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A 2021 study by the Coastal Resources and Ecotourism Research, Development and Extension Center (Crerdec) of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) have found traces of microplastics, or plastic debris, in at least 10 marine sites across the archipelago. The study found that the...
The residents of Brgy. Napaan, Malay, Aklan, along with other stakeholders developed a community-led project (CLP) which focuses on building resilience to floods and rain-induced landslides. The Napaan Multi-Purpose Evacuation Center serves as its small-scale infrastructure component.
To address persistent flooding in Brgy. Betag, La Trinidad, Benguet, tunnels or flood box culverts were installed to divert water out of the valley area. The construction of these culverts is part of the community-led project (CLP) in Brgy. Betag under the Building Resilient Urban Communities (BRUC...
MANILA, Philippines — Purok Ilaya, a small farming community in Bacolod City in Negros Occidental, has not been reached by power lines even though it is located in one of Western Visayas’ highly urbanized cities. To light up their homes, some members of the urban poor community paid higher rates...
These solar panels at Laiban Integrated School in Tanay, Rizal help power computers that give students a chance to catch up with others with easier access to technology and electricity. (Philstar.com / Efigenio Toledo IV)
Barangay Laiban in Tanay, Rizal is just 30 minutes away from the town’s main road, but the settlement of around 700 people has been left behind not only in electrification but also in education.