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MUNTINLUPA LGU, LLDA VOW TO AVERT ALGAE BLOOM IN LAGUNA LAKE

MUNTINLUPA CITY – The Muntinlupa City government and the Laguna Lake Development Authority vowed to avert the algae proliferation in[...]

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CITY HALL EYES TO PLANT 7,000 TREES IN METRO

July 10, 2019 - 5:09 PM

ILOILO CITY officials led by Mayor Jerry P. Trenas and Councilors Irene Ong and Leila Luntao plant tree seedlings at Plaza Libertad, July 8, 2019. (Ricky D. Alejo)   A global city with trees planted along its major thoroughfares is what the administration of Mayor Jerry Treñas envisions for Iloilo City in the next five to seven […]

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FLOATING SOLAR PLANT MULLED IN BINGA, AMBUKLAO

July 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

DOUBLE PURPOSE. Ambuklao and Binga hydro electric plant reservoirs, in this photo, are also being looked into as possible location for other floating solar power plants of SN Aboitiz Power. This will not only address the problem of agricultural lands being converted to solar fields but will also address the growing need for electricity to […]

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ILOCOS NORTE TOWNSFOLK STEP UP TO PROMOTE CLEAN AIR

July 10, 2019 - 3:57 PM

FUN WALK. Some residents in Burgos, Ilocos Norte join a 5-kilometer eco fun walk to advocate pollution-free environment. Running for nine years now, the eco fun walk every month of June continues to attract more volunteers and participants all over the world who share the same passion of caring for Mother Earth. (Photo courtesy of Poblacion […]

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CAGAYAN TOWN TO LAUNCH REFORESTATION PROJECT IN UNDERGROUND RIVER

July 10, 2019 - 1:30 AM

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The scenic Duba underground river and cave in Barangay San Miguel, Baggao town in Cagayan will be the launching venue of an ambitious reforestation project of the municipal government in September this year. Baggao Mayor Joan Dunuan said the venue is a fitting site for the three-year project that will help regreen the […]

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DENR SEEKS TO INSTITUTIONALIZE IPS INVOLVEMENT IN CONSERVATION

July 10, 2019 - 1:29 AM

MANILA – The Department of Environment and natural Resources (DENR), as well as other concerned agencies and stakeholders, will look into how to institutionalize the involvement of Philippine indigenous peoples (IPs) in conservation efforts nationwide.  IPs are knowledgeable about territories they occupy and have respective time-tested strategies benefiting the environment so government must involve them in such […]

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VILLAR URGES FISH FARMERS TO TAKE PART IN SOLVING PLASTIC POLLUTION

July 10, 2019 - 1:28 AM

Sen. Cynthia Villar urged aquaculture practitioners and fish farmers to take part in solving plastic pollution in the country’s bodies of water, which continues to threaten our fish supply. As 32 fish farmers coming from Calabarzon, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Albay, Catanduanes, Masbate, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Aklan, Pasay and Parañaque, graduate from the 5-day […]

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NEW WAYS TO SOLVE BAGUIO’S GARBAGE WOES

July 9, 2019 - 3:56 PM

ZERO WASTE STRATEGY. American Environmental Health Studies Project (AEHSP) executive director Dr. Paul Connett speaks before officials from the 128 barangays in Baguio during an event on Sunday (July 7, 2019). The village officials’ active participation is being sought by Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong to solve the city’s decades-old garbage woes. (PNA photo by Pamela Mariz […]

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YOUNG ARTISTS ADVOCATE SEAGRASS PROTECTION VIA EXHIBIT

July 8, 2019 - 5:56 PM

SEAGRASS ART. Dumaguete-based young artists Angelo delos Santos and Cil Flores promote environmental protection and awareness through their artworks. The pen-and-ink artists are now featured in an educational art project that advocates the protection of seagrass. (Contributed photo)  DUMAGUETE CITY – Two young budding artists here are collaborating with environmental groups in the push for the protection […]

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GROUP MULLS LEGAL ACTION VS. INCINERATORS

July 8, 2019 - 5:53 PM

MANILA – An environmental alliance said on Friday it plans to sue the country’s local chief executives who will build and operate waste incinerators. Republic Act 8749 (Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999) prohibits waste-burning so local officials must not insist on building and operating incinerators, said Glenn Ymata, senior campaign manager of environmental alliance No Burn […]

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NEGOCC TOWN FARMERS BENEFIT FROM SOLAR IRRIGATION SYSTEM

July 7, 2019 - 6:47 PM

SOLAR POWER. The solar panels used to power the irrigation system for rice and sugarcane farms in Barangay Bato, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. The project is funded by the Department of Agriculture.  (Photo courtesy of the Negros Occidental Office of the Provincial Agriculturist/RU Foundry) BACOLOD CITY — Some 60 farming families in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental who are into rice […]

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FISHERMEN DISCOVER MEGAMOUTH SHARK IN CDO

July 6, 2019 - 10:48 PM

MEGAMOUTH SHARK. A fisherman holds the head of the megamouth shark that was unintentionally caught as residents look on in Barangay Cugman, Friday morning. (Photo courtesy of Menzie Montes) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A megamouth shark that was unintentionally caught by a fisherman off Macabalan Bay Friday morning may have ventured into shallower waters to look for […]

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GROUPS REITERATE CREATION OF SEPARATE AGENCY FOR FISHERIES

July 5, 2019 - 6:31 PM

PROTECT OUR OCEANS. (From right) Dr. Perry Aliño of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Dr. Deo Onda of UP-MSI, Dr. Jay Batongbakal of the Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, Human Rights lawyer Jose Manuel  Diokno, Jessie Floren from the Geographic Information System, and Atty, Gloria Estenzo Ramos of Oceana […]

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SAMAR PARK IN UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST SOUGHT

July 4, 2019 - 6:52 PM

NATURAL WONDER. Ulot River, the longest in Samar Island is one of the natural wonders within the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP). Local officials are seeking the inclusion of SINP in UNESCO World Heritage sites. (Photo courtesy of SINP) TACLOBAN CITY — Newly-elected governors in the three Samar provinces need to be briefed on the campaign to include […]

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ANOTHER MONSOON BREAK TEMPERS AILING ANGAT DAM’S INFLOW

July 3, 2019 - 5:34 PM

MANILA  – Metro Manila’s main water source, the Angat Dam, may still gain some water this week despite the continued scantiness of rain in the course of another monsoon break. Previous rains flowing over the Angat watershed and draining into the dam, as well as precipitation from thunderstorms which may occur this week, can help increase […]

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FARM PRODUCTS FAIR PROMOTES ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

July 3, 2019 - 5:33 PM

AGRI PRODUCTS FAIR. Farmers and fisherfolk from various people’s organizations in Negros Occidental working with the Provincial Environment Management Office hold a product-selling activity at the Capitol Grounds in Bacolod City. A total of 17 associations are participating in the event which runs until July 15. (Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental Capitol PIO)  Various people’s organizations (POs) […]

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CARPIO INHIBITS FROM ORAL ARGUMENTS ON KALIKASAN WRIT SUIT

July 2, 2019 - 7:05 PM

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday announced Associate Justice Antonio Carpio’s decision not to take part in the oral arguments for the case seeking government action on the disputed Ayungin Shoal, Panganiban Reef, and Panatag Shoal. SC spokesperson Brian Hosaka, in a press briefing, confirmed Carpio’s move to recuse himself from the proceedings. Solicitor […]

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