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BGC’S Sustainability Initiatives Lead to a Healthier City

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  Climate change is an urgent issue that cannot be ignored; hence, Bonifacio Global City shifts its focus to lessen its carbon emission and residuals while continuously building a more involved community that champions sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives and advocacies. In 2020, BGC successfully cut its carbon emission down to 37% while offsetting 62% of greenhouse gas by converting streetlights, parks, and buildings with a renewable energy source, encouraging alternative transportation modes, and planting trees and shrubs around the city. The 3,800 trees in its 240-hectare estate helped improve the urban microclimate.  Establishing the 16-kilometer shared and dedicated bus and Personal Mobility Device (PMD) lanes enabled many commuters and car drivers to switch to bicycles and electric kick scooters. By the end of 2020, BGC recorded 5,000 bicycles and other PMD users daily, compared to only 500 users pre-pandemic.  For solid waste, BGC organized a weekly Clean and Dry Plastic Dr

SHEBA®, a Mars, Incorporated petfood brand unveils World's Largest Coral Restoration Program: Hope Reef

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  Hope Reef, part of the world's largest coral reef restoration program, has been unveiled off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Sitting on Salisi' Besar reef platform near the island of Bontosua, the reef is built to spell the word ‘HOPE.’ Visible on Google Earth, the 45x15m installation symbolizes that positive change can happen within our lifetime and that hope can grow. Coral reef systems are the tropical rainforests of the ocean and home to a quarter of marine life. But they are critically threatened by overexploitation, destructive fishing practices, pollution and climate change. Scientists estimate that if the world does nothing, 90% of the world's tropical reefs will be gone by 2043, impacting nearly 500 million people who depend on them for food, income and coastal protection.  In response to the loss of reefs worldwide, Hope Reef was created to kick-start an even larger restoration effort and create a movement to restore reefs at a large, ecologically relevant sca

Live in Concert: BAMBOO at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu!

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Bamboo aka The Prince of Philippine Rock will be having a concert at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu City this coming November 23, 6PM. BAMBOO: UNA MAS CEBU EDITION 2019 is presented by Espicom Events, a startup live entertainment company with a combined individual that has extensive years of experiences, Espicom Events has an expert team dedicated to live entertainment planning and implementation. Set on stage by the Espicom Production, with the intended beneficiary of the Cebu-leg show which is Balay Silangan, a community-based reformation program that aims to rehabilitate surrendered drug personalities in the country – a program launched by PDEA last 2018. Tickets are now available at SM Tickets, Ticket World and at the hotel lobby of Waterfront, prices are as follow: VIP = Php 2,800 Gold = 2,200 Silver = 1,800 Bronze = 1,100 General Patronage = 800.00 Balcony = 600.00. 43-year old Francisco Gaudencio Lope Belardo Mañalac popularly known as Bamboo Mañala

Philippines' Pasig River Vies for the 2018 Thiess International Asia Riverprize Award

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The Philippines'  Pasig River , the cradle of early Manila civilization, has been selected as a finalist in the first ever Asia Riverprize by the prestigious  International River Foundation  (IRF) which recognizes and rewards organizations who are making a difference through effective river basin restoration and management programs.  It is a back-to-back nomination for the  Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission  (PRRC) who just came from a successful campaign in the 2017 Thiess International Riverprize competition where the Pasig River was hailed as runner-up to the winner, San Antonio River of Texas, USA.  PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia says that “the consecutive entries of the Pasig River as a finalist in the 2017 and 2018 Thiess International and Asia Riverprize, respectively, is a testament that the world recognizes the efforts of the Philippine government to restore the Pasig River and its environs since PRRC was established in 1999.”  Initially, the competi

Over 200 Pasig River relocatees receive free medical aid from PRRC

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T he Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) in partnership with St. Joseph Academy of Valenzuela Alumni Association, Salcres Physical Therapy Foundation International Inc., Myshare Foundation and Wow Health and Wellness Optical Clinic, spearheaded a medical mission on June 2, 2018 at Jaime Cardinal Sin Village (JCSV), 728 Housing, Punta Sta. Ana, Manila City. This free medical mission was given to at least 200 individuals relocated from the banks of the Pasig River into one of the country’s first in-city relocation sites in Metro Manila.

Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park

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C lub Balai Isabel, famous for its close proximity to the world-famous Taal Volcano , added more reasons to visit this picturesque resort by introducing an inflatable water park. Dubbed as the Philippines' largest aqua play park, Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park is the perfect summer destination for your family and friends.

Movie about social dating, "Swipe" to hit screens on February 1

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T hese days, romance blooms with just a few clicks. In the Philippines, it is undeniable that young and mature Filipinos go to online dating sites. Others log on for the fun of it, while many have clear intentions of finding the right one. Users of social dating apps have their fair share of stories, which are usually also found online and talked about by friends. Aliud Entertainment (Aliud), a local production house, takes the storytelling to a whole new level by taking the narratives to the big screen through the movie, " Swipe ."