Southeast Asia became dumping ground for plastic waste – study

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato/rappler.com – Countries, especially Southeast Asian nations, without policies banning imports of plastic waste are at risk of being toxic dumpsites, according to the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA). A report released Tuesday, April 23, showed plastic waste from highly-industrialized nations are rerouted to developing Read more »

Rescuers rush to find survivors in Pampanga supermarket rubble after quake

By Carolyn Bonquin/CNN Philippines – Rescuers are scrambling to find survivors on Tuesday after a four-story supermarket collapsed in Porac, Pampanga following a strong earthquake. The rescue operation is now focused in the middle part and both sides of the supermarket Chuzon Supermarket in Barangay Cangat where more people are Read more »

Starbucks Philippines to launch reusable cups, tumblers, straws

via rappler.com -Starbucks Philippines is going the greener route, just in time for Earth Day on April 22. After launching 4 new frappucino flavors for the summer, Starbucks has surprised customers yet again with its new sustainable collection of reusable hot and cold cups, tumblers, and straws, all available starting Read more »

Cadillac, Chrysler, Lincoln Continental: How Philippine presidents rolled in style

By CNN Philippines – Inside Quezon Memorial Circle is a contemporary museum that hosts 13 luxury cars of the previous presidents of the Philippines — from Emilio Aguinaldo to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The National Historic Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has maintained the cars since 2008, and later signed a memorandum Read more »

Northern Blossom Flower Farm: Atok’s floral carpet

By Ivan Jim Layugan/rappler.com – Much like people who go to safaris for a genuine experience of the wild, some travelers have been flocking to gardens lately to see flora in its natural habitat. The Northern Blossom Flower Farm in Atok, Benguet, has been dominating social media for quite some Read more »

Does Holy Week still matter to Filipinos?

By Nicole Soriano/nnphilippines.com – Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — On the surface, the Christian faith appears ingrained in the lives of many Filipinos, with over 80 percent of the Philippine population identifying as Catholic. Every Sunday, families gather together and pack their local parishes; priests preach with conviction to a Read more »

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