Palawan’s Nickelodeon Park gets green light

THE Department of Tourism has confirmed that the planned underwater Nickelodeon Park in Palawan is pushing through despite vehement objections by various environmentalist groups to the planned attraction.

The project is seen by netizens and environmentalists as destructive to the underwater ecosystem. The issue has even reached the court, which is yet to act on it. 

CNN Philippines even featured the project in its June 2017 show with Viacom International Media Networks, project owner, affirming its continuance.

Environmental advocates have been calling for the scrapping of the project as it would affect the untouched corals with all those planned…

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Loren lauds PHL, France battle vs climate change

STRESSING the importance of cooperation between countries in the battle against the devastating effects of climate change, Senator Loren Legarda has lauded the recent initiatives by both the Philippines and France to join hands in fighting the unwelcomed phenomenon.

“I thank the French Government for rallying nations to craft and support the Paris Agreement on Climate Change when it hosted the climate negotiations in 2015,” Legarda said.

“We are facing challenges in the implementation of the Agreement but with the strong commitment of nations, especially the industrialized countries like France, we are optimistic we can meet our goals. I look…

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$2.5 -B Kauswagan power plant rises

BACKSTOPPED by a number of big firms headed by the power unit of conglomerate Ayala Corporation, the $2.5-billion proposed Lanao Kauswagan power plant station will soon be fully operational and is expected to play a great role in spurring economic activities in Mindanao region.

Originally costing $1 billion, the project has ballooned to $2.5 billion and will come in three units totalling 540-megawatts to provide much-needed power in Mindanao from its GN Power Kausawagan Ltd. Co. in Lanao del Norte. 

The project involves the construction of a 552MW (4x138MW) coal-based power plant on 60 hectares of land.…

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ASEAN eyes urbanization sustainability

URBANIZATION is among the most significant global trends of the 21st century. 

Half of the world’s population is living in the megacities while people from rural areas tend to depend on cities for economic, social, and political progress. 

Urbanization and development of cities are signs of a progressive country, however, these pose a huge challenge on how to sustain these cities and the ever growing need for energy.

 

Policies and Science Based Ideas

That is why parallel to the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines as chair for the ASEAN50…

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Legarda warns of desertification

WARNING that the country’s rich landfields may soon become unproductive deserts, Senator Loren Legarda has urged the government and all those concerned to take action and stop the unwelcome development from happening.

Legarda issued the statement during the observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought as she urged the government to promote the use of soil and water conservation technologies to combat drought and prevent land degradation.

 

DA Study

She cited a Department of Agriculture study which showed that 45 percent (equivalent to 13 million hectares) of arable land in the Philippines are either moderately or…

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