Environment & Climate

The Outsider (Melandrew T. Velasco): Journey with GRVV and Million Trees Foundation

As the country celebrates Philippine Environment Month, let me take this opportunity to write about my journey with a fellow environmentalist who recently celebrated a milestone in his life: Million Trees Foundation, Inc. Chairman Emeritus PDDG Gen. Reynaldo V. Velasco…

QBE, MWSS, Million Trees group launch green park at La Mesa Watershed

By Claire Morales True QUEZON CITY – The QBE Green SanQtuary Park is ready to welcome nature lovers and guests after its inauguration by Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI), the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and QBE GSSC (Group…

THE OUTSIDER: Protecting Mother Earth, 3 years of Million Trees Foundation

Filipinos especially those in provinces greatly affected by El Nino welcome the El Nino Advisory issued by PAGASA-DOST this month.The advisory noted that El Nino shows signs of weakening. It is expected to last until May during which it will…

QBE grants P3.7 M to Million Trees Foundation, breaks ground on Green Park

QUEZON CITY – The Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) has received a major boost with the entry of a new institutional partner – QBE Insurance Group – which has allotted ₱3.7 million for various projects of the foundation highlighted by…

Longer life expectancy and improve life seen projected with more trees and expanded green space

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. LOS ANGELES – The proverbial belittling of the otherwise important functions of abundant grown trees and ampler and better green space as beautification strategies can now be regarded a thing of the past as it…

Denmark’s Grundfos backs Million Trees Foundation with €23,700 grant

LA MESA, Quezon City — The Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) received a major boost with a €23,700 (P1.4 million) grant from Grundfos Foundation of Denmark as a memorandum of agreement was signed yesterday at the SMC Multi Purpose Center…

SC orders agencies to report on Manila Bay pollution, reclamation

MANILA – Is there hope for a cleaner and better Manila Bay? A glimmer of hope has emerged after the Supreme Court ordered government agencies to report in oral arguments on the pollution in Manila Bay, the steps being taken,…

‘Danger’ level heat index grips parts of Luzon

QUEZON CITY – The weather bureau is expecting danger level heat index (the temperature that a person feels) to continue in some areas in Luzon. “Our analysis shows that most areas in Metro Manila, Northern and Central Luzon will still…

The Outsider: Green Revolution of Million Trees Foundation, partners

For the past days we have witnessed how heavy downpours have affected our daily lives. Many areas in the metropolis were flooded, and once more the importance of trees comes to mind.  Flood mitigation after all, is among the many functions…

Filipinos prepare for heat despite living in ‘cooler’ Bay Area

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. SAN FRANCISCO – As Californians brace for another excessive these summer months that in the previous years were punctuated by catastrophic forest fires, San Francisco Bay Area Filipino Americans learned a lot from the past…