By Linda B. Bolido
In Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, leading conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF-Philippines) and private corporation Century Canning Corporation (CCC), the country’s top tuna canning firm, have partnered in a project designed to make sustainable fishing a viable means of livelihood for small fisherfolk.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Brickbats against the administration’s new mining policy came fast and furious from militants on Monday, as they criticized President Aquino’s executive order for adhering closely to what they described as the country’s existing oppressive mining law and failing to underscore the need for environmental and people protection.
By Daxim L. Lucas
Malacañang unveiled its long awaited policy on the mining industry on Monday, imposing a moratorium on the granting of new permits pending legislation to raise the government’s share from mining operations, but also trying to control the traditionally hard to regulate small-scale mining sector.
By Vincent Cabreza
The country’s national energy conservation program saved the equivalent of 27.48 million barrels of fuel last year, an 11 percent increase compared to the previous year’s savings, a regional official of the Department of Energy said.
By Riza T. Olchondra
The proposed executive order on revenue sharing is a major topic for discussion among high government officials involved with the economy and climate change, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje said in a phone interview from Manila.