Lifestyle, Local News

Electric Vehicles in Iloilo

Electric Vehicles in Iloilo: Grand Canyon and MG Electric highlight 'Revolutionizing the Future', the grand launch of the Marvel R and MG 4, both electric vehicles. The event was held at The Daily Drive in Festive Walk Iloilo, inside Megaworld Iloilo Business Park. The MG Marvel R Electric is a compact SUV and part of… Continue reading Electric Vehicles in Iloilo

National News

PH Braces for El Niño

PH Braces for El Niño: An article by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) shares that the local government recently convened with representatives of water utilities to discuss measures in preparing for drought, expected to happen this month of June. Local Response According to Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, the drought is expected to reduce the… Continue reading PH Braces for El Niño

Local News

Progress and Preservation: A Balancing Act

Progress and Preservation: A Balancing Act. Progress is essential. Preservation, too, is essential – but, ultimately, it is a balancing act. Such was the case between the indigenous people (IP) of Calinog and the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project and its construction partner Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. Background: The Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project was… Continue reading Progress and Preservation: A Balancing Act

Local News

Hotel 101 Group Brings 101 Stay Green to Iloilo City

Hotel 101 Group Brings 101 Stay Green to Iloilo City: Hotel 101 Group brings 101 Stay Green campaign to Iloilo City as it launched sustainability efforts, highlighted by agreements with the Philippine Coast Guard Aviation Force and support from the Iloilo Government. The agreement was inked last September 12 at Injap Tower Hotel. This, following… Continue reading Hotel 101 Group Brings 101 Stay Green to Iloilo City

Local News

Iloilo Tree Park Network: A Preview

The Iloilo City Government takes pride in its proposed Iloilo City Tree Park Network - its environmental program for a green and livable city. It is composed of the following: Iloilo City Tree Park in Lanit, Jaro; Eco-Park 01 and 02 in La Paz, and the Iloilo Beach Forest in Molo. It is the local… Continue reading Iloilo Tree Park Network: A Preview

Local News

PLDT Iloilo Office Unveils Solar Rooftop Installation

PLDT Iloilo office unveils solar rooftop installation as part of sustainability push. PLDT Inc. (PLDT) has fortified its move to help mitigate the effects of climate change with the completion of photovoltaic (PV) panel installation at its La Paz Office in Iloilo City. PLDT La Paz is one of the integrated telco’s main offices in… Continue reading PLDT Iloilo Office Unveils Solar Rooftop Installation

World News

April 22 is Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day – an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The momentous event started in 1970 and, since then, has mobilized one billion individuals and gathered 150,000 partners worldwide. The website, EarthDay.Org, provides more details regarding the event. “EarthDay.Org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.… Continue reading April 22 is Earth Day

World News

World Wildlife Fund Shares Deforestation Statistics

Deforestation Statistics: The World Wildlife Fund, in a press release, revealed that 166,000 square miles – roughly the size of California - have been lost to deforestation worldwide, between 2004 and 2017. “More than 166,000 square miles of forest habitat—an area roughly the size of California—were lost to deforestation in the tropics and subtropics between… Continue reading World Wildlife Fund Shares Deforestation Statistics

Local News

Iloilo City Strengthens Green Initiatives

Iloilo City, under the leadership of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, strengthens its green initiatives through ongoing and upcoming projects in the metro. Here, the Iloilo Bloggers Society has summarized some of the green projects of the local government. One of the projects that has recently gained popularity is the green tunnel. The ‘Green Tunnel’… Continue reading Iloilo City Strengthens Green Initiatives

Local News

Iloilo City to Establish Dog Pound for Strays

In an update, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas revealed that the City Veterinary Office, General Services Office, along with the City Engineer’s Office are conceptualizing a plan to establish a dog pound in the metro. Treñas also said that the local government is intending to purchase a vehicle to capture strays and to settle them… Continue reading Iloilo City to Establish Dog Pound for Strays

National News

DENR Reveals Truth about Manila Bay’s Dolomite

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently posted a narrative about the truth behind the controversial dolomite and the beach nourishment project for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude and appreciation to those who have expressed their understanding and support for… Continue reading DENR Reveals Truth about Manila Bay’s Dolomite

World News

WWF: 68% Average Decline in Species Population Sizes Since 1970

In an article published by the World Wildlife Fund, it indicated that there is an average decline of 68% in species population sizes since 1970. Declines in monitored populations of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians present a dire warning for the health of people and the planet. Globally, monitored population sizes of mammals, fish,… Continue reading WWF: 68% Average Decline in Species Population Sizes Since 1970

National News

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

National News

2020 Oil Spill: An Abomination to Nature

2020 Oil Spill: ‘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 –… Continue reading 2020 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

World News

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 March 22 is World Water Day

World News

World Wild Fund Philippines

World Wild Fund Philippines: WWF PH, an organization focused on building a climate-resilient Philippines, shared a Facebook post, ‘state of nature address’.The post, captioned ‘How is the country’s environment doing? This is our state of nature address. Let’s work with our government and push for a greener tomorrow’. The post was published last July 2019,… Continue reading World Wild Fund Philippines

Local News

Iloilo City Clean Tourist City

  Iloilo ASEAN Clean Tourist City: Just recently, Iloilo City was included among the three awardees of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Clean Tourist City Award 2020 - 2022. The award lauds cities that have excelled in the beautification of public areas, improvement of environment and sanitation, enhancement of urban spaces, and promotion… Continue reading Iloilo City Clean Tourist City

World News

Philippines: Major Producer of Plastic Waste

Philippines is Major Producer of Plastic Waste: In a 2015 report on plastic pollution, the country was identified as the third biggest producer of plastic waste in the world. The report was made by the Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment. “Critically, our research found that more than half of the plastic… Continue reading Philippines: Major Producer of Plastic Waste