For a church official, the country abiding by its commitment to climate agreement is more important than the number of delegates that it will send to climate conferences.

Father Edu Gariguez (photo from CBCPNews) MANILA BULLETIN

“What is important is the serious commitment of the government to abide by its commitment to climate agreement,” Father Edu Gariguez, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace, said in an interview.

“The government committed to reducing 70% carbon emission in its INDC (Intended nationally determined contributions) for the Conference of Parties or COP 21, yet it is opening more coal-fired power plants in the country,” he added.

Read more: Church official: ‘Country abiding to its commitment to climate agreement is important’


By August 2018, only electric tricycles will be allowed to ferry passengers in Boracay as part of the Malay municipal government's bid to promote environment-friendly public transportation.

MANILA, Philippines – Only electric passenger tricycles (e-tricycles) should be seen plying the streets of Boracay by August this year when the Malay town government in Aklan enforces the phaseout of motorized public tricycles in the island.

Read more: Boracay shifts to e-tricycles by August


Senator Loren Legarda said on Wednesday the enactment by Malacanang of a law strengthens the conservation of 97 ecologically critical areas in the country.


The new law is the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 2018 (ENIPAS) under Republic Act No. 11038. It was signed on June 22.

Read more: ENIPAS strengthens conservation of environment — Legarda


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