Very nice work, Miguel Sousa! Hope you keep sharing your incredible videos with the community! Will post this on the Bike Scouts website as well, if that's okay!
7 hours ago
Pacific Weather UPDATE: As of 5 hours ago, Typhoon Surigae is currently equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane (on the Saffir-Simpson scale), is located in the NW Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 213 km/h (132 mph), and wind gusts up to 259 km/h (161 mph). According to this forecast (#32), the cyclone is headed North-northwest at about 13 km/h (8 mph), and is expected to weaken over the next 24 hours. It is cautioned, however, that the storm's actual position may shift significantly over the next few days. ... See MoreSee Less
Hey, Bike Scouts! Today is Earth Day 2021! We hope we can all spend the day thinking about what we can do for the earth on a daily basis, not just for an event but every single day because that's how real change happens!
We can start with a very simple idea: What if we try, just try, taking all of the organic kitchen waste from our kitchens (fruit peel, excess vegetable parts, etc) and instead of throwing it away with the rest of the garbage let's use it as fertilizer for our garden or even just plants in pots? Just carefully dig small holes around your plants (taking care not to disturb the roots) then place the organic waste there before covering it up with soil.
Congrats Orland Quesada and the rest of volunteers who made it possible! Hoping for more kind-hearted donors for the pantry..more power!😍
10 hours ago
#thisiswhywerideMetro Naga Active Transport Community opens its doors for Volunteers!
We are a civil society organization advocating to improve the active transportation system in the Metro Naga area of Camarines Sur. Some of our notable projects in the Metro Naga are the DonateABikeSaveAJob, MetroNaga LGU Bike Lane Workshop and the User Experience research about biking in Naga City. We have also participated in several public consolations with regard to the amendments to the Naga City Bike Ordinance. We have strategic partnerships with Move As One Coalition, AltMobility and other organizations with shared mission of improving the Philippine transportation system.
As we continue to create projects and activities for better active transportation in Metro Naga, we are opening our doors for those who share the same vision and passion with us. Everyone is welcomed to join. 🙂
It has been an extremely exhausting eight years of work to put it all together and there are days when it has been easier to just throw our hands in the air and give up, but tomorrow I get to talk to somebody who has interviewed heads of state, chief executives of global corporations, and world changers to talk about the Bike Scouts.
I'll be talkng about what it took to build something that nobody believed could work, and then we'll talk about how Bike Scouts can communicate itself better and perhaps win, not just a prestigious international competition backed by global brands and investors (which it is), but the very first competition that the Bike Scouts has ever entered in - and is now a finalist.
I never thought I'd ever find a reason to use the word bittersweet, and yet here we are in the midst of other companies that build rockets, robots, and artificial intelligence with all the scientific and technical resources available to them in competition with a Filipino startup with zero funding that nobody thought would make it all the way to the world stage. Take a bow, Bike Scouts, and chalk one up for grassroots human-centered innovation. #thisiswhyweride#wearebikescouts... See MoreSee Less
My prayers for your success, not just for the prestige, but for what you stand for and, most importantly, for what you do. Onward Bike Scouts!
12 hours ago
Timeline PhotosBig old eye in #Suigae. About 90km / 50 miles across. Good news the eye and the eye wall are not tracking north out to sea. 24hrs from now this is going to be back to a full fish storm away from most land masses. youtu.be/wAvccmla8oY... See MoreSee Less
Kung bisitahin ng pulis o ibang law enforcement agents ang community pantry ninyo, here are some tips:
1. If they are in uniform, take note of their names. Kung civilian attire, magalang na hingin ang gov't ID at isulat ang pangalan at affiliation (PNP, NBI, etc.). Kung hindi pumayag, politely say that you can’t accommodate them, dahil di mo alam kung law enforcers ba talaga sila.
2. You might be asked to fill up a form. Tandaan, wala kang kahit anong obligasyon na mag-fill up ng form o magbigay ng personal information sa law enforcers. Tandaan din itong paalala ni Data Privacy Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro: "While more people set up community pantries in the spirit of bayanihan, it has come to our attention that there were concerns over alleged profiling of organizers of these initiatives. Individuals were purportedly asked to provide personal data including their email address, Facebook account, name, family background, among others. We would like to emphasize that collecting personal data must be done fairly and lawfully with respect to the rights of a data subject, including the rights to be informed and [to] object.”
3. If the community pantry is on private property, di pwede pumasok ang law enforcers kung walang search warrant, unless pumayag ang may-ari. Ask for a warrant signed by a judge; kung wala, sabihin: “Pasensya na po, pero di kayo pwedeng pumasok kung wala kayong search warrant."
If the police insist, or imply that you are hiding something (“Kung wala naman kayong tinatago ba’t ayaw nyo kaming papasukin?”), assert your right. Tell them: “Karapatan ko po yan, at yan po ang advice sa akin ng abogado.”
4. Kung nasa public land ang community pantry, hindi kailangan ng pulis ng search warrant para pumasok—but they still need a search warrant to search the community pantry or any other private property that is on the public land. If the community pantry is on public land, make sure you are not obstructing traffic, littering, or otherwise violating any similar local regulations.
5. Kung hingan kayo ng business permit (also known as a “Mayor’s Permit”): sabihin na based on your understanding, hindi kailangan ng permit dahil hindi naman kayo nagnenegosyo; your only purpose is to help the needy and marginalized.
6. Kung hingan kayo ng barangay permit: sabihin na the DILG and Anti-Red Tape Authority have publicly stated in separate announcements na hindi kailangan ng barangay permit.
7. Kung hingan kayo ng authority to solicit from DSWD: sabihin na based on your understanding, required lang ang authority to solicit sa regional and national fund campaigns, at hindi ito naga-apply sa community pantry.
8. Kung sabihan kayo na you cannot continue operating because it violates IATF guidelines or regulations, ito ang sabihin ninyo:
a. IATF guidelines/regulations are only recommendatory and do not have the force of law unless they are adopted by the LGU as a local ordinance. b. Even under IATF guidelines, mass gatherings for authorized humanitarian activities are allowed sa ECQ at MECQ. Since a permit is not required to operate a community pantry, and the poor are urgently in need of food, a community pantry is an authorized humanitarian activity. c. Community pantries do not violate the IATF guidelines on humanitarian activities since no permit or license is required for them to operate.
9. Kung subukan nilang i-demolish o dismantle ang community pantry, politely and firmly object, but do not physically resist. Kumuha ng pictures o video recording to document what they are doing. Tandaang hindi mo kailangan ng consent nila para mag-record. The Anti-Wiretapping Act only requires the consent of the parties kung private conversation or communication ito.
10. If law enforcers arrest you, or try to search you, others, or the community pantry, tandaan ang mga karapatan ninyo. You can refer to the primer made by FLAG, PCIJ, and the Foundation for Media Alternatives, which you can access through this linktree: diokno.ph/knowyourrights
11. Kung papirmahin kayo ng kahit anong dokumento (like an acknowledgment na binisita kayo), basahing maiigi at sabihing kailangan nyo muna kumonsulta ng abogado bago pumirma. Posibleng may waiver of rights ito, and this can prejudice your right to file a case kung kailangan.
Kunan ng picture ang dokumento at iforward sa abogado. Kung mapilit ang pulis, pwedeng gamitin ang non-dominant hand (halimbawa kung kaliwete, gamitin ang kanang kamay), o gumamit ng pirma other than your regular signature, so you can later explain that you were forced to sign.
12. Kung maaari, mag-set up na din ng CCTV cameras sa lugar ng community pantry, at siguraduhing nagre-record ang mga ito 24/7.
Sa lahat ng patuloy na tumutulong at nag-aambag sa mga community pantry, maraming salamat sa inyo. Sana makatulong ito sa inyo. You can also reach out to our FREE LEGAL HELPDESK anytime, i-message nyo lang kami sa m.me/cheldiokno. Mag-iingat kayong lahat, mga kakampi. ... See MoreSee Less
If you know of any Community Pantry that needs signage here are some free designs they can use. These awesome signage designs are by graphic designer Samuel Leon! DOWNLOAD the high resolution files for printing on the Bike Scouts website: bikescouts.org/art-for-good/... See MoreSee Less
"In a municipality that is prone to disasters, we have to keep abreast with the new technologies that are adaptable, practical and are cost effective. Today’s event gave us the required knowledge how important it is for the energy cluster to be included before, during and after disasters,” said Mayor Melchor Melgar of Salcedo, Eastern Samar in the Tekpak orientation and turn-over ceremony led by Oxfam Pilipinas and Plan International yesterday, a day after Typhoon Bising (Surigae) brought rains and strong winds to Eastern Visayas. ... See MoreSee Less