Welcome to the Tungtong River Conservation Project website. For first time visitors, the following documentary is an excellent introduction to who we are and what we do. The documentary was made by Alren Desoyo, Dana Cabrera, Georgia Katindig and Riana Santos- all HEDCen HS Graduates Batch 2010-2011. Banner photos courtesy of Rye Delfin, HEDCen HS Graduate Batch 2009-2010.
This website is intended primarily, to raise awareness of the need to restore and preserve the Tungtong River watershed; and secondarily, to have a repository of data gathered through various research and conservation projects conducted by students and faculty of the Holistic Education and Development Center, a non-stock, not-for-profit, non-sectarian private school in Taytay, Rizal.
If you want to know more, watch an interview regarding the TRCP on the Global News Network; or see some of our 4th year High School students in action as they carry out a study of the Near-Threatened Luzon Fanged Frog (Limnonectes macrocephalus) which has been featured in an episode of GMA 7’s Born to Be Wild show. You may also visit our Facebook page.
We are also very proud to share with you the following CNN video which features the Holistic Education and Development Center and TRCP (watch video on the CNN Philippines’ site).
Thank you for your visit. Feel free to look around and do leave constructive comments as you see fit. Shalom!
For inquiries you may contact: (1) the current TRCP Coordinator, Mr. Henry G. Calilung at 0943-310-8290 or email at email@example.com; or (2) use the TRCP Hotline at 0927-975-6380 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact our host school via HEDCen Hotline 0917-558-2968 or visit the HEDCen fb page @ hedcenmedia.
Look through the shady leaves of summer
by Eunice Aaron (HEDCen HS IV 2011-2012); Photo by Rye Delfin (HEDCen HS Graduate 2010-2011)
The following poem is also an excellent introduction to TRCP. Namaste!
Look through the shady trees of summer
Hear the song of the birds
Run with the waters of the river
You’ll never realize
How much will be wasted
If this was never seen
Hidden, as people may find it
Wrecked, as the creatures see it
Happiness it’s filled with
Tears of the rain it’s submerged in
Leaves fall down from the branches
Down they go with laughter and sadness
They go on a long way
I climb down the rocks
To hear the sound of the rush
The crystals hidden in the water
And could never be found
The footprints of children stay in there
For it cannot forget the happiness it had
When it had people that see its beauty
No ordinary person could see
Shout at the rocks
Hear no reply
Peacefully it sits near the waters
It doesn’t want anything
And the melody of the falls
Slowly the grass dances
With the wind
Gracefully it sways
To the leaps of the insects
If this was never found,
What would it be now?