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ILOCOS PROVINCE RAZED BY WILFIRES, RESIDENTS URGED PREVENTION

Grassfire damage in Piddig, Ilocos Norte. (Photo by Leilanie G. Adriano) LAOAG CITY—The Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) in Ilocos[...]

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HELP PREVENT GRASSFIRES, ILOCOS NORTE RESIDENTS URGED

April 21, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Grassfire damage in Piddig, Ilocos Norte. (Photo by Leilanie G. Adriano) LAOAG CITY—The Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) in Ilocos Norte has called on local residents, particularly those living in mountainous areas, to help prevent the occurrence of grassfires this summer. Estrella “Baby” Sacro, project manager of the Barangay Ranger Officers, on Saturday said there […]

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DENR, LGUS DO ‘RIDGE-TO-REEF’ RIVER CLEANUP

April 17, 2019 - 7:27 PM

RIVER AND RIDGES. Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-CENRO) and community volunteers do a cleanup of the tributary of the Bued River along the DENR Compound at Gibraltar barangay on Tuesday (April 16, 2019). Aside from the riverbed, the ridges are also included in the cleaning […]

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DPWH AIMS TO FINISH MANILA BAY CLEANUP BY JULY

April 17, 2019 - 7:25 PM

MANILA — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is looking to finish the “Sagip Manila Bay” clean-up works of the 1.5-kilometer area of Manila Bay in the next three months. DPWH Undersecretary for Technical Services and Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil Sadain reported that the deployment of two units of multi-purpose amphibious […]

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DENR, LGUS DO ‘RIDGE-TO-REEF’ RIVER CLEANUP

April 17, 2019 - 1:25 PM

RIVER AND RIDGES. Employees of the  Department of Environment and Natural Resources Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-CENRO)and community volunteers do a cleanup of the tributary of the Bued River along the DENR Compound at Gibraltar barangay on Tuesday (April 16, 2019). Aside from the riverbed, the ridges are also included in the cleaning activity […]

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GREEN GROUPS TO NESTLÉ: “OWN UP, PAY UP, CLEAN UP YOUR ACT!”

April 15, 2019 - 5:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines — A day before Nestlé’s Annual General Meeting, over a hundred activists belonging to the global #breakfreefromplastic movement trooped to Nestlé’s Philippine headquarters today to demand accountability for their role in abetting the country’s plastic pollution crisis. Accompanied by four higantes carrying a serpent-like plastic monster, the groups delivered a demand letter and “invoice from […]

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CIMATU: PH WON’T TOLERATE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

April 15, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The Philippines has once again demonstrated its strong and steadfast commitment to fighting illegal wildlife trade following two consecutive law enforcement operations that resulted in massive seizures of live wild animals and arrest of wildlife criminals. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu made this remark after the Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Trade, […]

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DOST-PHILVOCS LAUNCHES METRO DAVAO SITE RESPONSE ATLAS

April 14, 2019 - 8:15 PM

DAVAO CITY- The Department of Science and Teschnology- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHILVOCS) recently launched the Metro Davao Site Response Atlas” aiming to provide information to understand the ground motion and site response during strong earthquakes which can be used to increase seismic resiliency of residential and medium-to-high rise buildings in Metro Davao. […]

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LONGER NIGHTS IN SEPT

April 13, 2019 - 10:18 PM

MANILA — Expect longer nights in September due to the autumnal equinox, when day and night are approximately equal in duration, a climatologist told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday. Annalisa Solis, climate monitoring officer in charge at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said that during this period, the Philippines will […]

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MORE MINAHANG BAYAN TO BOOST SMALL-SCALE MINING WATCH

April 13, 2019 - 10:17 PM

MANILA – The environment department’s Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) targets to intensify the regulation of small-scale mining in the country. “We’re working to fast-track the approval of applications for Minahang Bayan areas nationwide,” MGB Acting Director Wilfredo Moncano said in Quezon City on Thursday during the Philippine launch of the Global Environment Facility-funded USD11.70-million project to […]

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NEW PROJECT PROMOTES MERCURY-FREE GOLD MINING

April 13, 2019 - 10:16 PM

MANILA – A new USD11.7-million project in the Philippines and Mongolia targets to help eliminate the use of mercury in these countries’ respective artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sectors. Launched in Quezon City on Thursday and earlier this week in Mongolia, the 2019-2024 project is under the Global Opportunities for Long-Term Development of the ASGM sector […]

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AMERICAN BIOLOGIST CLEANS UP FILTHY GUTTER IN DAVAO CITY

April 12, 2019 - 6:53 PM

MANILA— An American marine biologist has taken the initiative to clean up a clogged gutter in one of Davao City’s most crowded barangays (villages). Even under the heat of the sun, David Blatchley rakes away the accumulated trash of plastics that piled up in the gutter on a street in Barangay Bucana. In an interview, […]

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SCIENTISTS SUPPORT THE CLOSED SEASON FOR TAWILIS THIS APRIL

April 12, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Dr. Francis Magbanua, President of the Philippine Society for Freshwater Science (PSFS) stated their support regarding the declaration of the Tawilis as an endangered species and supports the ordinance issued by the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) to implement the closed season of Taal Lake during March to April, including the implementation of a proper […]

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P50-M SMUGGLED EXOTIC ANIMALS SEIZED IN DAVOR

April 10, 2019 - 7:06 PM

DAVAO CITY — Authorities on Monday confiscated 447 exotic birds and animals worth PHP50 million in Barangay Dahican, Mati City, Davao Oriental. Among the seized species are black palm cockatoos, wallabies, and echidna that were believed to be smuggled from Indonesia, said Col. Marcial Magistrado, director of the Davao Oriental Police Provincial Office. Monday’s operation led […]

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CATBALOGAN RESIDENTS WARNED AS HEAT INDEX HIT DANGEROUS LEVEL

April 10, 2019 - 7:02 PM

SAMAR CAPITAL. A panoramic view of Catbalogan City, the capital of Samar province.  The city’s heat index soared Tuesday to 42.6 degrees Celsius, the highest this year. (Catbalogan City government photo) TACLOBAN CITY — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has asked residents of Catbalogan City in Samar to stay indoors during midday this dry season […]

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DENR CLASSIFIES 35 MORE WATER BODIES

April 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has classified 35 more rivers, bays and lakes for their best uses, bringing to 824 the total number of duly classified water bodies nationwide since the enactment of Republic Act 9275 or the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004. The additional list of classified water bodies was […]

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HOUSE APPROVES ON FINAL READING BILL DECLARING THIRD DISTRICT OF PALAWAN A...

April 10, 2019 - 6:58 PM

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 8816 which seeks to declare the third district of Palawan a mining-free zone. The bill, principally authored by Reps. Gil Acosta (3rd District, Palawan) and Rodrigo Abellanosa (2nd District, Cebu City), declares it is a policy of the State to protect and advance […]

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