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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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BFAR 11 WARNS OF RED TIDE IN DAVOR, DAVAO OCCIDENTAL

April 9, 2019 - 3:17 PM

DAVAO CITY– The regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR 11) warned consumers that Balite Bay in Davao Oriental and Coastal waters of Santa Maria in Davao Occidental are now positive for red tide toxins. Based on the red tide monitoring activities of BFAR and Local Government Units (LGUs) shellfish samples […]

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ENVIRONMENT CHIEF HAILS BOC FORSEIZURE OF TARANTULA SHIPMENT

April 9, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has commended the Bureau of Customs (BOC)on the successful interception of over 700 live venomous tarantulas at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport earlier this week. “The BOC agents and personnel who discovered the shipment should give themselves a pat on the back for stopping the illegal trade of these wildlife […]

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DENR OPENS 2019 NATIONAL SEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE AND ECO-FRIENDLY SCHOOLS

April 9, 2019 - 2:55 PM

The 6th National Search for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Schools is once again accepting entries for the most environment-friendly and sustainable schools in the Philippines. This search is organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), in collaboration with the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Nestle Philippines and Landbank […]

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PLASTIC INVADES ‘CENTRE OF THE CENTRE’ OF GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT

April 8, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Greenpeace South East Asia – Philippines has documented plastic pollution in Verde Island Passage, as the group deployed its iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to investigate plastic pollution in the Philippines. A three-day underwater exploration produced photos of sachets, some showing visible signs of being among the corals for a very long time. Among the […]

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FINANCE CHIEF CITES NEED TO BUILD PUBLIC ETHIC THAT RESPECTS NATURE

April 8, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has underscored the need for fresh efforts to instill in the public consciousness the importance of a mutually beneficial relationship between man and nature, which is the underlying goal behind the ongoing efforts to save the Philippine eagle from extinction.   The Philippine eagle, which personifies the nation through its […]

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$500-M WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT PROPOSED IN BATAAN

April 7, 2019 - 10:45 PM

POWER PLANT PROPOSAL. British banker David Wood (right) and business partner Edgardo Rivera (left) discuss their project of operating a 100 megawatt power plant using solid wastes in Bataan. The provincial government announced on Friday (April 5, 2019) that the proposed power plant will require funding of USD500 million. (Photo by Ernie Esconde) BALANGA CITY, Bataan — The provincial government […]

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EL NIÑO RAZES NEGOCC, MILLIONS OF CROPS LOST

April 6, 2019 - 5:08 PM

BACOLOD CITY – Almost PHP443 million in production where lost to farmers in Negros Occidental due to the extreme heart intensified by the El Niño, per the latest data from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) showed. The figures include the initial PHP366-million worth of damage to the sugarcane sector, as well as to rice, […]

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CIMATU OVERWHELMED BY TURNOUT OF MANILA BAY TRIBUTARIES CLEANUP

April 5, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said he was overwhelmed by the turnout for the simultaneous cleanup of Manila Bay tributaries last Sunday as thousands took part in the event which was part of the massive efforts to rehabilitate the heavily polluted bay. “We have been overwhelmed with the support we received from the public for […]

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DENR WINS CASE AGAINST WILD LIFE TRADER

April 5, 2019 - 6:29 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has won a lawsuit against a wildlife trader who was caught selling a live green iguana, which is considered an endangered species, in July last year. DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu welcomed the recent decision of the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 36 convicting Harriet Shelley […]

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PANGASINAN, LA UNION FARMLANDS AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO

April 4, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Corn crops in a farmland at Malasiqui Pangasinan almost ready for harvest. (Photo courtesy of Enzo Navalta Austria)  MALASIQUI, Pangasinan — A total of 744 hectares of farmlands in La Union and Pangasinan have been affected by the El Niño phenomenon as of March 29, according to an official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region […]

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PANTABANGAN DAM HAS ENOUGH WATER FOR NEXT CROPPING SEASON

April 4, 2019 - 5:28 PM

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — The prolonged drought caused by the weak El Niño weather system will pass without hurting farmers within the programmed areas of the National Irrigation Administration – Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation System (NIA-UPRIIS), as water in the Pantabangan Dam is expected to be enough at about 197.78 meters by end of […]

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MANILA BAY WATERS OFF BATAAN NOW ‘SWIMMABLE’

April 3, 2019 - 5:54 PM

MANILA – Efforts to rehabilitate Manila Bay are beginning to bear fruit. According to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu, he received reports swimming is already possible in some waters off Bataan province which is among areas along Manila Bay. “We’re improving in terms of cleaning up Manila Bay,” he said Tuesday (April […]

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‘COASTAL CLEANUP IS JUST THE BEGINNING’

April 3, 2019 - 5:51 PM

VOLUNTEERS from non-government organizations, national agencies, public and private schools, City Hall employees, residents, and barangays officials join the “One Time, Big Time” coastal cleanup in Iloilo City on March 30, 2019. Photos taken at Joe’s Garden in Arevalo, Iloilo City. (Photo by Emme Rose Santiagudo) THE Iloilo City government’s “One Time Big Time” coastal […]

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MARIKINA LGU CONTINUES TO BAT FOR CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

April 3, 2019 - 4:48 PM

MARIKINA CITY – The Marikina City government is continuously promoting its latest environmental campaign in a move to maintain cleanliness and orderliness throughout the city. Since January this year, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro has been visiting Marikina schools to introduce and discuss the local government’s program dubbed as “Munting Basura, Ibulsa Muna” which seeks […]

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DENR SIGNS NON-BINDING PACT WITH SM PRIME HOLDINGS

April 2, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Cleanup of Estero de Tripa de Gallina (Photo courtesy of DENR) The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SM Prime Holdings (SMPH), Inc. for Manila Bay’s clean-up drive, the Philippine News Agency reported. The non-binding pact will formalize the adoption of the Estero de Tripa de […]

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DAVOR BREAKS GROUND FOR FIRST PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT-FUNDED SANITARY LANDFILL

April 2, 2019 - 6:06 PM

PHOTO CREDITS TO ROY GEONZON The province of Davao Oriental recently held a shovelling ceremony for its first provincial government -funded sanitary landfill to store residual waste without causing health and water contamination in the province. Located at Sitio Bagsak, Barangay Central in Manay town, the P30 million project funded under the province’s disaster funds […]

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