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Watch a close encounter with a squirrel in 4K

This is a first for our YouTube channel at posting video in 4K – “A Close Encounter with a Squirrel in 4K.” A chance encounter with this happy, inquisitive and quite reluctant star of our video proved productive. It all happened last week when we accompanied a fellow YouTuber at […]

Latest Update on the Eight Cherry Tomato Plants

This is the latest, and maybe, the final update on the Cherry Tomato Plants These are the eight cherry tomatoes four weeks after transplanting which I covered on an earlier video. They have grown tall, some about four and one half feet already. The leaves looked green and healthy. Some […]

Phillippines nationwide smoking ban starts July 22

Smokers, take note of this. Two days before President Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address, the nationwide ban on smoking in public places including conveyances will get implemented on July 22nd. Duterte previously signed an executive order (EO 26) on May 16 this year that will enforce the establishment […]

Review of coal plant permits gets support from Greenpeace

The call of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez’s to review all permits and operations of coal-fired power plants in the country gets a loud support from the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace Philippines. The organization’s energy campaigner Reuben Muni also challenged DENR to take the initiative further […]

23 U.S. states sue environmental agency over coal regulation plan

A group of 23 U.S. states on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clear Power Plan, charging that the EPA plan was illegal and would be damaging to the economic interests of the states and their people. “West Virginia is proud to be leading the charge […]

The spring blossoms of Jacaranda

The Jacaranda shrub/tree spring blossoms this time of year in some parts of the world. The sight of its purple blue flowers in big bunches hung in branches is quite overwhelming. Streets are lined on both sides of these trees in full bloom get transformation of some sort. But usually, […]

Info video: The national greening program in Bicol

Watch this. The national greening program in Bicol provinces. Although it is more of a prop video mouthing the government agency, still some information, including facts and numbers, make a good conversation piece. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is one of the lead agency with thrust in conservation […]

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Inter-cropping for typhooon hit areas alternative for coco farmers- PCA

The Philippine Coconut Authority is recommending the inter-cropping strategy to coconut farmers after the devastation brought by killer typhoon “Yolanda” in Samar and Leyte provinces. PCA Albay official Ed Bailon said inter-cropping should be introduced as an alternative income of the affected coco farmers while waiting for the total recovery […]

BIG NO to development of resorts in Calaguas islands – DENR

LEGAZPI CITY -– The regional office for Bicol of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) based here is discouraging the development of resorts in Camarines Norte’s Calaguas Islands to preserve its serenity, natural beauty and exotic ecosystem. Gilbert Gonzales, DENR regional executive director, on Thursday warned resort developers […]

UNWTO chief in PHL for international meets and recovery initiatives

MANILA, May 17 — The Department of Tourism on Thursday welcomed United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai who arrived in Manila. Secretary General Rifai’s visit will start off with a dinner meeting in Manila with select Cabinet members of the Aquino administration, businessmen, and officials of […]

Catanduanes province soon to be mining-free zone

There is a silver lining on the quest of the people of Catanduanes to eventually stop any possibility of mining activity in the island. The lower house of representatives recently approved a bill declaring the province a mining-free zone. House Bill 670 was passed on final reading as endorsed for […]

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Inter-cropping for typhooon hit areas alternative for coco farmers- PCA

The Philippine Coconut Authority is recommending the inter-cropping strategy to coconut farmers after the devastation brought by killer typhoon “Yolanda” in Samar and Leyte provinces. PCA Albay official Ed Bailon said inter-cropping should be introduced as an alternative income of the affected coco farmers while waiting for the total recovery […]

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Info video: The national greening program in Bicol

Watch this. The national greening program in Bicol provinces. Although it is more of a prop video mouthing the government agency, still some information, including facts and numbers, make a good conversation piece. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is one of the lead agency with thrust in conservation […]

Always The Humble and Resilient Nipa

The nipa (pronounced neepa, as in long e) palm or nypa fruticans is an unusual tree that thrives abundantly on the creek at the back of our house. Obviously it is the perfect and natural breeding area which is muddy and wet ground.

Bicol city celebrate, honors Naga river

NAGA CITY — The officialdom of the city government here is leading a non-traditional festivity that bestows respect and honor not to an individual citizen or group. The honoree is the city’s Naga river. Today, and every second Saturday of March every year, has been proclaimed Naga River Day. The […]

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