Environment & Climate

Typhoon ‘Egay’ death toll hits 54; damage over P10 B; state of calamity proclaimed

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief QUEZON CITY – Typhoon Egay battered Northern Philippines, including President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s home province of Ilocos Norte, Central Luzon, Metro Manila and surrounding areas during the past days and left in its wake  massive…

US Embassy airs fears over Manila Bay reclamation projects linked to China firm

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda MANILA — The US Embassy in Manila has expressed concerns over ongoing reclamation projects involving thousands of hectares in Manila Bay, including issues involving the environment. In a statement, US Embassy spokesperson Kanishka Gangopadhyay said they are…

The Outsider: Partnerships for watershed protection and water security

Coinciding with the celebration of Philippine Environment Month last June, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) led by MWSS Leonor Cleofas together with the Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) recognized partners in the Annual Million Trees Challenge (AMTC) project….

MWSS, Million Trees honor stakeholder partners at AMTC Recognition and 2023 Pledging Session

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda QUEZON CITY – The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Corporate Office (MWSS-CO) and the Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) honored various institutional, corporate, civic and individual stakeholder partners of the Annual Million Trees Challenge (AMTC) on…

Moratorium up on new Manila Bay reclamation; gov’t urged to revoke pending, ongoing projects

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda MANILA – “We are elated with this recent development but our fight against reclamation is far from over. Currently, there are at least 21 reclamation projects across Manila Bay that have to be revoked.” Thus said…

Groups renew support to Million Trees Foundation project

By Jennifer T. Santos LA MESA WATERSHED, Quezon City – Two years after its establishment, the Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) led by Chairman Emeritus PDDG Reynaldo V. Velasco (ret) and President Melandrew T. Velasco together with representatives from institutional…