The Burden of a Hundred Millionth Filipino

Way back in college, during my days of SOSC I,  there were only 75 Million Filipinos based on the 1995 population census. I just got back the office today to be welcomed by public school teachers conducting pre-census for 2015.  It is confirmed, the Philippines has reached its 100 million population mark this year and …

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Beyond The Rolling Hills

Just got back from Malandag, Sarangani Province in Mindanao. We took a land trip to Davao City and the flight back to Manila was horrible. We have to go through a three to four hour delay due to bad weather. Davao City was on halt due to flooding. Upland in Sarangani, flooding is not an …

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The Pig is Getting Big

I guess this opensource pig was the source of that pig  which won the logo design contest when I was still spending my time with the Philippine Methane Initiative. I haven't had any connection with my former colleagues but one thing's for sure, pig waste and manure management have always had a big potential towards …

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Done are the Days of DDT

Advocacies? Sometimes you just could not say no to jobs that feeds your family. I visited Compostela Province here in the Philippines to assess the environmental management system of crop protection aerial spraying operations.  More than systemic pesticide contamination, I was more concerned with my weight gain. People think I am pregnant!

Greenpeace calls for more stringent checks on GMOs

Greenpeace calls for more stringent checks on GMOs. Greenpeace calls for more stringent checks on GMOs By Kristine L. Alave Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines — Environmental group Greenpeace Philippines has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to be more stringent in checking the entry into the country of imported foodstuff that contain genetically modified organisms. …

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