sa pagtuna kang pag-init kang kalibutan. Dya tungud sa andang carbon emission halin sa paggamit kang fossil fuel kag pagproseso kang semento. Bukun mayor nga tagtuna ang Pilipinas kang pag-init kang kalibutan pero nagapanguna ang Pilipinas sa maapektohan. Makarilibug kang ulo ang sitwasyon nga dya.

Ano ang labut kag kaangtanan kang Antique sa paghilanat kang kalibutan? Kon makit-an sa mga ginpatpat sa ibabaw nga tinunaan kang paghilanat kang kalibutan, sa lima ka kabangdanan, lima man ang ginahimo kang atun probinsya. Pero ang pinakamalala sa atun ginahimo, amo ang pagsupply kang coal sa mga planta sa Pilipinas. Kang 2013, ang ginahambal nga “magamay” nga isla kang Semirara, ang ginahalinan kang 7.5 kang 7.8 million metric tons kang coal nga ginamina sa Pilipinas . Buut hambalun, sa Pilipinas, ang Antique nagapanguna nga ginatunaan kang paghilanat kang kalibutan.

May mahimo pa bala kita ka ria rugya? Ano ang mahimo ta? Dapat pa bala ipaiway ang aksyon sa pagpugung kang paghilanat kang kalibutan? Ang mga desisyon parte sa pagpugung kang global warming mga seryoso nga desisyon nga nagapangayo kang pagsakripisyo kag mabaskug nga panindugan.

May mga siyentipiko nga nagahambal nga nagsulud run ang kalibutan sa ginatawag nga “state shift” ukon ang punto nga wara run kita ti mahimo sa pagpugung kang pag-init kang kalibutan. May mga siyentipiko nga nagahambal nga sa bibi pa lang kita kang “state shift.” Klaro kag makakurulba nga sa kritikal nga sitwasyon ang Pilipinas kag dapat nga maghulag dayon. Wara it dapat ipa-iway kay tungud ang kapyerdehan nakatoon sa Pilipinas. Sa mga nagligad nga mga sakuna, klaro nga tuman ka kulang ang ikasarang kang gobyerno agud sabtun ang epekto kang global warming. Ano ang dapat natun himuon?

1. Untatan ang pagpamina kang coal sa Semirara. Dapat ang gobyerno magpanguna sa pagsugod run baylo sa mas indi makatalagam nga power sources tulad kang solar, wind kag hydropower.
2. Mas pabaskugun ang mga programa sa pag-amlig sa mga kagulangan kag mga forestation kag reforestation projects.
3. Ipa-calibrate ang mga makina kang sarakyan para malikawan ang pagbuga kang makatalagam nga aso.
4. Magsugod sa pag-diversify kang food sources. Magtanum kang mga bungang kahoy kag kararuton. Indi masyado mangin dependente sa paray.
5. Likawan ang pagsunog. Limitahan dya sa pagraha kang pagkaun ukon pagpatay kang makaralaton nga sakit. Ang mga ramo, i-recycle ukon padunuton sa nagakaigo nga pamaagi.
6. Amat-amat magsaylo sa organic farming.
7. Magbuylog sa mga panawagan sa pag-amlig kang kadunaan.
8. Iparayu ang mga kabalayan sa daray-ahan kag mga pangpang.

Kon magpabiyanbiyan pa kita, kita man gihapon ang mamung-an. Wara run it iba nga magluwas kanatun sa katalagman kag sakuna kundi kita gid lamang. Hulag Antiqueño!