Typhoon “Glenda” dealt Metro Manila only a glancing blow of about three hours Wednesday, but it was enough to shut down the capital, leave the megacity a shambles and without power, and take at least 20 lives.
Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. is facing a P50,000 fine from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) for developing a property in the Mount Santo Tomas watershed here without an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).
By Redempto D. Anda
For a biologist like Kyra Hoevenaars, who has lived and studied the wildlife and forests of Palawan province for years, Mount Cleopatra is a special place. “Almost everything that you will find there, especially the mammals, they don’t exist anywhere else in the world,” Hoevenaars told the Inquirer.
Two groups of environmentalists on Wednesday said they would “retake” what they called an illegal road project initiated by Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. inside the Mt. Sto. Tomas watershed to plant saplings and replace more than 700 trees that were destroyed in the area.
Sen. Cynthia Villar on Sunday said more places should consider banning plastic for commercial use, after several Metro Manila cities reported their success in doing away with the ubiquitous product.