Boracay with fewer tourists? That’s the plan, government says

It may be difficult to imagine the party island of Boracay with fewer tourists, but that’s exactly what the Philippine government said it wants to do. In an interview yesterday with ANC’s Headstart, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo said the government plans to set a limit on the number of tourists that can be ...

Environment

DENR bats for relocation of informal settlers along PH’s El Nido coasts

DENR bats for relocation of informal settlers along PH’s El Nido coasts

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is calling for the relocation of informal settlers who have settled along the coast of El Nido in Palawan, a popular...

Boracay resort demolishes own illegal viewing deck amid island cleanup

Boracay resort demolishes own illegal viewing deck amid island cleanup

One of the resorts operating on this famed beach destination has started demolishing its viewing deck that officials said sits on a rock formation in violation of environmental...

Pinay climber Carina Dayondon conquers Mount Aconcagua, South America’s highest mountain

Pinay climber Carina Dayondon conquers Mount Aconcagua, South America’s highest mountain

Filipina mountain-climber Carina Dayondon has summited Mount Aconcagua, she reported on her Facebook account. She accomplished the feat on Thursday afternoon, Argentina time. The...

Deadly mudflows threaten residents near erupting Philippine volcano

Deadly mudflows threaten residents near erupting Philippine volcano

[UPDATED] Millions of tons of ash and rock from an erupting Philippine volcano could bury nearby communities due to heavy rain, authorities said Saturday, as tens of thousands...

Misery again for Philippine volcano ‘evacuees since birth’

Misery again for Philippine volcano ‘evacuees since birth’

Edna Orila has to sidestep human excrement as she looks for a space to sleep in the tiny schoolroom she shares with 55 other people seeking refuge from a spectacular — but...

Volcanos, earthquakes: Is the ‘Ring of Fire’ alight?

Volcanos, earthquakes: Is the ‘Ring of Fire’ alight?

A volcanic eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuations, while another in Japan kills one person. Across the Pacific, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits off Alaska. So...

Thanks to the Netherlands, a Manila Bay makeover is on its way

Thanks to the Netherlands, a Manila Bay makeover is on its way

Here’s a makeover many Manileños have been waiting for. Yesterday, the Philippines and the Netherlands made official a plan to rehabilitate the heavily polluted Manila Bay....

‘Butanding’ lands in list of species needing international protection

‘Butanding’ lands in list of species needing international protection

Delegates to this year’s biggest international summit on protecting wildlife have agreed to include the whale shark, locally known as “butanding”, in the list of...

Filipino fisherman finds log, turns out it’s a 16-foot crocodile

Filipino fisherman finds log, turns out it’s a 16-foot crocodile

A 16.11-foot crocodile was captured by fishermen in Barangay Sukabulan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi on Friday morning. The saltwater crocodile was spotted by fishermen on Thursday...


 

Coconuts Manila Environment

This is our humble contribution to keeping our home livable. From companies going green to the latest vandalism in a popular tourist spot on a virgin island, Coconuts Manila will give you updates about things that matter to the planet. We stalk (and interview) environmentalists and  tree huggers to know more about intriguing issues involving animals, marine life sanctuaries, and rainforests. Coconuts Manila reports on excessive garbage, tree-cutting, marine life destruction and of course, climate change.