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Organic farming thrives in Isabela

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ORGANIC FARMING. Rice and corn farmers like Mang Kikoy shift to organic farming after knowing that chemicals harm the environment. Photo from FSSI

Training in organic farming in Isabela helps farmers like Mang Kikoy recover from disasters and other calamities

MANILA, Philippines (May 5, 2016) — Francisco ‘Mang Kikoy’ Cacal, a farmer and father of eight children, was fed up with farming. He was fed up with typhoons and droughts that damaged his crops. He wanted to quit. Continue reading Organic farming thrives in Isabela

Unpaid forest guards stop work in critical watershed

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FIGHING ILLEGAL LOGGING. Ipo Watershed bantay gubat or forest guards find illegally-cut lumber floating in a river. Photo from Fredd Ochavo/UP Mountaineers
The Ipo Watershed – part of a watershed system which provides 97% of Metro Manila’s water needs – is now vulnerable again to illegal logging and burning – no thanks to MWSS’ ‘oversight’

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 1, 2016) — A mountain forest that is one of Metro Manila’s main sources of water is now at the mercy of illegal logging and burning after around 20 of its forest guards left their posts in January.

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Baguio to have enough water supply despite El Niño

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RESTORED WATER SOURCE. The Mount Santo Tomas basin. Rappler photo
‘The rain catchment has fully restored water and will be utilized during summertime when our spring sources cannot be tapped,’ says the Baguio Water District

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 26, 2016) — Water supply for Baguio City residential and commercial establishments will be sustained despite the threat of El Niño, according to the city’s water distributor.

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