Scientists hope to restore damaged coral on the Great Barrier Reef. Photograph: Auscape / UIG/Getty Images/Universal Images Group Project, which could help restore damaged coral populations, has seen success in the Philippines
November 26, 2017 — Scientists have stepped in as environmental matchmakers by breeding baby coral on the Great Barrier Reef in a move that could have worldwide significance.
Continue reading Great Barrier Reef coral-breeding program offers ‘glimmer of hope’ Image by Rappler.com In a report released in Manila last week, environmental group Greenpeace tags the Philippines as the ‘third-worst polluter into the world’s oceans’ after China and Indonesia
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 27, 2017) — Global food and beverage giant Nestle vowed on Tuesday, September 26, to address allegations by Greenpeace that it was polluting the world’s oceans with cheap plastic packaging for its Philippine products.
Continue reading Nestle tackles ‘ocean-polluter’ tag in Philippines WADING INTO THE FRONT LINES. This photo taken on August 22, 2017 shows a government police officer along with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF-back) wading through a flooded farm on their way to the frontline in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao province, in Mindanao. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera/ AFP Fighting in Mindanao and extreme weather events combine to make a ‘huge humanitarian crisis’ in the Philippines, says Thibault Henry of the charity Acted
PARIS, France (Aug. 24, 2017) — Fighting in the troubled southern Philippine region of Mindanao has combined with extreme weather events to create a “humanitarian catastrophe”, French aid groups said Wednesday.
Continue reading ‘Humanitarian catastrophe’ in Philippines – aid groups File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu The troops reportedly encounter the group of Abu Sayyaf top leader Radullan Sahiron
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — Up to 14 soldiers were wounded in clashes with the Abu Sayyaf Group on Friday, March 3, as the military intensified operations after the beheading of a German hostage.
Continue reading 14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf Image by Rappler.com Nearly 100 countries ratify or accept the landmark agreement that seeks to curb global warming, but the Philippines is not among them
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (Nov. 8, 2016) — As the Philippines marked the 4th anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Paris climate change agreement came into force.
Continue reading Advocates urge PH Senate to ratify Paris climate deal after Duterte nod CLIMATE DEAL. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a message during the Regional Convention of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Greater Manila Chapter at Pandango Hall, Manila Hotel, November 4, 2016. Presidential Photo The President reaches the decision barely 3 months after he declared his misgivings about it
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday, November 7, that he will now back the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, after a near-unanimous approval by his Cabinet, and he will be signing the historic pact.
Continue reading Duterte to sign Paris climate pact CATASTROPHE. A ship is washed ashore on November 25, 2013, crushing houses in Tacloban, Leyte, after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) swept over the central Philippines. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP Former president Fidel V. Ramos wants President Rodrigo Duterte to approve the climate deal so the Senate may ratify it, because it would ‘advance the interests’ of Filipinos
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 30, 2016) — Former president Fidel Ramos urged the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to approve and ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, as any further delays would make Filipinos more prone to the effects of typhoons.
Continue reading Ramos to gov’t: Ratify climate deal or Filipinos will suffer CLIMATE TALKS. A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that hosted Paris’ climate summit, also known as COP21. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP In time for the upcoming Morocco climate talks, the Ateneo School of Government and the SSG Advisors present the reasons why the Paris Agreement on Climate Change should be ratified by the Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 30, 2016) — Six months after 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, delegates from these countries will meet once again in Marrakech, Morocco on November 7 to finally put the deal into force.
Continue reading La Viña: Paris climate deal aligns with Duterte’s 10-point agenda Image by Rappler.com Antonio La Viña, a veteran of international climate talks, also advises the Philippine delegation not to emphasize human rights in the next round of negotiations
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 30, 2016) — After playing an active role during the 2015 climate talks in Paris, the Philippines will sit as an observer in the ceremonial first meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, to be held during the next world climate conference, COP 22, which opens November 7 in Marrakech, Morocco.
Continue reading PH to sit as observer in Morocco meeting on Paris deal DENGUE VACCINE. Sanofi is rolling out the dengue vaccine in the private sector in Mexico while health authorities prepare a public immunization plan. File photo from Sanofi Pasteur ‘We estimate that in Mexico and in other countries that the benefits will outweigh the costs of the (vaccine) intervention,’ says Guillaume Leroy, head of Sanofi’s dengue program
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 10, 2016) — While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is spreading, with Mexico becoming next week the latest country where people can get the shot.
Continue reading Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine