Pagahom 2017 Jan 21 @ UPLB [event]

Pagahom 2017 poster
Pagahom 2017 poster

MANILA, Philippines – The Association of Filipino Forestry Students – UPLB, Inc., a duly recognized academic-environmental organization of the University of the Philippines Los Baños, a registered youth organization in the National Youth Commission, Office of the President of the Philippines and a member of International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) annually conducts activities that aim to contribute to the sustainability of the environment in the form of tree planting and monitoring, educational programs, outreach and the like.

For the month of January 2017, AFFS-UPLB will be holding the PAGAHOM 2017: An Environmental Conference with a theme, “Green minds think alike”.

“Pagahom” is a Visayan (Cebuano) term for “Empower”. The conference aims to promote environmental awareness among the Filipino youth, engage the youth in discussions concerning the environment status and related issues, strengthen camaraderie among the Filipino youth and expose the youth in activities that would hone their skills.

Pagahom 2017 will cover three different topics: Soils, Indigenous People, and National Disaster Risk Reduction Management: Climate Change.

So, if you find your environmental-self aroused and looking for something to do, registration is now on-going! Register now at

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What: Pagahom 2017
When: January 21, 2017
Where: College of Forestry and Natural Resources Lansigan Auditorium, UP Los Baños, Laguna
Registration fee: Php 119 (inclusive of lunch and snacks, lots of freebies and certificate)
Qualification: Filipino youth ages 15-30 years old only

For inquiries, contact Ms. Angeline B. Concepcion (+639058360455) or email pagahom2017 at