Schools begin to reopen in Tagaytay as Taal’s fury subsides

Nineteen schools have reopened in two villages in Tagaytay as state volcanologists today reported that Taal has quieted down.  Two weeks after the restive volcano first erupted, some schools have reopened as new data from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology found emissions and quakes have fallen dramatically.  The institute lowered Taal’s alert level ...

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‘He was wearing slippers’: State volcanologists alarmed by dangerous stunt in viral vlog

‘He was wearing slippers’: State volcanologists alarmed by dangerous stunt in viral vlog

We thought this would have gone without saying, but apparently not, so here goes: Can everyone just stay away from the active volcano, please? The Philippine Institute of...

‘Is he God?’: Batangas vice mayor blasts scientists, wants Duterte to change their ‘opinion’ about Taal

‘Is he God?’: Batangas vice mayor blasts scientists, wants Duterte to change their ‘opinion’ about Taal

Scientists and science often don’t get a lot of respect in the Philippines. One survey last year even showed that, given a choice, three-quarters of Filipinos would choose...

2,400 tons of illegally dumped garbage in Misamis Oriental shipped back to South Korea

2,400 tons of illegally dumped garbage in Misamis Oriental shipped back to South Korea

A 2,400-ton chunk of the 5,000 tons of garbage illegally dumped in Misamis Oriental in 2018 was sent back to South Korea on Sunday, environmental group EcoWaste Coalition...

Court finds QC government liable for garbage avalanche that buried at least 232 people alive

Court finds QC government liable for garbage avalanche that buried at least 232 people alive

A municipal trial court has ordered the Quezon City government to pay PHP6 million (US$118,323) to the families of hundreds of people who died in a garbage avalanche that occurred...

‘When we went back on the road, we realized that was a mistake’: Photog recounts group’s escape from Taal eruption

‘When we went back on the road, we realized that was a mistake’: Photog recounts group’s escape from Taal eruption

Picture this: you and six other people are heading to Tagaytay to do a pre-wedding photo shoot on a Sunday morning. It’s meant to be a sunny day-trip to the tourist town...

Bad Joke: Duterte visits volcano victims, says ‘beautiful women’ in devastated Batangas made his problems disappear

Bad Joke: Duterte visits volcano victims, says ‘beautiful women’ in devastated Batangas made his problems disappear

President Rodrigo Duterte has never had any misgivings about cracking misogynist jokes, but yesterday he went a step further, proving that he also has no qualms about cracking...

‘Hazardous explosion possible’: Alert level 4 still in effect after Taal Volcano blankets Luzon towns in ash

‘Hazardous explosion possible’: Alert level 4 still in effect after Taal Volcano blankets Luzon towns in ash

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) announced this morning that an alert level 4 remains over Taal Volcano, the underwater volcano in Batangas...

Black Nazarene devotees urged to pray for peace in Middle East, 2.3 million devotees arrive early

Black Nazarene devotees urged to pray for peace in Middle East, 2.3 million devotees arrive early

The Traslación, Manila’s annual religious event famed for attracting hundreds of thousands of barefoot devotees, kicked off at around 4:15am today at the Quirino...

Death toll of Christmas typhoon climbs to 28

Death toll of Christmas typhoon climbs to 28

Twenty-eight people have been confirmed killed by Typhoon Phanfone (local name Ursula) since it made landfall in Eastern Samar on Christmas Eve, while 12 people still remain...


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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.

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