Social Research Category
1. Cost and Benefits of Solar-Powered Irrigation as Greenhouse Mitigation and Renewable Generation Strategy in Mallig Dairy Cooperative, Inc.
Proponent: Nenita S. Genove, Diosdado C. Caňete
Mallig Dairy Cooperative, Inc. at Mallig, Isabela has One Hundred Three (103) heads of cattle as of March 2020 covering an area of fifty (50) hectares situated in remote and hilly areas. There was collaboration in the field of solar energy between the Department of Agriculture and the Local Government Unit of Mallig, Isabela on the solar powered- irrigation system in relation to cattle raising to address the need of water supply for their cattle. In determining if solar-powered irrigation in Mallig Dairy Cooperative, Inc. is sound, justifiable and feasible, the Cost-benefit Analysis was used. That is why the time value of money, discount rate, and net present value, payback period and internal rate of return for using a solar-powered pump have to be considered and calculated. The said cooperative has a 2.15 Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR) which can be interpreted as "For every P1 of cost in the investment, the expected peso benefits generated is P2.15. So the solar-powered pump is a favourable investment which means it has greater benefits than costs. The NPV computed is positive which is P2,870,789.92 greater than the investment incurred that was P2,500,000.00. The rule is: An investment project should only be engaged in if it demonstrate a positive net present value (NPV). The payback period is 4.56 years only, it means the investment bears less risk. The computed IRR of the cooperative was 25.98%, thus generated more than the hurdle rate which is 12%. So it is considered favourable and safe to invest in solar irrigation.
2. MAHAL (MALINIS NA HANGIN PARA SA LUNGSOD): INTEGRATING UP TECHNOLOGIES IN AIR QUALITY MONITORING (PROJECT ROAM) IN THE CITY OF CAUAYAN
Proponent: Precila C. Delima
Air pollution is linked with many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Strategies aiming at improved air quality interact directly with climate mitigation targets, access to clean energy services, waste management, and other aspects of socio-economic development. This paper examines integrated policies to put Cauayan City, a Smarter City on track toward three interlinked goals achieving universal energy access, limiting climate change, and reducing air pollution. Scenario analysis suggests that these goals can be attained simultaneously with substantial benefits. By 2040, emissions of main pollutants are projected to drop by 60–80% relative to today, and associated health impacts are quantified at two million avoided deaths from ambient and household air pollution combined. In comparison to the costs needed for the decarbonization of the global economy, additional investments in air pollution control and access to clean fuels are very modest against major societal gains. The Piloting of Project ROAM in Cauayan City established a systematic air quality monitoring network that can determine areas where pollutant levels exceed an ambient air quality standard and areas where they do not. A resolution was formulated on its integration to realize its Smarter City Concept on Smarter Environment and localized Sustainable Development goals on clean air, sustainable cities, and climate change mitigation.
1. Capability Building on the Beautification of ISU As Agro – Tourism Farm Site in Partnership with the 502nd Infantry Brigade, 5ID, Philippine Army Camp Melchor F. Dela Cruz (Annex), Barangay Soyung, Echague, Isabela.
Proponents: Martina R. Penalber, Joel V. Panganggaan, Myleen R. Corpuz, Jose P. Gallena Jr. , Vivian Dumrique
According to Republic Act no. 7898 or an act providing for the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, it’s in the principal thrusts of the program the enhancement of the AFP’s capability to fulfill its mandate to protect the Filipino people not only from armed threats but from the ill effects of life-threatening and destructive consequences of natural and man-made disasters and calamities, in short, from all forms of ecological damage.
From the thrust, it can be clearly grasps that the Armed Forces of the Philippines has a huge role in leading others to defend their country and to support peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts across the globe. In simple term, they work to maintain peace and order in the entire nation, protecting the country up to the extent of putting their lives even at worst is aligned to the SDGs No.13 Climate Action 16. Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
However, part of the world’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes the sustainability of cities and communities aligned with the SDG No.11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. It’s in the goal that by 2030, the security of the provisions of universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for men,women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities must be achieved. Therefore, all citizens either in blue – collar or white – collar jobs should come together hand in hand to achieve this. Further, the world’s SDG includes the mitigation of poverty and the campaign of “no to hunger”. Anyone is capable to help stop/mitigate human problems for as long as there is the willingness to learn how to contribute for the improvement of the stand of the country. This is in line with the SDGs No 1 No to Poverty, 2 Zero Hunger and No.3 Good Health and Well-Being.:
Also, SD Goal Number 17 Partnership for the Goals this advocates the revitalization of global partnership for sustainable development. This goal can somehow be attained through building productive local partnerships. Thereby, introducing this extension activity with the intention to bring the armed forces of the Philippines explore new roles not just by being human protectors but all the same in both human and environmental concerns based from needs.
This extension activity will provide an avenue for the men and women in-uniform to explore other source of income as they will be engaged not only to the beautification of environment but as well as to achieve financial viability out of their crafts.