A STUDY OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN
PHILIPPINE STATE COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICS
A Thesis manuscript submitted to the faculty of the Institute of Engineering Technology in Aviation Electronics Technology Department, Philippine State College of Aeronautics Piccio Garden, Villamor Pasay City in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Aviation Electronics Technology prepared under Supervision of Mr. Rae Mina Jarder.
As development continues to grow, lifestyles also adjust to the trend of development and if this change continues to happen, exploitation of the planet’s resource that is being used to produce something, will result to the production of wastes. On the other hand, population also grows as the development moves on. However, this paper intends to confine on solid wastes. Today if nothing is done, more and more volume of wastes is produced and if 100% is collected, this ends up in landfills that consumes huge amount of land spaces. Learning from weaknesses of the past strategies is needed to shift our way of dealing with solid wastes.
Identified as one of the most effective way of managing solid wastes is to do something at source of generation. At the basic level there must be: -Segregation or separation at source
-Recycling or processing for its conversion to another purpose or use.
Background of the School
The Philippine State College of Aeronautics or PhilSCA is the aviation state college of the Republic of the Philippines with its main campus located at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Aside from its undergraduate courses, it is the only institution in the Philippines that offers masters and doctoral programs in aeronautical education and management. It was initially established in 1967 as Basa Air Base Community College by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to address the problem plaguing the 5th Fighter Wing of the Philippine Air Force stationed at Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga. Most of its graduates are employed in the AFP, Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Aerospace and Development Corporation, Civil Air Aviation of the Philippines, as well as by local and international airline companies, aeronautical colleges and flight schools, and aircraft repair stations.
It was initially established in 1967 as Basa Air Base Community College by the AFP pursuant to AFP Regulations S. 168-342 and approved by the Department of National Defense on April 1, 1968. On June 1969, it officially opened its doors to cater to the immediate needs of military personnel, their dependents, and AFP civilian employees stationed at Basa Air Base in Floridablanca,Pampanga. On January 26, 1977, President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed Presidential Decree No. 1078 converting Basa Air Base Community College to Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics with its main campus in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, Metro Manila. Although with state college status, its charter did not provide for government subsidy as it was considered as a non-profit and non-stock educational institution. Aside from Villamor Air Base and Basa Air Base, additional campuses were also created in Sangley Air Base, Fernando Air Base, and Mactan Air Base. During this period, it was envisioned by Philippine Air Force authorities to be the Philippine Air Force Academy to solve its problem in the procurement and training of its officer pilots through the merging of the Philippine Air Force Flying School and the Philippine Air Force Regular Officer Procurement. On June 3, 1992, President Corazon C. Aquino approved the Republic Act No. 7605 converting Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics to Philippine State College of Aeronautics. In 1994, its Board of Trustees approved the
creation of its...