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Plastic bottles used to make protective suits | Headline PH

Plastic bottles used to make protective suits

  Up-cycling plastic bottles to cope with the increasing demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has been adopted by the Thais since the middle of last year.   RAYONG — A textile factory here in Rayong province,...
More than 300k bamboo planted in Region 6 | Headline PH

More than 300k bamboo planted in Region 6

  Covering 1,187.49 hectares of land on various areas of Western Visayas, more than 300,000 thousand bamboo propagules (plant buds, suckers, or spores) have been planted, an activity included in World Bamboo Day. "We aim for...
Dominguez eyes investments in ‘clean energy’ | Headline PH

Dominguez eyes investments in ‘clean energy’

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has expressed hopes for financing from multilateral institutions to encourage private sector capital in clean energy transition projects in the Philippines.   MANILA, Philippines — At a high-level ministerial dialogue at...
BSP targets small-scale gold miners to strengthen buffers | Headline PH

BSP targets small-scale gold miners to strengthen buffers

  For small-scale miners to sell more gold to the country’s central bank, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has offered them tax exemptions. “We’re looking at making our rates more attractive to small-scale miners,” said...
High concentrations of mercury in Greenland's ice sheets | Headline PH

High concentrations of mercury in Greenland’s ice sheets

  Scientists found dissolved mercury in rivers and fjords in Greenland just as much in far more industrialized areas. The presence of the heavy metal now raises concerns for the health of indigenous communities. With...
PH loses ₱506B due to climate-related hazards | Headline PH

PH loses ₱506B due to climate-related hazards

  In a ten-year period, the Philippines has lost more than ₱500 billion due to typhoons, according to the Department of Finance (DoF).   MANILA, Philippines Climate-related hazards have caused ₱506.1 billion (around $10 billion) in losses...
Climate-vulnerable nations press on Western commitments | Headline PH

Climate-vulnerable nations press on Western commitments

  "We need the Western countries to take responsibility for having contributed and continue to contribute the most to greenhouse gas emissions. They must be given the greater burden of paying for the grants, investments,...
Bishop appeals to step up efforts in defense of indi people | Headline PH

Bishop appeals to step up efforts in defense of indi people

  A Catholic bishop is reiterating appeals for people to step up efforts in defending indigenous people's lands by opposing the Kaliwa Dam project in General Nakar, Quezon, which threatens the lives of tribal tribes...
PH to safely dispose HCFCs, HFCs; eyes Japan's aid | Headline PH

PH to safely dispose HCFCs, HFCs; eyes Japan’s aid

  Looking forward to a safe disposal of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from affected industries, the country is looking at securing assistance from Japan. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are chemical compounds commonly used in the foam, refrigeration,...
US creates ₱800M conservation fund for civil society orgs | Headline PH

US creates ₱800M conservation fund for civil society orgs

  The U.S. government, through the U.S. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) established a five-year, $800 million ($16 million) grant facility to assist civil society organizations in the Philippines in implementing biodiversity...

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Odette's rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas | Headline PH

Odette’s rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas

  After wreaking havoc in Mindanao, Typhoon Odette (Rai) rampaged through the central Philippine region. Thousands of families were evacuated across the regions with the Cebu...
EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia | Headline PH

EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia

  The European Union is being assaulted on multiple fronts by Russia and must unite behind new economic sanctions, Baltic and central European leaders said...
Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine | Headline PH

Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine

  Media report on Monday provided the country's first case of the fast-spreading Omicron variant identified in the northern port city of Tianjin.   BEIJING, China —...