Bamboo industry eyed to spur economic recovery amid Covid-19 pandemic

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 02/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker is pushing to make bamboo a “viable pillar” in the country’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, touting its benefits not only to the economy but also to the environment. Rizal 2nd…

Are you looking for a new look on your bike? Try the bamboo bike frame

Immae Lachica 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Bikes are known to be big heroes of mother earth because it releases nothing but good for both the cyclists and to its environment. To make it more eco-friendly, a cyclist from Quezon City…

Cebu City police eye planting bamboo on former marijuana plantation sites

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City police are now planning to plant bamboo on sites where marijuana plants were previously cultivated. The Cebu City Mobile Force Company (CMFC), Cebu City Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), and Regional…

Negros high school canteen goes zero waste with bamboo mugs, coconut shell bowls

Niña V. Guno - @NGunoINQ 06/07/2019

A high school in Negros Occidental is taking steps to reduce its plastic waste with reusable and locally sourced materials. The Wala Usik (zero waste) canteen in Bulata National High School in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, opened the…

Bamboo Mañalac: ‘Go where you grow’

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/17/2018

IT’S been three years since his last album, “Bless this Mess.” But rockstar Francisco “Bamboo” Mañalac feels no pressure to do an album anytime soon. “These days kasi ‘di mo masyadong kailangang i-rush ‘yung work mo ‘eh.…

Bamboo to rock Cebu in Independence Day concert

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/18/2018

ROCKSTAR and “The Voice” coach Bamboo Mañalac is coming to Cebu for an Independence Day concert at Sugbo Grounds, South Road Properties (SRP) on June 9. This was confirmed by Kim Bautista, event manager for Mousai Productions…

The sound of (bamboo) music

Jheysel Tangaro 02/25/2017

Near the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown Cebu City, passersby can hear music wafting through the air. The soothing sound comes from an instrument called the bamboo xylophone, locally known as “gabbang.” A closer look, and a…

The ‘dying’ bamboo trade

Morexette Erram 10/16/2016

Once a week, before a streak of sunlight touches the asphalt sidewalk of Gorordo Avenue, a mini-bus unloads more than 30 freshly harvested poles of bamboo from Cebu City’s hillside barangays Bacayan, Sirao and Talamban on the…

Eco-chic timepieces

Hayde Quiñanola 03/30/2016

IN CHINA there  are bamboo  bridges  strong enough to support a fully-loaded transport  truck. The material is also widely used In Hong Kong as scaffoldings because of its  practicality, compared to metal. The rooms and facilities of…

Oblivious

02/07/2016

Passersby are oblivious to this old man playing on a xylophone made of bamboo along Osmena Blvd., Cebu City.  (CDN PHOTO/CHRISTIAN MANINGO)…

BY Request Concert comes to Cebu

PR 01/24/2014

AFTER the very successful BY Request concert at the Araneta Coliseum last August, Bamboo and Yeng Constantino will bring the same well-lauded show to the Queen City of the South. Taking on the challenge by playing and…

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