DENR promotes plant-based diet to fight climate change

MANILA, July 13 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Saturday urged Filipinos to help fight climate change by switching to plant-based diet, which has been shown to reduce the ecological footprint of human food consumption. In a press...

Aquino hopes COP 21 yields binding climate agreement

ROME, Italy (Mabuhay) – President Aquino said he hopes that the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) that he attended in Paris will yield enforceable commitments from countries to address climate change. The President, who attended the Paris climate conference on November 30,...

President Aquino now in Italy, gets one step closer to meeting Pope Francis again

ROME, Italy, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived here Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning in Manila) to begin the Italian leg of his three-state European trip following a two-day working visit in Paris, France. The Chief Executive and his official...

President Aquino calls for global unity to address climate change

PARIS, France, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday called for global solidarity in addressing climate change saying every country must commit to reduce green house gas emissions and build resilient communities. In his keynote address during the...

PNoy to lead forum of 20 climate vulnerable countries in Paris meet

MANILA, Nov. 28 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III will lead the meeting 20 “climate vulnerable” countries during the historic 21st Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris next week. In an interview, Presidential communications chief Secretary Herminio Coloma...

Gov’t-mandated ‘coastal greenbelts’ eyed to protect typhoon-prone areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker from Bicol – one of the provinces hardest and most often hit by typhoons – is recommending the creation of mangrove buffer zones along vulnerable coastlines. With several typhoons affecting the country each year, a greenbelt of mangroves and beach...

Chiz seeks immediate release OF P1-B people’s survival fund

As local government units (LGUs) continued to grapple with the unmitigated impacts of extreme weather events, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero asked the government to immediately release the P1-billion People’s Survival Fund (PSF). Escudero, who chairs the Senate Committee on...

Gov’t to open P1-B climate fund for project proposals

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — Local government units and community organizations may start submitting proposals for climate change adaptation projects under the P1 billion People’s Survival Fund (PSF). The government is now finalizing details for the fund’s utilization and...

House passes bill fast-tracking reverting of idle fishponds to forestlands

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives passed on third and final reading a bill that would shorten the process of reverting abandoned fishponds into forestlands. House Bill 5845 of Bulacan Fourth District Representative Linabelle Ruth Villarica stipulates the...

Tagle: No progress if people are still poor

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said voters should elect leaders who care for the environment and have clear platforms of action on the issue. Tagle spoke at a forum on the papal encyclical on the environment in which Pope Francis urged people to...