Like many parts of Palawan, the pristinely beautiful and biodiverse town of Culion is being rezoned to pave the way for tourism development that would not bode well for the environment.
Mines lacked tree-cutting permits, impaired the function of watersheds, and failed to ensure the safety of employees, the Gina Lopez-led audit found.
A nickel mine is on the brink of a major expansion in Mt. Bulanjao, a rainforest system considered by indigenous peoples as their ancestral home and protected by a Palawan conservation law.
The Iloilo River, which was on the brink of being “biologically dead” a decade ago, is again teeming with marine life and biodiversity. Two tributary creeks – Dungon Creek and Calajunan Creek – threaten the health of the rest of the waterway, however.
Plastic waste remains a huge problem amid the pandemic, but makers of fast-moving consumer goods remain stuck in waste retrieval and co-processing measures that barely make an impact.