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CoA report prompts scrutiny of Kaliwa Dam project | Headline PH

CoA report prompts scrutiny of Kaliwa Dam project

  The China-funded Kaliwa Dam continues with its construction activities despite glaring non-compliance with environmental requirements and other irregularities in implementation, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).   MANILA — The COA report prompted opposition Senator...
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,...
Kiko could be another super typhoon—PAGASA | Headline PH

Kiko could be another super typhoon—PAGASA

  To bring in destructive winds and some torrential rainfall over some parts of extreme Northern Luzon, Kiko (international name Chanthu) was spotted earlier getting closer to Philippine landmass.   MANILA — According to the PAG-ASA weather...
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,...
Air quality improved in 2020 lockdowns, though short-lived | Headline PH

Air quality improved in 2020 lockdowns, though short-lived

  The Covid-19 lockdowns last year caused a “dramatic short-lived fall in emissions” of key air pollutants, especially in urban areas. Fine particle pollution fell by more than a third across parts of Asia, says...
'Lumads' still abused, exploited—missionary priest | Headline PH

‘Lumads’ still abused, exploited—missionary priest

  Irish missionary priest Shay Cullen of the Preda Foundation says indigenous peoples are under threat as never before and need the international community to stand with them to end the exploitation and abuse they...
IPCC warns of climate change impacts in the Pacific | Headline PH

IPCC warns of climate change impacts in the Pacific

  A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns Pacific countries like the Philippines that they will likely experience increasingly devastating climate change impacts as temperature and other climate concerns are expected...
Brazil's snow threatens harvest outcomes of major crops | Headline PH

Brazil’s snow threatens harvest outcomes of major crops

  Recently, a cold snap covered southern Brazil in snowfall and freezing rain. The phenomenon affected 43 cities on 28 and 29 July. Most Brazilians posted their snow experience on social media. However, the incidence poses...
Indonesia's 'Jurassic Park' to impact environment | Headline PH

Indonesia’s ‘Jurassic Park’ to impact environment

  Set on a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site, Indonesia's Komodo National Park is the site of a series of tourism projects dubbed 'Jurassic Park.' Ironically, the country's environment ministry...
House passes PH Rise Marine Resource Reserve bill | Headline PH

House passes PH Rise Marine Resource Reserve bill

  This week, the House Committee on Natural Resources approved the unnumbered substitute bill to House Bill 36, which declares a portion of the Philippine Rise situated within the exclusive economic zone as a marine...

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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 —...