Training on Community-Led Research for Communities affected by Waste-to-Energy Project in Cebu, Philippines

“In the next few days, I plan to take actions by spreading awareness to the youth and the community in Sta. Ana.” — Charelyn Monterde, Barangay Binaliw, Cebu City

Civil society and communities in Cebu, Philippines were dismayed by the impending entry of a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) project in the province. Social activists believe that the proposed WtE poses great health risk to the communities, especially vulnerable groups. As an island province in the Visayas region, people fear that the project would have adverse impacts on their fragile environment particularly on land and marine ecosystems which also serve as their primary sources of food and livelihood.

One of the fishing communities in the Municipality of Aloguinsan
Operating landfill in the Municipality of Aloguinsan
Mayang Azurin, Deputy Director of GAIA Asia Pacific, facilitates a session on community action.
Participants from Barangay Binaliw draw their community during the mapping exercise.
One of the team members conducting a survey in Barangay Binaliw, Cebu City
Woman leader in Barangay Binaliw shares the result of their community action plan during the last day of community-led research training



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