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Thumbs down: The sardine can (for some) that was ‘Laboracay’

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If you still enjoy being crammed like sardines alongside other sweaty, drunken strangers wearing hardly anything, then well, maybe you did have fun in Boracay this last Labor Day weekend (hence, Laboracay, they were calling it).

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment

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Alyz Henrich of Venezuela celebrates as she is crowned Miss Earth 2013 by Tereza Fajksová, Miss Earth 2012, in a photo taken last year during the beauty pageant’s final night.  On Tuesday, 49 delegates to this year’s Miss Philippines-Earth pageant presented themselves to members of the media. RICHARD A. REYES

Greeting spectators “Happy Earth Day!” under the scorching heat of the summer sun, 49 delegates to this year’s Miss Philippines-Earth pageant presented themselves to members of the media at the poolside of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City before noon on Tuesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lagos gets on its bike with recycling ‘loyalty’ scheme

Nigeria's biggest city Lagos is home to some 20 million people and produces a staggering 10,000 tonnes of waste every day, a lot of which piles up on the busy streets or floats in open sewers. Currently, an estimated 40 percent of the megacity's waste is collected and taken to massive rubbish dumps, where scavengers pick through it for scrap and salvage to sell. But a new scheme is hoping to change people's attitude towards rubbish -- and their immediate environment -- by providing a material incentive to recycle plastic bottles, bags and tin cans.  AFP

Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos is home to some 20 million people and produces a staggering 10,000 tons of waste every day, a lot of which piles up on the busy streets or floats in open sewers.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The Story of O

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Friends fondly called her “Tita O,” “Lola O” or Odetski, while her detractors might have called her “The Green Witch,” for her stubborn defense of environmental causes. But for me and others who had visited her home, the late Odette Alcantara, founder of Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc. (EDNPI), would always be the “Green Angel,” and not just for her advocacy.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Filipino celebs cited for lending star power to causes

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Like Hollywood celebrities Charlize Theron, Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, they used star power to help address global problems.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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