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A respite from the summer heat


As I wrote this, the sunlight was peeking out of the clouds that darkened the sky for a good part of yesterday morning in Cebu City, confirming the forecast of the state weather bureau Pagasa of cooler days this week. But whether or not there would be rains today, the point is summer is already […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

SM Malls to switch off lights for Earth Hour


This coming March 25, from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM, all SM Malls will once again celebrate Earth Hour together with the communities and their local government unit partners, to take a stand against the indiscriminate threat of global warming and a make a commitment to a low-carbon lifestyle by switching off their lights. This […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in What's Up | Read More »

DENR, Co-op work together on refo project


Up in the mountains of Minglanilla, southern Cebu, is a 100-year-old reforestation project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) which embarked on sustainable ecotourism and biodiversity initiatives with the help of a women-led cooperative. The Osmeña Reforestation Project (ORP), covering 2,710 hectares of land, was part of the Friar Land Estate of […]

Posted: January 28th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Missing the sunlight


After too many days of incessant rain, one misses the sunlight. Though rain, of itself, is also quite nice. But the grayness can be quite depressing. This, and things like the mud that creeps over floors, the coldness of water when you bathe; but really, just the bone-heavy lethargy of it, that pall which casts […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

The future of PH energy


SYDNEY, Australia—The future of energy is now committed to an age of sustainable energy, ushered in by rapid transitions to renewable energy systems coupled with large-scale harvesting of energy efficiency potentials. The Philippines should fit into this imagined future if we don’t want to be left behind. President Duterte should therefore encourage and adopt a […]

Posted: January 7th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Symposium tackles mangroves for coastal defense


THE importance of mangroves as primary defense against the effects of typhoons and storm surges was emphasized yesterday during the symposium dubbed as Mangrove for Climate – Adaptive and Resilient Communities, attended by at least 200 participants in the Visayas. The symposium aims to encourage the planting of mangroves and get the participation of the […]

Posted: December 19th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Interaction with Mike George


Advocates of Living Values, Brahma Kumaris, The Inner Space and Prosel Pharma, Inc. invited many students from Cebu Cherish School Inc., Cebu Normal University, College of Immaculate Conception, University of San Carlos, University of Southern Philippines, Southwestern University, Sacred Heart School (Hijas) and Our Lady of Joy Learning Center to an interaction with British author […]

Posted: November 30th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Climate change opponents


November is said to be the Environmental Awareness Month, and it is no small coincidence that it was also three years ago on this month — Nov. 8 to be exact — when Super Typhoon Yolanda gave flesh to the meaning of the phrase the “new normal” in association with global climate change. Yolanda earned […]

Posted: November 15th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Legarda to PH gov’t: Ratify Paris climate accord


SENATOR Loren Legarda has renewed her call for the Philippines to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, saying the country has nothing to lose “but everything to gain with it.” In particular, Legarda urged all concerned agencies to submit their respective certificates of concurrence (COC) in the Paris Agreement to the Climate Change Commission […]

Posted: November 4th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

Unicef: 300M children breathe heavily toxic air


WASHINGTON — Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released on Monday. Nearly one child in seven around the globe breathes outdoor air that is at least six times dirtier than international guidelines, according […]

Posted: October 31st, 2016 in World | Read More »