90 families in mine site enjoy abundant water in Zamboanga



By Rose de la Cruz


Where a large part of Metro Manila is reeling from an acute short supply of water—caused by mistaken decisions or utter wastefulness—a mine site in Zamboanga del Sur ended its 24-year dry spell with the construction of a community water system that now benefits 90 families.


In Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, the TVI Resource Development Philippines Inc. (TVIRD), a nickel mining company operating the Agata Nickel Project in Agusan del Norte province and the ongoing final mine rehabilitation of its gold and copper project in Zamboanga del Norte, built the water…

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Septic tank technology improves wastewater quality in Siargao’s lagoon



By Dionard N. Mendova, DOST-Caraga


A new septic tank technology is drawing raves from tourists and environmentalists as it enhances the water quality of Siargao’s lagoon.


Siargao is not just a dream destination for water and adventure lovers but the island was declared a protected landscapes and seascapes by Proclamation 902 of 1996 by then President Fidel V. Ramos.


The proclamation provides for strategies “to protect and conserve the biological diversity and unique scenic features of the area for public enjoyment and sustainable development.”


For the locals, they want to keep some areas…

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Boracay Action Plan adopted



By Rose de la Cruz


Following the six-month closure of world-renowned Boracay last year, the Boracay Action Plan (BAP) that was crafted during the closure is now being adopted by the inter-agency task force.


The National Economic and Development Authority said the task force adopted the medium-term BAP last December 21 formally laying out the proposed programs for the island’s rehabilitation.


The BAP installs safeguards from ecological degradation and sustain tourism activities in Boracay. These programs and activities will be implemented following Boracay’s six-month closure period, which took place from April to October 2018.

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A Grab-like app for Butuan’s tricycles



Dionard N. Mendova, DOST-Caraga


To help commuters in the city get a tricycle ride particularly in late hours, a Grab-like app was introduced in Butuan for tricycles.


Called Transeek (short for transportation seek) the app was created by students and information technology instructors of the Caraga State University in Butuan City to help commuters with their daily commuting woes like difficulty in getting tricycle ride, especially during late hours, rude drivers, and overpriced rides.


Transeek hopes to provide safer and convenient commute around Butuan City and increase income for tricycle drivers. With a single tap…

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 Cemetery dwellers to get Christmas gifts from GLAD community



Dubbed as Pamaskong Panibagong Buhay para sa mga homeless, the GLAD community, a small group of prayer warriors and Bible readers, is holding on December 8 feast of the Immaculate Concepcion (a holy day of obligation) that was declared in December last year as a national holiday as well, as another day of charity at the North Cemetery for the homeless dwellers residing there. This is the first time Dec. 8 will be celebrated as a national holiday.


The President, by virtue of Republic Act 10966, which he signed last December 28, 2017, declared Dec.8 as a…

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