Boracay to have ‘soft opening’ in October, rehabilitation to continue until December 2019

Boracay island may be reopening on Oct. 26 (Friday) but that does not mean it’ll be welcoming droves of tourists like it did before, at least not yet. During the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) budget briefing at the Senate yesterday, Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said that it will just be a “soft opening,” as only major roads have ...

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Strong quake shakes southern Philippines

Strong quake shakes southern Philippines

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Saturday, sending frightened residents fleeing from buildings, officials and eyewitnesses said. The quake...

National Geographic Asia’s latest video shows the horrifying state of Manila’s Pasig River

National Geographic Asia’s latest video shows the horrifying state of Manila’s Pasig River

The Philippines was showcased in a short clip shared by National Geographic Asia‘s Facebook page yesterday, but it wasn’t anything that’ll make you comment...

PARTY’S OVER: Smoking, drinking to be banned in parts of Boracay

PARTY’S OVER: Smoking, drinking to be banned in parts of Boracay

Boracay is set to open soon, but if this recent statement from the Department of Tourism (DOT) is any indication, it’s not going to be the party island everyone once knew....

Garbage Everywhere: Actor posts photos of floating plastic in Anilao’s waters

Garbage Everywhere: Actor posts photos of floating plastic in Anilao’s waters

There’s no denying it — the Philippines has a serious garbage disposal problem. The issue was highlighted once again yesterday after actor Luis Manzano posted a video...

Boracay slated for ‘soft opening’ in October; no longer a ‘party place’

Boracay slated for ‘soft opening’ in October; no longer a ‘party place’

Prepare to see a new, more peaceful Boracay. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced on Tuesday that Boracay will have its “soft...

VIRAL: Tourist finds floating trash in El Nido’s Secret Lagoon

VIRAL: Tourist finds floating trash in El Nido’s Secret Lagoon

El Nido in Palawan is known as one of the Philippines’ ultimate beach destinations, which is why netizens were shocked when one viral post showed it inundated with trash....

Marine biologist discovers trash inside dead whale shark’s stomach

Marine biologist discovers trash inside dead whale shark’s stomach

This is heartbreaking. A marine biologist said on Wednesday that he discovered several pieces of trash inside a whale shark that washed ashore in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. The...

Cebu Pacific to use bio-compostable utensils on all flights starting October

Cebu Pacific to use bio-compostable utensils on all flights starting October

The sustainable living movement has been gaining traction in the Philippines with zero-waste fairs and stores cropping up around the metro — and brands are taking notice....

Record number of environmental activists killed in PH in 2017

Record number of environmental activists killed in PH in 2017

A record number of environmental activists were killed in the Philippines last year. That’s what rights watchdog Global Witness reported in its study released yesterday....


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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.