‘Dive heroes’ undertake Subic Bay cleanup

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Volunteers from the Subic Bay Freeport community, along with professional divers in the area, scoured the waters of Subic Bay on Saturday under the “Dive Heroes Festival-Scubasurero” event to rid the popular tourism attraction of trash that have found their way underwater. The whole-day event organized by the… Read More ‘Dive heroes’ undertake Subic Bay cleanup

Zambales residents join anti-mining protest at DENR office

By HENRY EMPEÑO SANTA CRUZ, Zambales — Residents affected by destructive nickel mining operations in the province have joined anti-mining protesters camped in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Quezon City to call for an end to open-pit mining in the country. Bringing samples of stunted rice plants from… Read More Zambales residents join anti-mining protest at DENR office

Residents appeal to stop mining operations

IBA, Zambales (PNA) — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Zambales has heard the appeal of residents of Candelaria and Santa Cruz towns in this province to cancel the permits of four mining companies which reportedly continue to destroy their communities. The appeal was submitted by the Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz, Zambales (CCOS) and other peoples’ organizations… Read More Residents appeal to stop mining operations

Zambales coordinates 2-day environment summit to consolidate ICC drive

By HENRY EMPEÑO SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — A two-day environment summit was held here on Sept. 28-29 to conclude the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) campaign in Zambales and consolidate community efforts in protecting the marine environment in the province. Zed Avecilla, ICC Zambales area coordinator, said that activities for the summit were held simultaneously at… Read More Zambales coordinates 2-day environment summit to consolidate ICC drive

Subic Freeport hosts workshop for ASEAN Mangrove Congress

By JONAS REYES | Subic Bay Freeport A TOTAL of 150 delegates to the 2nd ASEAN Mangrove Congress here on Sept. 7 helped plant and tag various species of mangrove, which are considered as vital in stabilizing coastal areas. The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the… Read More Subic Freeport hosts workshop for ASEAN Mangrove Congress

Zambales ICC joins ‘MANA Mo’ drive

AN official of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) committee in Zambales has been invited as a special guest to the launching of the Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA Mo) campaign in Malacañang, as the government sought to partner with civil society in efforts to protect the country’s marine environment. Zedric Avecilla, who is… Read More Zambales ICC joins ‘MANA Mo’ drive