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DAVSUR EL NIÑO CROP DAMAGE VALUED AT P161-M

DAVAO CITY – El Niño-hit towns of Davao del Sur lost at least PHP161.2 million worth of rice and corn crops,[...]

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MISS EARTH 2017 FAVORS SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAN TO SAVE OCEANS

October 29, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Reigning Miss Earth Karen Ibasco (Photo by Gideon Estella) PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Reigning Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco is amenable to banning single-use plastics to save the world’s oceans and to protect marine wildlife. In a security briefing for the Miss Earth 2018 events in Palawan, Ibasco said Thursday that reducing single-use food and beverage […]

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BFAR TO LOOK INTO ‘CORAL BLEACHING’ IN NEGOR

October 28, 2018 - 8:11 AM

HEALTHY CORALS. A Green Sea Turtle glides over healthy coral formations in Apo Island, Dauin in south Negros Oriental. (File photo by Danny Ocampo) DUMAGUETE CITY — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Negros Oriental will look into the reported coral bleaching event in the province following the Philippine Coral Bleaching Watch’s “orange alert level” […]

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NEW COCONUT VARIETIES COULD MAKE PH NO. 1 AGAIN

October 25, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Philippines could once again be among the top coconut producing countries in the world in 10 years with the expected crafting of a 5-Year Coconut Industry Road Map, the release of funds from the coconut levy and the introduction of newly-developed varieties by the country’s scientists. Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol said this optimistic projection […]

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JAPAN AFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR IFUGAO RICE TERRACES CONSERVATION

October 25, 2018 - 5:32 PM

SAVING THE RICE TERRACES. Ifugao State University (IFSU) president, Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon (center), and Vice President for Research, Extension and Development, Dr. Nancy Ann Gonzales (right), receive a token of appreciation from Kanazawa University President, Dr. Yamazaki Koetsu, following their meeting in Japan on Monday (Oct. 22, 2018). Kanazawa University and financial aid provider Japan […]

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PLASTICS CAN KILL SEA TURTLES, SAYS APO ISLAND EXEC

October 25, 2018 - 2:06 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY — A key official of the world-renowned Apo Island Protected Landscape and Seascape (AIPLS) in Dauin, Negros Oriental on Wednesday urged the public to refrain from throwing plastics into the ocean as these can kill marine creatures, especially the endangered sea turtles.   Severino Partosa sounded the call following the recovery of a dead […]

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SECRET MARSHALS VS BORACAY LITTERBUGS URGED

October 23, 2018 - 5:44 PM

MANILA — An expert is proposing the deployment of secret marshals to enable the Malay local government unit (LGU), having jurisdiction over Boracay Island, to better address littering once the public resumes flocking to this top tourist destination this week. “Malay LGU can deploy marshals who will go around those beaches incognito to monitor possible littering […]

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10 PANGOLINS RESCUED FROM ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADER IN PALAWAN

October 23, 2018 - 5:41 PM

ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING:  Mugshot was being taken of suspect Danilo Demolar at the Taytay Municipal Police Station (MPS). He was arrested on Oct. 19 for possession of 10 live pangolins which he was supposed to sell to a Mindoro-based buyer. (Photo courtesy of Voltaire delos Angeles/CENRO Quick Response Team in Taytay) PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — A fisherman was […]

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DENR WANTS FULL FORCE OF LAW VS BORACAY LITTERBUGS

October 23, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is aghast over the trash found on Boracay’s beachfront during the first day of the reopening dry run that it wants the full force of the law applied against litterbugs. DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and LGU Concerns Benny Antiporda said that adopting a “zero tolerance […]

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WATER-SAVING FARM PRACTICES PROPOSED IN GOV’T ENVI AGENDA

October 22, 2018 - 9:02 PM

solar-power farm irrigation facility (Photo from Manny Piñol’s Facebook Page) MANILA — Incorporating water-saving farm practices in a country’s adaptation strategies is one vital intervention that governments can adopt to mitigate the impact of climate change. This was one measure recommended by Anand Patwardhan, research director of Global Commission on Adaptation, at the 6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change […]

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GROUP ASKS SC FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF LAW ON FISHING REGULATION

October 20, 2018 - 8:29 PM

MANILA— An environmental protection advocacy group on Friday asked the Supreme Court to compel the government to implement the provisions of the Fisheries Code’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for a system to monitor large fishing vessel and identify areas where fishing would be allowed. In its 55-page petition, the Oceana Philippines International, represented by […]

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DENR NOT KEEN ON CLOSING BAGUIO FOR REHAB LIKE BORACAY

October 20, 2018 - 8:31 PM

BAGUIO CITY— The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is not keen on closing Baguio to tourists to give way to a rehabilitation similar to what it did on Boracay island. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, in a press conference during his visit on Wednesday, said “Baguio is still Baguio, pupuntahan pa rin kayo ng mga […]

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NEGROS HEALTH OFFICE: DIRTY WATER MAY HAVE CAUSED FOOD POISONING

October 16, 2018 - 6:45 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in Negros Oriental has initially found contaminated water sources as the possible cause of food poisoning at a party in Santa Catalina town last October 4. Dr. Liland Estacion, IPHO chief, on Monday morning, however, said such finding was not conclusive yet and that they are still […]

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LANUZA BAY FACES RUIN DUE TO MINING

October 16, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Davao, Oct. 16 -Environment-watchdog Haribon Foundation is urging the government to implement strictly environmental laws before mangroves and the coastal habitat of marine organisms in Lanuza Bay, Surigao del Sur are destroyed due to sedimentation caused by mining companies.   “Due to sedimentation, the coastal habitat and the mangroves are now covered and destroyed. Fishes […]

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DENR CONDEMNS KILLING OF TWO ENVIRONMENT WORKERS IN ISABELA

October 11, 2018 - 5:30 PM

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Cagayan Valley region has condemned “in the strongest terms” the killing of two of its environment workers in the coastal town of Dinapigue in Isabela. The officers and employees, led by lawyer and regional executive director Gil Aromin, said in a media […]

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BILL ON MINING FISCAL REGIME HURDLES 2ND READING AT HOUSE

October 11, 2018 - 1:46 PM

MANILA — The House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved on second reading a measure seeking to establish a fiscal regime for the mining industry. The Lower House passed via voice vote House Bill No. 8400, which seeks to rationalize and create a single fiscal regime applicable to all mineral agreements. This came two days after […]

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HUNDREDS OF CLANDESTINE SMALL-SCALE MINES IN ITOGON CLOSED

October 10, 2018 - 8:38 PM

BAGUIO CITY – The National Task Force on Mining Challenge (NTF-MC) continues to implement the Cease and Desist Order (CDO) of all small-scale mining activities in the region that was issued by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Sept. 17. Engineer Ralph Pablo, regional director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Cordillera (DENR-CAR), in […]

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