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

A portion of the pine forest inside Camp John Hay in Baguio City. (PNA file photo) BAGUIO CITY -- The city government[...]

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DILG TO ENSURE MAYORS COMMITMENT OF “BATTLE OF MANILA BAY”

February 11, 2019 - 5:14 PM

To ensure the commitment of mayors to the “Battle of Manila Bay”, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will convene on Monday (February 11, 2019) the 178 city and municipal mayors within the Manila Bay Watershed Area for the Local Chief Executives’ Forum on the Manila Bay Clean-up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program […]

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REVIVAL OF TASK FORCE TAAL LAKE TO PROTECT ‘TAWILIS’ URGED

February 11, 2019 - 3:41 PM

BATANGAS CITY — The provincial government here has been urged to reconstitute the Task Force Taal Lake amid research findings by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which declared the endemic “tawilis” fish an endangered species. Jennilyn S. Aguillera, Batangas public information office chief, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Saturday that the Department […]

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EMB-7 DENIES DELAYING WASTE TREATMENT FIRMS’ PERMITS

February 8, 2019 - 6:25 PM

TREATMENT FACILITIES. Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 7 (Central Visyas) Regional Director Engr. William Cuñado leads a team in inspecting one of the treatment, storage, and disposal facilities in Cebu hauling and treating hospital wastes. (Photo contributed by EMB-7 information officer Cindy Pepito)   CEBU CITY — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 7 (Central Visayas) of the Department of Environment […]

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DENR: TULLAHAN RIVER NEEDS INTENSIVE CLEANUP, DREDGING

February 8, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Department of the Environment of Natural Resources (DENR) stressed the Tullahan River in Metro Manila should undergo an immediate rehabilitation, Super Radyo dzBB reported Friday, quoting a DENR official.   During an ocular inspection, Environment Undersecretary Jonas Leones noticed that the river was swarmed with mud and mire from all types of solid waste […]

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OCEAN TO TURN DARKER BY END OF THIS CENTURY DUE TO CLIMATE...

February 7, 2019 - 6:01 PM

WASHINGTON — The color of the sea will become darker by the end of this century due to climate change, according to a study published on Monday in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that by the year 2100, over half of the world’s oceans will shift in color, as […]

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LAGUNA LAKE HIGHWAY BIKE LANE OPENS

February 7, 2019 - 5:58 PM

MANILA — Starting today, cyclists will be able to use the 5.58-kilometer bicycle lane facility along the stretch of the Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City. This, after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Taguig City officials, headed by Mayor Lani Cayetano and Vice Mayor Ricardo Cruz Jr., formally opened the three-meter wide […]

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DILG SUMMONS 108 MAYORS FOR FAILURE TO SUBMIT SOLID WASTE PLANS

February 7, 2019 - 5:56 PM

MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued show cause orders against 108 local chief executives over their failure to craft a 10-year solid waste management plan as mandated by the law. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Thursday the order is part of the government’s effort to enforce environmental laws similar […]

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WORLD’S LEADING ANTI-SMOKING ORG TO VISIT ILOILO CITY

February 7, 2019 - 5:20 PM

REPRESENTATIVES of Bloomberg Philanthropies, one of the biggest organizations in the world that funds and supports tobacco control programs, will be visiting Iloilo City on February 15-16, 2019.   Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Taskforce (ICAST) director Iñigo Garingalao said that the visit is a pleasant surprise especially for Iloilo City to be chosen by the U.S. […]

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QUEZON REMAINS TOP AGRICULTURAL PRODUCER IN REGION 4-A

February 7, 2019 - 3:33 PM

LUCENA CITY, Quezon — The provincial government, through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), has vowed to increase farm production and income through sustainable programs and projects. Provincial Administrator Roberto Gajo presented the latest Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data indicating Quezon remains as the top agricultural producing province of various farm products in the Calabarzon […]

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MORE POLLUTERS FACE CLOSURE AMID MANILA BAY CLEANUP

February 6, 2019 - 6:07 PM

The government warned it will close establishments that have contributed to pollution in Manila Bay amid rehabilitation efforts at the bay, local reports said, quoting the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).   “There are hotels and even malls we will order closed due to their water discharge failing [standards] and worsening pollution […]

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PAG-ASA ISLAND BEACHING RAMP COMPLETED SOON: LORENZANA

February 5, 2019 - 6:18 PM

MANILA — Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said efforts are ongoing to rehabilitate all existing facilities on Pag-asa Island, the largest of the Philippine-occupied feature in the Kalayaan Island Group. He made this statement Monday when sought for an update on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts on the island, during the question and answer portion […]

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CAVITE LGU LEADERS VOW TO SUSTAIN MANILA BAY REHAB

February 3, 2019 - 8:15 PM

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite — Around 33 village leaders here have pledged to sustain the Manila Bay rehabilitation program as they continued on Saturday their cleanup drive on esteros, rivers and streams that flow into said body of water. City Mayor Antonio Ferrer said their continuous clean-up campaign and awareness drive are in compliance with President […]

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CCC PREPARES FOR GREEN JOBS CERTIFICATION

February 2, 2019 - 4:37 PM

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) plans to start implementing next year a system to certify business enterprises that comply with Republic Act (RA) No. 10771, or the Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016, which would help integrate labor and employment aspects in nationwide efforts to deal with climate change. “We’re working with the Department […]

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LLDA CLOSES DOWN 4 MANILA BAY POLLUTERS

February 2, 2019 - 3:30 PM

MANILA — The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) had closed down the operations of four more establishments for dumping wastewater into the Manila Bay, as part of the aquatic body’s rehabilitation. The LLDA issued cease and desist orders against Billion Building or Philippine Billion Real Estate Development Corp. (Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City), HK Sun Plaza (Roxas […]

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SARANGANI CHOSEN AS PILOT AREA FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE PROGRAM

January 31, 2019 - 6:19 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has chosen Sarangani province as pilot area for a World Bank-supported climate resilience and adaptation program for vulnerable communities. DENR Assistant Secretary Corazon Davis said Wednesday the province emerged as among the provinces in the country that qualified for the rollout starting this year […]

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DENR RECOGNIZES ZERO-WASTE STORE, COFFEE SHOP IN BACOLOD

January 31, 2019 - 6:17 PM

WASTE-FREE. Ida Vecino, social enterprise officer of Wala Usik Tiangge+Kapehan, receives the certificate of recognition from Community Environment and Natural Resources-Bago City chief Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya, acknowledging their zero-waste advocacy during the DENR personnel’s visit to the store on Tuesday (Jan. 29, 2019). (Photo courtesy of CENRO Bago City)   BACOLOD CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural […]

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