To really make a dent in saving the environment, the ban on plastic bags and wrappers should no longer be just local but national, according to green advocates who scoured the coast of Manila Bay and once again found the shores awash with garbage in what has been an annual and frustrating cleanup campaign. [...]
By Bong Lozada
To prepare Filipinos in the occurrence of the Big One, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council will hold an earthquake drill on Wednesday near Manila Bay to simulate the scenarios after a powerful tremor jolts Metro Manila.
By Erika Sauler and Jaymee T. Gamil
A tsunami hurtling toward Manila Bay can generate waves up to two stories high and submerge the city up to 4 to 5 kilometers inland. This means that areas like the University of Santo Tomas campus on España Boulevard, already flood-prone as it is, will be inundated within minutes, this time by debris and sea water.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
The now crumbling centuries-old Malate Church is in need of P5 million each year to be restored to its former glory, according to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
More than a hundred families in Navotas City whose houses were swept away by a strong typhoon three years ago have finally been given new homes in a safer part of the city.