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Longer ‘holiday’ mulled for world-famous Palawan Underground River

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PUERTO Princesa Subterranean River
National Park was given a half-day holiday last
Nov. 11. Some 1,200 international tourists visit
it each day, threatening the limestone krast
mountain landscape consisting stalactite and
stalagmite rock formations.

In line with Presidential Proclamation No. 816, the City of Puerto Princesa and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), with the Office of the President, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and New Seven Wonders organization, held a festival celebration for one of the two Unesco World Heritage Sites in Palawan.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dayaw indigenous festival to tackle issues on peace and environment

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DAYAWfestival highlights the
importance and richness of cultural
minorities from different regions of
the Philippines.

What have happened to the indigenous communities in Mindanao a year after the Zamboanga siege and the signing of the Bangsamoro peace agreement?

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

10 ways to save our seas


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Last Saturday was International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day. All over the country, various groups cleaned up our seas and shores.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Auf Wiedersehen to plastic at Berlin’s no-packaging store

A journalist walks past a shelf with herbs in glass containers at the "Original Unverpackt OU" (originally unpacked) shop during a press preview in Berlin, September 11, 2014.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a “precycling” first for the environmentally switched-on city.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Young artists tackle environment in colorful exhibit

“STILL Standing,” by Erwin Leaño

The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (Canvas), in partnership with Project Bakawan, presents “If Trees Could Talk,” an environment-themed group exhibition featuring the works of 27 of the country’s most promising and admired young artists.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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