Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A Simpler Lifestyle

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:56:00 07/08/2008

THE SHARP increase in the prices of oil, food and other basic commodities and services is placing millions of Filipinos near, if not below, the poverty level. That is the bad effect of high prices. But in a stroke of serendipity, high prices are also producing something good: they are forcing people to be thrifty; to lead simple, frugal lives; to recycle and reuse things; and to save and conserve natural resources and reduce pollution.

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E-jeepneys take over 2 Makati villages’ routes

July 05, 2008 22:07:00
DJ Yap
Philippine Daily Inquirer

SLEEK, COLORFUL and environment-friendly, the electric powered or “e-jeepney” finally made its commercial debut at the Makati central business district early this month, drawing plaudits from Earth lovers everywhere.

A year after the pilot test of the project on Ayala Avenue, environmentalists and city officials rolled out the first batch of 14-seater e-jeepneys that were assigned separate routes around Legaspi and Salcedo Villages in the financial district.

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