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President Will Close Popular Beach Destinations If They Cant Work Out Their Environmental Issues.
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President Will Close Popular Beach Destinations If They Cant Work Out Their Environmental Issues.

President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants to “close” popular beach island Boracay if its environmental problems are not resolved in 6 months. Same can happen to other destinations with environmental issues as well. “I will close Boracay. Boracay is a cesspool,” the President said on Friday night, February 9, during […]

Noise Again All Over Town?
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Noise Again All Over Town?

After Mayor Ilagan took office in july 2016 at the Municipal, he implemented certain rules and made sure that such rules where enforced. Noisy muffler, karaoke, loud music – Galerans thought was part of the history. Guess what – we where wrong. Discipline is gone – motorbike riders with  noisy […]

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Wind farm steadily progressing

The wind farm project atop the mountain is the hottest issue in the island of Mindoro. Probably not only because of the P6 billion price tag but its wide-ranging impact to the community. It started way back in 2006 when Nicanor Villasenor, the former president of Philippine Hybrid Energy Systems, […]

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Why Care About Our Coral Reef’s?

Coral reefs are unlike anything else on the planet. In addition to providing valuable habitat for fish and other animals, they are incredibly beautiful, with seemingly infinite structures and growth forms. Some of their common names describe this diversity: staghorn, elkhorn, bird’s nest, brain, finger, mushroom, pillar, lettuce, lobed, and […]

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Don’t Kill the Golden Egg Laying Goose

Sabang Bay is a world-class dive site, with great visibility and masses of underwater life, making it as among the favorite destinations for tourists and diving enthusiasts in the Philippines. Working out plans to protect our marine areas is critical to effectively address development issues on safeguarding the areas’ ecosystem […]

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Pagsira sa gubat, sanhi ng baha

“Sa tanang buhay ko, ngayon lang bumaha ng ganyan kalaki?” Karaniwang salita ng mga matatanda na naninirahan sa Poblacion, Balatero at White Beach pagkatapos maging saksi sa malakas na baha na dumaloy sa kanilang lugar. Hindi na kataka-taka na tumataas ang baha kada taon. Alam nating lahat na ang pangunahing […]

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Saving the rainforest, a must now!

The municipality’s environment program has been largely superficial and limited. When people speak of nature in Puerto Galera, they often relate it to the marine environment.  However, Puerto Galera’s rainforest is equally stunning and equally endangered. If the marine ecosystem has problems with illegal fishing or pollution, the rainforest biggest […]

Ordinance vs loud bikes needed
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Ordinance vs loud bikes needed

IT’S hard to understand why our town and provincial legislators remain deaf to the growing clamor by majority of their constituents to enact ordinances against loud motorcycles that produce nerve-wracking noise even in the late hours of the night not just along major roads but also along quiet neighborhood streets. […]

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For the Fish and the Corals

It was a perfect day to snorkel. But we did not go there just to see the fishes at coral garden. We went to witness the installation of moorings to be used by the bancas which bring in tourist to snorkel in coral garden. Danny Enriquez, former chair of the […]