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PH FIRST VOLCANO MONITORING STATION ESTABLISHED NEAR TAAL

DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change and PHIVOLCS Executive Director Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. (2nd from[...]

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NEGROS OCCIDENTAL GEARS UP TO CUSHION EFFECTS OF EL NIÑO

February 22, 2019 - 6:10 PM

DRY SPELL. A parched land in a southern Negros town in early 2016 as a result of prolonged dry spell in the province. (File photo from OPA-Negros Occidental) BACOLOD CITY — The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) is gearing up to cushion possible effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon on crops in Negros Occidental. “The province […]

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CALABARZON RIVERS UP FOR MASSIVE CLEANUP ON MARCH 1

February 22, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Barangay Maliksi III’s polluted river and its environs in Bacoor City, Cavite   CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — Following the success of the massive cleanup activities of Manila Bay and its environs last month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 4-A (Calabarzon) and its field units will conduct another cleanup of the region’s polluted river […]

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PHILIPPINES, UC INK P5-M LEGACY DONATION

February 22, 2019 - 6:06 PM

(From left) Yummy Jalijali of Habitat for Humanity Asia Pacific Resource Development, Jose D. Rosel of Habitat Philippines Resource Development, Margie Moran-Floirendo, Board Member and Ambassador of Habitat Philippines; Candice Gotianuy, University of Cebu chancellor; Atty. Manuel Elijah Sarausad, Legal Affairs Office AWG Group head; Ofelia Mana, University of Cebu vice chancellor at the Habitat […]

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20 MORE ESTABLISHMENTS CITED FOR POLLUTING MANILA BAY

February 22, 2019 - 5:01 PM

 A total of 20 more establishments in the cities of Pasay and Manila, including the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) building, have been cited by the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) for improper disposal of their wastewater into the Manila Bay. The latest LLDA issuances for violation […]

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BFAR DECLARES START OF FISHING SEASON IN VISAYAN SEA

February 21, 2019 - 6:00 PM

FISHING SEASON. Fishery stakeholders gather in Estancia, Iloilo on Feb.18, 2019 to officially declare the start of the fishing season for sardines, herring and mackerel at the Visayan Sea. (Photo courtesy of BFAR-6)   ILOILO CITY — Catching, trading, selling and marketing of sardines, herring and mackerel in the Visayas Sea is now allowed following the […]

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PUBLIC OFFICIALS TOLD TO IMPLEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

February 21, 2019 - 5:58 PM

ILOILO CITY — The Office of the Ombudsman has warned local government officials that they can be charged if they fail to carry out environmental laws. Pio Gargantes, regional director of the Office of the Ombudsman 6, said the Environmental Ombudsman is directed to investigate and assess local government units (LGUs) which fail to implement the […]

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FOREST FIRE IN BENGUET TOWN KILLS 5

February 21, 2019 - 5:56 PM

BAGIO CITY — A total of five persons died after a forest fire broke past noon Wednesday in a town in Benguet, an official said. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said the blaze at Barangay Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet happened a little past 12 p.m. He said town police only informed him of the forest fire around 4 […]

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BAGUIO CITY LAUDS DENR ACTION TO SAVE ‘DYING’ PINE TREES

February 20, 2019 - 7:40 PM

A portion of the pine forest inside Camp John Hay in Baguio City. (PNA file photo) BAGUIO CITY — The city government has welcomed the order of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to conduct an eco-system research to extend the life of pine trees, which are abundant in the city. “We welcome and appreciate the concern raised by […]

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MORE MANILA BAY POLLUTERS CITED BY LLDA

February 20, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) has cited 20 establishments in Pasay and Manila who were found discharging their wastewater to Manila Bay.   Based on the laboratory analysis and inspection operation recently conducted by the LLDA, these establishments have violated the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (RA 9275). Five (5) of these establishments […]

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ILOCOS TOWN EYES 200-HECTARE GARLIC EXPANSION

February 20, 2019 - 3:21 PM

LAOAG CITY — Farmers in Piddig, Ilocos Norte are set to plant more garlic this year as the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 1 committed to deliver needed support system on garlic production. Engr. Eduardo Guillen, former Piddig mayor and consultant to the Office of the Mayor, said Tuesday the town is ready to consolidate […]

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BAGUIO CITY LAUDS DENR ACTION TO SAVE ‘DYING’ PINE TREES

February 20, 2019 - 2:42 PM

A portion of the pine forest inside Camp John Hay in Baguio City. (PNA file photo) BAGUIO CITY — The city government has welcomed the order of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to conduct an eco-system research to extend the life of pine trees, which are abundant in the city. “We welcome and appreciate the concern raised by […]

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SC UPHOLDS BORACAY CLOSURE

February 19, 2019 - 7:13 PM

MANILA– Malacañang’s Proclamation No. 475, which ordered the temporary closure of Boracay for rehabilitation last year, has been upheld by the Supreme Court (SC). Public Information Office (PIO) chief and lawyer Brian Keith Hosaka said 11 high court magistrates voted to dismiss the petition filed by three island residents, which questioned the legality of shutting […]

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LLDA MAY REIMPOSE LIFTED CDOS OF MANILA BAY POLLUTERS

February 19, 2019 - 7:12 PM

MANILA — Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) has assured to penalize establishments that will violate the agency’s condition for temporarily lifting of cease and desist orders (CDOs) on polluting Manila Bay. LLDA will reimpose the CDOs if establishments fail to undertake needed anti-pollution measures within the 90-day period specified in corresponding temporary lifting orders (TLOs), noted the […]

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LEYTE TOWN MOBILIZES 4-K COASTAL CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS

February 18, 2019 - 5:37 PM

CARIGARA, Leyte — Taking inspiration from the recent clean-up drive in Manila Bay, 4,000 volunteers heeded the call for a mass coastal clean-up in Carigara, Leyte on Sunday afternoon.   Dubbed as “Limpyo Baybayon Ni Gara”, volunteers from the Department of Public Works and Highways, Philippine National Police, alumni associations, students, youth and fraternity organizations, residents, […]

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TRINA SOLAR DELIVERS PANELS TO TARLAC-2 SOLAR FARM IN THE PHILIPPINES

February 18, 2019 - 4:58 PM

MANILA – Trina Solar, the global leader in total solar energy solutions, has completed delivery of all the solar panels for the Tarlac-2 Solar Power Project of PetroSolar Corporation (PetroSolar), marking an important milestone for the project.   Trina delivered 61,200 pieces of Trina Solar Tallmax TSM PD14A model panels manufactured in the company’s high-tech […]

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TULLAHAN RIVER SEEN AS ANOTHER TRANSPORT ROUTE

February 18, 2019 - 4:49 PM

The Tullahan River can be developed as an alternative transport route for people and goods once cleaned up, with an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) saying this can alleviate traffic in Metro Manila, the Philippine News Agency reported.   “If we can clean up and revive Tullahan River, this waterway […]

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