WWIII may not be caused by gasoline but by water – DENR-CENRO
By ALICE E. NICART (PIA Eastern Samar)
BORONGAN CITY, Eastern
Samar – Information Officer, Ms. Dorinda Labro of the Department of
Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-CENRO) warned the public, as
she quoted a world report that says, “should water shortage reach a
global scale, the Third World War may not be caused by gasoline but
Labro said that there
is about 2,000 cubic miles of ground water which the whole world gets
from, and should it be contaminated, trouble might just take place in
any given time.
Philippines might not
be spared of the scrambling for drinking water, because even if we
might have sufficient supply for all the Filipinos, foreigners would
come and plunder our water.
“Let us not forget
that water is more important than the solids we take,” Ms. Labro spoke
on air over Radyo ng Bayan-DYES through Soc Aberia’s afternoon
program, “Info Centrum”, in connection with the World’s observance of
the World Water Week.
The DENR Information
Officer has been going around the province and the Region to advocate
for a better and protected environment in order for man to save
himself and the planet from global warming.
At present, she is a
hospitable host to another environment-friendly lady volunteer from
Germany, Maria Kleimann, whom she said she has conducted to several
areas in the province.
In a brief telephone
interview, the 19-year old German lady informed this writer, that
cleaning and greening is a big thing in her country. She also said
that, in her rounds with Ms. Labro, she noticed that people have cut
several rainforest and burnt them, unlike in Germany, when they plant
and cultivate trees and manage well their trashes.
Dorinda said her guest
does not even eat meat. She prefers vegetables instead, cooked with
coconut milk, because eating meat adds to the emission of methane gas,
In order to save
the environment particularly, water, Labro advised his listeners to
maintain a simple lifestyle: put off the aircon unit when coolness has
prevailed the room; don’t swing the electric fan when only one person
is using it; unplug appliances when not in use; never fill the glass
to the brim with water, when you can’t consume the whole amount,
otherwise you will just throw away the remaining water; if you can use
up a pail of water when bathing, then, spare the other pail for