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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 […]

Duterte defends DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, belittles income from mining

This is the segment of the interview with the press in Malacanang of President Rodrigo Duterte on mining. The transcript of that “conversation” follows below: Second is mining, huwag ninyong anuhin si Gina Lopez by publicity. Hindi siya marunong…She is not an incompetent, she is a bright lady. And she […]

Calatagan in Batangas hosts, boasts of largest solar farm facility in Luzon

Calatagan in Batangas hosts, boasts of largest solar farm facility in Luzon The province of Batangas now hosts the largest solar farm in Luzon. The sustainable green energy project of Calatagan solar farm is located in a 160-hectare property which was locally developed, financed and constructed in Barangay Paraiso of […]

Canada’s PM Trudeau assures garbage solution, no repeat of dumping in PH

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday assured that his government is addressing the issue on the shipment of tons of Canadian waste to the country, which has been the subject of a couple of diplomatic protests filed by Manila. It must be recalled that in 2013, about 1,375 tons in […]

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 […]

Watchdog seeks crackdown on dangerous cosmetics, slimming products in Makati

A watchdog group espousing public health and the environment today urged Makati Acting Mayor Romulo Peña to come down hard on vendors of banned cosmetics and weight-loss products in Guadalupe in the city of Makati. The EcoWaste Coalition brought the illegal trade to Peña’s attention through a letter faxed and […]

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 […]

Monsanto supporter insists Roundup safe, refuses to drink when offered

Roundup is an effective weed-killer. Recently, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, tagged glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, as the second highest risk level for possible cancer-causing agents. The interview below conducted by French cable channel Canal+ turned sour and was cut short when the […]

Earth Hour, WWF leads solar lamps gift of life project in Palawan

MANILA, March 19 — The global movement Earth Hour led by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is giving out safe and economical solar lamps to hundreds of families in Palawan. It is this year’s Gift of Life project of the organization. “Solar lamps rely on power of the sun, […]

Running priest enjoins Ilocanos to save 700 indigenous trees

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, March 12 — In the quest for free solar power, some 700 indigenous trees in Currimao town will be cleared for the purpose. That is why Father Robert Reyes, known as the “running priest” from Malabon, is in Laoag City to join young Ilocanos in their […]

World’s 12th, Philippines now a mega-GMO producing country

Cry, anti-GMO people, organizations, advocates against the GMO gory phenomenon. The pro-GMO, it seems is gaining foothold in the country fast and easy, with the support of big money, corporations, public and private institutions and not to discount the government and its people within. The Philippines is now the number […]

Excerpt on amazing 3D film about fungi, and how it can save the world

Sharing here an excerpt of the 3D documentary film by Louie Schwartzberg of mycologist Paul Stamets The film explores how fungi begins to be understood as source nutrients for human consumption and part of ecological sustainability. The renowned mycologist believes that fungi can save the world. More from the duo […]

DENR6 targets massive greening program in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Feb 23 — Identified areas of mangroves along riverbanks, coastal zones and public lands in all provinces of Western Visayas are up for a massive tree planting and greening program. The regional offfice here of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR VI) is now ready to […]

US settles Tubattaha reef damage after 2 years

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Two years after the grounding of an American warship in January 2013 which caused damage to tubattaha reef, the United States finally settled the requested full compensation to the Philippine government. This was known as the Department of Foreign Affairs made a statement issued on Wednesday, […]

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 17 — The strong concerned citizen support and clamor for tree conservation, many over hundred years old, in highways prevail in Bicol road widening projects. The Department of Public Works and Highways here now follows the “tree […]

Ilocos is renewable energy capital of Southeast Asia – Marcos

Ilocos is renewable energy capital of Southeast Asia – Marcos LAOAG, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 16 — The combined 284-Megawatt wind farm generated power of Ilocos Norte makes the province the renewable energy capital of Southeast Asia, according to Governor Imee Marcos. Marcos expressed the province has strong and consistent wind […]

CBSUA engineer gets P247-K grant for water lily harvester

CBSUA engineer gets P247-K grant for water lily harvester Bicolano engineer Joel Sadol has been commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology for the fabrication of an improved water hyacinth harvester seen to benefit local fisher folk and handicraft makers in Camarines Sur. The grant of P247,000 for Engr. […]

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats

3 Bicolanos get organic agricultural board seats PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan. 25 -– Three Bicolano advocates of natural farming are now part of the government’s policy-making body that provides direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the country’s national organic agriculture program. Dr. Georgina Bordado, Mariano Racelis and Fr. […]

“Mind your trash,” – enviro group appeals to revelers

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 31 — An advocate for , appealed to the public to ring in the new year without the habitual littering. EcoWaste Coalition coordinator Aileen Lucero said, “For a change, let us wrap up 2014 and kick off 2015 in a manner that will mirror our personal and […]

Public metro schools receive chairs made from confiscated lumber

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 1.– Some 1,709 armchairs, made from wood confiscated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), were turned over Tuesday, last week, to three public schools in the cities of Quezon and Parañaque under the government’s logs-to-chair project. The three schools are Pasong Tamo Elementary School […]

SM launches biggest solar panel project

SM launches biggest solar panel project. Yes, the biggest solar rooftop panel project in the Philippines was recently launched by SM Group on Monday, November 24 in Quezon city. The green energy project is located atop the SM City North EDSA, powered by 5,760 solar panels installed at the rooftop […]

Second Ilocos wind farm starts power generation

The province of Ilocos Norte is becoming more famous not only of its natural resources and tourist destinations but more of environmental friendly and cost efficient wind farms. On Wednesday November 19th, the 81-MW wind power project was inaugurated in Barangay Caparispisan of Pagudpud town. The event was witnessed by […]

Phase-out: Post offices in Camarines Sur undergo consolidation

The ease of usage by cellphone text messaging and the internet has finally caught up the territory previously dominated by the post office, that of sending and delivering letters. Little did many surmised before that it could lead to something economically disadvantageous to some sectors. One government agency is slowly […]

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 […]

How I make Sweet Potato & Mint Tea

Road to Raw Food(s), Episode 5, Video 4 On this installment of “Road To Raw Food,” join host Danton as he presents his way of making Kamote (Sweet Potato) top leaves and Mint leaves into tea powder. Plus a hint in making Pineapple crown leaves into tea powder, too. Presented […]

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 […]

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 […]

DENR Bicol to provide mangrove propagules for Sorsogon towns

LEGAZPI CITY — The regional office here of the environment and natural resources department has made a commitment of providing mangrove propagules for the towns of Donsol, Pilar, Casiguran, Magallanes and Sorsogon city. Learning from the sad experience of the Visayas regions that were badly ravaged by the storm surge, […]

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 […]

Legazpi City mayor secures whale shark feeding ground

LEGAZPI CITY -– A proactive Mayor Noel E. Rosal here early this week ordered the city’s Integrated Coastal Resource Management Unit to fully secure the coastal water channel where whale sharks currently inhabit. “We want Poliqui Bay conserved by way of protecting it from illegal fishing activities, water pollution and […]

Migratory whale sharks make rare visit off Legazpi shoreline

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb 17 — Hundreds of residents of this city hoping to catch a fleeting glimpse of rare visitors flock to the shoreline. For the third time, whale sharks, locally known as butanding, have reappeared in the waters off this city. The presence of these gentle sea giants, six […]

World Bank to finance Legazpi dump sites with P12-M grant

LEGAZPI CITY — The city government of Legazpi will soon receive a P12M grant from the World Bank to finance the closure and rehabilitation of an old dump site and the operation of an adjacent landfill in Banquerohan, here. Mayor Noel Rosal said on Monday a WB supervision team and […]

Green Climate Fund headhunts for management experts

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 4 — The Green Climate Fund will be operational this January with the assumption of duties by the start-up secretariat within a few days. The Fund has headquarters in Incheon, South Korea. On Saturday, GCF co-chair and Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda said the first batch of […]

Salceda offers cash reward VS gov’t employees lighting firecrakers

Albay governor Joey Salceda is giving a P1,000 cash reward to anybody who could furnish a video or photo, much better if accompanied by audio recording, of any provincial employee lighting firecraker on New Year’s eve. Identity of the “whistleblower” will also be kept confidential. “This is not a joke,” […]

Mt. Isarog has nomination into UNESCO biosphere reserve program

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 24 –- Mt. Isarog and its abundant resources and wildlife has been nominated into the biosphere reserve program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The nomination sponsored by the DENR seeks international recognition for the Mt. Isarog Natural Park and its surrounding areas […]

UN GCF expect pledges of developed countries to come in next year

LEGAZPI CITY — The United Nations green climate fund will likely receive more contributiions next year. Some developed nations are likely to remit their pledges to the US$100-billion United Nations’ Green Climate Fund next year, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said Wednesday. In a statement received here from Incheon city, South […]

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 […]

Abaca 101: The eco-friendly fiber maintains unshakable significance

LEGAZPI CITY – Despite the emergence of synthetic substitutes, abaca, keeps Bicol on top of its producers’ circle. It remains unshakable in both the domestic and international markets, according to the Bicol Consortium for Agriculture and Resources Research and Development. Synthetic ropes may have some technical advantages but abaca has […]

UN Green Climate Fund HQ opens in Inchon City on Dec. 4

LEGAZPI CITY — The United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF) headquarters will formally open on Wednesday, December 4 with an inaugural dedication at 10:30 A.M. The center is located at the G-Tower of Songdo in Incheon City, South Korea. The G-Tower building is specially designed for the GCF and other […]

DENR to embark on massive mangrove reforestation in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bicol will intensify its coastal reforestation project after giant storm surges spawned by super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) devastated coastal towns in Eastern Visayas, a regional official said Wednesday. Regional director Gilbert Gonzales said they will build “Beach Forest” through massive […]

UN chief urges all countries to rise to the challenges of climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday lamented “insufficient” emission-cutting actions and criticized some rich countries for backtracking in fighting global warming. “I am deeply concerned that the scale of our actions is still insufficient to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels,” Ban said. […]

Golden Rice poses risk to environment, human health – Greenpeace

Behind its proponents’ hype that it is a high-tech, quick-fix solution to Vitamin A deficiency, the genetically engineered (GE) “Golden Rice” is environmentally irresponsible, poses risks to human health and could compromise food, nutrition and financial security, Greenpeace International has declared. Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts […]

World’s Largest: Albayanos Lay 65 Meter Long Rosary-Shaped Artificial Coral Reef

Albay folks get the assistance of divers from various government agencies and civic organizations in laying out over the weekend a 65-meter-long artificial coral reef shaped like a rosary about 20 feet underwater off the coast of San Vicente and Pandayan, a kilometer from the town proper of Sto. Domingo. […]

Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle Lays Eggs at Legazpi Coastlines

A two-meter long Leatherback turtle was freed Sunday night after laying hundred eggs on the shorelines of barangay Rawis of Legazpi city, a Philippine Navy (PN) officer said Monday. The giant turtle was freed at about 8:00PM Sunday by coastal villagers, including representatives from the PN Naval Forces for Southern […]

More Detailed Account on GWR of Albay No Smoking Sign in Bicol University

Bicolanos from Albay province, numbering 13,892 out of 17,000 registered for the event from all walks of life led by Gov. Joey S. Salceda showed determination in shaping the world’s largest human no smoking sign for the Guinness World Record Friday at Legazpi city’s Bicol University football field. Braving the […]

Guinness World Record: Albay’s Largest Human No Smoking Sign!!!

Early photos of the successful attempt by the joint effort of organizers to set a world record for the biggest human no-smoking sign in the province of Albay staged at the school campus of the Bicol University in Legazpi city, June 28, 2013, Friday. Photo courtesy of Dr. Elnora Brocales. […]

RA #10593 Signed Into Law Prohibits Cutting of Coconut Trees

Cocolumber is a popular substitute for the regular (wood) lumber in small construction projects hereabout. A good supply of the softwood, seems to be readily available in the local hardware store. Unknown to many, the constant cutting of good and sturdy coconut trees affect the coconut industry in more than […]

Catanduanes, Church, Renews Stand VS Coal Mining

From the glory hole, the provincial government of Catanduanes has retrieved a resolution it used to repel a coal mining in the province four years ago, this time for use against a similar venture that an Australian firm is pressing on. The provincial legislative board recently passed a measure that […]

Albay Marks World Water Day with Scubasura

(PNA) – A group of Bicolano divers did their share of cleaning Albay’s marine environment with a seabed clean-up activity off the coastline of Legazpi city. The event was tagged as scubasura which marked the recent observance of the World Water Day. The drive was spearheaded by the regional office […]

Calabanga Mangrove Plantation Threatened with Tussock Moths

The young mangrove plantation in the town of Calabanga is being threatened with widespread pest infestation as confirmed by the Legazpi city-based regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Information about the presence of insect defoliators came from the alert sounded off by the municipal government […]

Mangrove Planting and Reforestation Continue in Camarines Sur

Small worthy endeavors that unfold in the rural areas usually miss the media radar. Here we checked out the concerted efforts of unified youth organizations in a fresh wave of mass mangrove planting on Saturday, January 28. According to Marian Ramos the volunteers represent members from Skaters-Calabanga, Skaters-Naga, the National […]

Local Agency Urges Non-Disturbance of Turtles Released by Saipan

Somewhere in the vicinity between Catanduanes and Guinahoan and Refugio island just north of Caramoan, Camarines Sur one sea turtle (pawikan) may be feeding or finding refuge or just passing by. The DENR office urges the public and those living in coastal communities not to capture the turtles nor attempt to remove their attached transmitters.

Calabanga and the Earth Day Movement

Today, April 22nd is Earth Day. The international advocacy group Earth Day Network has chosen the theme “A Billion Acts of Green,” a people-powered campaign to generate a billion acts of environmental service and advocacy before Rio +20. And the local scene is alive with enthusiasm and effort at protecting the environment.

CBSUA-ACT Students Launch Clean-Up Drive

Students enrolled at the Associate in Computer Technology (ACT) course of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture here in Calabanga are engaged in an immersion project in the community and residents of barangay Belen.

CBSUA Masteral Students Clean-up Beach

Masteral students enrolled at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture-Calabanga rolled their sleeves for a day of community service. Mostly teachers from the state schools in the municipality, they went out to the nearby shoreline for a beach clean-up. All are pursuing masteral studies but met together in the environmental governance class for the first semester of 2010-2011.

A Call to Heal Our Rivers and Creeks

Blog Action Day 2010: WATER– Time is running out for our rivers and creeks. But we have time on our hands to save and salvage them. Let us put an end at dumping refuse and garbage on our rivers. Saving these waterways begin at home, spreading awareness in our communtiy and helping the local government. Let us organize and move. The time is now. Not tomorrow, but today.

CBSUA Staff and Students Clean-up Calabanga

We cannot help but raise two thumbs up for that endearing and commendable efforts shared by the educational community of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture in Calabanga. On August 26th this year, the Technology Department moved its staff, instructors and students for a fun clean-up drive about the town working hand-in-hand with the local government officials of Calabanga.

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UN GCF expect pledges of developed countries to come in next year

LEGAZPI CITY — The United Nations green climate fund will likely receive more contributiions next year. Some developed nations are likely to remit their pledges to the US$100-billion United Nations’ Green Climate Fund next year, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said Wednesday. In a statement received here from Incheon city, South […]

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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 […]

Mt. Isarog has nomination into UNESCO biosphere reserve program

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 24 –- Mt. Isarog and its abundant resources and wildlife has been nominated into the biosphere reserve program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The nomination sponsored by the DENR seeks international recognition for the Mt. Isarog Natural Park and its surrounding areas […]

Golden Rice poses risk to environment, human health – Greenpeace

Behind its proponents’ hype that it is a high-tech, quick-fix solution to Vitamin A deficiency, the genetically engineered (GE) “Golden Rice” is environmentally irresponsible, poses risks to human health and could compromise food, nutrition and financial security, Greenpeace International has declared. Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts […]

A Call to Heal Our Rivers and Creeks

Blog Action Day 2010: WATER– Time is running out for our rivers and creeks. But we have time on our hands to save and salvage them. Let us put an end at dumping refuse and garbage on our rivers. Saving these waterways begin at home, spreading awareness in our communtiy and helping the local government. Let us organize and move. The time is now. Not tomorrow, but today.

Salceda offers cash reward VS gov’t employees lighting firecrakers

Albay governor Joey Salceda is giving a P1,000 cash reward to anybody who could furnish a video or photo, much better if accompanied by audio recording, of any provincial employee lighting firecraker on New Year’s eve. Identity of the “whistleblower” will also be kept confidential. “This is not a joke,” […]

World Bank to finance Legazpi dump sites with P12-M grant

LEGAZPI CITY — The city government of Legazpi will soon receive a P12M grant from the World Bank to finance the closure and rehabilitation of an old dump site and the operation of an adjacent landfill in Banquerohan, here. Mayor Noel Rosal said on Monday a WB supervision team and […]

Duterte defends DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, belittles income from mining

This is the segment of the interview with the press in Malacanang of President Rodrigo Duterte on mining. The transcript of that “conversation” follows below: Second is mining, huwag ninyong anuhin si Gina Lopez by publicity. Hindi siya marunong…She is not an incompetent, she is a bright lady. And she […]

Calatagan in Batangas hosts, boasts of largest solar farm facility in Luzon

Calatagan in Batangas hosts, boasts of largest solar farm facility in Luzon The province of Batangas now hosts the largest solar farm in Luzon. The sustainable green energy project of Calatagan solar farm is located in a 160-hectare property which was locally developed, financed and constructed in Barangay Paraiso of […]

Phase-out: Post offices in Camarines Sur undergo consolidation

The ease of usage by cellphone text messaging and the internet has finally caught up the territory previously dominated by the post office, that of sending and delivering letters. Little did many surmised before that it could lead to something economically disadvantageous to some sectors. One government agency is slowly […]

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 […]

Calabanga Mangrove Plantation Threatened with Tussock Moths

The young mangrove plantation in the town of Calabanga is being threatened with widespread pest infestation as confirmed by the Legazpi city-based regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Information about the presence of insect defoliators came from the alert sounded off by the municipal government […]

Legazpi City mayor secures whale shark feeding ground

LEGAZPI CITY -– A proactive Mayor Noel E. Rosal here early this week ordered the city’s Integrated Coastal Resource Management Unit to fully secure the coastal water channel where whale sharks currently inhabit. “We want Poliqui Bay conserved by way of protecting it from illegal fishing activities, water pollution and […]

Public metro schools receive chairs made from confiscated lumber

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 1.– Some 1,709 armchairs, made from wood confiscated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), were turned over Tuesday, last week, to three public schools in the cities of Quezon and Parañaque under the government’s logs-to-chair project. The three schools are Pasong Tamo Elementary School […]

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Guinness World Record: Albay’s Largest Human No Smoking Sign!!!

Early photos of the successful attempt by the joint effort of organizers to set a world record for the biggest human no-smoking sign in the province of Albay staged at the school campus of the Bicol University in Legazpi city, June 28, 2013, Friday. Photo courtesy of Dr. Elnora Brocales. […]

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Ilocos is renewable energy capital of Southeast Asia – Marcos

Ilocos is renewable energy capital of Southeast Asia – Marcos LAOAG, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 16 — The combined 284-Megawatt wind farm generated power of Ilocos Norte makes the province the renewable energy capital of Southeast Asia, according to Governor Imee Marcos. Marcos expressed the province has strong and consistent wind […]

UN GCF expect pledges of developed countries to come in next year

LEGAZPI CITY — The United Nations green climate fund will likely receive more contributiions next year. Some developed nations are likely to remit their pledges to the US$100-billion United Nations’ Green Climate Fund next year, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said Wednesday. In a statement received here from Incheon city, South […]

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 […]

CBSUA Masteral Students Clean-up Beach

Masteral students enrolled at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture-Calabanga rolled their sleeves for a day of community service. Mostly teachers from the state schools in the municipality, they went out to the nearby shoreline for a beach clean-up. All are pursuing masteral studies but met together in the environmental governance class for the first semester of 2010-2011.

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 […]

More Detailed Account on GWR of Albay No Smoking Sign in Bicol University

Bicolanos from Albay province, numbering 13,892 out of 17,000 registered for the event from all walks of life led by Gov. Joey S. Salceda showed determination in shaping the world’s largest human no smoking sign for the Guinness World Record Friday at Legazpi city’s Bicol University football field. Braving the […]

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 17 — The strong concerned citizen support and clamor for tree conservation, many over hundred years old, in highways prevail in Bicol road widening projects. The Department of Public Works and Highways here now follows the “tree […]