St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP)
St. Paul University Philippines an internationally recognized institution dedicated to the formation of competent leaders and responsible citizens of their communities, country, and the world. Animated by the gospel and guided by the teachings of the church, it helps to uplift the quality of life and effect social transformation through: a) quality, catholic, Paulinian formation, academic excellence, research, & community services, in an atmosphere of compassionate caring and responsive and innovative management processes.
Other Organization Type
Private University, Non Government Organization
Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Humanitarian/Emergency Response, Livelihoods, Research
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal, Pellets / Briquettes
Clean Cooking Activities
St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP), through its Community Development Center, is involved in clean cooking solutions, i.e., producing non-wood charcoal and using non-wood cooking fuel (rice hulls, peanut and coconut shells, and other biomass waste) - in one of the most heavily-deforested regions in the Philippines.
We are currently working on establishing a "green charcoal" program through a grant from the Japanese Embassy. This project is a replication of the Kalibo Save the Mangroves (KASAMA) initiative in Aklan.
At the same time, we are looking for funding to continue our clean cookstove project through the use of the Mayon Turbo Stove that is fuelled by rice hulls and other biomass waste, an initiative that we are working on with our partners in Aklan, Sustainable Rural Enterprise (SRE), a member of the GACC.
SPUP is the lead university of the At. Paul University system, one of the largest Catholic schools in the country. The tree-lined campus is known as "the university set in a forest,” which makes its tree-saving activities a natural endeavor, especially as SPUP is located in one of the most heavily-deforested regions in the Philippines. Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment reinforces all of this.
The clean-cooking project also focuses on the urgency of protecting women's livelihood resources (charcoal-making and marketing are primary sources of income for rural women), especially now that the Philippine government has started to enforce its ban on the use of wood-sourced cooking fuel. The program will be promoted in various regions of the country, particularly those where other St. Paul University schools are located. Students and faculty members will be engaged as the "foot soldiers." SPUP’s schools of medicine and nursing will be engaged in conducting field studies on the health hazards of traditional cooking fuels and mechanisms, and the school of business will assist in determining and promoting market potential.
Regions Operating In
East Asia and Pacific
Country Based In
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley 3500
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Merceditas Ang, SPC
Phone: 078-396-1987 to 1994
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mrs. Noemi Cabaddu
Phone: 078-396-1987 to 1994Request an Edit to This Profile