Boracay shoreline closed due to viral pooping incident; workers hunt for soiled diaper

A portion of Boracay island’s shoreline was closed yesterday following the appearance of a viral video early this week that showed a foreign child apparently pooping in its surrounding waters. The closure of the shoreline was announced yesterday by Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, who said Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu instructed Boracay Inter-agency Task Force (BITF) ...

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STUDY: PH world’s deadliest country for environmental defenders in 2018

STUDY: PH world’s deadliest country for environmental defenders in 2018

The Philippines was the site where the most environmental defenders were killed in 2018, according to a report released today by watchdog Global Witness. The Philippines tops the...

Leatherback sea turtle found dead in Camarines Sur beach

Leatherback sea turtle found dead in Camarines Sur beach

A day after news broke out that a pygmy sperm whale which ingested plastic washed up ashore in Davao City, here comes another news of a marine animal that suffered and died...

Dead pygmy sperm whale washes up in Davao City with plastic inside belly

Dead pygmy sperm whale washes up in Davao City with plastic inside belly

Barely a month after Negros Occidental residents discovered a dead sea turtle with a plastic bag emerging from its rectum, yet another marine animal found to have ingested plastic...

As Boracay floods, group in charge of rehab says they need more time to fix island’s problems

As Boracay floods, group in charge of rehab says they need more time to fix island’s problems

The government agency responsible for rehabilitating Boracay said today that they need more time to finish construction projects in the popular island, as people complained about...

Canada takes garbage back from Philippines, ending long dispute

Canada takes garbage back from Philippines, ending long dispute

Tonnes of Canadian garbage left in the Philippines for years arrived back home Saturday, putting an end to a festering diplomatic row that highlighted how Asian nations have grown...

Sea turtle that pooped plastic found dead in Negros Occidental

Sea turtle that pooped plastic found dead in Negros Occidental

A sea turtle who reportedly pooped out plastic bags was found dead in Valladolid town, Negros Occidental yesterday. It was discovered by resident Arnel Emplamado on the coastal...

Young sea turtle found with spear pierced through left flipper in Boracay

Young sea turtle found with spear pierced through left flipper in Boracay

A young sea turtle was found with a spear pierced through its left flipper in the popular tourist spot Boracay island yesterday and eventually died from the wound. Marine...

Unwilling dumpsite: It’s not just Canada, other countries have also illegally dumped trash in the Philippines

Unwilling dumpsite: It’s not just Canada, other countries have also illegally dumped trash in the Philippines

On the last day of May, the Philippines finally bid farewell to an estimated 1,500 tons of Canadian garbage that had been languishing in Subic Bay for six years. As many as 103...

Philippines slashing prices off mangoes after summer surplus of national fruit 

Philippines slashing prices off mangoes after summer surplus of national fruit 

The Philippines is on mango overload. Following a surplus of the national fruit brought by an extended dry season, the government is now selling them for a fraction of its regular...


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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.