Environment

Mt. Talinis in NegOr still off-limits to trekkers

Mt. Talinis in NegOr still off-limits to trekkers

August 23, 2022, 7:08 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Mt. Talinis in Valencia town, Negros Oriental remains closed to trekkers even as pandemic restrictions have already eased up in the province to allow the recovery of biodiversity that is threatened by human activity. Desiderio Tilos Jr., Valencia tourism officer, told the… Read More

PrimeWater adheres to global call to protect planet

PrimeWater adheres to global call to protect planet

August 22, 2022, 5:10 pm

MANILA – PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. and Cathay United Bank pursue partnership on environmentally and socially sustainable initiatives after signing a sustainability-linked loan agreement on August 10. “PrimeWater understands that commitment to sustainability is the future. This… Read More

Program to fight ocean plastic pollution launched in Parañaque

Program to fight ocean plastic pollution launched in Parañaque

August 21, 2022, 7:42 pm

MANILA – The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) program grantee Communities Organized for Resource Allocation (CORA) Inc. has recently launched a plastic buying and exchange center to address ocean plastic… Read More

Food, beverage firm kicks off efforts to reach plastic neutrality

Food, beverage firm kicks off efforts to reach plastic neutrality

August 4, 2022, 1:54 pm

MANILA – Universal Robina Corp. (URC), one of the country’s largest food and beverage companies, has kicked off a slew of initiatives to collect, recover, and divert plastic waste as part of its overall goal to achieve plastic neutrality. These include long-term collaborative projects on… Read More

Volunteer groups vow to sustain mangrove planting in NegOr

Volunteer groups vow to sustain mangrove planting in NegOr

July 26, 2022, 7:45 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – An alliance of volunteer groups in Negros Oriental has committed to planting thousands of mangrove trees yearly and relentlessly to protect the province’s shorelines and support global efforts against climate change. Sidney Lee, the planting coordinator of the Allied Mangrove… Read More

DENR reclassifies 4 Luzon caves for proper management

DENR reclassifies 4 Luzon caves for proper management

July 19, 2022, 7:53 pm

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has approved the reclassification of four caves in the provinces of Abra, Quezon, and Albay for proper management and conservation. The DENR, through its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), Regional and Provincial offices,… Read More

Maynilad program gears up for its 1 millionth tree this year

Maynilad program gears up for its 1 millionth tree this year

July 17, 2022, 5:36 pm

MANILA – The Maynilad Water Services Inc. and other MVP Group of Companies recently launched the Plant for Life’s Road to One Million Trees Planted with 90,000 trees committed for 2022 at the Million Tree Nursery and Eco-Learning Center at La Mesa Watershed, Quezon City. This, as Maynilad… Read More

Over 13K board feet of illegal logs seized in Nueva Ecija

Over 13K board feet of illegal logs seized in Nueva Ecija

July 12, 2022, 3:20 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Over 13,000 board feet of illegal logs were seized in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija on Monday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office here said on Tuesday. The confiscation was the result of the crackdown on illegal forest… Read More

Plastic bag ban creates new opportunities in Tanzania

Plastic bag ban creates new opportunities in Tanzania

July 11, 2022, 9:05 pm

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – The blanket ban on plastic bags Tanzania introduced three years ago has unleashed a huge market potential for eco-friendly paper bags, creating new opportunities for local traders who reap bigger profits. Tanzania effected its ban on single-use plastic bags in June… Read More

Biosphere reserve center soon to rise in Albay

Biosphere reserve center soon to rise in Albay

July 11, 2022, 8:55 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – A biosphere reserve research and development center building amounting to PHP15 million will soon rise in Albay, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Officer (PENRO) said. Jerry Arena, Albay ENRO chief, in an interview on Monday, said the construction of the building… Read More

DENR official bats for more mineral processing plants

DENR official bats for more mineral processing plants

July 10, 2022, 2:19 pm

MANILA – Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna pushed for the establishment of more mineral processing plants and utilization of rare earth deposits to help increase the country’s mineral production and revenue generation. “Mineral… Read More

Mobile game, mascot to promote proper waste management in Bicol

Mobile game, mascot to promote proper waste management in Bicol

June 24, 2022, 5:59 pm

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 communication… Read More

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

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

June 21, 2022, 3:38 pm

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 Pinas:… Read More

DENR, PCG to boost protection of marine environment

DENR, PCG to boost protection of marine environment

June 20, 2022, 7:58 pm

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 the… Read More

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

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

June 19, 2022, 10:54 am

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 of… Read More

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

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

June 17, 2022, 5:36 pm

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

C. Luzon LGUs cited for efforts in Manila Bay rehab

June 16, 2022, 5:47 pm

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

Primewater marks World Environment Day with tree planting

June 14, 2022, 1:31 pm

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 across… Read More

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

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

June 9, 2022, 8:24 pm

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

Incoming Albay guv to complete mining site rehab

June 8, 2022, 6:20 pm

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