4th CLEAR Youth Network Congress

CLEAR held the 4th CLEAR Youth Network Congress on July 25-26, 2009 at The Sierra Madre Resort, Tanay, Rizal.  Cognizant of the importance of the youth sector in lake conservation, CLEAR focuses its activities on the Youth in the lakeshore towns of Laguna de Bay.  The banner project for this is the CLEAR Youth Network that encompasses activities such as the Youth Ecological Camps, the Community Lake Monitoring Network, and their annual gathering during the CLEAR Youth Network Congress.      more on the CLEAR Youth Network >>

This year’s theme, “Post-Consumer Waste Management”, highlighted the youth as the effective agents that can be tapped to help reduce pollution in the lake. CLEAR ecocamp graduates from lakeshore communities of Tanay, Los Baños, Muntinlupa, Lumban, Pangil and San Pablo City participated the event.  Eco-campers from Angono and Oriental Mindoro (for Lake Naujan) also attended the event.
The Congress was a 2-day event, giving the participants more opportunity to learn from each other as well as gain new experiences and learnings.


  • To provide a venue for the CLEAR Youth Network for the exchange of ideas, information practices and activities on lake conservation; and
  • To build the capacity of CLEAR Youth Network so that they are able to implement lake conservation activities  efficiently and effectively.
Mr. Raulito Datiles, the Barangay Chairman of Barangay Bagumbuhay in Project 4, Quezon City, discussed the very successful Solid Waste Program in his Barangay.


Day 1 (25 July 2009)
Opening Programme
     Welcome Remarks Ms. Amy Lecciones, Vice President
(Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands)
      Messages Ms. Adelina Santos-Borja
Laguna Lake Development Authority
Mr.  Carr Rejano
Unilever Philippines
Objectives & expected outputs of the CYN Ms. Amy Lecciones, CLEAR ProjectManager
(Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands)
Learning Session: “Introduction of Solid Waste Management”
Ms. Odette Alcantara
“Ecological Solid Waste Management Program”
Mr. Raulito Datiles, Barangay Cairman (Barangay Bagumbayan, Project 4, Quezon City)
Sharing Stories about Caring for the Lake  Updates on lake conservation activities (5 – 7 minutes each group)
Day 2 (26 July 2009)
Exposure Trip Visit to Morong Materials Recovery Facility
Reporting  of Accomplishments
Action Planning / Presentation of Plans
Facilitator: Ms. Jenn Sunga
(University of the Philippines – Los Baños)
Closing Programme /
Distribution of Certificates

Profile of Participants
1 Ten (10) delegates from Tanay, Rizal; with two coordinators from the Municipal Government of Tanay and University of Rizal System – Tanay
2 Ten (10) delegates from Los Baños, Laguna; with a coordinator from University of the Philippines – Los Baños
3 Ten (10) delegates from Muntinlupa City; with a coordinator from Pedro E. Diaz High School, and a facilitator
4 Nine (9) delegates from San Pablo City; with a coordinator from CANOSSA
5 Eleven (11) delegates from Lumban; with a coordinator from Wawa National High School
6 Ten (10) delegates from Pangil, Laguna; with a coordinator from the Sangguniang Bayan of Pangil
7 Two (2) representatives from Lake Naujan (Oriental Mindoro); with a coordinator from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office – DENR
8 Eight (8) delegates from Angono, Rizal


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