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Heritage mountain

And speaking of blessings, the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental has been included in the Unesco World Heritage list—the first for Mindanao. The awaited announcement was made in Doha last June 23 by the World Heritage Committee.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mangroves of E. Visayas need protection

MANGROVES of Maliwaliw Island in Guiuan town, Eastern Samar, lost their leaves as a result of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

In the wake of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), the government allocated P347 million, since then increased to P1 billion, to rehabilitate mangroves in devastated areas.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Shattered thresholds


The Philippines is grappling with a sea level rise that’s triple the global average, experts said at the 11th International Weather and Climate Forum in Paris. Average sea levels here rose 60 centimeters, wrote Liza Cruz of News 5. The global average, since 1900, has peaked at 19 centimeters.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

No Round Two


Senators and other officials gorge on pork barrel slabs. So what’s to keep public works contractors from pocketing extra bucks by ripping up ecological safeguards? Cebu and Bohol offer case studies to indicate whether they’ll go scot free—again.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Day of the Earth


It wasn’t too long ago when Earth Day seemed like one of those things we marked more out of duty than out of urgency. It was a day when the “tree-huggers” came out to, well, hug trees, as the patronizing label suggested. Yesterday’s Earth Day had none of that. It was a day when the “life-clingers” or “planet-savers” came out to, well, cling to life or save the planet.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »



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