Environment

Opposition to P23-B reclamation project mounts in Dumaguete

DUMAGUETE CITY – More people are opposing the planned massive reclamation project fronting the coastline here that is set to be implemented through a joint venture agreement between the city government and a Quezon City-based investor.In an interview Monday afternoon, Aidalyn Arabe, one of the... Read More

Nat'l scientist, others buck Dumaguete reclamation plan

DUMAGUETE CITY – A national scientist has signed a position paper opposing the plan of the city government here headed by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo to undertake a reclamation project that would entail billions of pesos through a joint venture agreement.Aside from Dr. Angel Alcala, the... Read More

DENR taps Army brigade to save remaining forests in C. Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office here has partnered with the Philippine Army's (PA) 703rd Infantry Brigade (703rd IBde) to save the remaining forests in Central Luzon.Paquito Moreno, executive director of the DENR... Read More

BOC seizes 276 imported carnivorous plants in Pasay warehouse

MANILA – Officers of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have seized 276 imported carnivorous plants worth PHP150,000 at a cargo warehouse in Pasay City earlier this week.In a statement Wednesday, the BOC said the carnivorous plants... Read More

SMC rids Tullahan of 300K metric tons of silt, garbage

MANILA – San Miguel Corporation (SMC) marked a successful first year in its PHP1-billion initiative to revive the Tullahan-Tinajeros River System, with clean-up output breaching the 300,000-metric ton level to date.The continuous silt and solid waste extraction from the tributary is also seen... Read More

DENR steps up patrols vs. illegal fishing in Sarangani Bay

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 has stepped up its enforcement patrols against illegal fishing and other related activities within the declared marine protected areas (MPAs) in parts of the Sarangani Bay.Joy Oloquin, area... Read More

BOC seizes tarantulas, centipedes in unclaimed parcel

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs-Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) seized an unclaimed and overstaying parcel which was found to contain 44 wildlife species worth PHP500,000 in PHLPost Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.In a statement Thursday, Port of NAIA... Read More

Reforestation project launched to boost Tarlac's greening program

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The provincial government of Tarlac, in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), launched on Wednesday the "Adopt-A-Forest" project along the five-kilometer stretch of the Tarlac-Zambales road in San Jose town.A planting... Read More

Race on to phase out plastic straws, stirrers

MANILA – Efforts are underway to fast-track the signing of the draft National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) resolution phasing out plastic coffee stirrers and softdrink straws nationwide for being non-environmentally acceptable products (NEAPs).The draft of the country's initial... Read More

DENR-3 steps up bamboo propagation to stabilize river banks

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Luzon has stepped up the propagation of bamboo species to stabilize river banks in the region and at the same time, help boost the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.DENR Region 3 Executive... Read More

Abaca can be ally vs. plastics pollution, deforestation

MANILA – A plant that is abundant in the Philippines may well help address plastics pollution and deforestation while promoting climate protection and the shift towards a circular economy (CE).Francheska Zaide, co-owner of material solutions company Orera Technology, said abaca plant... Read More

APEC moves to strengthen disaster risk management

JAKARTA – Senior disaster management officials from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies are intensifying regional cooperation for a more resilient disaster risk reduction in the face of the current pandemic, climate change, and other risks."Member economies have gained so... Read More

Reef balls enhance marine life in Masbate village

LEGAZPI CITY – Various species of fish, some turtles, lobsters, and other sea creatures have been observed thriving in the Marine Protected Area (MPA) of Colorada Point in Barangay Tigbao, Aroroy, Masbate.This was attributed to the deployment of 2,203 reef balls and the planting of 29,273... Read More

Household waste segregation can aid PH climate action

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging households nationwide to segregate waste to help the country meet its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target under the Paris Agreement on climate change.Practicing segregation will enable households to recover... Read More

PH to pursue climate justice bid

MANILA -- The Philippines will seek developed countries' funding assistance for nationwide adaptation to climate change which is mainly caused by these countries' respective greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions."We'll ask developed countries to help us fund our initiatives for us to adapt to the changing... Read More

Youths’ crucial role in global drive vs. climate change cited

MANILA – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III underscored Tuesday the importance for young Filipinos to be at the forefront of national efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, as they have the biggest stake in saving the planet from the environmental crisis that will "hit us like... Read More

DENR to help boost PH lumber production

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) assured efforts on helping the country meet demand for lumber.Tree-planting under DENR-led National Greening Program (NGP) won't just be to increase Philippine forest cover but also to grow species that will eventually be... Read More

CDO's waste generation reduces to 48%

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–The City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) on Wednesday said waste generation in the communities here has been reduced to 48 percent.Engr. Armen Cuenca, Clenro chief, said that based on the three-year monitoring in the city, household waste generated... Read More

UK to boost ties with PH on climate, biodiversity conservation

MANILA – The United Kingdom will continue working with the Philippines to tackle climate change and promote biodiversity conservation, British Ambassador to Manila Daniel Pruce said Wednesday.Pruce made the statement during a virtual roundtable discussion ahead of the 26th United Nations... Read More

New policy sets mining exploration period's automatic renew

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is targeting to facilitate the continuity of mining exploration projects in the country. A still-unnumbered and soon-to-be-published DENR Administrative Order (DAO) will provide guidelines for automatic renewal of the... Read More