Saving Manila

  Early this week, news about the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) teaming up with the Office of the Ombudsman to file charges against barangay officials who would allow the waterways to be polluted again after their Estero Blitz clean-up operation came out. I would say this must definitely be out of frustration on the part of the MMDA after…

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Pamana, The Legacy

Update: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has a PhP100,000.00 bounty to anyone who could give information that would lead to the arrest of Pamana’s killer. ———– If today is an indication of our future, we are doomed. The Philippines is now mourning the death of Pamana, a critically endangered Philippine Eagle released at the Mt. Hamiguitan range in…

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Clean Power Plan

President Barack Obama yesterday announced America’s climate change game changer — the Clean Power Plan. Three points to highlight on Obama’s speech: 1. The Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution from power plants by 32% below 2005 levels. In relatable talk, this means 166 million cars off the roads every year. Policies and programs initiated by the US usually…

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For the Love of Birds (and Birders)

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.” – Chinese Proverb The most intimate experience I have had with a bird was when I rescued a maya (tree sparrow) back in college. It was raining one night and the poor maya was there literally chilling on our window, drenched, and unable…

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