Monday, May 4, 2009

I Got Featured in Manila Times

I spent the long weekend at home and had quality time with my family. It was really fun playing with my son and I miss him everyday when i go to work. Sometimes i wish i could go home early so that i could spend more time with him. Anyway, i got lucky this weekend and i was featured in a small space in Manila Times Newspaper. Haribon Foundation regularly send member profiles to them and this time, i was picked by the organization. The questions were a bit hard but i tried my best to give good answers.

The title was "Non Expiry Mission" and was written by Florench May Corpuz. Here is a part of the article:

Membership expires but one’s calling never does.

Being part of an environment advocacy group doesn’t limit one from caring for one’s environment. This was exemplified by Lemuel Lancer Ponce, a former Haribon Foundation staff who continued his mission as steward of nature by handling projects and providing environmental awareness through blogging.

Ponce, a graduate of the University of the Philippines was a member from 2003 to 2005. Though he was no longer a Haribon staff, he worked with different non-government organization and handled environment-related projects.

“My education in Haribon helped me conceptualize a proposal, submitted to a private company and was approved with funding. After more than a year, the project is still ongoing and has benefited a lot of members in the community,” said Ponce.

Ponce, who believes that education is the solution to environmental problems, regulary updates his blogsite (http://mhaileon.blogspot.com) with environment conservation topics that have already earned him loyal readers both local and international.

“During these times where information is shared through different medium, we should take advantage of the situation. Internet being the most affordable is Haribon’s best chance. Once information is disseminated then we should start thinking of how to convert knowledge into action,” he said.

If you want to read the full article, please visit this link.

13 comments:

Jan said...

Mr. Lemuel Lancer Ponce, you're one cool dude. You've got it made. Wow being featured in a daily. Yehey!

So you'd been with Haribon Foundation pala. Kaya naman pala enlightened and relevant to environment preservation ang leaning ng mga posts mo.

Congrats. So many hits did the feature give you so far? Did the article link to your blog?

Ah well, let me check. ",)

Miriam said...

Congrats Lemuel! i'll look for a copy of Manila Times gusto ko basahin. :)

Lucrecio Emerito said...

That is great. That will increase awareness in the environment. People who read the article will know that some people care for the environment. They might be encouraged also to take part.

Anyway, just dropping by. Congratulations. You deserve it.

Miriam said...

Oops, may link ka na pala ng Mla Times article, di ko nakita. Ang galing naman. :)

lemuel said...

@miriam, thanks! wala pa rin ako copy e, my picture daw. di ko tuloy alam kung ano picture ko kinuha.... yikes...

@lucrecio emerito, thanks too, hopefully the article can reach more people so that they will have a cause to support and be future environment advocates

gl3nnx said...

wow sikat :) na featured ka pla sa mga media. Hi, glenn here one of ur twitter followers :)

earthlingorgeous said...

WOW! Congrats! Sana nga maraming makabasa ... marami akong friends jan sa Manila Times :) si Klink love ako nun ahahahaha

Dee said...

Wow! Congrats, Lemuel! You sure deserve it! Galing naman! To be featured in a daily! Wow!

Miriam said...

Hi. I have an invite for u to join the Intl Blogger Community here @

http://penname30.blogspot.com/2009/05/international-bloggers-community.html

ilovehateamerica said...

Hey, I'm, from UP too. From the Diliman Campus, College of Mass Comm. Pero mas matanda ata ako sa iyo. I 'm from Class 89.
congrats...hope your efforts will pave the way for the "ideal environment"

Don said...

Naks pare big time ka na hehe :D

rina said...

m, isdachu? blogging? dati nga hates na hates mo mag-contribute sa haring ibon e! times change, he he. mas inspired ka na ngayon i guess :)

Stephen said...

Congratulation. :D