‘Manila Bay Clean-up, A Legacy of the Community’ – DENR

TAYTAY, Rizal – THE community’s participation in the environmental activities, including the clean up and maintenance of the cleanliness of the Manila Bay tributaries, may become their legacy, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Rizal head Isidro Mercado said during a clean-up drive along Hulong Bangiad Creek in Brgy. San Juan, here, in advance […]

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Batangueños join ICC with passion; Shell leads business sector volunteers

By MAGIELYN M. RAYOS-BABAO DRIVEN by their innate passion for environmental protection, Batangueños from different sectors actively participated in this year’s observance of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day, September 21. The ICC is an annual environment activity which has been started for thirty (30 years and is set every third Saturday of September. This […]

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Extracting natural wealth: boon or bane?

Last Part of 3-Part Series [The following article is the Last Part of the 3-Part Series. The series is the product of a 2-month research and study conducted under the Philippine Press Institute – Philippine-Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (PPI-Ph-EITI) Media Fellowship on Digging Stories that Matter.] By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS The legal framework Simply stated, mining […]


SM Green Film Festival gathers 868 students from Batangas

A TOTALl of 868 students joined in the Green Film Festival of the SM Supermalls at Lipa City and Batangas City last Wednesday, April 10.  SM City Lipa cinema accommodated at total of 590 students from Kolehiyo ng Lungsod ng Lipa while SM Batangas cinema housed 278 students from the Lyceum of the Philippines University- […]

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RTNMC gears up for 1st ASEAN Mineral Awards

Philippines’ bet for Search in Best Mining Practices… Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) tops the three companies shortlisted for the Best Practices in Mineral Mining category in the first ever ASEAN Minerals Awards (AMA) in recognition of Best Practices in Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Mineral Development. The other two nominees are a gold mining […]