Monthly Archives: Sep 2020

Energy Efficiency


The coverage of existing energy conservation policies must be broaden to attain energy efficiency roadmap goals, adding that the energy should not only be produced and used in a manner that will promote sustainable development, but at the same time, … Continue reading

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Love Language?


by: Liesianthes In todayโ€™s dating world, this one is becoming common as meeting new people where they can become our partner is now through online, which makes it difficult for someone to know if they have the compatibility factor. One … Continue reading

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Proper management and disposal of various plastic wastes generated during the pandemic


Amid understandable concern over health and hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic, the surge in marine pollution rises due to the global increase in the use of single-use masks, latex gloves, personal protective equipment (PPE), alcohol and hand sanitizer bottles, and … Continue reading

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Tourism and Rural Development amidst the Pandemic


For countless rural communities around our country, tourism is a leading provider of employment and opportunities, most notably for women and youth. Tourism also enables rural communities to hold onto their unique cultural heritage and traditions, and the sector is … Continue reading

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Environmental Health: A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention


Nearly one in four deaths across the globe are due to environmental factors. Every year, an estimated 12.6 million people die as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and … Continue reading

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Gender, Climate, and Security


The UN addresses the link between gender, climate, and security, particularly in communities affected by climate change and conflict, to mitigate risks of climate change and violence, and support the building of resilient, inclusive and peaceful societies.

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Zero Emissions: Give our planet one day off a year


The Philippines heavily relies on fossil fuel imports, which account for almost half of the total primary energy supply. Power generation and transport represents the largest shares of greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector.

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Going frugal and Eco-friendly in the new normal


Embrace the green movement by switching to frugal and Eco-friendly lifestyle as we live in the new normal. This might seem contradictory, as many people assume that going green means spending more. People tend to avoid green options because of … Continue reading

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Let’s protect the Pangolins!


The Philippine Pangolin (Manis culionensis), known locally as balintong, mostly found on the Palawan faunal region, has the most restricted range among the eight pangolin species, with a decreasing population trend. The species has been considered protected and prohibited from … Continue reading

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Bamboo now


Bamboo is a nature-based solution for poverty alleviation, environmental protection and climate change mitigation. Bamboos sequester more carbon (400%) per unit area and give off 35% more oxygen than trees. It also produce a huge amount of biomass, absorb heavy … Continue reading

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Ozone for Life


The โ€˜ozone layerโ€™ is the common term for the high concentration of ozone that is found in the stratosphere above the earthโ€™s surface. It covers and protects the entire planet by absorbing harmful Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation from the sun.

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Teachers: leading in crisis, re-imagining the future


We honor the countryโ€™s Filipino teachers and educators and their contribution in building resilience and shaping the future of education, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning.

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Health, Safety, and Sanitation


As most of the industries and businesses resume operations, the public are reminded to remain vigilant and integrate the prescribed health, safety, and sanitation protocols and proper waste management into the operations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure … Continue reading

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Masks, PPEs as litter wastes


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened awareness to the critical issue of littered personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves, on the ground and in waterways. The national and local authorities and the general public … Continue reading

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