Sustainable Structures

What you build is for the future, and Mother Nature will be its only permanent resident

Forest vines can help PH climb up to becoming world’s top handicraft maker, but only if government intervenes

Forest vines are considered among the best sources of raw materials for handicraft production. They are also excellent sources of materials for low-cost housing, food and beverages, clothing, and medicine in rural areas. These herbaceous or woody plants have roots anchored to the ground, while the rest of their bodies climb by clinging to trees …

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These resorts list their first, and most important, customer as Mother Nature

Even before Boracay was ordered off-limits to tourists, there had been local government units and resort owners trying to learn from the island’s “overtourism” that have led to the abuse of the environment. One of those resort owners is One-Of Collection, the group that manages boutique resort-hotels Amorita Resort and Momo Beach House in Bohol …

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New jeepney designs

Any takers for these jeepney replacements?

Sentimentality may get you nowhere, literally. True, the iconic, ubiquitous jeepney has been the main intra-city/intra-town form of transport in the Philippines for as long as any living resident can remember. But time and transport technology has caught up with the old jeepney, which has gained quite the notoriety for its atrocious emissions, reckless drivers, …

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