Thirteen cities were given recognition for sharing their best practices in climate mitigation and developing adaptation plans anchored in their crucial role in building a sustainable and climate-safe future. WWF-Philippines awarded Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Dipolog City, La Carlota City, Malolos City, Parañaque City, Pasig City, Quezon City, San Carlos City, and Tagum City.
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Published on 09/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Environment
Tags: climate, WWF
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended the quarrying and crushing plant permits of 11 companies in Rizal. During the hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change on Thursday, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu enumerated the firms whose Mineral Production Sharing Agreements (MPSA) have been suspended.
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Published on 08/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Environment, Legal
Tags: environment, Marikina, mining, plant, river, Rizal
Many Philippine government servers remain to be vulnerable as hackers continue to leak data from poorly protected websites. The recent Office of the Solicitor General data leak was not the first, early September this year, another group of hackers breached the security of the server of the OSG.
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Published on 10/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Politics, Technology
Tags: country, government, National, security
The COVID-19 pandemic will make 2.7 million more Filipinos poor this year on top of a record slide in the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) or economic output in what could be the worst outturn post-war, the World Bank said Tuesday.
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Published on 10/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, People, Society
Tags: ASEAN, COVID-19, government, infrastructure, poverty, quarantine, vaccine
The Department of Tourism wants to work with the Philippine General Hospital to cut costs of COVID-19 swab testing for local tourists, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Wednesday. The secretary said that although the hospital already provides RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) tests at a cheap rate of ₱1,800, she hopes to get a 50% discount for tourists since they are required to undergo testing before their trips.
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Published on 03/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Health, Travel
Tags: COVID-19, Tourism
he Department of Justice (DOJ) is rushing the guidelines for the removal of groups and individuals from the government’s so-called terror list although the list itself has not been published, as required by the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which has itself been challenged before the Supreme Court.
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Published on 03/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, Politics
Tags: Duterte, terrorism
At the beginning of August, 2020, we wrote in this column the imperative to think and act outside the vax. If other nations’ authorities managed to mitigate the pandemic’s ruthless consequences on their people’s lives and livelihood, keep recession relatively mild and prevent joblessness from leading to suicide without vaccines, it is difficult why the Philippines has failed to do it.
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Published on 03/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Opinion
Tags: COVID-19, government, Health, Safe, vaccine
It was a microsnail, its shell just about the size of an ant, and it was found crawling along the jagged limestone boulders of Masungi Georeserve, looking for lichens and other vegetation to feed on. While the snail carries its shell in a typical position when it moves, with the pointed whorl at the top, when resting in crevices it moves its shell so that the whorl is underneath.
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Published on 02/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Environment, Fauna and flora
Tags: Baguio, companies, Photo, research, University
They taught us in school that we have to dream realistic dreams—because dreaming of becoming Darna just doesn’t pay monthly bills. So we were given a wide variety of options: nurse, accountant, engineer, lawyer, doctor, teacher… or something that “actually pays” and is “economically practical.”
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Published on 01/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Culture, Education, Opinion
Tags: univercity