COP26 coal pledge falls short on support as emissions surge

Reuters 11/05/2021

GLASGOW — A pledge to phase out coal gained the support of 23 more countries at the U.N. climate conference on Thursday, November 4, 2021, but was shunned by big users of the dirtiest of the fuels…

RC Muñoz commissioned to do 12-series comic book for environment

Doris Mondragon 10/21/2021

CEBU, Philippines— Actress, Air Force reservist, and rockstar RC Muñoz shared she has collaborated with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to make an illustration for a 12-series comic book.  Muñoz posted photos of her…

Pacquiao on politics: ‘It’s my lifelong commitment’

Immae Lachica 09/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— After receiving some backlash in one of her episodes, Toni Gonzaga is back with another vlog. This time, she sat down with the People’s Champ, Manny Pacquiao. In this episode of Toni Talks, Gonzaga…

30 bamboos planted in Mandaue’s Green Corridor

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Thirty Maxima bamboos were planted on Friday, Sept. 17, in Mandaue City’s Green Corridor to celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup Day and World Bamboo Day. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and officials of…

Cebu City to hold wider coastal cleanup on Sept. 18

Dyrecka Letigio 09/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is set to hold the 5th city-wide coastal cleanup on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in 21 major riverside and coastal areas. Reymar Hijarra, the subcommittee chairperson for the Cebu City Coastal…

At least 30 electric vehicles expected to ply Metro Cebu routes in January

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — At least 30 electric vehicles are expected to be rolling out in Metro Cebu on January 2022, hoping to address the traffic situation and air pollution here. This after the Global Electric Transport…

Moalboal conducts control operations to stop crown of thorns outbreak

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Municipality of Moalboal in southern Cebu has been conducting underwater operations to stop the outbreak of the crown of thorns starfish. Rolie Alderite, the town’s tourism officer, said they have been injecting…

Cebu City to lead province-wide clean-up on Saturday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Coastal Management Task Force (CMTF) will be leading a province-wide coastal and riverways clean-up on Saturday, June 19, 2021.  According to Reymar Hijarra, the subcommittee chairperson of the CMTF, the…

Researchers make 1st documented sighting of Bryde’s whale in Tañon Strait

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A team of researchers documented the first sighting of Bryde’s whale in Tañon Strait. The whale was spotted off the seawaters of Vallehermoso town in Negros Oriental by experts who were doing the…

Legarda: Ensure implementation of laws, translate national plans, policies into local action to enhance resilience 

PR 04/22/2021

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for greater solidarity, cooperation, and action in enhancing the country’s resilience in light of the intensifying effects of the climate crisis and the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “The massive scale…

On Earth Day 2021, Google Doodle video encourages everyone to plant trees and teach younger generations to do the same

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 04/22/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—April 22 of every year is celebrated as World Earth Day. On this day of the year, people from different nations come together to promote awareness of the health of the environment. For this year, Google…

Dramatic shark decline leaves ‘gaping hole’ in ocean: study

01/28/2021

Tokyo, Japan—Overfishing has wiped out over 70 percent of some shark and ray populations in the last half-century, leaving a “gaping, growing hole” in ocean life, according to a new study. Researchers found alarming declines in species…

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