In recent years, organic farming has become a trend toward a healthier lifestyle. The government formalized the adoption of this farming system when Congress passed Republic Act No. 10068 or the Organic Act of 2010. Through the Act, the government has been mandated to “promote, propagate, develop further, and implement the practice of organic agriculture in the […]
In the past, you could drink tap water directly from your faucet. Such is not the case anymore. More and more people are buying mineral water just to quench their thirst. Plastic bottles of water are being sold in bus terminals and even in sidewalks. Residents of Davao City, the country’s largest urban center in terms of […]
It wasn’t until 2001—when the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) submitted its report—that methane was finally given much-needed attention as “one of the most potent greenhouse gases on Earth.” “Methane absorbs heat 21 times more than carbon dioxide and it has 9-15 year life time in the atmosphere over a 100-year period,” said Dr. […]
The Philippines experiences 20 tropical typhoons each year. And in recent years, stronger typhoons have become more frequent. As stated in the executive report of “Getting A Grip on Climate Change in the Philippines,” a World Bank publication, “by the end of this century, tropical cyclones are expected to intensify, with a projected increase in […]
Leila Noel left the Philippines when her hometown Bansalan in Davao del Sur did not have electricity yet. “This was in the late 1970s when the country had to grapple with the oil crisis,” she recalled. “I practically grew up without electricity. When I was in high school, I remember using the kerosene lamp while studying. It seemed to […]
The debate is still ongoing. But in the Philippines, as in the rest of the world, its actual use has gained the upper hand over all the talk and protests against it. In truth, genetically modified (GM) food has been eaten by Filipinos every day since it was first introduced in 1996, said Dr. Saturnina […]
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