6th Blog: Message to Eugene Oregon Board of Commissioners

I had the great honor to speak to the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) Board of Commissioners, General Manager and Heads about my water experience in the Philippines and YSEALI program during their monthly board meeting held last night, 5 November 2019, at the EWEB Headquarters. Here is my privilege speech: ******* The photo … Continue reading 6th Blog: Message to Eugene Oregon Board of Commissioners

5th Blog: The Earthquakes in the Philippines

This blog is not a YSEALI-experience-related, but it is interesting to share what the Philippines experienced 3 highest magnitude of earthquake last week. Philippines is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, in the Pacific Ocean basin where numbers of earthquakes occur most of the time. As per the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology … Continue reading 5th Blog: The Earthquakes in the Philippines

4th Blog: The Environmental Regulations in Oregon, USA

One of the purposes of the YSEALI program is to know the differences of different countries culture, personality, laws and its regulations. Considering that USA has an stringent rule, during my first few weeks of deployment here in Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB), what I try to figure out is how the water policies … Continue reading 4th Blog: The Environmental Regulations in Oregon, USA

3rd Blog: The Water in Eugene Oregon and Philippines

As per the World Health Organization, under average conditions, the average volume of water needed of a person is 2.35 Liters per day, it will be increased to 4.5 Liters per day if the person is in a temperate country. The low intake of water is associated with some chronic diseases and in worst cases … Continue reading 3rd Blog: The Water in Eugene Oregon and Philippines

2nd Blog: My First Step in the land of United States of America

October 13, 2019 when I left the country to represent the Philippines in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiatives (YSEALI) under the Environment and Sustainable Development cohort. With me are my co-fellows (see photo below), that we only meet during our pre-departure orientation in the US Embassy in the Philippines: Riza Magbitang (on the left), … Continue reading 2nd Blog: My First Step in the land of United States of America

1st Blog: My YSEALI journey starts now!

Pictures of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiatives (YSEALI) Fall 2019 Professional Fellows - Philippine Representatives from different cohort with the representatives from the US Embassy (The 3rd person from the left is Patrick). This photo was taken during the Pre-departure orientation and YSEALI Alumni Networking Night held last 5 September 2019. June 28, 2019 … Continue reading 1st Blog: My YSEALI journey starts now!