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Philippine Government Conducts 3-day Eco-Friendly Seminar

BUTUAN CITY , Philippines  – In their effort to sustain the government’s reforestation and “greening” program and global warming and climate change mitigation program, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted a three-day workshop-seminar at “Ecological Forest Park” at Mount Mayapay, Barangay Bonbon here.

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Groups back Global Health Campaign for Kids, Women

MANILA, Philippines — Several international organizations, led by United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) and other multilateral agencies have rallied behind the launching of a global and concerted effort to save the lives of more than 16 million women and children, particularly in poor countries.

More than US$40 billion in resources for the promotion of women’s and children’ health have been pledged over the next five years during the recent launching of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, which is set to benefit developing countries, including Philippines.

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 October 2010 20:16 )

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World Bank OKs loan for anti-poverty drive

THE WORLD Bank Friday approved a $59.1-million loan (or about P2.6 billion at the prevailing exchange rate) for the Philippines to support community-development projects in poor areas.

In a statement, the World Bank said the loan will fund the government’s “Kapit-bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social services (Kalahi-CIDSS)” project, which is aimed at helping improve the access to public services by individuals in impoverished areas.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 October 2010 18:47 )

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Ludong : Lobed river mullet, Cestraeus plicatili

Ludong (Ilocano) [Lobed river mullet, Cestraeus plicatilis] is a freshwater mullet that is endemic to Cagayan River and tributaries extending through the watersheds of Cagayan Valley and the Santa-Abra River Systems of Ilocos Sur and Abra in the Philippines. Ludong is rapidly diminishing in number becayse of a number of factors -- overfishing (including the historical use of "pabamto" (a homemade explosive concoction), poison, and electric rods), deforestation that leads to destruction of pristine habitat needed for egg-laying in the mountain streeams that feed the Cagayan River, Pinacanauan River and other tributaries in Cagayan Valley), the impact of rapid population growth  and the rather lax implementation of fishing laws meant to protect fish and other natural resources.  As a result, "Ludong" is facing extinction, according to the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 October 2010 00:09 )

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Green Core signs pact with Visayas coops for ‘clean’ power supply

MANILA, Philippines—Green Core Geothermal Inc., a subsidiary of geothermal leader Energy Development Corp., has inked long-term agreements with three electric cooperatives in the Visayas for the supply of 40 megawatts of clean energy annually.

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Keeping up to Date on Forest Policy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the German Technical Cooperation signed recently a US$3.73-million project for the development of forest policy and pilot measures for the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

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