Have you ever wondered where the lowly bamboo skewers holding together your favorite street food come from?
Most likely, they come from Talim Island, a speck of land on Laguna de Bay.
Talim is divided into the Binangonan and Cardona sides, both under the province of Rizal.
It is on the Binangonan side facing Laguna province where bamboo growing is considered a major source of livelihood in at least three villages: Ginoong Sanay, Pinagdilawan and Malakaban.
Bamboo, particularly "kawayan tinik" (Bambusa blumeana), used to grow abundantly on the hilly parts of Tal ...
The resiliency of bamboo has once again been raised.
In a bid to strengthen the soil and improve air quality, a move was made by Councilor Elaine Sembrano to establish a bamboo sanctuary in Baguio city.
The ordinance aims to utilize forested areas in the city for the planting of bamboo with sites eyed at the city watersheds as well as the Irisan dumpsite.
City planning officer Evelyn Cayat said there are at least 10 percent vacant patches of land outside the forest reserves where bamboo can be placed or even planted in between pine trees.
Studies have shown bamboo, dubbed as the gr ...
The Baguio City Council passed on first reading a proposed ordinance seeking to establish a bamboo sanctuary and explore the possibility of public-private partnership (PPP) for its sustainable management.
Ordinance 63-2016, authored by Councilor Elaine Sembrano, seeks to reforest pieces of land identified as vacant forest areas under the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of 2016.
"The areas will be reforested or planted with various kinds of bamboo species as its main vegetation along with other greenery. The ratio shall be at least 50 percent bamboo, ...
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has targeted the planting of bamboo and mangrove in 820 hectares of lands in Bataan under its national greening program.
Raymond Rivera, head of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), on Friday said seedlings are ready and to be planted are 720 hectares with bamboos and 100 hectares with mangroves starting this rainy season.
Farmers groups from the towns of Morong, Bagac, Limay, Pilar and Abucay and fishermen's organizations from Orani, Samal, Abucay, Balanga City, Pilar and Orion were tapped as caretake ...
It all started out as a long-term response to protect a vulnerable riverside of Barangay Sta. Catalina in Lubao town by planting bamboo propagules along the riverbank to prevent soil erosion.
But what started out as an effort to protect and riverbank and propagate more bamboo species for commercial use turned out be a viable tourism potential for the town. For some six years after the bamboo propagules were planted, the six hectare property along the riverbank has turned into an eco-tourism destination.
Now known as the Bamboo Hub and Eco Village, the attraction is located in a six-hecta ...
The governmThe government is eyeing increased bamboo plantation as it targets nearly 4,000 hectares in Western Visayas.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau is beefing up bamboo plantation in Aklan, Antique Capiz, Iloilo and Guimaras.
"Bamboo is considered to be the best conservation material because of its low maintenance compared to other plantations aside from the fact that there is a high return on investment and faster payback in bamboo," ERDB executive director Henry Adornado said.
This is in line with the DENR's nationw ...