Philippines signs Paris climate accord

MANILA — The Philippines signed the landmark international climate agreement reached in Paris last December during a high-level signing ceremony held on April 22 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The signing ceremony for the Paris accord took place on the first day the agreement was opened for signature, which coincides with

Bacolod mayor: ‘Make everyday an Earth Day’

LET us make every day an Earth Day. This was the call of Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella for the global Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 22, saying that it is not just a day of celebration but a time to realize that Mother Earth needs people every day. “I call on every Bacolodnon,

Hungry peasants to press for food aid on Earth Day

PEASANTS and small farmers in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental affected by the continuing onslaught of the prolonged drought brought by the El Niño phenomenon will gather on Friday, April 22, to seek immediate assistance to relieve hunger. As the world observes Earth Day on Friday, the drought victims are pleading for food.

Lang-ay Festival rescheduled

Due to the untimely demise of Mt. Province Governor Leonard Mayaen, the annual Lang-ay Festival was moved to give way for mourning of the death of the father of the province. (Milo Brioso)

Due to the untimely demise of Mt. Province Governor Leonard Mayaen, the annual Lang-ay Festival was moved to give way for mourning of the death of the father of the province. (Milo Brioso)

The untimely demise of Mountain Province Governor Leonard Mayaen on March 31 prompted the organizers of the Lang-ay Festival to reconsider the schedule of events in the province’s festival.

“In a last minute decision, the Lang-ay Organization decided to tentatively reschedule the Lang-ay Festival originally calendared on April 6, 7, and 9 to April 14-16,” Angel Baybay, provincial spokesperson, told Sun.Star Baguio.