A coalition of supporters hailed the state budget, Senate Bill 535, which is headed for final passage, for guaranteeing that at least 25 percent of funds raised by the state’s carbon auctions would go to investments benefitting economically disadvantaged and highly polluted communities.
By Ngoc Nguyen
Thirty-year-old Gustavo Leal remembers the floodwaters reaching the doorstep of his family home in East Palo Alto. “It was bad enough that you couldn’t get out of your driveway,” he said.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
The devastation of typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) cannot happen again if the Philippines wants to continue its economic development, President Benigno Aquino III asserted on Thursday.
By TJ A. Burgonio
Given that powerful storms have become the new normal, President Aquino on Sunday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to deal with climate change as “one community.”
By Tarra Quismundo
Move over, Beast. Here comes Jeepney 1. With his shiny, bomb-proof presidential limousine—dubbed “The Beast” by the US Secret Service—a few steps away, President Barack Obama briefly boarded a zero-emission electric jeep envisioned to replace the gas-guzzling jeepneys on Metro Manila’s roads.