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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 927

FURTHER DEFINING CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE LAGUNA LAKE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITYWHEREAS, the land and the waters of the Laguna Lake Region are limited natural resources requiring judicious management for their optimal utilization to insure renewability and to preserve the ecological balance; WHEREAS, the increasing pressure of urban growth and development dictate the need for a more rational allocation of the limited land and lake resources of the region responsive to the demands of the various...


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Philippine Crocodile

Philippine Crocodile

Description The Philippine crocodile is one of the most endangered freshwater crocodiles. It is small with a relatively broad snout and thick bony plates on its back. Until recently, the Philippine crocodile was considered a subspecies of the very similar New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaguineae). Biology Philippine crocodiles are thought to feed mainly on fish, invertebrates and small amphibians and reptiles but very little else is known about the natural history or ecology of...


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Arroceros Park, A Window to Our Past, A Lifeline to Our Future

Michelle (not her real name), a third year education student of Universidad de Manila, sees the nearby Arroceros Park as welcome relief amidst the urban jungle that is Manila. “Our school is right next to busy thoroughfares, so there is considerable noise and air pollution around the area. The trees of the Arroceros Park somehow lessen the harmful effects of this pollution,” she said. The Arroceros Park is an urban forest in a 2.2...


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Search for a Just Model for Economic Sustainability

Search for a Just Model for Economic Sustainability

Global context: Continuing crisis of the dominant global model (Washington Consensus) since the 2008-2010 Global Financial Crisis Reflected in the rise of Donald Trump (“America First”) and other Trumps, Brexit crisis in Europe, unresolved crisis of Greece, failure of the World Trade Organization to conclude its Doha Round (2000), crisis of “shareholder capitalism”, etc. In short, crisis of neo-liberalism (nobody wants to be labeled “neo-liberal”), yet most policy makers stick to neo-liberal framework and apply neo-liberal policies....


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Climate Change Reality Project

  By 2050, warmer waters in the southern Philippines could cause the maximum fish catch to decrease by 50 percent. Low-lying areas inundation affecting seagrass beds in shallow tidal and sub-tidal marine environment coral bleaching and degeneration. Sea level in the Philippines is projected to rise two to three times faster than the global average.


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Coconut Oil the Tree of Life

Understanding Plant Oil What differentiates them is the profile of their fatty acid composition e.g. carbon chain. Plant oil is also referred to as Lipid Current usage of Coconut Oil based products Food Products Cosmetic & Personal Care Health Products Value-Adding Processes Coconut for Clean Air and Environment   Coconut has many more potential applications awaiting development. This presentation focuses on the new category in the use of coconut oil that is not well...


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Visayan Warty Pig Wild Swine with a WILD Look

Visayan Warty Pig Wild Swine with a WILD Look

Why exhibit Visayan warty pigs?  Help save this species now! The express purpose of this captive breeding program is to act as a genetic insurance policy: hybridization with feral pigs is a major threat to wild populations. Present a spokes-species for island endemism, and tell the stories of habitat loss, human impacts on islands, and the bush meat trade. The Visayan warty pig is listed as #104 on the list of the most evolutionary...


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