MANILA — The Philippines signed the landmark international climate agreement reached in Paris last December during a high-level signing ceremony held on April 22 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The signing ceremony for the Paris accord took place on the first day the agreement was opened for signature, which coincides with
LET us make every day an Earth Day. This was the call of Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella for the global Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 22, saying that it is not just a day of celebration but a time to realize that Mother Earth needs people every day. “I call on every Bacolodnon,
PEASANTS and small farmers in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental affected by the continuing onslaught of the prolonged drought brought by the El Niño phenomenon will gather on Friday, April 22, to seek immediate assistance to relieve hunger. As the world observes Earth Day on Friday, the drought victims are pleading for food.
FILIPINO-British performer Matthew Parry-Jones has returned to Cebu, Philippines, to feed poor kids as part of his foundation’s (Jeremiah’s Foundation International) outreach program.
The 15-year-old Matthew, together with his Cebuana mother, Evelyn, Living Light Christian Fellowship pastor Ben Neri, and volunteers held a feeding program for the kids at Pediacare section of the Cebu City Medical Center on March 26.
On March 29, Matthew went to the Basak Elementary School in Mandaue City to give school supplies to kids. (MORE)
WASHINGTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have successfully grown a flower to a full bloom for the first time outside our Earth. Scott Kelly of the US space agency NASA tweeted this weekend that a zinnia has flowered in the microgravity environment of the orbiting laboratory, along with an accompanying photo of an
GREEN Alert-Negros (GAN) is questioning the issuance of a new Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) to the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). In a letter signed by Randy James Rojo, the group’s coordinator, addressed to Environment Secretary Ramon Paje dated November 6, GAN said it is “questioning the
By Elias O. Baquero
THE government must set up social media departments that can communicate directly with Filipinos abroad, said an advocate for overseas Filipino workers (OFW).
Speaking during yesterday’s 888 News Forum at Marco Polo Plaza, Susan Ople said that during the war in Libya, OFWs there had their own cyber communities where they communicated with each other to discuss evacuation plans.
However, they failed to communicate with the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli because it had no social media connections, she said. (MORE)
A PUBLIC forum dubbed as “Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor” was held at the Fr. Albert Gansewinkel Hall-University of San Carlos main campus last Oct. 21. Organized by Pagtambayayong Foundation Inc. under its MISEREOR advocacy, the forum, with 105 participants, was intended for the launching of a one million signature campaign from
VARIOUS environment groups are calling for the national government to amend the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PEISS) and include climate-mitigation standards, to help farms and plantations become resilient to climate change. The environmental impact statement system established under the Presidential Decree No. 1586 aims to protect the environment despite the increasing demand of natural
THE Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 7 urged local governments to set aside a budget to buy masks that will protect their constituents from haze. It said yesterday that the level of small dust particles in Cebu’s air has gone beyond safe limits. As Cebu continues to experience the smaze—a term the weather bureau coined, combining