The era of life-changing megastorms

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 09/10/2017

What we call in the Philippines and in Asia as typhoons are called cyclones in Africa and Australia and hurricanes in the Americas. Since August 25, some of the Caribbean countries, the United States and earthquake-ravaged Mexico…

A respite from the summer heat

Stephen D. Capillas 03/30/2017

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…

SM Malls to switch off lights for Earth Hour

PR 03/22/2017

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…

DENR, Co-op work together on refo project

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/28/2017

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.…

Missing the sunlight

Raymund Fernandez 01/17/2017

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…

The future of PH energy

01/07/2017

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…

Symposium tackles mangroves for coastal defense

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/19/2016

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…

Interaction with Mike George

Sofia Aliño Logarta 11/30/2016

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…

Climate change opponents

11/15/2016

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…

Legarda to PH gov’t: Ratify Paris climate accord

11/04/2016

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…

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