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Renewable energy gov’t goal–Alvarez

Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez: Fast for Mother Earth

President Aquino supports renewable energy sources but current economic limitations dictate the continued pursuit of coal-based energy, according to the Climate Change Commission (CCC).

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A learning source of green energy

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READ-ALONG reader Vanessah Castillo looks around the “Bahay Kaalaman,” an interactive museum about environment conservation that was launched on July 12.

Learning green practices has become interactive in Batangas City. The Batangas City government and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) CEnergy (Climate Change and Clean Energy Project) have launched the “Bahay Kaalaman,” an interactive knowledge center-cum-museum to promote renewable energy sources, environmental codes and green practices.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Thin Ice’: Climate change is a clear and present danger


Although there are still “some people who argue that climate change is not real,” Trevor Lewis, deputy chief of mission of the British Embassy, said “many scientists are devoting their lives [to] studying climate change… People are actually taking serious steps to deal with this. Lots of scientific brains are looking at this.”

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Solutions to world woes delayed anew


As the world awaited the arrival of “Baby Seven Billion,” who demographers say is likely to be born in Asia, the international community remained unable to make any significant headway on pending vital environmental issues at the recently concluded Doha Climate Change Conference in Qatar.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t sets drive to clean Metro of soot


The government plans to modify the diesel engines of jeepneys and other public utility vehicles (PUVs) plying Metro Manila streets in a bid to reduce soot or “black carbon” emissions.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Advocates urge gov’t to tap ‘green energy’ for Mindanao


Renewable energy advocates and environmentalists are urging the government to harness the abundant “green” energy sources in Mindanao to solve the power shortage there.

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Calamities slowed Philippine economy, says Palace exec


Extreme weather and natural calamities like Tropical Storm “Ondoy” and Typhoon “Pedring” have cut down the country’s economic growth in past years, according to the vice chair of the Climate Change Commission (CCC).

Posted: February 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

President Aquino’s 18-year program vs climate change hailed


As the country observes the National Climate Change Consciousness Week, a network of civil society groups has hailed President Aquino for signing the National Climate Change Action Plan which outlines the measures the government will undertake to address climate change.

Posted: November 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino OKs climate change plan

President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday signed the first ever government’s action plan to respond to climate change, with his officials saying that his action will make him “one of the greenest president’’ in the country.

Posted: November 23rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In the best interests of children


The rampage by back-to-back typhoons Pedring and Quiel again highlighted what environmental groups, scientists and the international community have been saying for the longest time. We are most vulnerable. Yet, aside from its troubling poverty, the Philippines is terribly lagging behind in responding to the urgent mitigating and adaptation measures that climate change requires.

Posted: October 3rd, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Green auditor’ to check green projects if real or fake


Going green may be all the rage, but exactly how green are those projects? The Climate Change Commission is positioning itself as the Philippines’ “green auditor” that will evaluate the environmental projects being rolled out every year in terms of how these are helping save natural resources or preserve energy. The commission will take on [...]

Posted: August 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Plastics ban may mean job losses’


The Climate Change Commission has declared that it will “strongly pursue” restricting the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags but will still consider the mission’s effects on the plastics business and the jobs it provides.

Posted: July 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Climate change body eyes transition from plastic to paper or reusable bags


As cities and towns gradually shift from plastic bags to paper, the Climate Change Commission said the regulation of non-biodegradable bags would be “strongly pursued” but with due consultation with the plastics industry and consideration of possible effects on employment.

Posted: July 25th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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