Mt. Pulag’s Akiki trail closed off to mountaineers due to forest fire

Mount Pulag in Benguet province is a must-climb for trekkers because of its challenging hike and rewarding view of a sea of clouds. It turns out, however, that it is no longer in top shape after a forest fire razed parts of it, leading authorities to now close off one of its popular trails. In an ...

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Grade 6 student in critical condition after almost drowning in Manila Bay

Grade 6 student in critical condition after almost drowning in Manila Bay

Manila Bay is in the middle of rehabilitation, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to swim in its murky waters. Case in point, an 11-year-old girl almost drowned...

Government agency orders companies to stop polluting Manila Bay to avoid being shut down

Government agency orders companies to stop polluting Manila Bay to avoid being shut down

Companies are getting named and shamed as part of the government’s quest to clean up Manila Bay. The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), a government agency tasked...

Manila mayor orders zoo closure, after untreated sewage ends up in bay

Manila mayor orders zoo closure, after untreated sewage ends up in bay

Welp, this doesn’t look good. The Manila Zoo will be temporarily closed to the public starting tomorrow, after being tagged as a major pollutant of Manila Bay by...

Dude shows the harsh truth: plastics remain intact years after they’re thrown away

Dude shows the harsh truth: plastics remain intact years after they’re thrown away

Everyone should know this by now: plastic is non-biodegradable, which means that they remain intact even years after they’re disposed. A now-viral Facebook post by a...

Police under fire for balloon release event 

Police under fire for balloon release event 

Filipino netizens are once again up-in-arms about a balloon releasing event and this time, it’s the Philippine National Police (PNP) they’re schooling on...

Trash-lacion: Nazarene devotees leave pile of trash in Manila’s streets

Trash-lacion: Nazarene devotees leave pile of trash in Manila’s streets

Look at what you’ve done, people. A Filipino environmental group yesterday expressed disappointment at the amount of trash left by the devotees of the Black Nazarene during...

PH customs says 6,500 tons of waste to be sent back to South Korea next week

PH customs says 6,500 tons of waste to be sent back to South Korea next week

It was a long time coming but it’s finally going to happen. The 6,500 mixed waste that came from Pyeongtaek City in South Korea and currently stored at a terminal in Misamis...

Health ministry reports injuries caused by firecrackers during holidays total 236

Health ministry reports injuries caused by firecrackers during holidays total 236

Looks like the Philippines started the new year safely as the number of firecracker-related injuries decreased dramatically. The Department of Health (DOH) today announced that...

Beach to bay: Boracay-style rehab planned for Manila Bay

Beach to bay: Boracay-style rehab planned for Manila Bay

Another Philippine tourist spot will soon get a makeover of its own. Yesterday, the chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that they plan to...


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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.