Mindanaw Arboretum : Living museum aims to sustain Philippine Arboreal Heritage

Within a ten-hectare property at Barangay Pagawan, Manticao , Misamis Oriental is a repository of endemic trees native to the Philippines. Started in 2018 by Lawyer Carl Cesar Rebuta of the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, Inc.- Friends of the Earth Philippines (Kasama sa Kalikas), the 1.6 hectare Mindanaw Arboretum now has over 200 …

Nestlé, Cepalco, Minergy close the sustainability loop with RE

When Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) launched its roadmap in 2021 to attain net zero greenhouse gases by 2050, it pledged to transform its operations by running all of its factories and offices in the country on renewable electricity. Barely two years later, it has attained that lofty goal in in partnership with Mindanao Energy Systems …

Pueblo de Oro breaks ground, plants greens for first MidRise, MidMarket Condo-in-a-Forest

Cagayan de Oro City’s leading property developer does it again! After over three years of painstaking planning and meticulous research, Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation finally broke ground for its latest project, the Westwoods Storeys  Mid-Rise, Mid-Market Condominium-in-a-Forest during a groundbreaking and tree planting ceremony held at the project site on June 30, 2023. Located in The Knoll (meaning  a …

Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort Showcase : Water Treatment Innovations uplifts prospects for water security

Believe it or not, one of the country’s largest water parks has not changed its waters for the past three years, yet has managed to maintain water quality which meets mandated standards for safe drinking water. Better yet, they are looking to further elevate their self-imposed grades with the introduction of further innovations in their …

Data key to integrated, inclusive water security framework

A water security advisor of the USAID Safe Water Project in the Philippines has advised water stakeholders in Northern Mindanao that updating key water related data is crucial to the successful formulation of an integrated, inclusive water security framework. USAID Safe Water Advisor Dr. Rachel M. Beja, stressed this key point in her presentation “Provincial …

Congressmen vow to push Normin Water Summit resolutions

Legislators from the House of Representatives have vowed to push for the approval of the resolutions for Region 10’s water security passed during the recent Northern Mindanao Integrated Water Security Summit held at the Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Among these are the regionalization of the functions of the  National Water …

Holistic approach needed to address increasing water demand in Northern Mindanao

An integrated, holistic and multi-sectoral “all-of-society” approach is urgently needed to address the increasing water demand in Northern Mindanao. “For us here in Cagayan de Oro City, we have recognized the magnitude of our challenges with regards to all four aspects of the water security discussion,” said Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Rolando “Klarex” Uy in his …

PWDs hail COMET EVs in CDO as an answered prayer

Leaders of organizations of differently abled persons in Cagayan de Oro City recently hailed the advent of the COMET (Community Optimized Electric Transport ) e-Vehicle as an “answered prayer” for their sector. Touted as The First Sustainable Transport Ecosystem in the World, GET President Sigfrido Freddie R. Tiñga said, “Our business model has made GET a significant First Mover in electric mobility as …

GET SET Go! Uptown EVs address traffic and air pollution in one system

A new North-South joint venture will soon launch a breakthrough electric mobility system which would address two of the most prevalent banes of modern urban areas: traffic congestion and air pollution. In simple rites held March 22 at the Xavier Sports & Country Club, Global Electric Transport (GET Philippines) based in Makati and local partner …