Feature Stories

Gabby Mejia on Oil Spill and Green Energy

Ayala led company AC Energy Corporation was recently under fire after a power barge exploded in one of its newly acquired properties in Iloilo City. The explosion happened last July 03, around 3pm, at Power Barge 102, spilling around 40,000 liters of oil into the sea. This caused a massive oil spill that reached the… Continue reading Gabby Mejia on Oil Spill and Green Energy

Feature Stories

Oil Spill: An Abomination to Nature

‘To err is human’. Oil Spills have frequented the seas for as long as man can remember. The Kuwaiti Oil Fires in 1991 spilled 136,000 tons of crude oil into the sea, the Gulf War Oil Spill in 1991 almost 1,000 tons, and the Deepwater Horizon in 2010 almost 590 tons – these are just… Continue reading Oil Spill: An Abomination to Nature

National News

AC Energy Philippines Submits Environmental Management Plan

Just recently, AC Energy Philippines submitted its environmental management plan (EMP) to the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) detailing the plans to address the environmental impact of the oil spill. It may be recalled that nearly 48,000 liters of oil spilled into Iloilo waters after an incident at the… Continue reading AC Energy Philippines Submits Environmental Management Plan

National News

Air Pollution in Manila Drops 42% Due to ECQ

Air pollution levels in Manila has dropped significantly at 42% as the enhanced community quarantine continues in the metro. In a social media post by the Manila Public Information Office, it was revealed that air pollution levels in selected areas in the City of Manila continue to change as the masses stay in their respective… Continue reading Air Pollution in Manila Drops 42% Due to ECQ

World News

Earth Hour 2020 to Happen Today

Despite the world being in a vulnerable era where a pandemic continues to ravage communities, nature will be on centerstage today at 8:30pm for Earth Hour 2020. To date, Earth Hour is one of the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, engaging millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories. Earth Hour… Continue reading Earth Hour 2020 to Happen Today

World News

Every Drop Counts: March 22 is World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day. World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater, and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. According to United Nations, the day raises awareness to the 2.2 billion people without access to safe water. Moreover, the focus of the observance… Continue reading Every Drop Counts: March 22 is World Water Day

Covid-19, National News

DENR VI Cancels Environmental Events

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources cancels its environmental events for the month of March due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak. The agency aligns itself with the efforts by the City of Iloilo and the Province of Iloilo to safeguard residents from local transmission. “We have to obey the rules and protect ourselves from… Continue reading DENR VI Cancels Environmental Events

Local News

‘Bring Your Own Water Bottle’ to be Promoted in Iloilo

The Department of Trade and Industry Iloilo Provincial Office will start its campaign to reduce the purchase and usage of single-use plastics, particularly in the workplace, according to OIC-Provincial Director Felisa Judith L. Degala. In line with the observance of the World Consumers Rights Day, on March 15, the agency in Iloilo will initiate the… Continue reading ‘Bring Your Own Water Bottle’ to be Promoted in Iloilo

Local News

Potted Margaritas Donated to Iloilo City

In a post by the Iloilo City Government, fifty (50) potted margaritas were donated to the Iloilo City Government Beautification to beautify Sunburst Park. “Iloilo City Government Beautification got boost from donation of 50 potted margaritas to beautify Sunburst Park. Open spaces are continuously enhanced with flowers and trees to make the metropolis more beautiful,… Continue reading Potted Margaritas Donated to Iloilo City

Local News

Iloilo City Government Bans Unnecessary Single Use Plastic

Just recently, the Office of the City Mayor released Executive Order No. 043, an “executive order to ban the bringing and use of ‘unnecessary’ single-use plastic products in public parks, esplanades, and plazas”, cemented on Republic Act No. 9003, known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 Section 2 – ensuring protection of… Continue reading Iloilo City Government Bans Unnecessary Single Use Plastic