Philippine Medicinal Plants

Professor (Ret.), Dept. Of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine, Univ. Of the Philippines Manila nProject Leader, Bioassay and Toxicology Studies, National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants (NIRPROMP) nPresident Emeritus, Health Action for Human Rights nChairman, Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific

Medicinal Plant Resources:Current Issues

Romeo F. Quijano, M.D.Professor, U.P. College of MedicineProject Leader, National Integrated Research ProgramOn Medicinal PlantsBureau Member, International Assessment onAgricultural Science and Technology for Development Overview• Indigenous medicinal plant resources have always been crucial to the survival of humans.• Even as industrialisation established the role of synthetic chemicals in health care, medicinal plants and medicinal plantContinue reading “Medicinal Plant Resources:Current Issues”

Pesticides Quick Response Surveillance Team (A Technical Module)

Written by Dr. Romeo Quijano, published by PAN Asia Pacific (2008) Pesticide Quick Response and Surveillance Team is primarily as a grassroots approach to monitoring pesticide poisoning. In a community based set-up, there is a need for a group trained to respond to reports of adverse events related to pesticides within a reasonable period ofContinue reading “Pesticides Quick Response Surveillance Team (A Technical Module)”

Kamukhaan: A Poisoned Village

Studies on the impact of pesticide use by Lapanday Agricultural Development Corporation (LADECO) on a nearby village, Kamukhaan, Digos, Davao del Sur, started in 1997 when Pesticide Action Network Philippines was approached by a local organization seeking for help. A series of fact-finding missions led by a local multi-sectoral organization (Citizens Alliance Unified for SectoralContinue reading “Kamukhaan: A Poisoned Village”

Community-Based Pesticide Action Monitoring

Community-Based Pesticide Action Monitoring (CPAM) is a Participatory Action Research approach to document and create awareness of pesticide impacts on human health and the environment. It involves community members who undertake the research, and encourages organising and action. CPAM involves recording of the impacts of pesticide use on health and raising awareness of the hazardsContinue reading “Community-Based Pesticide Action Monitoring”

Elements of the Precautionary Principle

Elements of the Precautionary Principle Published in “Precaution, Environmental Science, and Preventive Public Policy,” edited by Joel Tickner (Island Press, 2003) The main objective of a scientific exercise to determine the potential threats of harm from chemicals is to protect health and the environment. Yet this fundamental objective is often forgotten or ignored in theContinue reading “Elements of the Precautionary Principle”