Fishkill in Manila Bay and Pangasinan

The Philippine Coast Guard reported that there have been a series of fishkill with mullet fish floating in Manila Bay breakwater early dawn Monday. Bureau of Fisheries and Acquatic Resources (BFAR) said that “Dissolved oxygen levels from three sampling stations were at 1.2, “way below the normal oxygen level of five (and above)… to be able to sustain marine life.” This oxygen depletion in the water may have been the cause of the fish kills. […]

Gov’t temporarily bans poultry products from US, Israel

QUEZON CITY, PIA- To protect Filipino consumers, the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on poultry meat and eggs coming from the US’s Oregon State, and Haifa, Israel, the agency announced over the weekend. “The Philippine government put a temporary ban on the import of domestic and wild birds and their products coming from Oregon, USA, as a precautionary measure against Avian Flu,” DA Secretary Proceso Alcala said in a statement, […]

Gov’t intensifies efforts to prevent spread of MERS-CoV

MANILA, PIA- The government intensifies the monitoring of airports, seaports and other points of entry to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the country, the Palace said on Sunday. In a radio interview, Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said that based on the latest reports of the Department of Health (DOH) there is only one confirmed case of MERS-CoV in the country–the Filipino nurse who […]

Eco-complex could breathe new life into Cairo

Cairo probably isn’t the first city where you would expect to see a multi-billion dollar eco complex. But that is set to be a reality within four years, thanks to futuristic plans designed by Belgian-born architect Vincent Callebaut. The Gate Residence will be built in the city’s Heliopolis district and feature 1,000 apartments powered by solar panels, wind turbines and heating tubes. Living columns of vegetation that use the Sun’s rays to heat water and […]