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Cimatu speaks up on alleged ‘flattening’ of a Boracay mountain

Posted on: May 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  A video posted by an anonymous Boracay resident has gone viral for supposedly capturing an ongoing excavation that resulted in the flattening and deforestation of a mountain in Barangay...

Green algae can be a source of livelihood for Boracay residents – Scientist

Posted on: May 7th, 2018 | No Comments
  BORACAY, Philippines – There’s cash in trash.  This is what scientist, Maria Rovilla Luhan, wants to promote alongside the rehabilitation and clean up efforts in Boracay Island. Luhan, a...

Trash traps placed in Metro Manila waterways

Posted on: May 4th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission and local government units have placed metal and net trash traps between estuaries and bridges in some parts of Metro Manila. Selected...

Air pollution kills 7 million people each year, WHO calls for quick change

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, May 1, that air pollution still kills 7 million people each year, almost all of them in poor countries in Asia and...

Boracay is officially closed for 6-month rehab

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | No Comments
People are seen waiting in line for the opening of Caticlan Port to enter Boracay at 6am Thursday. This after the island was officially closed midnight of April 25 for...

Bigger wildfires seen to hit California due to climate change

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 | No Comments
  The Center for Climate Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has warned of larger and more destructive wildfires to hit the state in the coming years...

Over 100 establishments in Samal Island lack wastewater treatment – PENRO

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 | No Comments
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is currently checking on the sea coastlines and beaches in Samal Island. The move is in line with Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu’s...

14 establishments in Puerto Galera ordered closed

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered 14 establishments in Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro to clear out its beaches in the next 30...

Over 4,000 jobs offered at jobs fair in Boracay for affected workers

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 | No Comments
Workers who are affected by the Boracay’s temporary shutdown still have a chance to work outside the island. This is through a jobs fair that was organized by the One...

Boracay council pushes for temporary cessation of displaced workers’ SSS contributions

Posted on: April 14th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Western Visayas, an estimated 36,000 workers from over 3,000 registered establishments in Boracay will be affected by the...