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It’s official: Manila is the most disaster-prone city in the world

MANILA, Philippines – (AFP) – Countries and mega-cities across Asia are highly exposed to natural hazards ranging from cyclones to earthquakes, but people in sub-Saharan Africa are more vulnerable, according to a report released last week. Nearly 1.4 billion people in South Asia – India, Bangladesh, Pakistan – face at…


Devastating fire on Mount Apo continues to spread

A fire has been raging on the Philippines’ tallest peak, Mt. Apo, since Saturday of Holy Week. A report shows that the fire began in the ‘blueberry’ area near the peak of Mt. Apo – It is not yet clear who or what started the fire. So far about 100 hectares…



UNESCO Declares Albay a Protected Biosphere Reserve

ALBAY, Philippines – UNESCO has declared Albay as one of many additions in its latest network of protected biosphere nature reserves around the world. Albay is just one of 20 sites around the globe that were added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves during its meeting in Lima, Peru…



Germany Gives 200-Million Pesos to Protect Panay Forest

  PANAY ISLAND, Philippines – The German government has extended its financial obligation to the Philippines and has granted financial protection to the forests of Panay. . Germany agreed to provide 4-million Euros (or approximately 200-million pesos) for the Forest and Climate Protection Panay Phase II. . The forest is…