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RICE BLACK BUGS HIT NINE ILOILO TOWNS

PEST ATTACK.  Photo shows rice black bugs,  locally known as 'atangya',  taken from Banate, Iloilo. Nine towns in Iloilo province, including[...]

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‘TAWILIS’ FISH NOW ABOUND IN TAAL LAKE: DENR

May 23, 2019 - 11:19 AM

TAWILIS FISH ABOUNDS. Huge tawilis fish yield with surprisingly increased sizes in this photo taken by Lito De Villa, a fisherfolk, at the lakeshore town of the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL) while fishing at the Taal Lake’s fishing ground at the mouth of the Pansipit River after the seasonal closure on May 2, 2019. CALAMBA […]

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SOKOR COMMITS TO HELP RE-EXPORT ITS WASTE MATERIALS IN CAGAYAN DE ORO

May 23, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Mindanews photo credit   The South Korean government has committed to help ship back to its country some 5,176 metric tons (MT) of waste materials illegally imported here last year and currently stored at the PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority premises in Misamis Oriental.    Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said in his report to […]

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DENR URGES NEWLY ELECTED MAYORS TO PRIORITIZE ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

May 23, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging newly elected city and municipal mayors to prioritize the implementation of environmental laws, notably Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu reminded local officials of their duty under RA 9003, which provides for a systematic, […]

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SAMAR’S HEAT INDEX SOARED TO ‘DANGEROUS LEVEL’

May 21, 2019 - 6:16 PM

A panoramic view of Catbalogan City, the capital of Samar province. (Photo courtesy of Catbalogan city government) TACLOBAN CITY — The heat index in Samar provinces has reached a dangerous level on Monday, prompting the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to ask residents to stay indoors during mid-day this dry season. The state weather […]

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MORENO SAYS ARROCEROS FOREST PARK, MANILA ZOO NOT FOR SALE

May 20, 2019 - 5:03 PM

MANILA – Incoming Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso vowed the Arroceros Forest Park and the Manila Zoo will remain in possession of the local government amid claims to sell these city properties, a report by Manila Bulletin said.   Domagoso said he had no intention to sell the Arroceros Park dubbed as the last […]

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DONSOL LGU, WWF RENEW PLEDGE FOR ECO-TOURISM PROGRAMS

May 19, 2019 - 8:08 PM

DONSOL, Sorsogon — The town of Donsol, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, and the Department of Tourism 5 (Bicol), have renewed their commitment for a sustainable and balanced eco-tourism program.   Under the renewed agreement, signed Friday on the sidelines of the “Butanding” (Whale Shark) Festival, they would vigorously enforce the protection of […]

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TURN CAMPAIGN AD TRASH INTO CASH: DENR

May 19, 2019 - 8:07 PM

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 4-A (Calabarzon) is encouraging candidates in the recent elections and their supporters, as well as local communities, to recycle their campaign materials.    DENR 4-A Executive Director Maria Paz Luna told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday that they fully support the call […]

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EL NIÑO HITS HIGH VALUE CROPS IN GUIMARAS

May 18, 2019 - 10:13 PM

EL NIÑO LOSSES. Ronnie Morante, Guimaras Provincial Agriculture Office head, says El Niño left the island province with PHP11 million agricultural losses. He, however, assured on Saturday (May 18, 2019) that El Niño is a favorable weather for mangoes.  (PNA File photo) ILOILO CITY — The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) of the island province of Guimaras has reported […]

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DENR INTENSIFIES PROTECTION OF MARINE SPECIES IN SARANGANI BAY

May 16, 2019 - 7:52 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 has stepped up efforts to protect and conserve marine resources in the critical Sarangani Bay following the recorded stranding and deaths of various species in the area these past months. Joy Oloquin, area superintendent of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS), […]

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CHINESE BARGE HALTS ELECTION NOISE WITH SEA DAMAGE

May 15, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Oil has been spilled on the waters of Zambales today, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 3 confirmed. The vessel in this alleged sea damage is known to be from Singapore – and has been staying in Philippine waters since March 30. DENR Region 3 said that the papers of the vessel […]

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BUCARI ECOTOURISM ZONE BILL APPROVED ON FINAL READING

May 15, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill No. 8854 or the proposed “Bucari Ecotourism Zone Act,” seeking to declare the Bucari area in the Municipalities of Leon and Alimodian in the Province of Iloilo as an ecological tourism zone. The Bucari area covers 14 barangays in the Municipality of Leon […]

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DENR HITS OPEN DUMPSITE IN BATAAN RELATED TO MNL BAY POLLUTION

May 10, 2019 - 2:52 PM

OPEN DUMPSITE INSPECTION. Undersecretary Benny Antiporda of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources explains the ill effects of using the open dumpsite in Limay, Bataan on Wednesday (May 8, 2019). The inspection is part of the government’s effort to protect and rehabilitate the environment. (Photo by Ernie Esconde) LIMAY, Bataan — The Department of Environment and Natural […]

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NUEVA ECIJA VILLAGERS LEARN ORGANIC BACKYARD FARMING

May 10, 2019 - 2:50 PM

URBAN GARDENING. A variety of vegetables are being raised by residents of a village in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, who have finished a 45-day urban gardening training. The project dubbed as “Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan” aims to help the villagers earn additional income. (Photo by Marilyn Galang) CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — Some 87 residents of Barangay Daang Sarile here, mostly beneficiaries […]

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY LAW ‘MAJOR LEAP’ FOR PH: GATCHALIAN

May 9, 2019 - 8:55 PM

MANILA — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing into law of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act as a “major leap” forward in realizing efficient ways to use energy in the country that are attuned to acceptable international standards. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, said the signing of the […]

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OVER 162,000 KGS OF WASTE FROM MANILA BAY REMOVED IN PASIG RIVER

May 9, 2019 - 8:43 PM

RIVER CLEANUP. Trash traps are installed in several strategic locations such as along Parola riverbank (bamboo traps), as well as under the McArthur Bridge, Quezon Bridge, and Paco-Sta.Mesa Bridge in Manila. The cleanup is part of the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. (Photo courtesy of PRRC) MANILA — The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) hauled 162,390 kilograms of waste […]

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CANADA TO SHOULDER COST OF SHIPPING OUT TRASH: PALACE

May 8, 2019 - 12:13 AM

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday said the Canadian government has committed to shoulder all the expenses of shipping out all 69 containers of trash dumped in the Philippines back in 2013. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) made the assurance during Monday […]

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