Category: Environment

  • A GMA-7 Report: Illegal Quarrying in Tuba, Benguet

    Mike Enriquez, GMA-7’s talking head and news reader, reports on illegal quarrying in Tuba, Benguet. This is the first part of the report. You can watch the second part here. It’s good of course that a television program is doing these kind of stories. The more illegal activities are brought to light, the lesser the […]

  • Divide and Exploit

    Note: This is a “sticky” post. You will find new posts below. Thanks. Just to be clear, I am not against mining. If it will help to improve the lives of our people, then I am for it. However, I believe that our mining laws give too much power to mining companies at the expense […]

  • Cute, Little Cordillera Birds

    Videofied photos of birds in the highlands. The photos were taken from Mt. Data to Banaue according to the person who made the video. Do you think this video can teach us to view birds differently, i.e., that they’re not just a source of meat?

  • How Wet Are You?

    If you were in Sagada during the months of November 2007 and January 2008, you would be wetter than if you were in Baguio. You need proof? Aba, meron tayong graphs to prove our point. Here’s the one for Sagada: And here’s the one for Baguio: The graphs are from Project Rain Gauge, a joint […]

  • Dying Rivers

      A study by the University of the Cordilleras reveals that at least seven rivers in Tublay, Benguet are contaminated with mercury and cyanide.