Sustainability

Efforts underway to save historic Homonhon Island

House of Representatives Minority Leader Marcelino “Nonoy” Libanan has announced the launch of a multisectoral effort to save the historic Homonhon Island in Eastern Samar from further environmental degradation due to commercial nickel and chromite mining activities. “We are pleased to report that following a meeting that we initiated among stakeholders, environment Secretary Maria Antonia […]

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Poor, elderly Pinoys suffer the most from food imbalance caused by climate change

Poor Filipino households and nutritionally vulnerable population groups face food and nutrition insecurity, particularly after natural disasters. This is according to a policy statement of the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) on “Climate shocks, calamities, exact human collateral damage, food and nutrition security threatened.” The Philippines receives an overdose of

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Philippine, Singaporean science majors engage in community action

Students of the UP Diliman College of Science (UPD-CS) and the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore (RP) immersed themselves in the month-long Temasek Foundation International Specialists’ Community Action and Leadership Exchange (TFI SCALE) Programme, the first half taking place in Singapore from Sept. 6 to 19, 2023, and the second half in the Philippines last March

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‘Rice is good, but cash better’ for those receiving 4Ps subsidy

(Photo credit: Pixabay/Pexels) House of Representatives Minority Leader Marcelino “Nonoy” Libanan wants the government to keep on distributing the P600 monthly rice subsidy to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) households in cash, instead of actual rice bags. “Rice is good, but cash is better because the money gets delivered straight and fast into the LandBank

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Law prohibiting ‘no permit, no exam’ policy expected to be fully enforced

Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo expects the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the Department of Education (DepEd) to “vigorously enforce” the No Permit, No Exam Prohibition Law that took effect March 31. “We are counting on regulators to make sure that all schools do what is required to comply with the prohibition,” Rillo, one

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Company logs record water savings

On World Water Day last March 22, San Miguel Corp (SMC) announced that it logged its highest water savings in five years, under its flagship water sustainability program “Water for All”. At the same time, it also reported significant progress in its ongoing massive effort to clean up major river systems in Metro Manila and

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UK recognizes UP scientists’ work

Pamela Louise Tolentino of the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Science National Institute of Geological Sciences (UPD-CS NIGS) and CS Dean Giovanni Tapang are among the Filipino scientists highlighted by the United Kingdom in its decadal recap of joint scientific achievements with the Philippines. Since 2014, Filipino scientists have been collaborating with UK scientists

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