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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) [...]

3 07, 2021

DOST starts research to preserve Cordi mountains, indigenous communities

By |2021-07-03T12:05:58+00:00July 3, 2021|Green, News|0 Comments

THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has launched two major research projects for the protection and preservation of the mountains in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and to provide water security and climate resilience to the indigenous communities in the region. The first research program, “Program Boondock: A Mountain [...]

3 07, 2021

Baguio to plant 10k trees in Saleng fest

By |2021-07-03T12:05:32+00:00July 3, 2021|Green, News|0 Comments

BAGUIO City has begun work on a concerted effort to plant some 10,000 trees in the coming three months as part of its regreening program and as part of the celebration of the Saleng Festival, originally launched in May but delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Rhenan Diwas, head [...]

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