Environment

FAO recognizes PH efforts for sustainable management of marine resources
by: Fao Pr

7 August 2018 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has cited the Philippines’ acceptance of two international agreements that will further boost efforts in ensuring sustainable management of the country’s marine resources. The Philippines is a global center of marine biodiversity and boasts one of the longest coastlines in the world. The country is among the top fish producers globally, according to FAO’s 2018 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report.

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CEB, DOT & DENR partner for grassroots sustainable tourism with Juan Effect
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The Philippines leading domestic carrier has launched Juan Effect, a sustainable tourism program targeted at the grassroots where everyJuan can do his share to sustain the environment for present and future generations. Teaming up with the Department of Tourism (DOT) with the support of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Cebu Pacific (CEB) hit the nail on the head with its program aimed at engaging travelers and local stakeholders to mitigate the impact of tourism on the environment.

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COWD Joins Coastal Cleanup for World Oceans Month
by: Cowd Pr

June 8, 2018 is World Oceans Day. The action focus for this year is “Preventing Plastic Pollution and Encouraging Solutions for a Healthy Ocean.”

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SALAKYAG: Stop Killing the Environment, Uphold the Rights of Nature
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“May napaparusahan po pag pinapatay ang tao pero walang napaparusahan kapag pinapatay ang ating mga bundok, ang ating mga puno, at ang ating mga dagat.” Some 400 participants from all sectors of society braved torrential rains last May 30, 2018 to join the third leg of the Salakyag Para sa Sangnilikha 2018: Sama-samang Sakay-Lakad-Layag Para sa Sangnilikha Trans-Philippines Pilgrimage and Caravan calling for increased protection for the Environment and upholding the Rights of Nature.

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Innovations in Inclusive Business for Peace and Sustainability in Conflict- affected Mindanao
by: Urooj Malik - Chairman, Hineleban Foundation Inc.

Without a doubt, Mindanao is a magnificent place. It not only boasts of valuable rich natural resources, but also possesses the Philippine’s world renowned islands with pristine beaches, and mountain ranges lush with forests and watersheds, teeming with exotic wild life. It is also a melting pot of people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds – the Indigenous People (IP or Lumads) and Muslims(Moros) - as the original inhabitants of the island, and Christian settlers—all of whom consider Mindanao as their home.

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Surface Water key to COWD’s sustainability
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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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