DOT Chief: ‘We cannot restrict tourists going to Boracay’ despite environmental concerns

The tourism secretary said on Friday government can only encourage tourists to change their itinerary, but not restrict them from visiting popular places such as Boracay. “We cannot restrict tourists going to Boracay. It is their choice to travel to their preferred destination,” said Secretary Wanda Teo on Friday. Some experts and environmental planners recently

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Agri dep’t seeks P5 billion for Benham Rise research hub

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) wants at least P5 billion from the 2018 national budget to be earmarked for the protection and conservation of the Benham...

Agri dep’t seeks P5 billion for Benham Rise research hub

Rafflesia flowers bloom in Negros Occidental

A coffee farmer spotted two rafflesia flowers blooming in a protected area inside Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. Farmer Romulo Labrador said he first saw the flower in 2014, but...

Rafflesia flowers bloom in Negros Occidental

Greenpeace creates whale art installation to help save the seas

We can keep on saying we have beautiful beaches, but one thing is for sure: trash is being dumped in our waters in undeniably astonishing amounts. Most of it is plastic, which...

Greenpeace creates whale art installation to help save the seas

Agriculture dept releases P1 million for rehabilitating this national treasure

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has released P1 million to the Ifugao provincial government for the rehabilitation of the famed Cordillera Rice Terraces, Agriculture Secretary...

Agriculture dept releases P1 million for rehabilitating this national treasure

Mt. Apo reopens to climbers with higher fees, strict policies

Mt. Apo reopened to trekkers on Thu, around one year after fire broke near the peak of the country’s tallest mountain. More than 100 hectares of forest cover was affected by...

Mt. Apo reopens to climbers with higher fees, strict policies

An ‘algae’ truth: Tourists express disappointment over untreated waters in Boracay

Ah, Boracay — famous for white-sand resorts, breathtaking sunsets, thriving nightlife… and mats of slimy green algae? The beloved tourist spot is now partially covered with...

An ‘algae’ truth: Tourists express disappointment over untreated waters in Boracay

Plastic, cellophane, wires, ropes, fishnets, and hardwood kill beached whale in Davao

What does it take to kill a whale? Trash, trash, trash, and even more

Plastic, cellophane, wires, ropes, fishnets, and hardwood kill beached whale in Davao

DENR: Guimaras boasts of 70 hectares of undisturbed coral reefs

Here's to hoping that we don't cause the destruction of this nature's

DENR: Guimaras boasts of 70 hectares of undisturbed coral reefs

‘Seed the Difference’ with the GreenerMNL movement happening on Oct 27-30

This makes it easy to be

‘Seed the Difference’ with the GreenerMNL movement happening on Oct 27-30

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.