Escoda Shoal corals may be dead – expert

John Eric Mendoza 06/08/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Almost all corals in the shallow waters of Escoda (Sabina) Shoal may be dead, a University of the Philippines (UP) marine scientist said Friday. Dr. Jonathan Anticamara, of the University of the Philippines Institute…

Pamilacan Island’s rich marine life threatened by illegal fishing

Pia Piquero 06/08/2024

BOHOL, Philippines – Pamilacan Island is a sanctuary of immense marine biodiversity. From vibrant corals and diverse fish species to majestic turtles and playful dolphins, its waters teem with life. However, this abundance also attracts illegal fishing…

‘Sulfur dioxide haze’ in Cebu? Pagasa-Mactan says there’s none

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – No need to panic. While the presence of sulfur dioxide has been detected in several areas in the Visayas following Mount Kanlaon’s eruption, the air here remained safe for breathing. The state weather…

Study says Earth is warming at record rate

06/05/2024

The rate Earth is warming hit an all-time high in 2023 with 92 percent of last year’s surprising record-shattering heat caused by humans, top scientists calculated. The group of 57 scientists from around the world used United Nations-approved methods to examine…

Philippines deploys river rangers in battle against plastic

05/28/2024

Manila, Philippines–Using a long-handled net, Ronnel Narvas scoops up discarded plastic soft drink bottles, shopping bags and palm-sized sachets as he wades through a foul-smelling tributary in the Philippine capital Manila. Narvas, 30, is one of more than…

Cebu City planners call for stricter building rules in protected areas

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s top planners want stricter rules for building in protected areas, especially the Cebu City Protected Landscape (CCPL). Architect Joseph Michael “Yumi” Espina, head of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO),…

Why fall in love with the iconic thresher shark? Read on!

Immae Lachica 04/29/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—How can you not be captivated by an elusive creature with an iconic feature? In this read, let’s get to know why one should be mesmerized by one of the underwater treasures, the thresher sharks.…

Trash in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island: LGU reminds guests to observe cleanliness, follow local rules

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Once again, local officials in Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island, northern Cebu is reminding tourists not to litter, especially in the beach area. This after trash greeted beachgoers early Easter Sunday morning,…

Cebu Capitol, nat’l govt slammed over bulldozing Balamban’s mountains

By Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/31/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A coalition of non-profit organizations here urged the Malacañan to investigate redevelopment works in the mountains of Balamban town, particularly on reports that it will be the site of the future Capitol building.…

Things you can do during Earth Hour 2024

Immae Lachica 03/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Power off. Darkness sacres most of us, it gives us the sense of feeling about getting lost or worse, getting attacked. But sometimes darkness can also mean recharging, taking time off, and just letting…

DENR chief: Illegal structures in Chocolate Hills must be removed

Leo Udtohan 03/22/2024

CARMEN, BOHOL — Environment Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga has asserted that illegal structures in the Chocolate Hills must be removed to maintain its status as the first global geopark declared by the United Nations in the…

Here are simple tips to conserve water

Charen Alegres, Nikki Medalla 03/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At a time when water scarcity is becoming an increasingly pressing issue, conserving water has never been more crucial.  With the growing population in Cebu and changing climate patterns, it’s imperative that we all take…

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