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  • 40 firms join DENR drive on river creek cleanup

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has gained 40 new partners for its "Adopt-an-Estero/Water Body Program," a multi-sectoral partnership aimed at restoring the environmental quality of creeks and rivers in the country.

    DENR Secretary Ramon Paje said the program, launched in 2010, continues to bring in fruitful collaboration not just with the private sector but also with barangays and estero communities in cleaning up their rivers and creeks.

    The newest set of partners signed their respective memoranda of agreement during the 25th anniversary celebration of the DEN ...

  • Japan funded bridge in Laguna to be inaugurated Monday

    A Japan-funded 40-meter bridge that promises to boost the Caliraya Lake Eco-Tourism project and ensure safe flow of goods will be inaugurated on Monday.

    The Japanese Embassy website said the 40-meter long Cavinti Bridge crosses the Bumbungan River and connects Cavinti Proper with Caliraya Lake site.

    "The completion of the Cavinti Bridge ensures the viability of the Caliraya Lake Eco-Tourism Project, contributing to the safe and efficient flow of goods and people, especially during heavy rains and typhoons," it said.

    Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura will attend the inauguration of th ...

  • A sales pitch to vacationers stay longer

    A region endowed with natural resources a stone's throw away south of the nation's capital could be Calabarzon's (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) best draw for foreign and local tourists.

    But a tourism advocate has a different take, saying this could also be a setback for the local tourism industry.

    Since Calabarzon is located close to Manila—less than an hour travel time to its outskirts via major expressways—urban dwellers tend to see Calabarzon as a destination only for day trips and quick visits, said Roberto Cereno of the nongovernment Turismo de Los Baños.

    As a ...