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  • We Will Build A Paradise In This Town Lopez

    Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez yesterday gave this promise to residents of this town after an inspection of the concession area of the Philsaga Mining Corporation (PMC) here.

    She said that the government and PMC can join hands in making the area ideal for eco-tourism development.

    "We can work with them (PMC), we will work together in utilizing their (PMC) Social Development and Management Program (CDMP) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)," Lopez told newsmen in an interview conducted adjacent to the tailing pond of the company.

    Lopez is also planning to ...

  • Saving Philippine Peatlands

    In the middle of a flooded forest, if the water is acidic and the color is somehow dark, like tea, it is not polluted. You may be in a peatland.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has identified nine peatland ecosystems in the country—mostly within protected areas or in the heart of swampy forests.

    The total area of identified peatlands in the Philippines is 20,000 hectares. This is relatively small compared to the country's total land area of 30 million hectares, 15 million hectares of which, having been classified as "forest lands".

    DENR officials, however, ...

  • Banwaon Tribe First Beneficiary Of Ever Onward Caravan

    The 26th Infantry (Ever Onward) Battalion under Lt Colonel Rommel S Pagayon Inf (GSC) PA, Battalion Commander in partnership with GMA Kapuso Foundation, Local government unit of San Luis, Agusan del Sur launched the first ever Adopt-An-IP Community Program in Mahagsay, town of San Luis. This is in connection with the 26IB's "Ever Onward Caravan: Sari-saring Serbisyo Sa Agusan" –– a delivery of different services by skilled personnel of 26IB with the support from GMA Kapuso Foundation, local government units and municipal health office of San Luis.

    This endeavor benefited at least 1,000 ...

  • Bega Falls In Prosperidad Agusan del Sur

    Come and visit one of our most prestigious falls here in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Bega Falls.....It's more fun in the Philippines!!

  • Bamboo And You

    Last Tuesday, four bamboo scientists and the head of the Philippine Bamboo Foundation were updating journalists on bamboo – it's not a tree, it's a grass – and its potential as a plant with multifarious uses as a construction material, ingredient for beer, and component for everything from toilet paper to watch bracelets.

    The next day, a report from Agusan del Sur appeared in the Mindanao section of this newspaper quoting DENR Secretary Gina Lopez as telling the Manobos: "You have your own land here, you can grow your own livelihood, including bamboo, while helping the economy." In the ...

  • Mother Of Lumad Crusading Manobo Chieftain 92 Gets Tandang Sora Award From UP

    Manobo chieftain Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, 92, known for fighting for the rights of indigenous people and respect for their ancestral domain, has been awarded the 2017 Gawad Tandang Sora by the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) at the University of the Philippines Diliman, with Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo lauding her as the "mother of the lumad".

    During the festivities on Thursday, Bigkay became the third person to receive the award named after the Mother of the Philippine Revolution, Melchora "Tandang Sora" Aquino, since it was first given in 2010. She ...