The global demand for natural rubber and the increasing market price which has reached to ₱100 (US$ 2.50) per kilogram for the last two years have motivated local natural rubber farmers to expand their agribusiness investments by targeting 200,000 hectares planted with rubber by 2016.
The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is the country’s fifth site enlisted by Ramsar Convention along with Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Agusand del Sur, Naujan Lake National Park in Mindoro Oriental, Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Cebu, and Palawan’s Tubbataha Reefs Natural Marine Park.
Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center Scientist Emerita and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Chief Mangrove Scientific Advisor Dr. Jurgenne Primavera reported that the ‘region has the highest rate of mangrove loss.’
Growing awareness and concern over the protection and care of the environment is now becoming more intense worldwide that ‘going natural, going green’ is deeply encouraged by environment advocates in the Philippines.
Cheap imported handheld x-ray device known as the Tianjie Dental Falcon from China, could expose patients to ten times suggested levels of radiation, increasing their risks of cancer and organ damage, according to UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Article II Section 26 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution clearly prohibits political dynasty but it has yet to come up with an appropriate definition by enacting a law through Congress.
Good home hygiene habits are essential and regular cleaning and ‘targeted disinfection’ of all surfaces that are regularly touched such as door handles, taps, switches and bin lids can help to reduce the spread of germs around the home.
The Philippine Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) released P10 million (US$ 250,000) to start off the National Aquafeeds Research and Development Program.
The World Bank report ranks the Philippines in the 138th among 185 economies studied in the ‘Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.’
The British company, QuantuMDx, has developed a device that can identify all known types of cancer while the patient waits and decide the best drug for treatment.