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Philippines passes law requiring students to plant 10 trees to graduate

The law formalises a tradition of planting trees upon graduation, which is also hoped to simultaneously combat global climate change.

UV-LED water purification partnership to save 6 billion water bottles from landfills in the Philippines

Acuva Technologies, based out of British Columbia, Canada, has announced its partnership with Quezon City-based Kooler Industries, in an effort to make a significant difference in the war against plastic waste in the Philippines.

The world’s largest collection of rice is now permanently funded

Like the €œdoomsday€ seed vault in Norway, the purpose of the IRRI gene bank is to ensure we never find ourselves in a position where our food supply isn't secure and diverse.

Philippine city of Mandaluyong passes law against LGBT discrimination

The Philippine city of Mandaluyong has approved an ordinance to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from discrimination, the latest in a slew of local laws passed across the country.

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte comes out in favour of same-sex marriage

Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday announced plans for the commission as he spoke at the 7th LGBT year-end gathering at Azuela Cove.

Philippines unanimously votes to ratify Paris Agreement

The Philippines Senate has voted unanimously to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, four months earlier than previously expected.