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7 06, 2022

22 possible landfills in CAR cleared by EMB

By |2022-06-07T09:07:26+00:00June 7, 2022|Green, News, Top Story|Comments Off on 22 possible landfills in CAR cleared by EMB

THE Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has cleared some 22 potential sites for landfills in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) for potential use in addition to the nine current facilities used by the region’s almost 1.8 million residents. EMB Cordillera Director Maria Victoria Abrera said that of the 22 sites, 13 [...]

30 05, 2022

Group created to develop city’s low carbon transport plan

By |2022-05-30T15:00:49+00:00May 30, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on Group created to develop city’s low carbon transport plan

BAGUIO City has established a technical working group to facilitate the progression of the United Nations Development Programme – Department of Transportation (UNDP-DOTr) project on low carbon urban transport system (LCUTS). The LCUTS includes the transition to use of electric and hybrid vehicles, particularly Euro IV-compliant public utility vehicles (PUV) [...]

30 05, 2022

DENR says Baguio resources taxed by tourists even as maximum capacity still not met

By |2022-05-30T14:48:58+00:00May 30, 2022|Green, News, Top Story|Comments Off on DENR says Baguio resources taxed by tourists even as maximum capacity still not met

A STUDY by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) claims that while Baguio has yet to meet its maximum capacity for tourists, its resources are already being stretched too thin for its needs. Based on the DENR’s Watershed and Water Resources Research Development and Extension Center (WWRRDEC) computation [...]

17 05, 2022

DA provides aid for 6,000 farmers, fishers in Benguet

By |2022-05-17T01:46:29+00:00May 17, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on DA provides aid for 6,000 farmers, fishers in Benguet

SOME 6,000 members of the agricultural sector in Benguet are now eligible to receive aid from the share of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in the excess and unallotted rice tariffication fund from the national government. Around 5,800 rice and corn farmers in Benguet out of the registered 87,662 will [...]

17 05, 2022

Three years for waste to energy facility to rise

By |2022-05-17T01:36:37+00:00May 17, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on Three years for waste to energy facility to rise

BAGUIO Mayor Benjamin Magalong said on Wednesday that the planned waste-to-energy project in Sablan is still proceeding but will take at least three years to accomplish. “The waste-to-energy will take years to build it up. To construct it, that would take about three years,” Magalong said. According to Magalong, the [...]

3 05, 2022

Benguet veg traders support push to empower DA against smugglers

By |2022-05-03T12:39:17+00:00May 3, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on Benguet veg traders support push to empower DA against smugglers

MEMBERS of the League of Associations at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Areas (LALTVTA) are supporting a suggestion to give the Department of Agriculture (DA) expanded powers explicitly to tackle agricultural smuggling. The suggestion comes from Albay Representative Joey Salceda, who is drafting a measure that would request the establishment [...]

30 03, 2022

BOI thumbs up new P185M hydro plant in Ifugao

By |2022-03-30T08:32:45+00:00March 30, 2022|Business, Green, News|Comments Off on BOI thumbs up new P185M hydro plant in Ifugao

THE Board of Investments (BOI) has greenlit First Ifugao Renewable Energy Corp.'s application to become a new developer of a P185 million hydroelectric power plant in Asipulo, Ifugao. Likud 2 Hydroelectric Power Project, capable of producing 0.56 megawatts (MW) worth of power, will begin commercial operations by September of next [...]

15 03, 2022

Tourists down, city studying thresholds and tourist impact

By |2022-03-15T13:18:11+00:00March 15, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on Tourists down, city studying thresholds and tourist impact

BAGUIO Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that the city is studying the impact of tourism on Baguio's COVID incidence as well as the safe threshold for tourist arrivals, but the current drop in tourist arrivals has stalled the study. "It is better that we have enough data, instead of making analytics [...]

15 03, 2022

DOST plunks 18M for smart city AI

By |2022-03-15T13:16:59+00:00March 15, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on DOST plunks 18M for smart city AI

THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) has offered Baguio City P18 million worth of grant money for an artificial intelligence (AI) project to bolster the city’s urban renewal and smart city projects. Dubbed MINERVA (Monitoring for [...]

8 03, 2022

One-third of Baguio barangays still to form DRRM plans

By |2022-03-08T13:40:40+00:00March 8, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on One-third of Baguio barangays still to form DRRM plans

LOCAL Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (LDRRMO) III Louie Glenn Lardizabal said that around one-third of the city’s barangays are still in the process of crafting their DRRM plans while the others have already submitted one to the City DRRMO. Lardizabal said that some 82 barangays have already accomplished [...]

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