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Pena: A new RD for DENR-III
Last week, I was informed that the Central Luzon office of the Department and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has a new Regional Director (RD) in the person of Engr. Paquito T. Moreno. He replaced Forester Francisco E. Milla, ...
From 646 days ago
Peña: Water crisis
I'VE been following with keen interest the current water crisis in Barangay Margot and Barangay Sapang Bato in Angeles City. The issue has landed into the front pages of several issues of this paper and even led to the declaration ...
From 681 days ago
Peña: Pesticides, herbicides and household chemicals
CHEMICALS are all around us. They have penetrated practically all aspects of our daily lives. They are in our homes, workplaces, in the air we breathe and the food we eat. Now we are finding out that many of these ...
From 695 days ago
Pena: Plastic straw
I READ the story of a young marine biologist from Queensland, Australia on his effort to get rid of plastic straws on the Great Barrier Reef. I admire him for his advocacy. Like other types of plastic, straws enter our ...
From 702 days ago
Pena: Can loneliness kill?
LAST year, the Philippines was ranked as the third happiest country in the world by Gallup International, a United States-based firm. Fiji topped the list, followed by Colombia. According to the survey they conducted, 86 percent of Filipinos said they ...
From 708 days ago
Peña: Air Quality is the major concern for EPI 2018
THE 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) which came out recently finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. Now in its twentieth year, the biennial report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in ...
From 716 days ago
Peña: A life without cars
IN THE Facebook page of "Baps and Dars," I saw several pictures of Angeles City and Mabalacat in the 70’s and 80’s. Quite noticeable are the near-empty streets, except for a few passenger jeepneys and buses. Traffic congestion was unheard ...
From 723 days ago
Peña: China bans imports of some scrap materials
THE manufacturing giant China has a big impact on world trade. The country is a major exporter and importer of goods. Its buying trends have an impact on the prices of commodities, including the trading of scrap materials. Remember the ...
From 730 days ago
Peña: Good news and bad news at the start of 2018
GOOD news and bad news in the local and international environmental front greeted the start of the New Year. Hopefully, the good will outnumber the bad as days and weeks go by. Good News: DENR said there was significant drop in ...
From 737 days ago
Peña: A bitterly cold US and Canadian winter
IT’S the worst time to be in the United States (US) and Canada. These two countries are having an unusually cold winter. It’s great to see a little snow and enjoy white Christmas, but not this time. Staying outside means ...
From 744 days ago