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PIT SENOR 2008 !


How can we help solve the solid waste problem?

There are many ways to do it. A highly recommended formula is to adopt the 3Rs of Ecological Waste Management: REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE.

In addition to that, let us refrain from doing what have been prohibited under the law, to include but are not limited to the following:

a. Littering, throwing, dumping of waste materials in public places like roads, sidewalks, canals, esteros, parks and establishments;
b. Open burning of solid waste;
c. Allowing the collection of non-segregated or unsorted waste;
d. Squatting in open dumps and landfills;
e. Open dumping or burying of biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials in flood-prone areas;
f. Unauthorized removal of recyclable material intended for collection by authorized persons;
g. Mixing of source-separated recyclable material with other solid waste in any vehicle, box, container or receptacle used in solid waste collection or disposal;
h. Manufacture, distribution or use of non-environmentally acceptable packaging materials;
i. Establishment or operation of open dumps; and
j. Importation of consumer products packaged in non-environmentally acceptable materials.

For further inquiries, please contact:
The National Solid Waste Management Commission Secretariat



UC Nursing CESDEV is putting into action what was espoused during the series of Solid Waste management seminars. In a tie-up with San Miguel Corporation (SMC), PET bottles were collected by student nurses and are submitted to CESDEV office. This is intended to make the campus clean and at the same time, deliver these PET bottles to SMC which has the recycling capabilities.

SMC is setting up a P6.7-billion recycling project to produce environment-friendly packaging materials for the local food and beverage industries using PET or polyethylene terephthalate. PET is that soft plastic or polymer popularly used for containers of mineral water, and various food and household items. It is the preferred packaging because of its light weight, clarity, and shatter resistance. It also ranks as the most recyclable packaging material in the world today.

The main processing plant being constructed in San Fernando, Pampanga, is nearing completion. It will have conversion operations in Batangas, Cebu, Misamis Oriental, Davao, and Pampanga. The plant is scheduled to operate commercially in May 2004. PET is already being recycled abroad into second-generation products, such as T-shirts, windbreakers, sleeping bags, carpets and athletic shoes, among other things.

Collection of PET bottles is an ongoing nationwide campaign with the support of existing bottle collectors and SMC’s subsidiary, Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc., on the crest of its successful “Mission P.E.T.” project launched in 2000.

The first of its kind in Asia, SMC’s PET recycling plant will open doors of opportunity in the community through direct employment and contracting services in line with the Corporation’s economic and environmental thrusts.


Over 700 million PET bottles are used in the Philippines annually. This number is expected to grow due to the increasing consumer preference for convenient and easy-to-handle packaging. As these bottles are designed for single use, most find their way to the landfill, canal, estero, river, lake, ocean or any place where garbage finds its final resting place.

As a leading manufacturer of beverages using PET bottles as containers, San Miguel launched its PET Recycling Project, the first Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling Project in the Asia that transforms the postconsumer PET bottles back into its original form—with specifications at par with the virgin material, thereby reducing dependence on imported materials. The Mag-ligPET Para sa Kalikasan program is a massive awareness building campaign on the benefits of recycling. The program will collect some eight million bottles for recycling in the first 12 months, eventually increasing this to 120 million bottles on the 10th year. SMC’s PET recycling project has gone a long way since its February 2004 launch. After the pilot training in the Makati Division of Schools, a memorandum of agreement paved the way for a series of information campaigns and workshops for students and school heads of the various public schools in Metro Manila, Pampanga, Iloilo, Cebu, and Davao. The program encourages students to collect PET bottles in exchange for facilities or equipment as reward. As of March 2006, the foundation partnered with 1,025 schools nationwide. University of Cebu is one of the partner schools of SMC in this program and through the efforts of UC Nursing CESDEV, the partnership proved to be very fruitful.



The Community Extension Services and Development of the College of Nursing of UC Banilad held a series of seminars and information campaigns about Solid Waste Management participated by student nurses, clinical instructors, law students, as well as Barangay Kalunasan community volunteers.

The content of the discussion is primarily anchored on the provisions set forth in Republic Act 9003 also known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. For full text of this law, please visit the link provided below.




UC Nursing C ESDEV is posting a primer on IMCI for the benefit of 3rd year nursing students whose lesson focuses on this important topic. The slideshow that followed is a lobor of love of Mrs. Jocelyn Lim for the student nurses who may benefit from this.

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) is a strategy formulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), presented in 1996 as the principal strategy to improve child health. It focuses on the care of children under five, not only in terms of their overall health status but also on the diseases that may occasionally affect them. Thus, it reduces missed opportunities for early detection and treatment of diseases that can escape the notice of both parents and health workers, with the consequent risk of the illness becoming worse and complications arising. In addition, IMCI incorporates a strong component of prevention and health promotion as an integral part of care. Thus, among other benefits, it helps increase vaccination coverage and improve knowledge and home-care practices for children under five, subsequently contributing to growth and healthy development.
IMCI implementation involves the participation of the community, the health-service sector and the family. This is carried out in three ways:
Improving the performance of health workers for in the prevention and treatment of childhood diseases.
Improving the organization and operation of health services so they provide quality care.
Improving family and community care practices.
IMCI is a strategy that integrates all available measures for disease prevention and health problems during childhood, for their early detection and effective treatment, and for promoting healthy habits within the family and community.
IMCI can be applied by both health workers and other people responsible for the care of boys and girls under five years of age, i.e. their parents and those who care for them.
IMCI offers the knowledge and abilities to sequentially evaluate and integrate the status of child health and, in this way, detect the diseases or problems frequently affecting it according to the epidemiological patterns of the respective location. Based on this evaluation, IMCI gives clear instructions on disease classification and problems, establishing the treatment that should be administered for each one. The strategy also provides instructions on how to control the progress of treatment, in order to identify the need for applying prevention measures as well as how to inform and educate parents on disease prevention and child health promotion.
On this basis, IMCI is currently regarded as the most efficient strategy for reducing the burden of disease and disability among the population in this age group. It main goal is to contribute to healthy growth and development during the first five years of life.



As we usher in Year 2008, this blog will feature powerpoint presentations submitted by the student nurses of the College of Nursing of UC Banilad during the conduct of their Outreach Programs.

To ensure that this blog will not go beyong its bandwidth, the powerpoint presentations have been uploaded to Slideshare.net. Links are provided for fast access to these presentations.

This is also UC Nursing CESDEV's way of acknowledging the untiring efforts of the student nurses to share with the community their time, resources, talents, knowledge, and skills to make the lives of the community people better.


May the inspiring story about the child and the starfish motivate us to continue to make a difference.