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Technology, disaster, and conservation

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I do not know if I will find the time to read the writing about someone’s family’s slave that has apparently become an internet sensation. But a quote from the story’s author posted by a colleague interests me. Our country, the author says, is a collection of rocks in the ocean that from time to […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Conservation should be included’

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THE plan to build economic zones (ecozones) in 17 possible sites in Cebu province should be in harmony with the country’s conservation goals. Provincial Tourism Officer Boboi Costas said that the plan is a brilliant idea because it will address the problem of traffic in the city and open employment opportunities in the rural areas. […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Environmental awareness and action

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Conscious of the fact that education is key to awareness and action to protect our dying Earth and the guaranteed rights of our people to a “balanced and healthful ecology”, a law, Republic Act No. 9512, known as the “National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008”, required the integration of environmental education in all […]

Posted: November 13th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Sharing deep-sea love

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Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa opens marine conservation hub IT’S EASY to get carried away when you’re at the beach. You just want to take it all in—swim to your heart’s content, dive into the sea, frolic in the water. And with all this beauty around you, it’s easy to lose sight of environmental issues. […]

Posted: June 16th, 2016 in Life | Read More »

Rare spotted deer, wild pig

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Conservation group to reintroduce both species in the wild in Central Cebu The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is helping efforts  to reintroduce the Visayan spotted deer and Visayan warty pig in Cebu next year. The Visayan or Prince Alfred’s spotted deer (Rusa alfredi) and the Visayan warty pig (Sus cebifrons) are already extinct […]

Posted: November 19th, 2015 in Environment | Read More »

‘Learn from PH; develop energy conservation plan’

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APEC CHALLENGE Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) were encouraged to learn from the Philippines, which is set to implement next year a road map to conserve energy. “I’m very happy to see that our (country) host already has a Conservation Action Plan until 2020. I hope we can learn from the Philippine experience,” […]

Posted: September 1st, 2015 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Secretary Paje agrees to ‘rethink and reconsider’ tree-cutting permits issued for road widening projects

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After the DPWH, it’s now the turn of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to blink. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje was reported to have agreed to “rethink and reconsider” the tree-cutting permits they issued for road widening projects nationwide. This was revealed yesterday by Fr. Robert Reyes, the so-called “running priest” after leading a […]

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Environment,Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »