Let Us Declare Our United, Unequivocal, and Solid Support for the Passage of ENIPAS
Palawan Again Named "Best Island in the World" by International Travelers
PALAWENOS AND the whole Philippines rejoice!
GMA News Online reports that "An international travel magazine has once again crowned Palawan the best island in the world" in its Lifestyle Section on 21 October 2015.
The report highlights that "Conde Nast Traveler readers gave Palawan an overall rating of 85.937 for the magazine's Reader's Choice Awards."
GMA News Online quotes Conde Nast Traveler about its appreciation of Palawan: "This small island - one of the Philippines' 7,107 - shot to the top of our list this year with a recent claim to fame: It's now home to one of the new seven natural wonders of the world, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River"
Solon Insists on Retaining Palawan Protected Areas
HEEDING THE CALL of environmentalists to include Palawan and to restore five of the province’s protected areas on the list of the Enhanced NIPAS Bill (ENIPAS), Palawan 3rd District Rep. Douglas Hagedorn formally asked the chairman of the House committee on natural resources, Rep. Francisco Matugas of Surigao del Norte’s 1st District, to convene an executive meeting to facilitate congressional approval of House Bill (HB) 6141.
The bill aims to expand and strengthen the old National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Law or Republic Act 7586. Hagedorn denies that he is delaying the enactment of the important environmental measure.
Hagedorn, who is also the committee’s senior vice chairman, hoped that Matugas would cooperate in ensuring the inclusion of Palawan in the ENIPAS.
Stop Coal and Ban Mining in Palawan
DECLARATION OF SUPPORT FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE ENHANCED NIPAS LAW (Sign the Online PETITION)
We, concerned organizations and individuals, representing non-governmental organizations, sectoral groups, interfaith and ecumenical associations, churches, indigenous peoples, and local communities of Puerto Princesa City and Palawan, declare our united, unequivocal, and solid support for the passage of the enhanced National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act (House Bill No. 6141) that will replace the 23-year old NIPAS Law (Republic Act 7586).
It's dengue season, know how to prevent them
The Department of Health reports that as of August 18, 2016, there are 55,079 dengue cases starting from January of this year, resulting to 168 deaths. Mostly hit areas are Calabarzon, Central Luzon, National Capital Region, Northern Mindanao, and Cagayan Valley.
To help prevent the further spread of dengue, alagad.com.ph shares some guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO):
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