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ILOILO CITY: A mangrove scientist here has underscored the need to protect and preserve mangroves to fight greenhouse gas emissions as his study revealed their potentials “to store more carbon than terrestrial forest.”

Read more: Mangroves seen as major carbon sink

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In Photo: Michael Francisco, Nippon Paint Coatings Philippines general manager (first from left) and Gladys Goh (first from right), Nippon Paint Malaysia Group general manager with the judges from the architecture and interior-design categories of Asia Young Designer Award.

IN this day and age of climate change and other challenges, leading Asian paint maker Nippon does not only want to develop talented designers but wants them to become more enlightened and aware of the problems confronting Asia and the rest of the world.

Read more: Nippon Paint launches 2017 edition of AYDA

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A man holds a baby on a bridge over a garbage-filled creek in Manila on September 22, 2017. Giant Western consumer products brands led by Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble cause serious ocean pollution by packaging products sold in the Philippines in cheap and disposable plastics, Greenpeace alleged on September 22. The environmental watchdog group ranked the Philippines as the "third worst polluter into the world's oceans" behind China and Indonesia in a report released in Manila. Noel Celis/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Environmental group Greenpeace has ranked the Philippines as the "third-worst polluter into the world's oceans" after China and Indonesia in a report released Friday in Manila.

Read more: Philippines third worst polluter of oceans, report says

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