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  • Bulacan Gov Stop Cutting Trees In Angat Dam Watershed

    Bulacan Gov Stop Cutting Trees In Angat Dam Watershed

    Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has strongly urged engineers and contractors of the Angat Hydropower Corporation (AHC) to stop and desist from cutting trees at the watershed area of the aging hydro electric power dam.

    The governor met with AHC engineers led by Russel Rigor and officials of the Sagip Sierra Madre Environment Society headed by Bro. Martin Francisco at his office Friday afternoon.

    Alvarado said that while he was thankful that the repair and strengthening of the nearly 50 years old Angat dam in the mountain town of Norzagaray was pushing through, he was shocked and alarme ...

  • Bulacan Cradle Of History, Culture, Myth And More

    Bulacan Cradle Of History, Culture, Myth And More

    (First of two parts)

    Just when we thought we had our fill of Bulacan the last time we were there, we recently discovered it had so much more.

    It has islands. And it has not just one heritage district, Kamestisuhan in Malolos, but a whole heritage town?San Miguel de Mayumo.

    On the northeastern coast of Manila Bay, an hour?s boat ride off the shores of the capital city of Malolos, are three or four islets inhabited by communities surviving on traditional fishing and salt-making. The biggest of these is Pamarawan.

    The ancient fishing village has become a showcase for tourism. Visitors ...

  • Senators, Bulacan Execs Sustain River Rehab

    Senators, Bulacan Execs Sustain River Rehab

    Cleaning up the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS) will require constant dredging even if the task takes years to complete, according to senators and Bulacan officials who attended a consultative meeting in Manila on Tuesday.

    The rehabilitation of MMORS, once branded as one of the 30 dirtiest rivers in the world, started in 2008 but it was not given full attention due to insufficient funding for dredging operations. The cleanup operation requires P2 billion, which has to be included in the 2018 national budget.

    Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate committee on environment ...

  • Bulacan River Systems Rehab Backed By Villar, Gatchalian

    Bulacan River Systems Rehab Backed By Villar, Gatchalian

    Senators Cynthia Villar and Sherwin Gatchalian have committed to render assistance to the rehabilitation of the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS) which was once identified by Blacksmith Institute as among the severely polluted rivers in the world.

    This was the result of Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and Vice Governor Daniel R. Fernandos urgent call to have a dialogue with the concerned local government units and other stakeholders to revive the river system.

    Alvarado further said that the plan should really be translated into action and called for the confirmation of co ...

  • WWF-Philippines Supports MWSS Annual Million Tree Challenge

    WWF-Philippines Supports MWSS Annual Million Tree Challenge

    The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines showed its support for the launch of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Systems' (MWSS) Annual Million Tree Challenge at the Ipo Dam on June 23, two days before Arbor Day ??" a day dedicated to planting trees.

    The Challenge, which aims to annually plant, maintain, and nurture one million trees for five years for the benefit of six watersheds, is a staunch declaration of MWSS' commitment to pursue and take on an active role in the advocacy on water conservation and protecting the environment. The mentioned watershed beneficiaries, which are ...

  • 230 Pesos Hiking Guide To Mt Balagbag 2017

    230 Pesos Hiking Guide To Mt Balagbag 2017

    Location: Licao-licao, Rodriguez, Rizal
    Elevation: 777+ MASL
    Difficulty: 3/9
    Guide: Not Required

    It was a one fine saturday morning when I decided to visit Mt. Balagbag located at Licao-licao, Rodriguez Rizal. At first, I was hesitant because that was my first time to hike a mountain alone but my adventurous spirit told me that I can do it even if it is just me. So I packed my things in a hurry and just like a one click of the remote control to change the channel of the TV, I was there standing at the jeepney terminal bound to Licao-licao where my climb to the summit of Mt. Balagbag will ...