Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 26, Pages: 2686-2699
Fernan Peniero Tupas1,2*, April Aura A Cacho3
1Associate Professor IV, Biology Department, Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC), Estancia, Iloilo, Philippines
2International Research Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion Science (JSPS), Tokyo, Japan, Hokkaido University of Education (HUE), Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
3Associate Professor V, Department of Education, Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC), Lemery, Iloilo, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:04 June 2020, Accepted Date:01 July 2020, Published Date:30 July 2020
Objectives: To develop a framework for green governance encompassing enterprise, government, social organizations, the public, and nature. Methods: This research used a case study to unveil the programs and projects of Northern Iloilo municipalities on green governance. The methods utilized were interviews, documentary analysis, and observation. All municipal and barangay officials in-charge of the environment were purposively selected as informants of this study. Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College, with its seven campuses within the 5th District of Iloilo, served as partners in strengthening programs, projects, policies, and ordinances from its programs such as fisheries, criminal justice, political science, and biology. Findings/application: The eleven towns of the 5th District of Iloilo are facing various environmental problems and issues such as garbage disposal, cutting trees, and coastal destructions. To mitigate this concern, the Local Government Units (LGUs) initiated different projects and programs and policies and ordinances for protection and preservation of natural resources. Among these municipalities, the municipalities of Barotac Viejo and Lemery as the main venue of the study were found out to have Environmental Code as a general policy for safeguarding and maintaining the environment. Even though that all local government units in northern Iloilo had adopted the national programs and laws of the government, still problems on the environment existed because the commitment of different stakeholders is weak. With this, the green environment practices made every entity of the community be encouraged to join the quest for a pollution-free environment. However, only a few participated. Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College, as a lone tertiary learning institution in the district, pledged to help green governance through research, extension, and instruction. However, the political-will of each leader was required to implement these programs effectively. The people must work together with the LGUs to achieve free from climate change. A collaborative effort is a key to success in green governance.
Keywords: Green Environment; local government unit; 5th district of Iloilo; projects; ordinances
© 2020 Tupas, Cacho. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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