Bamboo Ecopark, Baguio’s ‘little Kyoto,’ closed temporarily due to vandalism

The Bamboo Ecopark in Baguio City has been closed after visitors have vandalized its plants, one of its caretakers announced earlier this week. Edgar Manda, the president of the Philippine Bamboo Foundation, wrote in a Facebook post that some of the park’s visitors “do not respect the place and have defaced bamboo culms (or poles) ...

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Free Ride: Antiporda attacks UP scientists, insists they should not ask payment

Free Ride: Antiporda attacks UP scientists, insists they should not ask payment

A visibly mad Environment Undersecretary Benny Antirporda today attacked the University of the Philippines (UP) Institute of Biology, saying that they do not have the right to...

No More ‘White Sand’: Environment chief Cimatu suspends dolomite mining ops in Cebu

No More ‘White Sand’: Environment chief Cimatu suspends dolomite mining ops in Cebu

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the suspension of quarry and export operations of two dolomite mining companies in Alcoy, Cebu where the government sourced fake sand for...

Dolomite Disaster: Ermita police chief fired over Manila Bay overcrowding

Dolomite Disaster: Ermita police chief fired over Manila Bay overcrowding

Ermita Police Station Ariel Caramoan was sacked yesterday for allegedly failing to implement health protocols during the public viewing of the rehabilitated Manila Bay, in which...

Gov’t denies link between fish kill and Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ project

Gov’t denies link between fish kill and Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ project

The government agency implementing the “beach nourishment” project in Manila Bay has denied that the large number of dead fish floating on Baseco’s seawall was...

Dead fish floating in Manila Bay raises questions on dolomite safety (VIDEO)

Dead fish floating in Manila Bay raises questions on dolomite safety (VIDEO)

Residents of the seaside village of Baseco in Manila alerted the public to dead fishes that apparently floated in Manila Bay this morning, sparking new fears over the safety of...

‘Completely absurd’: Pinoys blast gov’t for dumping white sand on Manila Bay

‘Completely absurd’: Pinoys blast gov’t for dumping white sand on Manila Bay

Filipinos have been loudly criticizing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for dumping “white sand” on Manila Bay’s shoreline yesterday as...

PH gov’t urged to revoke permits of ‘unfit’ caretakers after QC ostriches run loose

PH gov’t urged to revoke permits of ‘unfit’ caretakers after QC ostriches run loose

An animal rights group urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources yesterday to revoke the permits of caretakers of wildlife animals after two ostriches ran loose in...

Environmentalist calls out Sara Duterte fan page for posting fake news about Pasig River

Environmentalist calls out Sara Duterte fan page for posting fake news about Pasig River

An environmentalist and engineer slammed a fan page dedicated to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte earlier this week when he caught it posting inaccurate information about a project...

It’s All Legal: Vista Residences says Environment Dep’t allowed pine-cutting

It’s All Legal: Vista Residences says Environment Dep’t allowed pine-cutting

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) allowed pine trees to be cut in Baguio City to make way for real estate development, the Villar-owned developer Vista...


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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.