PH electric vehicles adoption key to reducing CO2 emissions

Climate change is a reality in which a global effort is needed to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. The production of electric vehicles is seen as a positive step towards carbon emission reduction. But despite combined government and private sector efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the environment, the Philippines is not yet on track to achieve the target of limiting … Continue reading PH electric vehicles adoption key to reducing CO2 emissions

Life of a forest ranger

Forest rangers overcome hardships and dangers to protect our environment What is it like to be a forest ranger? How does one bear patrolling on foot the 10,000 hectares per month target? What are challenges does one face in assisting communities and implementing the government’s flagship greening program? There are a lot of interesting facts about being forest rangers. Let us listen to their stories. … Continue reading Life of a forest ranger

Gov’t urged: Stop plastic pollution at source

Top plastic polluters also drive climate crisis – Greenpeace report Environmental organization Greenpeace Philippines today called on the national government to regulate plastic production and enact a strong ban on single-use plastics (SUP) and non-environmentally acceptable products (NEAP) as part of urgent climate plans. The call came following the release of a Greenpeace report showing how consumer goods companies are driving the expansion of plastic … Continue reading Gov’t urged: Stop plastic pollution at source

San Miguel Corp to start 80-ha mangrove plantation in Bulacan

Various SMC businesses have implemented similar major sustainability initiatives nationwide San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is looking to start a mangrove plantation on an 80-hectare site in Paombong, Bulacan as part of its nationwide reforestation initiatives, that includes expanding the Bulakan Mangrove Ecopark in Brgy. Taliptip–where it is set to build the New Manila International Airport project–and the planting of seven million trees in at least … Continue reading San Miguel Corp to start 80-ha mangrove plantation in Bulacan

Guimaras Wind Farm: a learning forest

The Guimaras Wind Farm is a natural space with different flora and fauna The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 6 in collaboration with the AC Energy in encouraging the public to participate and involve themselves in supporting the mandate of the Department to protect and conserve the natural resources in their community and the region as a whole. Thus, through its Provincial ENR … Continue reading Guimaras Wind Farm: a learning forest

Why track birds?

Migratory birds serve as indicator of a good ecological condition This may be an alien thing to many. But the tracking of migratory birds serves an important purpose, not only for wildlife biology, but more so on how human activities are impacting the movement of the birds. Migratory birds provide humans with important ecosystem benefits such as pest control, pollination of plants and they also … Continue reading Why track birds?

Creating tangible value through marine life protection

AC Energy embarks on environmental and social programs in Western Visayas Moving sustainability beyond just a management strategy to become the driving force for its business, AC Energy’s latest environmental and social programs in Western Visayas anchored on marine life protection and community development demonstrates the company’s pursuit to create sustainable, tangible and long-term impact to its stakeholders, the community and the environment. Fish sanctuary … Continue reading Creating tangible value through marine life protection

Mangroves: life source of the coast

Did you know that one kilometer-wide of mangrove area can help reduce around 70% of a tsunami’s strength? Mangrove forests provide shelter and protection to the coastal community. This is according to the Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Environment Natural Resources (DENR). Mangroves, also called halophytes, are salt-tolerant trees and are adapted to life even in harsh coastal conditions. Its presence … Continue reading Mangroves: life source of the coast

San Miguel Corp ramps up sustainability efforts

Subsidiary Petron to rehabilitate Sarangani Bay San Miguel Corporation is ramping up sustainability efforts nationwide through its various subsidiaries including Petron Corporation’s rehabilitation and coastal development plan for the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape. San Miguel Corporation president Ramon S. Ang said that despite the limitations brought on by the pandemic, the company remains committed to pursuing its environmental programs. These include SMC Global Power Holdings’ … Continue reading San Miguel Corp ramps up sustainability efforts

URC feted for efforts to cut waste, protect the environment in Thailand

URC Thailand also named as among the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” Filipino-owned Universal Robina Corporation (URC) received three prestigious sustainability awards for its efficient waste management process at its production plants in Thailand. URC Thailand was given the 3Rs, 3Rs+, and Zero Waste Achievement Awards by Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry, for its efforts to cut yearly wastes and … Continue reading URC feted for efforts to cut waste, protect the environment in Thailand

Olive ridley turtle in Boracay returns to the sea

The incident of turtles nesting in the island is the first after many years A juvenile Olive ridley sea turtle was released on the sandy shores of Puka Beach in Boracay Island recently. It was kept in captivity for more than a year since its hatchling stage according to the investigation made by the team from Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Boracay. The … Continue reading Olive ridley turtle in Boracay returns to the sea

Science can help protect our oceans

The ocean is a continuous body of salt water and our planet’s largest ecosystem. It stabilizes the climate, stores carbon, nurtures marine biodiversity and directly supports human well-being through food and energy resources, as well as providing cultural and recreational services. To protect the ocean means sharing our knowledge to save it and give the future generation a sustainable world. The oceans are now seriously … Continue reading Science can help protect our oceans

Ways Filipinos can fight climate change

According to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), there are three main causes of climate change. First, the increased use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas for electricity, transportation, and manufacturing. Next, deforestation. Living trees absorb and store carbon dioxide. Fewer trees mean rising carbon dioxide concentrations which result to greenhouse warming. Then, increasingly intensive agriculture emits greenhouse gases like methane and … Continue reading Ways Filipinos can fight climate change

The beauty of Bulabog Puti-an National Park

Blue skies arrays from above as the sunlight shines telling it’s the sunny time of the year. It’s definitely the time to be close with nature such as forests invite you with its cool air and free zen. The province of Iloilo does not only offer mouth-watering dishes, chronicled and famous tourism sites, rich cultural antiquity and improving economy, but it has something others may … Continue reading The beauty of Bulabog Puti-an National Park

Climate justice protection key to restoring Earth

Environmental and human rights groups mark this year’s Earth Day by calling on the Philippine government to prioritize the systemic changes needed to protect Filipinos from harms aggravated by the climate crisis. The groups, who are also the petitioners to the world’s first climate change and human rights inquiry, are also urging the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to expedite the issuance of the resolution … Continue reading Climate justice protection key to restoring Earth

Globe calls for proper e-Waste recycling

One of the greatest and most impactful risks we face as a community is the threat of climate change. Globe sees mitigating the impact of climate change as a collective approach, and further gives its customers endless opportunities to do good. As a company at the core of innovation, responsible use of technology is a principle Globe wants to foster in its customers. Even as … Continue reading Globe calls for proper e-Waste recycling

Boracay solid waste care, water quality inspection continues

The inspection of Boracay Island’s solid waste management and water quality continues upon the order of Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Region 6 was tasked to do inspection on the status of solid waste management in Boracay Island, check on its waste segregation and undertake water sampling in the surrounding water bodies. … Continue reading Boracay solid waste care, water quality inspection continues

Assembly area to rise at Plaza Libertad

The renovation of Plaza Libertad will pave way for an assembly area in front of City Hall. This, after Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon, councilors, and City Government officials led the groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment of Plaza Libertad last Feb. 4, 2021. The first phase of the rehabilitation covers some 4,000 square meters of the plaza which includes the assembly area … Continue reading Assembly area to rise at Plaza Libertad

Iloilo City pursues integrated farming

Eyes the use of indigenous materials in greening endeavor The Iloilo City Government continues to look for ways in improving its initiative on landscaping for food by planting vegetables initially. The greening endeavor has been expanded into integrated farming – basically not just communal gardening – but it now infuses breeding of tilapias and native chickens. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas (JPT) Ediscape (Edible landscaping) program … Continue reading Iloilo City pursues integrated farming

DENR taps young ENR ambassadors as partners for change

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 has launched the ENR Ambassadors Project under the Tayo ang Kalikasan (TAK)/Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group (RSCIG), formerly known as Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO). The ENR Ambassadors were endorsed by their respective school/organization heads and were verified by Information Officers (IOs) from the respective DENR 6’s field offices. The ENR Ambassadors are … Continue reading DENR taps young ENR ambassadors as partners for change

Globe sets up e-waste collection points nationwide

As part of its environmental protection advocacy, Globe has set up over 100 collection points nationwide for electronic waste (e-waste) to encourage everyone to practice proper disposal of electronic or battery-operated devices and IT accessories and peripherals which are no longer working or wanted. For individuals who want to join the cause, they may go to any participating Globe Stores nationwide such as SM North … Continue reading Globe sets up e-waste collection points nationwide

Cleaner Boracay fosters tourism and environment sustainability

Responsible tourism pushed Boracay Island, the world class beach destination has reopened to travelers from general community quarantine (GCQ) or lower quarantine classification areas and Western Visayas region since October 1, 2020. The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) approved the reopening of the island and the country to tourism with observance of health guidelines and protocol to ensure a healthy and safe travel experience. Hotels, … Continue reading Cleaner Boracay fosters tourism and environment sustainability

New seagrass species thrive in Boracay

An environmental team has discovered a new seagrass species in the island of Boracay. A team of professionals from the Dagatnon Environmental Consulting Services who were tapped by Conservation Development Division (CDD) of the DENR 6 has identified the new species as Halophila spinulosa. Halophila spinulosa has tiny leaves that grow in opposite pairs on a long thin stem forming a flat fern-like overall shape. … Continue reading New seagrass species thrive in Boracay

Banana leaves as dining plates

Straws, cups, utensils and even plates –these are just some of the home essentials we could not share to another individual for sanitation and health reasons. And with the pandemic, these utensils need to come in handy and reusable to one person especially at work. In one of their field visits and site inspections of NGP areas in the province of Aklan, personnel of the … Continue reading Banana leaves as dining plates

Oil spill-affected families in Iloilo return home

Families that were evacuated because of the July 3 Iloilo oil spill finally returned to their homes last July 18, fifteen days after the incident caused by AC Energy’s power barge. AC Energy Philippines confirmed that all 308 families have safely returned to their homes on the following dates: Mansaya, 70 families, July 17; Obrero Zone 2, 102 families, July 17; Obrero Zone 3, 136 … Continue reading Oil spill-affected families in Iloilo return home

Iloilo oil spill cleanup shows progress

Agencies and groups tasked to address the July 3 Iloilo oil spill met recently to present and assess their progress as well as their plan of action. The task force is composed of Iloilo City barangays, the Iloilo City Government, the Philippine Coast Guard, and Ayala-owned AC Energy Philippines and its consultant AECOM Philippines. Oil-spill affected households The task force is currently assessing the 323 … Continue reading Iloilo oil spill cleanup shows progress

AC Energy cites rehab plan to address Iloilo oil spill

Ayala-owned company AC Energy Philippines files its rehabilitation plan to address the environmental impact of the oil spill caused by its power barge in the waters of Lapuz, Iloilo City last July 3, 2020. In its environmental management plan, AC Energy stated that they will complete the oil spill cleanup to ensure that the water quality is restored to safe levels. Last July 5, AC … Continue reading AC Energy cites rehab plan to address Iloilo oil spill

Govt-led COVID recovery plans must focus on climate action, vulnerable sectors – Greenpeace

Greenpeace Philippines called on the government to ensure that climate action and vulnerable sectors are at the core of its stimulus plans. The call came as Typhoon Ambo sends tens of thousands of Filipinos whose lives and livelihoods are already affected by COVID-19—reeling from heavy rains and strong winds. Typhoon Ambo is the first tropical storm to hit the country this year following an intense … Continue reading Govt-led COVID recovery plans must focus on climate action, vulnerable sectors – Greenpeace

How old mobile phones can save the Philippines’ rainforests

In a landmark initiative, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), PLDT wireless unit, Smart Communications, and Huawei Technologies Philippines (Huawei), are collaborating to pilot test an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that taps mobile technology to detect and record rainforest sounds that can help prevent illegal logging and poaching activities in the country’s rainforests. At present, the solution has been successfully deployed to five … Continue reading How old mobile phones can save the Philippines’ rainforests