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Negative trend in climate change to continue till 2060s: WMO
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Negative trend in climate change to continue till 2060s: WMO

2023 April 22 GENEVA – Even with successful climate mitigation efforts, the negative trend in climate will continue for the coming decades, the secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned. “We can still affect this situation, but the negative trend in climate will continue until the 2060s anyhow,” Petteri Taalas told Anadolu in an...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. cites importance of protecting, promoting Philippines’ forest cover
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. cites importance of protecting, promoting Philippines’ forest cover

PHILIPPINE FORESTS. Protecting the Philippines’ forest cover is vital in spurring economic growth and development, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said during an interview at Fort del Pilar, Baguio City on Saturday (Feb. 18, 2023). He said the country’s forest cover is a very valuable asset for the Philippines as it could be “monetized” or given...

House generates P75-M donations for Paeng relief drive
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House generates P75-M donations for Paeng relief drive

MANILA – The House of Representatives led by Speaker Martin Romualdez has generated around PHP75 million worth of cash and in kind donations for its ongoing relief drive for the victims of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng. According to a statement on Wednesday, the Speaker’s office said cash donations and pledges reached PHP49.2 million. While in-kind donations...

Elderly farmers hailed for contributing to food security
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Elderly farmers hailed for contributing to food security

MANILA, 2022 October 25 – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recognized the contribution of elderly Filipino farmers who continue to bring food to Filipino families despite their advanced age. In Quezon province, 50 elderly agrarian reform beneficiaries were honoured and given food packs, according to a DAR news release on Tuesday. “We are giving...

China drought won’t significantly affect Philippines: Department of Agriculture
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China drought won’t significantly affect Philippines: Department of Agriculture

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) assured Wednesday that the drought in China, which may result in a decline in global rice supply, will not have any significant effect on the Philippines. Speaking at a Laging Handa briefing, DA Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban said the government has mechanisms in place to boost local production. “Maaaring di...

Be informed: lawful election propaganda, common poster areas
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Be informed: lawful election propaganda, common poster areas

MANILA, 2022 April 19 – Aspiring for an elective public position can be tricky and sometimes expensive, especially when persuading voters to know you and your platforms through massive campaigning and the use of lawful election propaganda. The beginning of one’s political journey starts with becoming a candidate — which refers to any person seeking an...