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Published on 2 May 2014
This was according to the assessment conducted by the Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Services-7 of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-7. The 17 towns in Cebu are Tabogon, Borbon, Sogod, San Francisco, Catmon, Carmen, Compostela, Cordova, San Francisco, Minglanilla, Sibonga, Argao, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Oslob, Boljoon and Santander. The three cities prone to climate change impacts are Lapu-Lapu, Naga and Carcar. Bohol…
Published on 22 April 2014
Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, slammed into the central Philippines on Nov. 8 last year with record wind strength of 235 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 275 kph. It has been suggested its unusual strength and rapid intensification were fueled by warming of subsurface waters of Pacific waters east of the Philippines in recent decades. It left…
Published on 22 April 2014
“Local governments play an important role in adaptation because they directly communicate with affected communities. For the past several years, leading practices have begun in New York City, Mexico City, Toronto, Albay Province in the Philippines, and elsewhere,” the final draft of the "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability" report said. “These achievements were possible because of elected and local leadership; cooperation among national…
Published on 2 April 2014
In 2012, typhoon Haikui battered the megacity of 12 million people for eight days, but when tropical storm Ondoy hit Manila in 2009 and a month’s worth of rain fell in a few hours, the city came close to catastrophe. Nearly 80 per cent was flooded, 246 people died and hundreds of thousands had to be evacuated. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…
Published on 2 April 2014
She will be asking President Benigno Aquino III to make a pitch during a leader-level climate change summit in New York in September. The summit will be convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. "This is a very important platform for President Aquino and the Philippines because you bring such direct experience of what a wild climate does to people and lives," Clark said Thursday…
Published on 2 April 2014
Thailand had earlier proposed the promotion of crop resilience to adverse climate, which was subsequently adopted by the ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) To mitigate the threats of climate change in the region, conference participants agreed to advance the ASEAN Integrated Food Security and ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Framework on Climate Change: Agriculture and Forestry towards Food Security programs Gemany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft…
Published on 17 March 2014
The other cities studied and included in the list are Iloilo, 6.69; Cagayan de Oro, 6.68; Cebu, 6.65; Zamboanga, 6.32; Naga, 6.10; Laoag, 5.80; Davao, 5.6; Batangas, 5.65, and Angeles, 5.56.

 WWF-Philippines Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan was quoted as saying the cities were ranked according to climate exposure, socio-economic sensitivity, and adaptive capacity melded to generate scores which show…
Published on 17 March 2014
Marikina City, which lies downstream of the UMRBPL, was one of the most severely hit LGUs by Typhoon Ondoy, which battered the city on September 26, 2009, killing scores of people and destroying property worth several hundred millions of pesos. The study was a component of the Asian Development Bank funded technical assistance, titled “Climate Resilience and Green Growth in the UMRBPL: Demonstrating the Eco-town…
Published on 24 February 2014
“The installation of the said devices is in line with Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards). Most of the devices were installed in parts of the region mostly affected with bad weather condition,” Bartolome noted. Under the Preparedness Committee through the leadership of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), various trainings on disaster risk reduction and management and disaster preparedness and…
Published on 28 January 2014
"In fact, partial data show that in 2013, 74 percent of estimated damages of natural disasters in the country were in the agriculture sector," Balisacan said in his welcome remarks for the launch of an agriculture-related project on Monday in Metro Manila, the Philippines' capital region. Under the project, the Philippine government is partnering with international agencies CGIAR and the International Food Policy Research Institute…
Published on 9 January 2014
When Philippine President Benigno Aquino III announced last week the staggering cost of rebuilding from the storm, the price tag – 8.17 billion dollars – and a pair of emergency loans to help meet that goal distressed debt reduction campaigners in the country who have for many years called for a cancellation of illegal debts. “Every dollar of funding assistance will be used in as…
Published on 9 January 2014
Paje, whose appointment by President Aquino as secretary of the DENR has been questioned and bypassed for the third time by the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) early this month, explains the reason for the deferment, which also sums up the three-year performance of the agency, whose main task is to manage the country’s natural wealth. “The true challenge in this position is actually striking…
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