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Solon wants 4-day work week for gov’t offices nationwide to save energy


A lawmaker wants to have a four-day work week for government offices not just in Metro Manila, but for the whole country, in a bid to save energy in light of the looming power shortage in 2015.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Canadian nabbed with 51 turtles in his pants

A small box turtle crosses the road. AFP FILE PHOTO

A Canadian has been caught at the US-Canada border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants in what American authorities claimed was an elaborate reptile smuggling operation.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Conservation bid in Baguio draws support of architects

THE BAGUIO Cathedral is one of 36 structures in the summer capital which Baguio folks have asked to be declared as heritage sites.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Acknowledging the need to make amends for their role in the “overdevelopment” of the summer capital, a group of architects has started a movement to popularize structures built by American colonial engineers and Filipinos to support a renewed Baguio conservation drive.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mangrove planting to save twin rivers


In yet another attempt to stop two rivers from flowing freely into the center of Lucena City, more than 15,000 mangrove propagules were planted along the banks of the heavily polluted water bodies recently.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mindoro’s paradise island of mangroves

THE SILONAY Mangrove Conservation and Eco Park in the City of Calapan in Oriental Mindoro MADONNA T. VIROLA

Early in the morning, Alma Bool would plod through muddy waters and plant mangrove propagules off an island in the City of Calapan. She did not realize that she had already planted more than 3,000 of them until somebody asked.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »