Environment

Surface Water key to COWD’s sustainability
by:

Unless Cagayan de Oro City shifts to sourcing its potable water supply from underground to surface water, it would sooner or later face a water crisis even worse that what some areas are now experiencing. That’s because the groundwater on which the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) now sources 80% of its water is fast depleting, and the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) wants all water districts under its purview to stop drilling for new ones by 2030.

Read More
AboitizPower’s “Pangarap” soars high at 19
by: Pr

AboitizPower’s adopted Philippine Eagle, Pangarap, turned 19 years old on February 23, 2018. AboitizPower has been supporting the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) since 2010 by providing funds for Pangarap's food, veterinary care, and shelter maintenance.

Read More
BIMWAM to build local water assessment capacities in 2 MisOr coastal towns
by: Stephen J Pedroza

Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan, University of St La Salle, Université de Namur, Catholique Université de Louvain, and Université de Mons of Belgium have joined forces in the research project, Building up an Integrated Methodology for Water Resources Assessment and Management in Urban Coastal Areas (BIMWAM).

Read More
More Mindanao towns to get renewable energy
by: Apc Pr

AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc. is on the final phase of commissioning its 69-MW hydropower facilities in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

Read More
Turning used cooking oil into bio-fuel enhancer
by: Dost S&t News

Used cooking oil may be harmful to health but a little bit of science can turn it into an environment savior. This is exactly what Davao-based Emiliano Quitiol, an inventor, found out way back in 2003 when he started working on his own biofuel. Now he has perfected his product he dubbed EFQ Bioforce.

Read More
Attn: Lechon baboy & lechon manok Roasters! Save our mangroves, fight global warming with DOST-FPRDI’s ‘Green Charcoal’
by: Rizalina K. Araral & Carl Anthony Lantican

Top players in the country’s chicken roasting industry may soon be using green charcoal to cook their famous grilled products, thanks to a Pampanga-based firm and technologies from the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI).

Read More
Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries
by: Pr

9 October 2017, Rome - Millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural areas to escape poverty, argues a new FAO report published today. Rural areas actually have vast potential for economic growth pegged to food production and related sectors, The State of Food and Agriculture 2017 says. And with the majority of the world's poor and hungry living in these areas, achieving the 2030 development agenda will hinge on unlocking that oft-neglected potential, it adds.

Read More
Nurturing green community by collecting 2000-kg wastes on AboitizPower’s Eco-Market Day
by: Pr

The backyards of the residents in Brgy. Maluko, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon became spacious after sacking and turning over heaps of recyclable wastes to Hedcor, a subsidiary of AboitizPower, on the first Eco-Market Day in Bukidnon held recently.

Read More
XU-GLI facilitates Hapsay Sapa planning workshop
by: Wilson J. Hormeguera

Xavier Ateneo’s Governance and Leadership Institute (GLI) recently facilitated the planning workshop of Hapsay Sapa Technical Working Group.

Read More
AboitizPower’s adopted Philippine eagle turns 18
by: Apc Pr

Pangarap, the female Philippine eagle adopted by Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) celebrated her 18th hatchday anniversary on February 23, 2017.

Read More
Project NOAH: The Story
by: S&t Media Services

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Sendong in 2011, former President Benigno S. Aquino III called for “a more accurate, integrated, and responsive disaster prevention and mitigation system, especially in high-risk areas throughout the Philippines.” In response, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) scanned all available technologies and expertise to come up with a flagship program that addressed the nation’s needs before, during, and after disasters.

Read More
Pawikan nest discovered at Aboitiz Cleanergy Park
by: Pr

Davao Light and Power Company welcomed the newly found pawikan eggs last January 10, 2017 at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

Read More
AboitizPower’s Manolo Fortich hydropower facility to provide ‘cleanergy’ for Mindanao
by: Pr

Zamboanga Del Norte Electric Cooperative (ZANECO) recently signed with AboitizPower subsidiary, Hedcor Bukidnon, for an additional 5 megawatts (MW) power supply for its franchise areas in 2017.

Read More
SHIGA waxes hot in Regional Organic Trade Fair
by: The Night Stalker

A family-owned social enterprise which started with a chili paste was red-hot over the weekend at a regional organic trade fair, true to the guaranteed blaze of its flagship product.

Read More
Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution bags 2016 Silver Stevie Award
by: Pr

The Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution (GFR), an interschool fashion show and design competition organized annually by the Aboitiz Group’s social development arm Aboitiz Foundation, was awarded a Silver ‘Stevie’ at The 2016 International Business Awards or Stevies held last October in Rome, Italy.

Read More
FAO supports Philippines in strengthening climate change adaptation in agriculture
by: Pr

MANILA – In a bid to intensify its efforts to cushion the agriculture sector from climate change impacts, the Philippines has joined a multi-country initiative that seeks to strengthen the capacities of governments to plan, fund and operationalize climate response strategies.

Read More
FAO, BFAR address biodiversity loss in Samar Sea
by: Pr

MANILA – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has warned that by 2050, catches of main fish species could decline by up to 40 percent in the tropics, where livelihoods, food and nutrition security strongly depend on the fisheries sector.

Read More
EMB-10 offers ‘total solution’ to Philippines’ industrialization dilemma
by:

The Duterte administration has set the full scale industrialization of the Philippines as the key to sustaining the country’s economic growth and curbing unemployment.

Read More