CONSOLACION, Cebu, Philippines – In its effort to alleviate the effects of climate change, the province of Cebu has recently opened the first and only state-of-the-art sanitary landfill in the province located in this municipality.

The Consolacion Sanitary Landfill, Methane Recovery and Power Generation Facility (CSLMRPGF) is a joint venture of the province of Cebu, the local government here, the Asian Energysystems Corporation (AEC), and the Montalban Methane Corporation (MMC).

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MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines got a $4.97-million World Bank grant to help farmers cope with the effects of climate change, the multilateral lender said in a statement released on Friday.

The government and the World bank signed the agreement last Dec. 21, the statement said.

The grant, to come from the Global Environment facility of the World Bank-managed Special Climate Change Fund, will help finance the $55.42-million Philippines Climate Change Adaptation Project (PhilCCAP).

Data from the World Bank Web site showed PhilCCAP was approved on June 29 last year, with the Philippines shelling out $50.45 million in counterpart funding.

The project aims to develop and test adaptation strategies that will develop the resiliency of farms and natural resource management to the effects of climate change.

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MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has vowed to use high-tech systems to arm farmers and fisherfolk with information necessary in mitigating the impact of global heating.

Alcala said he has approved the implementation of the United and Enterprise Geospatial Information System (UEGIS) to improve the delivery of services to its clientele and enable them to mitigate the effects of climate change.

UEGIS was formulated to enhance the planning and implementing capability of the Department of Agriculture in Strategic Agriculture and Fisheries Development Zones or SAFDZs.

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