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As COVID-19 hits tourism, popular snorkeling spot in Coron finds ways to thrive

When the Philippines started implementing lockdowns due to the pandemic last year, the tourism industry was among those hardly hit. Siete Pecados Marine Park (SPMP), a 153-hectare community-managed eco-tourism spot in Coron, Palawan, was no exception. Since quarantine restrictions were put in place last year, SPMP has not generated income, even during the summer months…

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DepEd-DRRMS, AYEJ kick off second environmental journalism training for school paper advisers, young journalists

To help reinforce the role of journalism in climate action and environmental reportage, the Department of Education through the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Service (DepEd-DRRMS) alongside the Association of Young Environmental Journalists (AYEJ) launched The Green Beat Initiative + (TGBI+), last Friday, August 27, with its first virtual synchronous learning session. TGBI+ is the second…

On fighting against climate change: Imuseños unite through green schools

On fighting against climate change: Imuseños unite through green schools

Kung ayaw may dahilan; kung gusto palaging mayroong paraan. This Filipino proverb ignited Imus National High School (INHS) to act as it heeds the need to address the inevitable implications of climate change in the country through their school-based environmental projects. Jonard Saria, INHS School Property Custodian and Overseer of the Green School Program, shared…

Climate Reality PH, East-West Center, open applications for Project Niche

Climate Reality PH, East-West Center, open applications for Project Niche

07 July 2021, Quezon City—The Climate Reality Project Philippines, in partnership with the Hawaii-based East-West Center and youth-led environmental group Wavefarers, is inviting young climate advocates to submit project proposals to “Project Niche: Advocacy Pitch.” Launched last July 5, Project Niche aims to empower the youth to conceptualize and implement community-based projects on climate action…

NCR’s ‘last bird sanctuary’ near Manila bay

NCR’s ‘last bird sanctuary’ near Manila bay

For the past decades, there has been continuous degradation of the wetland ecosystem, which is why a form of rehabilitation was needed in order to preserve them. In 2007, Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) in Manila Bay was established by virtue of a Presidential Proclamation to protect the critical state of the area’s…

How a calamity-prone barangay in Cabanatuan managed to combat Climate Change

How a calamity-prone barangay in Cabanatuan managed to combat Climate Change

Rows of colorful flowers made from recycled plastic bottles would greet Azaleah Pascual every time she walked around her home barangay in Cabanatuan City. There was not a piece of trash or plastic straw in sight.  However, taking a leisurely stroll around Barangay Pagas was quite different today compared to seven years ago.  “Dati, hindi…