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DENR GRANTS BICOL LGUS P19-M FOR GARBAGE MANAGEMENT

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) has granted a total of PHP19.95[...]

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DABAWENYOS TOLD TO COOPERATE AMID LA NIÑA THREAT

May 28, 2019 - 4:55 PM

ndbc photo credit DAVAO CITY-The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) asked the cooperation of Dabawenyos during disaster operations amid threat of a La Niña phenomenon which comes with heavy rains according to the City Information Office (CIO). Alfredo Baloran, the chief of CDRRMO, emphasized the need for the cooperation of the public to […]

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YOUTH VOLUNTEERS HELP RAISE AWARENESS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

May 27, 2019 - 5:59 PM

CLIMATE CHANGE. Young Ilocanos participate a silent protest to express their concern on climate change and how each one can contribute to save environment from further degradation. Some 53 volunteers join 14 other areas in the Philippines who participated in the second International Youth Strike for Climate. (Photo courtesy of the Movement Against Plastic Pollution) LAOAG […]

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DAVAO CITY SEEKS HIGHER FINES FOR ANTI-SMOKING VIOLATORS

May 27, 2019 - 4:38 PM

DAVAO CITY- According to the City Information Office (CIO) the city’s Vices Regulation Unit (VRU) has sought higher fines for violators of the Anti-Smoking Ordinance to encourage Dabawenyos to kick the habit and to strictly follow the law. VRU chief Dr. Ashley Lopez said his unit is hoping that with the increase in fines, people […]

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BIODIVERSITY LOSS TO BRING MORE SICKNESS

May 25, 2019 - 4:21 PM

MANILA –– Two experts expect people’s health to further deteriorate if the environment continues to take a beating.  “We’re part of the environment which affects the human body — if the environment is destroyed, rest assured you’ll be sick in the future,” Dr. Francis Vicente Ras warned on Wednesday (May 22) during the 2019 International Day […]

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DENR MULLS LOCAL PRODUCTION OF ENGINEERED FUEL

May 25, 2019 - 4:17 PM

MANILA –– Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) isn’t discounting the possibility of eventually ending Philippine importation of waste-based processed engineered fuel (PEF), an alternative to fossil fuel used in cement production.  DENR is looking into possible production of PEF in the country so cement producers can buy this product from local sources instead of […]

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SOLAR IRRIGATION TO MAKE ABRA TOP AGRI PRODUCER: PIÑOL

May 25, 2019 - 3:00 PM

LA PAZ, Abra — Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol on Thursday ordered the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to prioritize Abra in its list of beneficiaries for its solar-powered irrigation system (SPIS) as part of DA’s vision to make the province one of the country’s top agricultural producers. “Napakaganda ng lupa dito sa […]

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RICE BLACK BUGS HIT NINE ILOILO TOWNS

May 23, 2019 - 12:07 PM

PEST ATTACK.  Photo shows rice black bugs,  locally known as ‘atangya’,  taken from Banate, Iloilo. Nine towns in Iloilo province, including Banate, has sightings of the sap-feeding insects, the Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Office reported. (Photo courtesy of Iloilo PAO) ILOILO CITY — Rice black bugs or locally known as “atangya” were monitored in nine towns in Iloilo province, […]

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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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