The Board of Trustees of MEF

MEF Board of Trustees are volunteers and practitioners

PHUMP 3 Public Launch

MEF is providing support to 15 barangays in Pampanga under PHUMP 3


For the last 12 years, MEF have been instrumental in the establishment of over 1,000 Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) in the country. This was achieved by conducting workshops and seminars to over 2,500 barangays, 100 Cities and Municipalities, and hundreds more from the academe, NGO’s, government agencies, religious organizations and private sectors. A total of more than 130,000 people – from Mayors, Barangay Captains, Church and community leaders, government agencies and academes and even to students and housewives attended the workshops and seminars.

In the 23rd Southeast Asian Games, MEF played an active role in implementing a waste prevention and recycling program geared at making the event more earth friendly.

Recently, the Provincial Government of Northern Samar declared zero waste management (ZWM) as its framework and long term goal for the province thus becoming the first province to have a province wide Zero Waste Management Plan.

The MEF Board and Trainers are conducting more workshops all over the country.


We conduct workshops on ecological waste management to the different sectors of society - barangays, cities, schools, church organizations, government offices, private offices, civic organizations and business establishments.

Our goals for the workshops are:

• Education and awareness of the people on environment protection and proper waste management, reduction of waste, segregation at source composting and recycling towards a zero waste society.

• Decentralization of waste management through the establishment of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in every barangay or in a cluster of barangays and in schools, offices, churches, and business establishments. A MRF must have a composting area and a small warehouse to temporary store the clean recyclables. The clean recyclables are sold to the junk shops for ultimate sale to the factories. These MRFs, because they are such in small scales, are not capital intensive as differentiated from MRFs in industrialized countries. No expensive and highly technical equipment are needed.


With members and volunteers nationwide, brought together by the common aspiration of harnessing collective energy towards healing and renewing the planet, MEF’s Board of Directors and Officers is led by former NGO Commissioner of the National Solid Waste Management Commission Sonia Mendoza, (Chairman); Environmental educator and consultant Froilan Grate (President), Businesswoman Estelita Reyes (Vice President), and businesswoman Diana Barcelona (Treasurer).

Other officers include corporate lawyer Alonzo Ancheta (Corporate Counsel), Professor Arlen Ancheta (Corporate Secretary), Professor Junie Quilatan (Trustee), businesswomen Tootsie Moreno-Vicente (Trustee) and Molly Kraut (Trustee). Founding Chairman is businesswoman and civic leader Teresita Choa.

The MEF staff is headed by Zen Bolongan (Program Coordinator), with  Mercy Sumilang (Trainer), Tin Gonzales (Support Staff), Raphael Villavicencio (Community Coordinator), Nyel Oyek (Communications Officer) and Chloe Durif (Intern).

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