Category Archives: Environment

What Will it Be 20 years from now – Capuy Hills

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Storm Surge Hazard Map: Sorsogon City (Poblacion)

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Storm Surge Hazard Map: Bacon Poblacion

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‘Tree tunnel’ in Sorsogon lost to road widening

A tree-lined portion of the highway is among the most photographed spots in Bulan, Sorsogon, but some fear the so-called “tree tunnel” will soon be seen only in photos. Hundreds of almost century-old trees are set to be cut down … Continue reading

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Church wants Peter Paul PHL operation in Sorsogon stopped

SORSOGON CITY—The Catholic Church is again calling for Peter Paul Philippine Corp. (PPPC) to stop the operation of its coconut-processing plant here due to another “string of fish poisoning incidents” believed to be caused by the company’s contamination of fishponds … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy or what?

I find it ironic that Sorsogon will host the 2013 Ms. Earth International Resort Wear Competition at the same time, DPWH will be cutting off 60-year old trees along the Maharlika Highway! And so we wait for the next disaster … Continue reading

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An Interesting Opinion about (pollution issue with) Peter Paul Philippines Corporation

I didn’t know there’s a coconut processing plant in the city until I read the article (published on August 22, 2013), Least We Forget, written by Felix Espineda via BicolToday.com.  

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Wind-power project in Sorsogon still looking for foreign funding

THE wind-power project proposed for setup in Sorsogon will resume as soon as Coastal Power Development Corp. (CPDC) combines with another group to set up a wind facility in the province, CPDC Managing Director Manuel T. Castro said in an … Continue reading

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Residents do not want a geothermal plant in Irosin, Sorsogon–ICAG

IROSIN, Sorsogon—In the 1990s, the locals successfully blocked attempts of the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) to put up a geothermal power plant in the area, Irosin Coalition Against Geothermal (ICAG) Chairman Dr. Precy D. Gante told the Business Mirror … Continue reading

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Compressor-enhanced cyanide fishing hurting Sorsogon fisherfolk

SORSOGON CITY, Sorsogon—For small-scale fishermen in Sorsogon province, April through August is the best time for fishing because during this period, the sea there is calm and clear. Unfortunately, it is also the worst because divers engaged in cyanide fishing, … Continue reading

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