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Philippines Vows Beauty Over Building in Tourism Drive

MANILA – The Philippines’ drive to attract more tourists must be balanced against environmental concerns after sewage spills and flooding triggered a construction halt on its most famous beach resort, a senior official said on Thursday.

New bat species discovered in the Philippines

An Ausytralian grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus). A new species of flying fox or fruit bat has been discovered on an island south of Manila(AFP/File/Greg Wood) MANILA (AFP) – A new species of flying fox or fruit bat has been discovered on an island south of Manila, it was reported Read more »

LPG-Fed Buses To Be Used On Philippine Roads

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By Komfie Manalo – Manila, Philippines – Bus operators in the Philippines are going “greener” because it is a lot cheaper. The Philippine LPG Bus and Taxi Co. Inc., (PLPGBTCI) said an initial 10 buses that run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) would be in service on major roads Read more »

Ferry breathes life into Pasig river

Office buildings in Manila’s financial center are reflected on the polluted Pasig river on the United Nations’ world environment day in 2006. In Spanish colonial times, the Pasig river that snakes through Manila was the linchpin of the transport and commerce network in the Philippines.(AFP/File/Jay Directo ) By Roderick Read more »

DENR suspends new development in Boracay

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By KATHERINE ADRANEDA – Newly installed Environment Secretary Lito Atienza ordered Monday a six-month moratorium on new construction in world-famous Boracay in Aklan amid overcrowding on the resort island.

I’m no tree killer, says new Environment chief

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By TJ Burgonio — Newly appointed Environment Secretary Jose Lito Atienza is so annoyed at being portrayed as a tree killer in the media, he has made a vow to plant up to 50 million trees in a fresh reforestation campaign.

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