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12 11, 2021

Eight strawberry greenhouses rise in Baguio barangays, more to come

By |2021-11-12T11:06:12+00:00November 12, 2021|Green, News|0 Comments

THE City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO) has established eight strawberry greenhouses so far in Baguio’s various barangays, with more planned for construction by the end of the year. According to Dr. Brigit Piok, head of the CVAO, the project to provide strawberry greenhouses as livelihood assistance started in the [...]

12 11, 2021

Baguio pushes $60m loan for sanitation projects

By |2021-11-12T11:05:48+00:00November 12, 2021|Business, Green, News|0 Comments

BAGUIO City officials have endorsed to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) a $60-million loan that will fund the Baguio Resilient City Tourism Project (BRCTP). Under Resolution No. 480, series of 2021, signed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the city council expressed support for the BRCTP, citing four major river systems [...]

18 09, 2021

Sewage treatment plant rehab pegged at P2.9B

By |2021-09-18T07:19:32+00:00September 18, 2021|Green, Top Story|0 Comments

INITIAL estimated costs for the city’s planned sewage treatment plant (STP) and sewage network rehabilitation have been pegged at some P2.9 billion, according to the initial feasibility study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The company working with the ADB, Egis, revealed to the city council that the initial plans [...]

15 09, 2021

Strawberries in bottles – not jams, but planters given to Sto. Tomas farmers by DA

By |2021-09-15T13:20:39+00:00September 15, 2021|Green, News|0 Comments

FARMER-beneficiaries of San Andreas Strawberry Growers Association (SASG) have started to transplant 5,000 tissue-cultured strawberries in their four (4) twin tunnel greenhouses provided by the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera’s (DA-CAR) High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) worth PhP2,000,000.00. The SASG of Bilis, Sto. Tomas Central, Baguio City is composed of 23 members [...]

5 09, 2021

Fish and veggies in a mountain backyard

By |2021-09-05T13:29:53+00:00September 5, 2021|Green|0 Comments

IT was an afternoon of a heavy downpour as Steve Abanag led me through a stone-paved stairway down to his backyard where he had his aquaponics garden The rain pounded on the plastic roofing of his unpretentious greenhouse where the water dripped through a few leaks, but the modest self-made [...]

19 08, 2021

Baguio to catch rainfall for groundwater storage

By |2021-08-19T15:21:08+00:00August 19, 2021|Green, News|0 Comments

BAGUIO City will be testing an artificial groundwater recharge facility in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology Cordillera office (DOST-CAR), the environment department’s Watershed and Water Research and Development Council (WWRDC), and the University of the Cordilleras (UC). The plan would see the catching and filtering of rainwater [...]

22 07, 2021

Cimatu says climate change equally devastating as COVID

By |2021-07-22T14:13:08+00:00July 22, 2021|Green, News|0 Comments

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy Cimatu, guest speaker for the 34th anniversary of Cordillera Day, said that climate change has a more devastating effect than the pandemic we are facing now. Cimatu, ironically, wasn’t able to attend because of COVID-19 protocols but had Cordillera DENR director Ralph Pablo read his message. “We [...]

22 07, 2021

P1m worth of greenhouses to bolster strawberry output

By |2021-07-22T14:02:40+00:00July 22, 2021|Green, News|0 Comments

GREENHOUSES worth a total of P1 million have been provided by the Department of Agriculture Cordillera office (DA-CAR) to Baguio-based strawberry growers in a bid to boost production of the berry in the region. The four greenhouses, worth P250,000 each, were provided to the San Andreas Strawberry Growers Association (SASGA) [...]

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