Local News

Local Group Advocates to Save Batiano River

Local Group Advocates to Save Batiano River: The Iloilo Local Initiators Group (ILIG) for Batiano, a local movement of concerned stakeholders, cemented their campaign to save Batiano River with a photo exhibit illustrating the river's glory days and its current state after years of rapid urbanization. The movement is supported by the Iloilo Water Resilience… Continue reading Local Group Advocates to Save Batiano River

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

World News

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 Earth Day

World News

World Wildlife Fund 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 Deforestation Statistics

Local News

Iloilo City 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 Green Initiatives

Local News

Iloilo City Dog Pound

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 Dog Pound

National News

Manila Bay 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 Manila Bay Dolomite

World News

WWF: Decline in Species

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: Decline in Species

World News

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 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 Submerged by 2050

Iloilo City Submerged by 2050: Just recently, Iloilo City was included in the list of areas that will be submerged in water by 2050, in a study conducted by Climate Central. Other Philippine areas included in the list are Roxas City, Cebu City, Northwest Metro Manila, City of Manila, Southwest Metro Manila, and Zamboanga City.… Continue reading Iloilo City Submerged by 2050