Environment

Mobile game, mascot to promote proper waste management in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Bicol (DENR-5) on Friday cited the importance of new technology as it launched its new mascot and mobile game application in promoting awareness on solid waste management.In an interview, Joan Mariscotes, DENR-5... Read More

DENR Region 8 uses 'fun way' to promote proper waste management

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) are upbeat about raising the young generation’s awareness of proper solid waste management via its new mascot and mobile game app.On Tuesday, the agency launched the... Read More

DENR, PCG to boost protection of marine environment

MANILA – In celebration of the World Ocean Day 2022, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)—through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)—has signed a landmark agreement with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to address gaps in protection and conservation of... Read More

Droughts may affect more than 75% of world’s population by 2050

ANKARA – Droughts may affect more than three-quarters of the world’s population by 2050, the UN said Friday as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed.The day that is annually observed June 17 since 1995, focuses on changing public attitudes toward the leading driver... Read More

Fish 'spillover' seen as NegOr town's marine reserves thrive

DUMAGUETE CITY – Marine protected areas (MPAs) in the municipality of Zamboanguita in Negros Oriental are thriving, with some of them already showing signs of "spillover" a few years after they were identified as fish sanctuaries.Wilbert Partosa, officer-in-charge of the town’s Coastal... Read More

C. Luzon LGUs cited for efforts in Manila Bay rehab

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Four local government units (LGUs) and one provincial government office in Central Luzon have been cited for their significant efforts and contribution to the cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay.Recipients of the Manila BAYani award in the region are the... Read More

Primewater marks World Environment Day with tree planting

MANILA – PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, “Daloy ng Paglingap”, has launched a nationwide simultaneous tree-planting activity to celebrate the World Environment Day with the theme #OnlyOneEarth.PrimeWater branches from... Read More

DENR-5, volunteers plant 6K seedlings to mark Environment Month

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment Natural Resources in Bicol (DENR-5) together with volunteers and other stakeholders planted some 6,000 seedlings on Wednesday as part of the celebration of Environment Month.In a social media post on Thursday, Conservation and Development Division... Read More

Incoming Albay guv to complete mining site rehab

LEGAZPI CITY – Albay Governor-elect Noel Rosal said part of the agenda of his incoming administration is to look at and monitor the accomplishments in the rehabilitation of mining sites to make sure these are safe and beneficial to the surrounding communities.In an interview on Wednesday, he... Read More

Mayor to protect 2 whale sharks spotted off Mactan Island

CEBU CITY – They are not endemic in the Mactan Island waters but two whale sharks showed up in the seawater off Barangay Punta Engaño in Lapu-Lapu City, Mayor Junard Chan said on Monday.Chan said the appearance of the two giants, locally called “butanding”, amazed a group of... Read More

NegOcc’s award-winning wetlands area documented in photo exhibit

BACOLOD CITY – Photographs of the award-winning Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) shot by a group of local enthusiasts are featured in an exhibit as part of the 30th Provincial Environment Month celebration this June.On Thursday, the photo display of the NOCWCA,... Read More

Bataan launches 'bring your own food container' program

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The provincial government of Bataan has launched the “Bring your own Baunan” (BYOB) or bring your own food container program to show support for the observance of Philippine Environment Month this June.Governor Albert Garcia said on Thursday under the... Read More

Boracay rehab biggest environmental project under PRRD

ILOILO CITY – An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas said the rehabilitation of Boracay island is considered as the biggest environmental project of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in the region.In a press conference on... Read More

Int'l film features Sagay City’s mangrove island

BACOLOD CITY – The mangrove island of Suyac in Sagay City, Negros Occidental is showcased in an international full-length film helmed by acclaimed Filipino director Anton Juan.Titled “Amon Banwa sa Lawod” (Our Island of the Mangrove Moon), the movie was shot for 10 days between... Read More

BFAR helps rehabilitate Marilao river thru mangrove planting

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – About 8,000 mangrove shoots will be planted in Barangay Nagbalon in Marilao, Bulacan as part of long-term measures to improve the quality of water in the town's major river.Wilfredo Cruz, director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 3... Read More

Coron reclamation project at unfavorable odds: DENR

MANILA –Granting renewal or approval for the reapplication of an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) is now highly unlikely for Coron’s reclamation project, a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) official said Friday.In the Laging Handa public briefing, DENR... Read More

DENR, Parañaque, private sector to rehab Manila Bay

MANILA – Efforts to fast track the rehabilitation of the southern part of Manila Bay are now underway following the sealing of a partnership between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Parañaque City.The stakeholders include Aseana City’s business... Read More

BCDA kicks off greening campaign in New Clark City

MANILA – In line with its thrust to promote sustainable development in the country, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) recently launched its year-long reforestation and greening campaign through a tree planting activity in New Clark City, Tarlac.A total of 500 seedlings were... Read More

Biz owners urged to boost climate change mitigation efforts

MANILA – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna has urged businesses to step up efforts in switching to sustainable actions to combat the effects of climate change and environmental destruction in celebration of the Earth Day on April 22.With... Read More

BBM mulls internet-based disaster risk info roadmap

MANILA – Presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said he will develop a comprehensive internet-based Disaster Risk Information Roadmap as part of his program to protect the general population and environment from the ill-effects of natural disasters, if elected in the May 9... Read More