ICCEM in Action


Isang makakalikasang araw!

Eight (😎 more days left till the ceremonial opening of The ICCEM Museum (TIM).

Join our preview and luncheon as we officially unveil the newly-renovated museum, catering biodiversity and green technologies in the country.

TIM-mates, let's make another history!


November 9, 2022



October 27, 2022

Topic: Thought for Food Foundation

Delegates represent ICCEM in Bench to Business symposium

October 26, 2022

Bench to Business Symposium

Mr. Edmark Bulaong and Ms. Kimberly Joy Mata attend the symposium From Bench to Business: Bridging Together Biotechnology Advances to Address Challenges of Philippine Livestock Industry, facilitated by the Department of Agriculture - Philippine Carabao Center, October 26, 2022.

In preparation for the 2022 National Biotechnology Week, the 2-day activity aims to gather local scientists who have effectively commercialised several goods and services, and facilitate the technology transfer to the general public.

Currently, Dr. Alfonso E. Serrano, Chief Technical Officer of Bionova Livestock, talks about Intensive Breeding Program in Cow-Calf Operations.


Tanggol Kalikasan EJSRP-2 in La Union

The Environmental Justice Sector Reform in the Philippines (EJSRP) Phase 2 project has begun with a field assessment in the municipalities of Santo Tomas, Bauang, and Aringay, La Union last October 17 – 19, 2022.

The project monitoring team, headed by Prof. Shirly C. Serrano (Project Leader), together with Prof. Roberto D. Pelayo (Project Staff), Ms. Janah Elvira S. Magpantay (Science Research Assistant) Joseph Vladimir V. Gaban (Science Research Aide), evaluated previously conducted environmental governance training on coastal municipalities along the West Philippine Sea; and assessed the Area Specific Action Plan (ASAP) implementation of the local government units. The team was accompanied by TK Representative headed by Ms. Lhen Derige and Prof. Celso Jucutan, DMMMSU IEG Coordinator. This EJSRP-2 project was funded by the US Department of State – INL and US Department of Interior through the Tanggol Kalikasan Inc.

The team also accounted the survival rate of planted mangrove propagules, and mangrove- associated plant species like bitaog, on the mangrove enrichment projects in Brgy. Casantaan, Santo Tomas; Brgy. Parian Oeste, Bauang; and Brgy. Samara and Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Aringay. Also, the team monitored the solid waste management practices of the said municipalities, as well as the constructed fiberglass boat which was granted to Maryland Fisherfolk Association.



October 20, 2022

Join the Annual National Educators’ Assembly spearheaded by the Philippine Association of Tertiary Level Educational Institutions in Environmental Protection and Management (PATLEPAM) in coordination with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB).

Tag your friends, schoolmates, and teachers and be part of this informative webinar and gain vital insights from renowned resource speakers in the area of environmental education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, social safeguards, and environmental restoration and good practices that contribute to sustainable lifestyles for sustainable development.



The Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM) together with the other institutions and colleges in the university participates in the first-ever Research Innovation and Development Festival (RIDe FEST) 2022 held this morning (October 11, 2022).

RIDe FEST 2022 is a celebration of CLSU’s strong commitment to maintaining its relevance and responsiveness to the needs of the changing milieu and to sustain the vibrant culture of forging multilateral partnerships for stronger pursuits of knowledge generation, and technology transfer and commercialization.

With the theme “A Celebration of a High-Impact CLSU,” this weeklong celebration will highlight research results and innovations generated by the CLSU faculty and staff researchers which intends to address the changing landscape in global and local R&D to improve people's lives as enshrined in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Numerous guests including Chargé d' Affaires a.i. (Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines) Dr. Ana Isabel Sánchez Ruiz, Hon. Vice Mayor Nestor L. Alvarez PhD, other officials from different agencies in the country, and students were among the visitors of the ICCEM booth.

The ICCEM booth showcases its several projects funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).


NEWS | ICCEM presents research papers, posters in RIDe Fest 2022

ICCEM personnel participated in the in-house review of researches on the 2nd day of the Research Innovation & Development (RIDe) Festival 2022, October 12, 2022.

The institution’s ongoing researches were presented during the research paper presentation (Session II-B – Farm Resources and Environment/ Engineering Researches) in the Academic Amphitheatre wherein Mr. Edmark Bulaong presented the research titled Calculating Local Emissions for Mitigation Measures through Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

Consequently, Ms. Kathrina Villar discussed the Stakeholders’ Perceptions towards Biodiversity Conservation of the Ecosystems in Abucay and Morong, Bataa, Philippines, while Mr. Neal Vincent Fernando presented the Gender Empowerment through Greenhouse Gas Inventory in Barangay Sto. Tomas, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija. Lastly, the Analysis of Informational Materials in Promoting Awareness on Biodiversity Conservation, Phytoremediation Technology, and LiDAR Technology in Selected Local Communities of Zambales, Philippines was tackled by Ms. Kimberly Joy Mata.

Research posters were also presented in the FPJ Hall, led by Ms. Mary Angella Tolentino as she discussed the Development of Botanical Pesticide from Indigenous Plants in Selected Forest Ecosystem in Central Luzon. Meanwhile, Ms. Marietta P. Valera presented the Assessment and Heavy Metal Concentrations of the Seagrass Ecosystem in Candelaria, Zambales, Philippines


October is Museums and Galleries Month!

History should not repeat itself and should always be remembered. Museums and galleries serve as the home of memories that will narrate stories and events from the past. They are a dedicated space for the works of many artists, inventions of our scientists, discoveries and findings of archeologists, and specimens such as fossils and artifacts from antiquity. In our country, the University of Santo Tomas Museum was considered the oldest existing museum in the Philippines, was formally established in 1869, to comply with the 1865 Reglamento de Segunda Enseñanza that required all first-class colleges to have a Museo de Historia Natural. Initially located in Intramuros, the UST Museum was later transferred to its present site at the paraninfo of the UST Main Building, built in 1928 in the Sampaloc district of Manila. Moreover, The Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM) of Central Luzon State University also has a museum. A natural history and biodiversity museum dedicated to different ecosystems in the Philippines. In celebration of #MGM2022, the institute will re-launch the newly renovated The ICCEM Museum (TIM) in the 4th quarter of 2022. This year’s #MGM2022 theme “Embracing Uncertainty: Showcasing Solidarity, Hope, and Recovery” honors the resilience and resourcefulness of the Filipino in overcoming the global pandemic as it moves forward to a new normal.


HAPPENING NOW | ICCEM joins World Cleanup Day

ICCEM workforce takes part in the movement for a cleaner planet today, September 30, 2022.

Faculty and staff join forces in clearing up the ICCEM Conservation Park, BINHI Conservation Park, and other facilities in the office in celebration of the World Cleanup Day.

Each year the World Cleanup Day unifies millions of people from different walks of life. Volunteers, organizations, and governments from across 191 countries in the world work hand in hand through cleanup drives, in order to address waste problem, to achieve a sustainable world. With this endeavor, ICCEM invites everyone to join with the movement every year so that each of us can contribute to a cleaner planet. Let us make a move today, pick up a trash on your way!

Where: ICCEM Conservation Parks and Offices

When: September 30, 2022 (Friday @ 1:00-5:00PM)

#worldcleanupday #ICCEM_CoS_CLSU

Biyaheng Amianan with Cris Zuniga

Central Luzon State University is the premier agricultural school in North and Central Luzon. Aside from quality and affordable education, the University is also becoming a tourist destination in the region.

AUGUST 5, 2022


Featuring Dr. Gella Patria Abella


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NEWS | CLSU instructors complete SEARCA short-term courses in Indonesia, Malaysia

Five faculty members of the university participated in two short-term courses co-sponsored by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and its partner universities during the third quarter of the year. Four of them completed the International Summer Course Program on Agriculture and Ecosystem Resilience to Environmental Disaster Toward Regional Sustainability on September 11 to 20 which was hosted by the IPB University in Bogor, Indonesia. Engr. Eliza E. Camaso (College of Engineering), Engr. Lea S. Caguiat (Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management), Mr. Daryl A. Juganas (Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management), and Jarius Jesse M. Tubal (College of Agriculture) finished the program which included a combination of lectures about environmental conservation and management; GIS and remote-sensing and the biophysical and socio-cultural dimensions of climate change adaptation as well as on-site observation and evaluation of different types of agro-ecosystems .


NEWS | TK EJSRP Phase 2 Semi-Annual Joint Management Committee Meeting held at Clark, Pampanga

A Semi-annual Joint Management Committee Meeting organized by the Tanggol Kalikasan Inc. (TK) was attended by Dr. Gella Patria Abella, Institute of Environmental Governance - Central Luzon State University (IEG - CLSU) Coordinator, together with Prof. Roberto Pelayo and Mr. Daryl Juganas, as moderator and facilitator of the event, respectively. The two-day program was held last August 8-9, 2022 at SMX Convention Center, Clark, Pampanga. CLSU, as one of the IEG centers in the Philippines, was invited to observe the presentation of the activities for the Environmental Justice Sector Reform in the Philippines (EJSRP) Phase 2 project that has been implemented by various IEG centers in regions facing the West Philippine Sea. The Area Specific Action Plan (ASAP) result, recommendations and plan of action were also presented in the program.

This event was attended by IEG - Batanes State College (BSC), IEG - Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), IEG - University of Northern Philippines (UNP), IEG - Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), IEG - Pangasinan State University (PangSU), IEG - Western Philippines University (WPU), and IEG - Palawan State University (PSU). This TK EJSRP Phase 2 project was funded by US Department of State - INL and US Department of Interior.

#ICCEM_CoS_CLSU #TanggolKalikasan #EJSRP_Phase2

Training on Disaster Preparedness

Seminar and Training on Disaster Preparedness: "Ligtas na Bayan, Maunlad na Pamayanan" is ongoing in the Climate Change Center, ICCEM, CoS, CLSU. It is spearheaded by Prof. Roberto Pelayo, Extension and Environmental Education Sub-unit Head. Dr. Evaristo Abella, CoS Dean, delivers an opening message during the training program participated by more than 20 faculty and staff from CEd, CoS, CASS, CEn, and NSTP. Resource speakers include Engr. Lea Caguiat, Mr. Edmark Bulaong, and Prof. Roberto Pelayo, ICCEM personnel; Engr. Eliza Camaso, DABE, CEn faculty; and Engr. Josefino Correa, LDRRMO IV.

#ICCEM_CoS_CLSU #DisasterPreparedness #LigtasnaBayanMaunaladnaPamayanan

eFARM UPDATE | Capacity Building on Hybrid Rice Seed Production, Zero Waste Pig Production (ZWAP), and Aromatic Rice Production at Brgy. Cabisuculan, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

The project team, with Dr. Antonio J. Barroga, Dr. Franz Marielle C. Nogoy-Garcia, and Mr. Nestor D. Pagaduan, is currently conducting a capacity building at the Cabisuculan Mushroom Center. Stay tuned for the full article on this activity, ka-eFARM!

#eFARMGROW #eFARMKITCHEN #eFARMAcademy #StudyPH #RealLifeRealLearning

WHAT’S NEW | ICCEM staff cleans Conservation Parks for tree planting

ICCEM personnel conducted a clean-up drive in the unit’s Conservation Parks on July 29, 2022, in preparation for the tree planting activity.

Botanical Park is sectioned into aromatic, herbal, ornamental, phytoremediator and flowering plants. Native plants are being conserved in BINHI Conservation Park.

These areas were cleared up in preparation for the tree planting activity to commence after the Thrift for Trees: Pa-live para sa Kalikasan live selling activity.

Mr. Daryl Juganas, Sub-unit Head of Environmental Conservation, actuated the maintenance of these parks, through the help of the ICCEM employees, to continue the conservation and protection of the different plants in the conservation parks, and to encourage the sustainability of the environmental efforts and initiatives of the institution. Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto, former ICCEM Head, initiated this conservation park.

#ICCEM_Cos_CLSU #BotanicalConservationPark #BINHIConservationPark #CleanUpDrive #ThriftForTrees

ONLY ONE EARTH | 100 Trees for World Environment Month

ICCEM personnel and other CLSU staff, enjoined by Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) students, hiked approximately 3 kilometers at Mt. 387, Brgy. Puncan, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija today, June 30, 2022, to plant 100 seedlings in celebration of the World Environment Month. The hikers, in cooperation with Kalinga sa Kalikasan ng Puncan (KAPUNCAN) headed by Mr. Roy P. Manuzon, started at 6:30AM. One hundred different native trees such as banaba, duhat, narra, and molave were planted. The “Thrift for Trees: Pa-live para sa Kalikasan” initiated by ICCEM and supported by the CLSU community, funded the tree planting activity by successfully raising an estimated amount of P13,000, sales and donations combined. With the theme “Aksyon para sa Natatanging Mundo” and the hashtag #OnlyOneEarth, this endeavor is a strong call to encourage more people to participate in the annual celebration of June as World Environment Month. Meanwhile, the adoption of the area to become CLSU-ICCEM Forest Park is being discussed with KAPUNCAN to ensure the sustainability of the #100TreesForWorldEnvironmentMonth.

#ICCEM_CLSU #100TreesForWorldEnvironmentMonth #WorldEnvironmentMonth #AksyonParaSaNatatangingMundo #OnlyOneEarth

2022 is dedicated to YoPA

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Protected Areas in the country. On February 1, 1932, RA 3915 was passed into law, which is An Act Providing for the Establishment of National Parks, Declaring Such Parks as Game Refuges, and for other purposes.

Did you know that the first established protected area in the Philippines is located in the heart of Central Luzon? Mount Arayat National Park became the first national park in the Philippines established on June 27, 1933.

YoPA or Year of Protected Areas is an initiative made by a joint declaration by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) and the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) of the United Nations Development Programme Philippines and in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). This campaign aims to promote protected areas (PAs) under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) and coordinate with other agencies at the national and local levels to ensure effective conservation and sustainable management of national parks nationwide.



This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet. Because a green future is a prosperous future. We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet. And while there is still time to solve the climate crisis, time to choose BOTH a prosperous and sustainable future and time to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children, time is short.

We are encouraging everyone to voluntarily participate. Unplug your appliances for an hour. This coming April 22, 2022 (Friday) 08:00 to 09:00 PM.

For Earth Day 2022, together, for everyone, everything, every day… #EarthDay2022 #InvestInOurPlanet #LetTheEarthBreathe #ICCEM_COS_CLSU

eFARM Academy is a CLSU-initiated project funded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that would position the university as a premiere international agri-fishery techno-education tourism hub. Develop a passion for learning, enroll now and help bring people closer to productivity, click here.

Project Safe is a CHED funded project which generally aimed to improve and transform the agriculture and fisheries education through extension by means of dissemination of green and remote sensing technologies to selected students, farmers, LGUs and local communities in Central Luzon using various promotional techniques and strategies. Enhancement of the system for Agriculture and Fisheries Education through the integration of Green and Remote Sensing Technologies Towards Food Security, Sustainability, Health and Safety of the Environment (SAFE>GRS>FOSHE)

CHED-funded project titled, “Formulation of Nutrichips for Disaster Resiliency”, is spearheaded by Dr. Evaristo Abella, Dean of the College of Science. It aims to come up with a nutritious-packed food, utilizing locally abundant raw materials (mushroom, moringa and seaweeds) that can be consumed before, during and after calamities. This project is in collaboration with the Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management and College of Home Science and Industry and the Pangasinan State University Binmaley Campus. The Municipality of Anda was chosen as the pilot area because of its abundance in seaweeds.