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Mayon erupts anew, residents cower in fear, awed by its beauty!

22 Jan , 2018  

Yes it is. Each time the majestic volcano in Albay province erupts, reactions are in varied forms. The affected residents cower and tremble in fear for their lives, property and livestock. Tourists and disaffected residents flock to the city and get a good view of the eruption. On Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and […]

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Climate Change, World

Global warming is major cause behind extreme weather – WMO

19 Jul , 2017  

The extreme weather conditions prevailing worldwide, including the long-lasting heat waves and scorching temperatures across the northern hemisphere, remains the main culprit according to a latest study of the World Meteorological Organization released in Geneva. Using the climate assessment models of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the WMO predicted that if greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Bicol News Now, Environment, News

CamSur Gov. Villafuerte favors cutting trees off highways in the province

2 Jan , 2017  

After typhoon Nina caused wide destruction on the province of Camarines Sur on the night of Christmas 2016, Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Luis Villafuerte suddenly favors cutting off trees along the national highway traversing the province. In a Facebook post, Gov. Villafuerte wrote: “My proposal to DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), DPWH (Department […]

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Climate Change

Palawan islet home to dozens of rare bird species going underwater

22 Dec , 2016  

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 22 — An islet in Palawan that is host to dozens of bird species is in the brink of going under seawater due to continuous erosion. The bird islet on the North Atoll of Tubbataha Reefs was confirmed undergoing a progressive erosion as officials of the Tubbataha Management Office raise the […]

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Bicol News Now, DREAB, News, Weather Stories

A fearsome, yet spectacular string tornado just hit Albay province

25 Jul , 2016  

Afar and in our viewing safety, the string tornado that formed and hit a portion somewhere in the vicinity of Legazpi city at about 4 PM yesterday looked spectacular and amazing. But it gave me goose bumps. While I don’t have any info on what definite spot of the province the “phenomenon” hit, the view […]


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Salceda wants to separate OCD from NDRRMC

17 Jun , 2016  

LEGAZPI CITY — If he will have his way, outgoing Albay governor Joey Salceda will separate the Office of Civil Defense from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Now that he is the newly elected representative of the second legislative district of Albay, it is exactly what he will do. Salceda said one […]

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Bicol News Now, News, NOAH

Albay province cuts 287 trees along the highway, receives green eco champion award

19 Feb , 2016  

Albay province receives green eco champion award sans cutting of 287 trees along the highway. Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda received the Green Eco Champion Award for the province during the First Environmental Summit in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia, Pasay City, last week. At the awards ceremony […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Zika virus affects over 25,000 in Colombia, Australia registers people with infection

7 Feb , 2016  

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday said upon his request, American team of doctors and scientists will soon arrive in Colombia to help fight and control the spread of Zika virus in his country. Santos in ameeting with health officials in Colombian capital of Bogota, said that the number of people infected by Zika […]

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Climate Change, News, OMG Facts, Travel, Visayas

10 Fun photos of Boracay you will help preserve its prestine beauty forever

7 Feb , 2016  

It’s always fun in Boracay. The small island is a beach paradise. Tourists come and go. Beautiful memories are made. Can these 10 Instagram photos convince you to preserve the distinct beauty of the island forever? View this post on Instagram Photo by @gab0824 A post shared by Boracay (@boracay_island) on Feb 18, 2013 at […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines

3 Feb , 2016  

This should make everyone aware and cautious. The dreaded Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines. Or from an infected population in a Latin American or Carribean country to Manila. It will be carried not by Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector of Zika virus, but by an infected tourist or […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

World Health Organization declares global emergency over Zika virus

2 Feb , 2016  

World Health Organization declares global emergency over Zika virus and considers the outbreak in the Americas constitutes public health emergency. The UN health agency declared on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, a global public health emergency over the Zika virus chiefly affecting Brazil and other countries in the region, the first such warning since the Ebola […]

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Buzz News, Climate Change, News, World

Pandemic: Zika virus spreading ‘explosively’ in Americas

29 Jan , 2016  

Zika virus is spreading “explosively” in the Americas, and could spread even further afield amid an “extremely high” level of alarm, said a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday. Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, made the statement while briefing WHO’s board members in Geneva on the Zika situation, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric […]

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Climate Change, Green, Luzon, News, Travel

Mindoro’s Puerto Galera hosts 11th World Congress on Most Beautiful Bays

28 Jan , 2016  

The tourist town of Puerto Galera of Mindoro Oriental hosts the 11th World Congress on ‘Most Beautiful Bays’ slated on February 1 to 6. It is one of the major events under the mantle of Visit the Philippines Again 2016 campaign of the Department of Tourism. This early, 18 countries signified interest in participation according […]

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Climate Change, News, World

India PM says ‘climate change pact no winners or losers’

14 Dec , 2015  

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the landmark climate change deal reached in Paris last night as the victory of “climate justice” and said there are no winners or losers in the outcome. He appreciated how every country rose to the challenge for reaching the agreement at the Conference of Parties (COP)-21 and said […]

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Climate Change, News, Video

PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle

30 Nov , 2015  

Video: PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle — Ambassador Lazaro PARIS, France, Nov. 30 — President Aquino was able to put in place the principles and regulations addressing climate change in the country and the next leader should strengthen those guidelines, the country’s ambassador to France said during an interview. Meanwhile, President Aquino III […]

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Climate Change, Global Pinoy, Manila, News, Video

Video: Departure of President Aquino for climate talks in Paris

29 Nov , 2015  

Departure ceremony at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for President Benigno S.Aquino, III. The President’s first stop will be Paris, where he will attend the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled on November 30 to December 11 in Le Bourget. The Philippines committed a […]

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Bicol News Now, Climate Change, News

Bicol farmers face climate change challenge next planting season

22 Nov , 2015  

Bicol farmers are facing an immediate challenge based on the seasonal climate outlook advisory by the Department of Agriculture covering the months of September this year up until January 2016. Reduced rainfall and increase in temperature might reduce crop yield, specifically in rain-fed as well as irrigated areas at the tail end of canals, and […]

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Climate Change, News, Video, World

UN’s Ban Ki-moon bats for compromise on climate change

16 Nov , 2015  

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called on world leaders to step up their efforts to eliminate their differences in order to reach an agreement in Paris in late November on tackling the climate challenge for the global community. “With two weeks left before the start of COP-21, it is urgent that all leaders work […]

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Climate Change, News, World

UNICEF: Stronger El Nino endanger lives of 11-M children

11 Nov , 2015  

An estimated 11 million children are at risk of hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Nino, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. The consequences […]

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Climate Change, News, World

WB warns climate change can plunge 100 million people into poverty by 2030

9 Nov , 2015  

Climate change could push an additional 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 if the world fails to take actions, the World Bank warned in a report released Sunday. The report, titled Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty, found that poor people are already at high risk from climate-related shocks, […]

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Governance, Nation, News

PH allot P132-B in 2016 budget for climate change projects, disaster risk management

18 Oct , 2015  

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad bared that funds for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the proposed 2016 National Budget have reached P132 billion. “With the help of the World Bank, our ongoing audit of the P3.002-trillion budget for next year has tagged P132-billion worth of projects that represent climate expenditures,” the budget chief […]

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Climate Change, News, World

Research: Mangrove forests in Indo-Pacific region could be gone by 2070

16 Oct , 2015  

Mangrove forests in the Indo-Pacific region could be completely under water by 2070, threatening fisheries, coastal protection and furthering climate change, researchers at the University of Queensland (Australia) warn. Yet, the outlook in other parts of the world are more positive as “our modelling shows mangroves are likely to persist in east Africa, the Bay […]


Bicol News Now, Climate Change, News

Population in seaside villages contribute to pollution, and environmental change

12 Mar , 2015  

CALABANGA, Cam Sur, March 12 — The shoreline in barangay Sabang here is taking its natural course, easing out the thatched houses that once were on a safer level. Long time residents were forced to give way to nature’s incursion. During low tide, the muddy shore line is exposed only to be reclaimed by the […]

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NewsDig 09 February 2015 latest breaking news update

9 Feb , 2015  

NewsDig 09 February 2015 latest breaking news update Meralco forges cooperation with Fukushima nuclear reactor operator MANILA, Feb. 9 -– The Manila Electric Company has forged cooperation with Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc., to enhance disaster restorations and smart-grid tech to its 5.5 million customers. Tepco is the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plants more […]

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