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Whale sharks come back to Donsol, draw back tourists — WWF Philippines

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Whale sharks are making a comeback in the tourist town of Donsol but it seems their schedule may have changed. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines on Thursday reported an unusual rise in “interactions” with the giant fish in Donsol in the last quarter of 2013, resulting in an increase in the number of tourists.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Palawan’s clean dev’t urged; no to coal power plant

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Palawan can set the standard for fueling development with clean and affordable renewable energy sources instead of dirty and expensive fossil fuel plants, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

72 US sailors leave ship stuck in Tubbataha Reef

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The USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is still stuck after running aground Tubbataha Reefs, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Sulu Sea, in this Jan. 17 photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. AP FILE PHOTO

The US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef remained stuck at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park for the second day on Friday but most of the US sailors had left the ship for safety reasons after initial efforts to free the vessel failed, the US Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement on Friday.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Decentralize developments from cities, improve drainage systems

At least this manhole maintained by a water company on East Avenue, Quezon City, was never paved over.MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

It is time to decentralize developments in the country to provinces and study and improve the drainage systems in the country, following the recent catastrophe which has killed and displaced many.

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Reclamation projects feared to endanger ecosystems

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About 38,000 hectares of coastal land in the country would be swallowed up by new real estate and commercial projects that seek to copy reclamation projects in Singapore and Hong Kong, a document from the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) said.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Baguio City most vulnerable to climate change—study

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VULNERABLE CITY. A view of Baguio City, considered the most vulnerable to climate change among four cities outside the National Capital Region due to its vulnerable to extreme weather events, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines, which did the study. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Baguio City is most vulnerable to climate change of the four cities outside the National Capital Region that were studied by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines.

Posted: November 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Turn away from coal for power needs, gov’t urged

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The World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines has added its voice to the chorus lamenting the government’s increasing dependence on coal for the country’s energy needs, warning that this would become too costly for consumers. WWF-Philippines vice chair and chief executive officer Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan said that coal was expensive now and would get more [...]

Posted: August 8th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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