One of my advocacies is addressing Climate Change and only the stupid around us come up with all sorts of reasons to disbelieve the evidence that has dumped all sorts of problems on us. Anything that is related such as the Walkability and Bikeability of Metro Manila is something I support.
Most recently, I met the amazing family of Rosar Crisostomo (who is a Theology professor in Ateneo) through his youngest son Juancho who is such a dear. And they've revived in me my interest in biking. About a decade ago, I biked a lot and loved motorbikes. While speaking with Ed Tamayo of the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club, I sort of wanted to get into it except that it's rather expensive. But biking is so much easier and more attuned to the concerns of our environment.
Yesterday, I attended the Forum of Metro Manila's Walkability and Bikeability (at the Mandarin Suites at Gateway Mall, Araneta Commercial Center) as sponsored by the Firefly Brigade (I suggest you google them) as I am writing a long series on Rosar's family. I came away moved and interested in the movement and am teaming up with them in one of the series of seminars I am putting up on Climate Change. The forum had plenty of interesting speakers in Senator Pia Cayetano, Sudhir Gota of the Clean Air Initiative-Asia, Robert Nacianceno of the MMDA, and Atty. Antonio Oposa Jr of the Law of Nature Foundation and a UP College of Law professor. I was initially planning on staying for an hour or two as I was writing on Rosar's wife, Karen. But I stayed and boy, am I glad I did. I'll be writing about that in my next Bleachers' Brew column in Business Mirror and am pitching in. And I'm getting into biking again. Yahoo!