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Inside Marikina’s Green Initiatives

Inside Marikina’s Green Initiatives

College instructor Anthony Rapista had studied and worked in Marikina City for eight years. Now that he lives in Rodriguez, Rizal, he couldn’t help but compare the two places, especially when it comes to environmental policies.   “Isa sa mga progresibong lungsod sa National Capital Region [ang Marikina]. Malinis ang kapaligiran, maayos ang paligid at…

Warming seas affect Tanza fishers, sellers

Warming seas affect Tanza fishers, sellers

Tanza, a little town in Cavite, now faces a drastic depletion of fish stocks. Fish catch has declined continuously and is likely to fall further. The culprit is the climate breakdown, affecting the town’s fisheries industry. Most of all, the crisis targets the income and livelihood of both small fisherfolks and fish sellers. For Arceli…

Trash collectors face new problem amidst pandemic: Used face masks

Trash collectors face new problem amidst pandemic: Used face masks

The risks imposed on garbage collectors are seemingly increasing, yet another problem emerged on solid waste management due to the pandemic: improper disposal of biomedical wastes.  Environmental frontliners continue to battle with their lives as signages were posted in streets saying: “Ilagay sa tamang tapunan ang ginamit mong facemask,” following the growing problem on how…

Apo Reef in Focus: The Boon and Bane of the Pandemic

Apo Reef in Focus: The Boon and Bane of the Pandemic

If there is one good thing that came out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the positive impact the limited movement of people for at least a year has given the environment: A chance to breathe, to recharge, and to heal. In the Apo Reef Natural Park in Occidental Mindoro, for example, the number of…

Undying legend of Kalibasib, the world’s last captive-bred tamaraw

Undying legend of Kalibasib, the world’s last captive-bred tamaraw

At the age of 21, Kalibasib, the last captive-bred Philippine tamaraw, died in the afternoon of October 10, 2020. Kali, as he was nicknamed, was under the care of Tamaraw Conservation Program (TCP) at the Tamaraw Gene Pool Farm located at Manoot, Rizal in the province of Occidental Mindoro.  The tamaraw, or Bubalus mindorensis, is…

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Reeking Creek: San Cristobal creek causes concern as health risks grow

Deedee often goes to the community market in Barangay San Cristobal to buy produce for the week. On her way home, her mouth waters upon smelling the appetizing cooked food wafting beyond her subdivision’s gates. However, her appetite is ruined by the stench of the creek nearby. Not only was her appetite ruined,  but her…