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RICE BLACK BUGS HIT NINE ILOILO TOWNS

PEST ATTACK.  Photo shows rice black bugs,  locally known as 'atangya',  taken from Banate, Iloilo. Nine towns in Iloilo province, including[...]

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WASTE PROBLEM IN CALOOCAN CITY NORMAL FOR HUGE CITIES

April 2, 2019 - 4:24 PM

CALOOCAN CITY – It is normal for Caloocan City to experience garbage problems given the city’s size and population, a report by Manila Bulletin said, quoting an interview with Mayor Oscar Malapitan. Malapitan explained the cities of Caloocan, Manila, and Quezon – being the three largest cities in Metro Manila – are experiencing waste production […]

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PANGASINAN TOWN TRAINS OUT-OF-SCHOOL-YOUTHS TO MAKE ECO-BAGS

April 2, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Some women in Basista town are trained to make handicraft products out of recycled solid waste materials. (Photo courtesy of Gellie Saldivar’s Facebook account)  BASISTA, Pangasinan — Some 10 out-of-school youths (OSYs) in this town will undergo a three-day handicraft-making using waste materials training organized by the Solid Waste Management Office (MSWO) here.   Forrester Gellie Saldivar, […]

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39 FAMILIES ALONG MALANDOG RIVER UP FOR RELOCATION

March 31, 2019 - 7:58 PM

DELAYED COMPLETION. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu in a meeting with Senator Loren Legarda and Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao over the Malandog River Rehablitation and Development Project in Barangay Malandog, San Jose de Buenavista,  Antique on March 22, 2019. Informal settlers along the river banks hinder the completion of slope protection project. (Photo courtesy of DENR-6) SAN JOSE […]

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ILOILO CITY TO MONITOR COASTAL CLEANLINESS

March 31, 2019 - 7:58 PM

‘ONE TIME, BIG TIME’ CLEANUP. A group of teenagers with their garbage bags as they take part in the ‘One Time, Big Time’ coastal cleanup initiated by the Iloilo City government on Saturday (March 30, 2019). The efforts of the City’s Environment and Natural Resources Office will continue as it vows to monitor the cleanliness of […]

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PALACE CALLS FOR REDUCED PLASTIC USE ON EARTH HOUR OBSERVANCE

March 30, 2019 - 6:20 PM

MANILA — Malacañang on Saturday called for Filipinos to cut down the use of plastics as the world celebrates Earth Hour, with this year’s theme focusing on the issue of single-use plastics. “A United Nations report shows the Philippines as one of the top five contributors of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. We therefore call […]

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WHAT HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING?

March 29, 2019 - 3:29 PM

World weather has gone topsy-turvy. In America, people literally freeze to death in their garages; in Australia, it is so hot that roads are melting, smoke from fires started by lightning strikes block the sun, hundreds of thousands of fish are dying of heat stroke and a lack of oxygen in the water, and peaches […]

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DENR TAKES REHABILITATION WORKS TO MANILA BAY TRIBUTARIES

March 29, 2019 - 3:27 PM

After its highly successful launch in January, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is taking the Manila Bay rehabilitation works down to the esteros and rivers draining into the bay with simultaneous cleanup activities on March 31. DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said the massive cleanup of Manila Bay tributaries on Sunday, dubbed […]

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SUMMER MIGRATION TO PROVINCES, MAY ELECTIONS SHIFT BROWNOUT RISKS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

March 28, 2019 - 8:11 PM

There would be higher risks of brownouts when students, some season workers, and tourists flock to the provinces for vacation, according to the vice chairman of the House committee on energy, in reaction to the PAGASA declaration of the start of the summer season. Rep. Carlos Roman L. Uybarreta said the power utilities nationwide must […]

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GENSAN ASKS DA-12 TO FAST-TRACK PLANNED CLOUD-SEEDING

March 28, 2019 - 7:58 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The city government urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 to fast-track its planned cloud-seeding operations in the wake of the worsening effects of the dry spell in the area. Merlinda Donasco, head of the City Agriculture Office (CAO), said Thursday they had submitted a request to DA-12 to […]

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FRESHWATER COASTAL EROSION ALTERS GLOBAL CARBON BUDGET: STUDY

March 28, 2019 - 7:57 PM

CHICAGO — Shoreline erosion can transform freshwater wetlands from carbon-storage pools to carbon sources, according to a study led by researchers at Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois (UI).   A news release posted on UI’s website on Wednesday said the researchers developed a new model […]

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DEAL SIGNED TO PUT UP CLIMATE SMART HUB IN BICOL

March 28, 2019 - 7:56 PM

MOU SIGNING. (From left to right) Mayors Jorem Arcangel of Jovellar town and Noel Rosal of Legazpi City, both in Albay, sign a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the Climate Smart Hub in the province at Ninong’s Hotel in Legazpi City, March 27, 2019. (Photo by Mike dela Rama) LEGAZPI CITY — Members of a multi-sectoral group coming from […]

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ILOILO TOWN DECLARES STATE OF CALAMITY

March 27, 2019 - 5:34 PM

THE onslaught of El Niño phenomenon to the agriculture and fisheries sector has forced the municipality of Bingawan in Iloilo to declare a state of calamity during a special session on Monday. The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Bingawan decided to place the entire municipality under a state of calamity upon the request of Mayor Mark Palabrica. […]

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CHINA’S E-WASTE WORTH $23.8 BILLION BY 2030

March 27, 2019 - 5:32 PM

This presents a huge opportunity to generate wealth through circular economy. China is in a unique position to take advantage, since it is both a large-scale manufacturer and consumer of electronics. Ada Kong, a Beijing-based senior program manager with Greenpeace East Asia, said: “E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in China, and it is […]

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MERCURY-FREE PHILIPPINES POSSIBLE ONCE MINAMATA CONVENTION IS RATIFIED

March 27, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Filipinos can look forward to a mercury-free Philippines as soon as the country ratifies the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said this in a message read by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Atty. Jonas R. Leones following the launch of the country’s Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) report in […]

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21 ‘WATER CHAMPIONS’ FETED AT WORLD WATER DAY AWARDS

March 27, 2019 - 5:29 PM

For promoting water and environmental sustainability, a total of 21 individuals, institutions and programs were hailed as “water champions” at the World Water Day Awards 2019. The awards were handed out during a ceremony that highlighted the nation’s observance of World Water Day on March 22, with the theme: “Hawak-Kamay, Tubig Kaagapay.” National Water Resources […]

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DESPITE DIVE IN PRICES, FARMERS CONTINUE PLANTING RUBBER

March 27, 2019 - 5:09 PM

KIDAPAWAN CITY- Despite the downtrend in prices of cup lumps, rubber farmers in the province of North Cotabato continue to plant rubber and acquire seedlings from the office of the provincial agriculturist according to Governor Emmylou “Lala” Talino-Mendoza in her recent State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the Amas Gymnasium in the Provincial Capitol […]

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