environment / news

AFTERSHOCKS EXPECTED: Magnitude 5.8 quake hits Occidental Mindoro, Metro Manila, parts of Luzon

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the province of Occidental Mindoro Wednesday morning, with tremors felt in other parts of Luzon including Metro Manila. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology […]

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commentary / environment

Time to address the problem of food wastefulness in the Philippines

A survey conducted by the polling company Social Weather Stations revealed that as much as 4.2 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger during this coronavirus pandemic. Involuntary hunger has long been a […]

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commentary / education / environment

Let graduating high school and college students plant trees

The Congress recently passed a bill requiring graduating college and high school students to plant two trees each. This noteworthy initiative deserves our support. First of all, this tree-planting requirement can go […]

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environment / news / politics

Lopez slams Lacson for bringing up her alleged past drug use

Former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez slammed Senator Panfilo Lacson for saying in media interviews that one reason he voted against her confirmation is because of her alleged history of drug use and […]

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commentary / environment / politics

The silver lining in Gina Lopez’ rejection as DENR secretary

After nearly two months of wrangling, the Commission on Appointments earlier today (May 3) voted 16-8-1 to reject the nomination of Gina Lopez as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural […]

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commentary / environment / philippines

“AT WHAT COST?” – Gina Lopez is right about mining

Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, whose confirmation remains pending before the Commission on Appointments, is unwavering in her opposition to irresponsible mining. In a one-minute video […]

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environment / news

#PHSayYes – Urgent action needed to save thresher sharks from extinction

Today, let us take a break from the rumble and tumble of Philippine politics to talk about marine conservation, particularly the need to protect pelagic thresher sharks (scientific name: Alopias Pelagicus). I […]

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environment / journalism / philippines

Interview with Mayor Hubbert Dolor of Puerto Galera

First of a series Without a doubt, Puerto Galera is and will always be one of the most popular travel destinations in the Philippines, perhaps even in the whole of Asia. Located […]

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environment / journalism / philippines

European Union hails Philippines for efforts to combat illegal fishing

Citing the national government’s renewed efforts to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing around the country, the European Union (EU) revoked its “yellow card” warning against the Philippines. Originally issued last June 2014, the “yellow […]

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Alan Cayetano promises P10,000 ‘ayuda’ for Filipinos in new ad: #BotongPinoy2022

Taguig City Congressman and former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his remaining allies are touting a bill that they filed that seeks to provide a financial assistance of P10,000 to all […]

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#WalangPasok – May 13 2021 declared a holiday for Eid’l Fitr

Muslims around the globe will be observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, referred to as Eid’l Fitr, during the second week of May. The said religious observance is an […]

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How can gov’t workers apply for a 14-day COVID leave?

Second of two parts As previously reported by The Filipino Scribe, government employees can apply for a paid leave of 14 calendar days in case they need to be quarantined due to […]

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CSC grants 14-day paid leave for gov’t workers who get COVID-19

First of two parts Government employees who test positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 can avail of a 14-day paid leave, according to a memorandum released last year by the Civil […]

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