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Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

DENR to fence off Manila Bay

Since some people cannot be prevailed upon from swimming at Manila Bay, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will go to the extent of fencing off areas frequented by swimmers. Cleaner shoreline enticing locals to swim in the still very polluted water While an ongoing clean-up of the bay has resulted in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Before vs After: What Manila Bay looks like post-clean up and how we can keep it this way

Apparently this happens every year, so let’s keep it clean this time! Before vs After: What Manila Bay looks like post-clean up and how we can keep it this way Photos of a cleaner and brighter Manila Bay have been circulating after the clean-up efforts last January 27. Around 5,000 volunteers and government workers put… link: Before vs After: What Manila Bay looks like post-clean up and how we can keep it this way.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Netizens share photos of cleaner Manila Bay

Netizens share photos of cleaner Manila Bay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

ONE Championship: Geje Eustaquio drops title to Adriano Moraes in Manila

Two titles up, two titles gone.  Team Lakay loses their second world title in six days after Filipino star Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio comes up short in his title defense against Brazilian Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes at ONE: Hero's Ascent, Friday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Moraes and Eustaquio went to war for the third time in their careers, with the two flyweight stars going back and forth, trading strikes and takedown attempts.  Moraes caught Eustaquio in a number of submission attempts throughout the bout, but the Filipino was able to break free each time.  Eustaquio, for his part, controlled the standup game as he was quicker to the punch, landing the cleaner shots throughout the five round encounter.  After five rounds of action, it was Moraes who was awarded the unanimous decision win, much to the chagrin of the Mall of Asia Arena crowd.  Moraes claims the rubber match and becomes the first three-time champion in ONE history with his third run as the flyweight king.  With the win, Moraes is likely to face the winner of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix later this year. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Tourist killed by falling window from Hong Kong hotel

HONG KONG -- A hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail Tuesday as investigators try to work out what caused the fatal tragedy.   Police said a 24-year-old female tourist from the Chinese mainland was struck by the window, which fell from the 16th floor of Mira Hotel in the busy Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district on Monday.   She was rushed to a hospital but doctors were unable to save her. A male friend was also struck by the window but escaped with only light injuries. Police arrested a hotel cleaner under a law against allowing objects to fall from buildings and endanger or...Keep on reading: Tourist killed by falling window from Hong Kong hotel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Reef Makes a Pledge for Cleaner Beaches

Dedicated to making sure beaches stay clean and healthy, international beach apparel brand Reef pledges to use the fun, freedom and spirit of the beach to champion a better life for people and planet. To achieve this, Reef is targeting to accomplish 1,500 beach clean ups, remove 150,000 lbs of trash, and engage 30,000 volunteers […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Wow Enhanced Old Manila Fort Santiago Pasig River – Manila Video

Music: I Love You by Andy Leech. Hearwego. Across Manila Cathedral in Intramuros is the historic, revived Fort Santiago, originally built by Spaniard Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. The cleaner Pasig River flows beside the defense fortress of the Spanish Government during the rule of the country. #PasigRiver #KapusoAbroad #ManilaBay #PRRC #ManilaCityGovernment #ManilaTourism source link: Wow Enhanced Old Manila Fort Santiago Pasig River – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Govt crackdown led to cleaner beaches - Puyat | The Manila Times Online

The crackdown on erring tourism establishments has paid off, the Department of Tourism (DoT) said on Thursday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the governments thrust in improving touris.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Duterte promises to rid & apos;cleaner& apos; Boracay Island of illegal drugs - The Manila Times

Duterte promises to rid 'cleaner' Boracay Island of illegal drugs - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Open waste dump covered

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A septic cleaner has covered its dumping site following complaints from residents. Cagay village chief Moreno Gonzaga confirmed that RC Septic Tank Cleaner of Victor Adremesin voluntarily covered the dump at Sitio Cablatan upon request of village officials. Earlier, Gonzaga asked Adremesin to stop the dumping wastewater in […] The post Open waste dump covered appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Village chief stops waste dumping in creek

By: Felipe V. Celino  ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The village chief of Brgy. Cagay here stopped the dumping of wastewater in a private property to protect public health. Moreno Gonzaga asked Victor Adremesin to comply the requirements first so that disposal of waste materials into the septic tank cleaner at Sitio Cablatan Brgy. Cagay here will […] The post Village chief stops waste dumping in creek appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

House leader: Solar franchise will break monopoly in power sector

  Deputy House Speaker Arthur Yap on Wednesday defended his bill that would seek to grant a nonexclusive congressional franchise to a startup solar company that offers consumers a cheaper, cleaner and reliable source of electricity.   Breaking his silence, the Bohol lawmaker insisted that House Bill No. 8179 had provisions preventing Solar Para Sa Bayan Corp. (SPSB) from monopolizing the distribution of solar and other renewable energy sources.   SPSB wants a franchise to set up "distributable power technologies and minigrid systems."   As principal author, Yap reiterated that the measure was consistent with a 2005 Supreme Court decision decla...Keep on reading: House leader: Solar franchise will break monopoly in power sector.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Shrine shines

The EDSA Shrine was spruced up yesterday for the birthday of the Virgin Mary. A cleaner gives the final touches to a plant box at the statue’s foot. Analy Labor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

To address inflation, DoE issues order that will bring back Euro 2 diesel

The Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a directive to oil companies to start selling Euro 2 diesel even ahead of the Environment department’s say on the matter and going against the past administration’s drive to shift to the cleaner Euro 4. In a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 14, Energy Undersecretary Felix Wiliam B. […] The post To address inflation, DoE issues order that will bring back Euro 2 diesel appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

ASEAN insight: A glimpse in the eyes of a youth leader

ASEAN insight: A glimpse in the eyes of a youth leader Vox Bikol Sat, 12/09/2017 - 01:35 PILI, Camarines Sur, Dec.06 (PIA) ---  “It’s unbelievable! The experience seemed so surreal but I was there, flesh and body, and have represented the Philippines as one of the delegates to the #NOWASEAN 2017Conference, promoting among others, the significant role of the youth in understanding climate change and disaster resilience in ASEAN countries.” Emman Cleodoro, Coordinator of El Verde Youth for Climate Action and  Environment, Disaster Management and Emergency Response Office (EDMERO) Environmental Advocacy Officer  of the Provincial government of Camarines Sur was the lone representative of the country and was among the youth leaders from different countries chosen to participate in the conference in commemoration of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and the Philippines’ National Day for Youth in Climate Action  held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila last November 23 to 26. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be the representative of the Philippines in the ASEAN conference in Manila. This conference taught me a lot of things, most especially what can the youth do to create a significant impact on the country’s campaign on climate change and disaster risk reduction management. This experience is something that I will treasure for the rest of my life,” Cleodoro humbly stated. At the prime of his youth at 27, Emman as he is fondly called by friends and colleagues had been advocating a cleaner and greener environment for the past 5 years under the helm of EDMERO. He owed his achievements to his mentors and points to EDMERO Chief Lucena “Che” Bermeo and the dynamic and young Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte as the source of his fervor to passionately pursue his environmental advocacy and share it with the young crowd. One of the highlights of the conference, Emman narrated was the adoption of the Southeast Asian Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Network (SAYCAN) Framework Agreement. The agreement binds the youth in a commitment to advocate youth empowerment on climate action and disaster resilience by promoting education and capacity building, engaging champions and strengthening partnership with other environmental stakeholders through online and on-ground strategies. ““The NowASEAN Conference is an initiative of the Filipino youth-led climate action undertaking dubbed as #NowPH or Not on our Watch Philippines. One of their outputs is the adoption of the SAYCAN Framework agreement.  It played a significant role in gathering signatures for the adoption of the Paris agreement held in France in 2015,” Emman elaborated. SAYCAN hopes to bring young people towards a common understanding of the ill effects of climate change and what the community can do to alleviate the impact of any catastrophe in their areas.  To do this, education and capacity building, including engaging environmental champions and stakeholders is a must. It is also important to build partnership, establish and strengthen them by the use of various strategies, both online and on-ground thereby engaging more and more stakeholders to take part in the fight to win back greener days and a safer environment for the next generation. “In the years that I have served as Environmental Advocacy Officer, I have seen the prowess and competence of the youth to promote a climate and disaster-resilient way of life and pursue sustainable development.  Meeting other ASEAN youth leaders coming from our neighboring ASEAN countries, only proves that we are all attuned towards this one vision of creating a haven of environment loving people who is as concerned as I am in ensuring that our children’s children will still have a place which they can call “home” in the upcoming years.”  (LSMacatangay, PIAV/Camarines Sur)  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Renewable energy development still not a priority

The Renewable Energy (RE) Act of 2008 has spurred the development of more cleaner energy resources, but not as much as it had hoped to do......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Migrants in Lebanon seek to break stereotypes with new radio show

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Since arriving in Lebanon, Sudanese migrant worker Abdallah Afandi has been turned away from beach resorts, mistaken for a cleaner and prevented from renting an apartment — all because of the color of his skin. Now he is hoping to challenge the “racism and prejudice” he says he has encountered by taking […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Morning Tip Q& A: Mohamed Bamba

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst They have come seemingly all at once -- new, freakish size in the NBA with the ability to put the ball on the floor, shoot from deep and block everything that moves. Kristaps Porzingis begat Joel Embiid, who begat this year’s group of young big men who have grown up facing the basket rather than with their backs to it. Among the most intriguing of the 2018 Draft class is Mo Bamba, the 20-year-old from Texas via Harlem, where he grew up -- fast, as city kids tend to do, learning the game on the hardtops around New York City, while his parents, natives of Ivory Coast, wondered what the increasing fuss was around their son. He, on the other hand, has tended to handle the attention with aplomb and a smile. In a group full of long, tall people, Bamba still stands out, with an insane wingspan of 7'10" that allows for court coverage the likes of which hasn’t been seen. Bamba has been in the spotlight for a while -- the Westtown (Penn.) High School team on which he played featured teammates like Cam Reddish, a blue-chip guard who’ll play for Duke next season -- and played against the likes of the No. 1 pick in 2018, Deandre Ayton. At Texas, he starred for Coach Shaka Smart, himself among the biggest names in the sport. After one season in Austin, where he shattered the school record for blocked shots in a season, Bamba declared for the Draft, assured he’d be a high Lottery pick. But Bamba has also shown a willingness to work on what he doesn’t -- or, at least, didn’t -- do that well. He went to California for weeks with noted player development coach Drew Hanlen, who deconstructed Bamba’s jumper from the ground up. Hanlen lowered Bamba’s shot pocket, adjusted his fingers on the ball and eliminated a hitch Bamba had before shooting. Bamba displayed much improved form before the Draft, but even if he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, he was going high -- and, he did, to the Orlando Magic with the sixth pick overall. Desperate to regain relevance in the East, the Magic hired Steve Clifford after he was fired by Charlotte to try and improve their awful defense. At the least, Clifford inherited ridiculous size on his roster, with Bamba joining 6'10" second-year forward Jonathan Isaac and newly re-signed 6'9" forward Aaron Gordon. Bamba must show he can be a killer on the floor like Embiid, and will work to make that happen. The only significant question about him coming into the Draft was the consistency of his motor at Texas. In Las Vegas this week for Summer League with his new team, Bamba is getting his feet wet while keeping them firmly planted to the ground. David Aldridge: I know you’ve spent a lot of time with Drew on the shot. What feels better now? Mo Bamba: Everything. The mechanics are so much cleaner now than they were in college. I think the difference between college and now is just a matter of just repetition, being able to change my jump shot dramatically because of how much I’ve gone in and worked on it. DA: So with time, you can basically improve anything? MB: Yeah, my jump shot is night and day. DA: He also told me that one thing he wanted to keep working with you on after the Draft was, you have a little jump to your left when you shoot? MB: Yeah, that’s a bad tendency that I have. That’s something Drew didn’t want to change. He changed a lot of things, and that’s one of the best things about working with Drew -- he knows boundaries, and he knows how much is too much. That’s one of the things he didn’t want to change right off the bat. But that’s something I’ve been conscious of and something I’ve been working on since he pointed it out. DA: Given where you played high school, was there more pressure on you playing for Westtown or playing for Texas? MB: I’d say there was more pressure playing -- well, actually, it was both, equal. My sophomore year at Westtown, there was a lot of pressure, because I was at a program that had never won a state championship, and had gotten to the finals three or four years in a row. At Texas, I was coming to a team that hadn’t made the NCAA Tournament the year before. So I’d say it was pretty equal. DA: I would imagine playing on a team like that in high school, with Cam and all the others, maybe prepared you not only for college, but playing in the pros. MB: Yeah, Cam can go. He’s a really good basketball player. And I know for a fact I’ll see him here next year. DA: What was Harlem like to grow up in, day by day? MB: It was, when people ask that, I pretty much tell them that you just grow up fast. You’re making decisions at a very young age that most kids don’t even come close to making. I credit a lot of my success to being from Harlem, growing up there. DA: Harlem’s changed a little the last few years. MB: Yeah, gentrification is real. It’s real. DA: What was it like seeing that demographic shift? MB: Well, I was kind of there before gentrification kind of really hit. Obviously there was a bunch of condos that went up and it was pretty cool to see. It was every time I came back home -- I’d see a new development going up. DA: Best advice your parents ever gave you? MB: I wouldn’t say it was direct advice or a quote. I’d say the best thing my parents passed on to me was to let me make my own mistakes and figure out on my age how to kind of see the world on my own. Growing up as the youngest child, one or two years after your siblings, obviously that’s great. You’re learning without truly making the mistakes on your own. But at some point in your life, you’re gonna have to learn on your own. You’re gonna have to fall to rise. DA: Conversely, then, what’s the biggest mistake you’ve made so far? MB: I’d say that the biggest mistake I’ve made so far was not committing to Texas earlier. I think waiting was awesome. I was very methodical about waiting, very strategic about what I wanted in a university. But at the same time, if I could go back, I probably would have committed my junior year, so I could hit the ground running and build the relationships, get to know people. DA: How much freedom did Shaka give you when you were there to try things on the floor that might not necessarily be good for the team, but could be good for you individually down the road? MB: Coach Smart, he’s given me so much freedom to sort of grow into who I was. That’s been a big thing in my life -- my parents and all of my coaches. Coach Smart did a great job of just letting me come to terms with myself, as a basketball player and a person. DA: I saw in one of your interviews before the Draft that you don’t think people really understand you when you say you’re a unicorn. So define that for me as you see it. MB: Well, I mean, people kind of have a concept of what it means. To me, it’s just someone who makes plays that have never been seen before -- a seven-foot big guard, those are all unicorns to me. DA: You played against Ayton and guys like Jarrett Allen (the Nets’ first-round pick in 2017) in high school, and I know how much you’ve looked at Joel Embiid on tape. Are you guys the new normal when it comes to the next generation of bigs? MB: Yeah, I think this is becoming a theme, and you’ll see it more and more with guys coming out of high school. One of the guys you’ll see coming up is James Wiseman (the 6'11" rising senior center currently playing at East High School in Memphis, and who is considered by many to be the top college prospect in the Class of 2019). He’s younger, but he does a lot of the things that I do, that Deandre does, that Jarrett does. It’s refreshing to see so many people that can do what I do. DA: If you were six-feet tall instead of seven, what would you be doing? MB: I’d have to be around the game, like a scout or a GM, something around the game. DA: How did the basketball bug bite you so hard growing up? MB: Honestly, it’s just my competitive nature. It bleeds over into other aspects of my life. But basketball is just something that I really excelled at, and whenever I hit kind of adversity, or whenever I do something that makes me vulnerable enough to get better and to ask for help, I just took this and ran with it. DA: Since you’re a kid, I have to ask you how good you are at Fortnight? MB: I play recreationally. One of my best friends is really good at it, and whenever I play him I get Ws. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Starbucks to ban plastic straws worldwide by 2020

Starbucks has announced plans to phase out plastic straws by 2020 in stores around the world and replace them with an innovative lid design that cuts out the need for drinking straws altogether. The move is expected to eliminate the use of more than 1 billion straws a year. The coffee chain is the latest major player in the food industry to respond to the growing concern of single-use straws and their impact on the environment and marine life. In place of straws, iced drinks will be topped with a lid that features a teardrop-shaped opening about the size of a thumbprint, which provides a cleaner less ridged version of a hot cup lid. The design was created by R&D engineer...Keep on reading: Starbucks to ban plastic straws worldwide by 2020.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018