Janelle Villete

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Population Growth in the Philippines: Problem or Potential?

In one week, a population-control bill in the Philippines is likely to be passed that supports coercive government-funded family-planning initiatives …

‘Too many people’: Philippine island being deforested despite extensive protections

<i>Almost completely covered in Protected Areas, Palawan lost 6.4 percent of its tree cover in just over a decade</i><p>About an hour and a half plane ride …

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Bulacan deforestation ‘drying up’ Metro Manila water supply

BULACAN, Philippines – In the Ipo watershed in Norzgaray, Bulacan, large brown spots of burnt forest stain the mountainside like bruises.<p>The cry of a …

Manila: A megacity where the living must share with the dead

In the heart of Manila's vast North Cemetery, the largest graveyard in the capital of the Philippines, Ricky Baking is hunched over a tomb with a hammer and chisel. After several determined blows, the lid cracks into three pieces. He opens the rotten coffin to reveal the skeleton of a 65-year-old …

Recent Articles on Overfishing in the Philippines Shed Light on Oceana’s ‘Save the Oceans, Feed the World’ Campaign

Scientists, divers and ocean enthusiasts alike all know that the Philippines, a nation of over 7,100 islands, is a marine biodiversity powerhouse. …

Overpopulated, Metro Manila is sinking —and flooding— fast

According to geologist Dr. Kelvin S. Rodolfo, the over-pumping of groundwater by burgeoning populations is the main cause of land sinking and …