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POLICY BRIEF: SOUTHEAST ASIA’S STRUGGLE AGAINST THE PLASTIC WASTE TRADE

As leaders from the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) prepare to meet in[...]

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DOE PUSHES FOR SAFE LPG USE AMONG NEGRENSES

November 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Engineer Jose Rey Maleza, officer-in-charge of Department of Energy-Visayas, speaks before the participants of the Barangay Forum on Energy Conservation and Safe LPG Use held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City on Tuesday. (Photo by Erwin P. Nicavera) BACOLOD CITY — The Department of Energy (DOE) in the Visayas has reminded Negrenses on the the safe use of liquefied […]

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DENR-6: ALL SET FOR THE EAST ASIAN SEAS CONGRESS

November 21, 2018 - 4:17 PM

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-6 is ready for the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress at the Iloilo Convention Centre on Nov 27-30, 2018. DENR-6 director Red Jim Sampulna, through Asst. Regional Director Jesse Vego, said that the ocean serves a huge role in food security. Thus, it “should be managed carefully and […]

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USD25-M FISH RIGHT PROGRAM KICKS OFF IN ILOILO

November 21, 2018 - 11:59 AM

FISH RIGHT PROGRAM. US Embassy Chief of Mission John Law reassures the commitment of the United States government to work with the Philippine government in promoting sustainable fisheries management and ocean conservation during the launching of the Fish Right program held in Iloilo City on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Photo by Pearl G. Lena) ILOILO CITY – A […]

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MPIC, DOLE BUILDS P1B BIOGAS FACILITY

November 20, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) today announced that its 100% subsidiary Metpower Venture Partners Holdings, Inc. (“MVPHI”), through Surallah Biogas Ventures Corporation (“SBVC”), has finalized and signed agreements with Dole Philippines, Inc. (“DPI”) to design, construct, and operatebiogas facilities specifically for DPI in Mindanao.  The move aims to promote a cleaner environment and better waste […]

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MANILA WATER, MAYNILAD SUPPORT KALIWA DAM PROJECT

November 19, 2018 - 3:24 PM

MANILA — Manila Water and Maynilad, the two leading water concessionaires of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), have thrown their full support for the PHP12.2 billion New Centennial Water Supply Project-Kaliwa Dam that will supply additional 600 million liters daily (MLD) to Metro Manila and nearby provinces starting 2023. “Manila Water strongly supports the […]

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SBMA URGES NEIGHBORS TO JOIN RECYCLING EFFORT

November 17, 2018 - 4:07 PM

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) urges communities around the Subic Bay Freeport to participate in its recyclable collection project to minimize the release of wastes into the environment and help raise funds for resource conservation. SBMA Senior Deputy Administrator for Operations Ramon Agregado said during the 5th Recyclables Collection Event (RCE) […]

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GUIMARAS HOSTS INT’L FORUM ON COASTAL MANAGEMENT

November 17, 2018 - 3:52 PM

ILOILO CITY — The province of Guimaras will be showcasing its best practices on integrated coastal management (ICM) as it hosts the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia Network of Local Governments (PNLG) Forum this November 29.  “The implementation of the (ICM) program here is good and we are the first local […]

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3-MONTH VISAYAN SEA FISHING BAN STARTS

November 16, 2018 - 3:46 PM

NO FISHING. The three-month closed season for sardines, herrings and mackerels in the portion of the Visayan Sea kicks off with an information and dissemination campaign at the Culasi Port in Roxas City on Thursday (November 15, 2018). (Photo by BFAR 6)   ILOILO CITY — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has announced the […]

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CAVITE TOWN’S ‘PLASTIC WASTE FOR RICE’ PROJECT GAINS GROUND

November 16, 2018 - 3:46 PM

AMADEO, Cavite — The Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) waste reduction project, dubbed “Plastic palit Bigas” (plastic in exchange for rice) in Barangay Talon in this town, has gained ground and was now being praised by social media users and residents. Barangay Talon SK village chair John Dexter Batino on Friday shared the overwhelming response from netizens […]

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MISOR FIRM: TRASH FROM KOREA RAW MATERIALS FOR ‘RECYCLING’

November 15, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Verde Soko Philippine Industrial Corp. project engineer Nathaniel Carampatana checks the shredded plastics that they will use as raw materials for the company’s recycling facility in Sitio Buguac, Barangay Santa Cruz, Tagoloan town in Misamis Oriental province.  (Photo by Jigger J. Jerusalem) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The tons of discarded plastics that came from South […]

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SUBIC FISHERS SET RACE FOR ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

November 15, 2018 - 4:27 PM

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — All is set for this year’s “Takbo para sa Pagmamahal sa Karagatan,” an annual fund-raising activity of the Subic Bay Integrated Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (SBIFARMC) to support the protection of marine resources and environmental conservation. Some 300 participants are expected to join the five-kilometer and 10-kilometer runs that will […]

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SUNASIA ENERGY COLLABORATES WITH BIGGEST FLOATING SOLAR PROVIDER

November 15, 2018 - 2:47 PM

SunAsia Energy (“SunAsia”) and the French company, Ciel & Terre (“C&T”) recently announced its collaboration to introduce the patented Hydrelio technology in the Laguna Lake project of NorteSol this year.    According to the lake authorities, it is the second initiative in the Philippines to demonstrate the viability of the floating solar system. General Manager […]

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STUDY: A THIRD OF THE WORLD NOW FACES DEADLY HEATWAVES DUE TO...

November 14, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Nearly a third of the world’s population is now exposed to climatic conditions that produce deadly heatwaves, as the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere makes it “almost inevitable” that vast areas of the planet will face rising fatalities from high temperatures, new research has found. Climate change has escalated the heatwave risk across the […]

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GROUP SEEKS PLASTIC WASTE IMPORTATION PHASE-OUT

November 14, 2018 - 3:32 PM

MANILA — Advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition wants the practice of importing plastic waste stopped for good, saying industries can substantially source their needed scrap plastic locally. “We think that can be done,” EcoWaste national coordinator, Aileen Lucero, said in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday. Lucero said the government must already assess […]

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ILOILO CITY TO HOST EAST ASIAN SEAS CONGRESS

November 14, 2018 - 3:31 PM

ILOILO CITY, known for its moniker as the “City of Love,” will once again host the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be the host agency for the upcoming East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2018, in cooperation with the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of […]

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US ENGRS. TO PRODUCE ECO ROOFS, BLOCKS FROM FIBERS

November 14, 2018 - 3:29 PM

An American engineering company has offered to establish a manufacturing facility which would produce in commercial quantities housing materials like hollow blocks and roofs using Coconut fiber and processed dirty plastics as binders. Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol announced that James Wheeler and Kirk Johnson, owners of Buskirk Engineering of Indiana, a U.S. company which produces […]

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