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Philippines a 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 leaking into the ocean comes from just… Continue reading Philippines a Major Producer of Plastic Waste

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Australia On Fire, Bush Fires Out of Control

Australia is currently under threat due to 'catastrophic' bushfire that ravaged parts of the continent. In an article by the New York Times, more than 85 fires burned across Australia's east coast since Tuesday – with 40 out of 85 out of control. As of date, more than 100,000 homes are at risk in the… Continue reading Australia On Fire, Bush Fires Out of Control

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Duterte to Wage War Against Single Use Plastic

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is contemplating on banning single use plastic. According to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, the president “floated the idea to ban the use of plastics, which according to him would require legislative action”. The president considered the idea during the 43rd cabinet meeting. In an article by Philippine Star, it… Continue reading Duterte to Wage War Against Single Use Plastic

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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. According to Climate Central, sea… Continue reading Iloilo City Submerged by 2050

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Ilonggos Encouraged to Buy Local Rice

In a bid to help local farmers, the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas encourages consumers to buy local rice. The department also recognized November as National Rice Awareness Month and kicked off the celebration with a campaign themed 'Buy Local, Eat Local'. Department of Agriculture Region VI Information Officer James Earl Ogatis explained that the… Continue reading Ilonggos Encouraged to Buy Local Rice

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Convert Garbage to Cash in GT Town Center Pavia

'Garbage to Treasure' was recently launched by GT Town Center in Pavia, in partnership with Property Company of Friends and Justine Scrap, at the GT Town Center Mall. 'Garbage to Treasure' is the brainchild of Allan Ryan Tan, Vice President for Real Estate and Land Development, GT Town Center. Tan is a known advocate for… Continue reading Convert Garbage to Cash in GT Town Center Pavia

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Php 50,000 Reward Versus Vandalism in Iloilo City

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treňas was dismayed after a palm tree along Diversion Road in Mandurriao was destroyed by vandals. In a Facebook post, Treňas aired his sentiments and offered a Php 50,000 reward to anyone who can provide more information regarding the identity of those who wrecked the palm tree. "It breaks my heart… Continue reading Php 50,000 Reward Versus Vandalism in Iloilo City

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Device Successful in Removing Plastic from the Ocean

An 'enormous floating device' successfully captured and removed plastic from the ocean, specifically from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The device was designed by Dutch scientists for Ocean Cleanup, a non profit environmental organization in the Netherlands. The company was successful in capturing ocean garbage – from cartons, crates, and even microplastics as small as… Continue reading Device Successful in Removing Plastic from the Ocean

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Iloilo Eyes Adoption of Waste-to-Energy Technology

The Iloilo Provincial Government is lobbying for a possible partnership with the Iloilo City Government for the adoption of a waste-to-energy technology. Just recently, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. met with Department of Environment and Natural Resources officials to ask for guidelines in choosing a reputable waste-to-energy company. “We approached DENR to ask help for… Continue reading Iloilo Eyes Adoption of Waste-to-Energy Technology