Kagay-anon leads research to m...

Dec 30, 2018 by

The Philippines is under threat from effluents which pollute its rivers systems and the general lack of sewage treatment facilities which pose an increasing threat to the health of Filipinos. Generally, sewage in the Philippines is treated insufficiently, if at all. In 2010, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported that only about 15% of the 11.6 million people in Metro Manila were connected to sewage pipes, and the rest use poorly designed and maintained septic tanks.

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Forward-Looking LGUs now reapi...

Dec 30, 2018 by

While the Cagayan de Oro Council is debating the merits and demerits of the proposed ordinance on the Payment for Ecosystem Services, at least four forward-looking local government units (LGUs) in the Visayas and Mindanao are now reaping the benefits of implementing similar measures.

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Kagay-anon Environment Advocat...

Dec 6, 2018 by

A Kagay-anon environment advocate who has been championing the protection, preservation and rehabilitation of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin has been selected as one of four honorees for the 2018 Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Awards. Dr. Hilly Ann Maria Fernandez Roa-Quiaoit, Ph. D., is the executive director of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC), is the 2018 TOFIL Awardee for Environmental Conservation. The awards night has been scheduled for 6PM Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City.

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Cagayan de Oro Port wins APNS ...

Nov 29, 2018 by

The Port of Cagayan de Oro has been recognized as one of the APSN Green Port Award System (GPAS) winners for 2018 among candidate ports from 18 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

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FAO, PDRF eyes more disaster-r...

Oct 11, 2018 by

11 October 2018 – The ever-increasing threats from climate change, evidenced by the increasing severity and frequency of disasters, require concerted efforts to build and strengthen resilience of communities in countries most vulnerable and at-risk from disasters, like the Philippines. In response to this challenge, and to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable collaborations on emergency response, preparedness, mitigation and building livelihood resilience.

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FAO recognizes PH efforts for ...

Aug 9, 2018 by

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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