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MUNTINLUPA LGU, LLDA VOW TO AVERT ALGAE BLOOM IN LAGUNA LAKE

MUNTINLUPA CITY – The Muntinlupa City government and the Laguna Lake Development Authority vowed to avert the algae proliferation in[...]

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DENR CITES ARMM’S TOP ENVIRONMENT ADVOCATES FOR 2018

November 7, 2018 - 7:00 PM

SENTINELS. A representative from the Army’s 603rd Brigade receives an award as one of the ten outstanding stewards of the environment during the 2018 Gawad Kalikasan awarding ceremony led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in Cotabato City. (Photo by BPI – ARMM)     COTABATO CITY — The Department […]

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SAVE SURVIVING RICE FARMS, RESTORE IRRIGATION, KALINGA PLEADS

November 6, 2018 - 7:00 PM

ROSITA’S WRATH. Barangay Captain Bonifacio Bongabon of Lower Lubo, Tanudan town in Kalinga on Nov. 4, 2018 narrates their experience at the height of Typhoon ‘Rosita’ (Yutu) that damaged two schools in the municipality. (Jesse Maguiya)   TABUK, Kalinga— The municipality of Tanudan in this province is asking the help of the National Irrigation Administration […]

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ILOCANOS URGED TO STOP SALE, CONSUMPTION OF ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE

November 6, 2018 - 7:00 PM

LAOAG CITY — The Ilocos Norte government is urging all residents to stop selling and consuming marine turtles and their eggs.    Sea turtle eggs found in Bangui Bay, Ilocos Norte. (Photo by Leilanie Adriano)   Through the Provincial Fisheries Division, local environment officials said Tuesday they have been monitoring the stretch of the province’s shoreline from Badoc […]

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NO FUEL OIL LEAK FROM SUNKEN CARGO VESSEL OFF AKLAN

November 6, 2018 - 2:40 PM

NO OIL LEAK. Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard rescue the 12 crew members of cargo vessel LCT Bato Twin that sank off the waters of Sambiray Caticlan Anchorage on Sunday (Nov. 4, 2018). (Photo by PCG Western Visayas)   ILOILO CITY — An underwater operation is still going on to ensure that there will be no fuel […]

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DENR-6 WAGES WAR ON PLASTIC STRAWS

November 4, 2018 - 3:59 PM

THE WAR against beating plastic pollution is becoming widespread, awakening the consciousness of people around the world of its dangerous effects. Many organizations have been campaigning on reducing the use of different kinds of plastics such as sando bags, styrofoam, plastic bottles, plastic utensils and more. But undeniably, we may have given little attention in […]

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GOV’T TASK FORCE BATS FOR CASINO-FREE BORACAY

November 4, 2018 - 4:02 PM

YOUTUBE PICS   Playing in casinos will not count among the recreational activities tourists can look forward to in the newly reopened Boracay Island.   This developed as the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) led by Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has formally requested the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to cancel all gaming […]

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ZUMBA, CLEANUP TO RAISE AWARENESS VS PLASTIC USE IN BORACAY

November 1, 2018 - 1:19 PM

ZUMBIE. Participants of the Zumbie: Zumba and Cleanup activity to raise awareness vs. single use plastic on Boracay pose for a group photo on Wednesday (October 31, 2018). (Photo by Karen Bermejo)    BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — More than 200 participants joined the Zumba and cleanup activity on Boracay’s Bulabog Beach on Wednesday to raise awareness against single-use […]

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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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