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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Forests: Now you see, soon you don’t

A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless,” American President Theodore Roosevelt once said. The statement...
LESSER INCIDENTS. Firefighters try to extinguish a fire that hit a residential area in Brgy. 23-C Isla Verde, Davao City in this undated photo. The Bureau of Fire Protection 11 said fire incidents in Davao City decreased by almost 50 percent this year compared to the number of cases last year due to the agency’s fire safety education and intensified awareness through the help of the barangays. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Where there is  smoke, There’s fire!

The Philippines observes March as Fire Prevention Month.  Sad to say, fires happen throughout the year. Last August 5, for instance, a total of  19...
FANS FOR SALE. A woman chooses from a collection of native fans being sold by hawkers in front of Sangguniang Panlungsod in Davao City on Tuesday. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Ending violence against women

In one of the most popular movies of Robin Padilla, the actor said: “Ang babae, minamahal ‘yan, hindi sinasaktan.” (A woman is to be loved and not to be hurt.)

ENVIRONMENT: Rise of e-cars challenges the world’s thirst for oil

In the early years of US oil production in the late 19th century, gasoline was considered a useless byproduct of kerosene that would be...

CLIMATE CHANGE CONSEQUENCES: Health hitches

“As climate change alters rainfall patterns and brings deadly, intensified and frequent calamities, it will affect public health.” Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the...

ENVIRONMENT: Countdown still on for vanishing wildlife

The Philippines, touted to be the Pear of the Orient Seas, maybe abundant of natural resources but these may soon be gone if Filipinos...

ENVIRONMENT: When sea level rises

When the Pangi River in Davao City swelled to new heights in June 2011, 29 people lost their lives and 50,000 residents had to...

ENVIRONMENT: Moving toward a blue economy

To harness the vast resources offered by the seas and oceans from fisheries to mineral deposits, the Department of Science and Technology-National Academy of...

ENVIRONMENT: Sunscreens can obliterate coral reefs

Generally, fishermen who use cyanide and dynamite to catch fish are almost blamed for the annihilation of the ecologically-fragile coral reefs. Unknowingly, people...

ENVIRONMENT: Countdown still on for vanishing wildlife

The Philippines, touted to be the Pear of the Orient Seas, maybe abundant of natural resources but these may soon be gone if Filipinos...

WEATHER UPDATE

Davao City
broken clouds
27 ° C
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83%
1.5kmh
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