ALAMINOS CITY–Some 3,000 volunteers, 15 of them from Singapore, participated in the five-day Bayani Challenge 2013 held here from March 23-27, simultaneous with 32 other provinces in the country. Of the volunteers, 150 helped build four houses at the GK Eco-Village in Sitio Sto. Rosario in Barangay Lucap, adding to the 18 existing houses.
ALAMINOS CITY—Waste plastic materials which are non-biodegradable are recycled into bricks in this city, home of the protected Hundred Islands National Park (HINP). Ismael Najera, general service officer and city engineer-designate of the city, said the city started making the “eco-friendly” bricks three years ago.
RACHEL, THE ENVIRONMENTALIST—Hollywood actress Rachel Padua-Grant, a half-Filipina, goes diving at the Hundred Islands National Park with Lean Braganza, son of Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza, and other city officials. During her day trip, Grant visited the city’s Gawad Kalinga Eco-Village where she helped lay “eco-bricks” and took part in the planting of mangrove seedlings [...]
TWO weeks after saying that the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) is “underdeveloped, marumi at mabaho”, Alaminos City Vice Mayor Cesar Manzano appears to have changed his opinion. On the eve of November 1, the All Saints Day celebration, Manzano made a complete turn-around by saying the HINP is “maganda at malinis na malinis”. He [...]