Environment

NegOr biz groups set pollution control training

DUMAGUETE CITY -- The Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI) and the Negros Oriental Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association, Inc. (NOHRRA) are spearheading a basic pollution control officer (PCO) training here, in collaboration with the Pollution Control Association of the... Read More

EMB-7 monitors C. Visayas air quality amid Indon forest fire

CEBU CITY – The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Central Visayas on Tuesday created a task group to monitor air quality in the region following reports that the haze from the raging forest fire in Indonesia has reached Mindanao.Engineer William Cuñado, regional director of... Read More

Pampanga, Bulacan face possible flooding, erosion

MANILA –Flooding and riverside erosion are possible during the 24-hour period ending 5 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 11) in parts of Pampanga and Bulacan provinces of Central Luzon where State forecasters expect the southwest monsoon or "habagat" to further bring rains.Candaba, San Luis, San Simon,... Read More

Letran joins National Greening Program

MANILA –Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) gained another partner for its National Greening Program (NGP), so far government’s most ambitious reforestation bid.DENR and private school Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila signed Monday (Sept. 9) the memorandum of... Read More

DENR seeks P5.15-B for National Greening Program

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) aims to secure a budget of PHP5.15 billion for the 2020 implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP), the government’s most ambitious reforestation bid so far.According to a DENR statement, the target sum is the... Read More

Volunteers collect 255 sacks of trash in ParaƱaque cleanup

MANILA – Volunteers from the Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. (CIC) collected some 255 sacks of trash and debris, weighing some 1,275 kilograms, during a coastal clean-up at the Cavitex Mangrove Park in Parañaque City on Saturday.The Cavitex Mangrove Area, a catch basin for garbage washed... Read More

'Liwayway' no direct effect over PH; enhances monsoon

MANILA --Typhoon "Liwayway" will have no direct effect over any part of the country but it enhances the southwest monsoon that affects northern Luzon, a weather specialist said on Wednesday. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ana... Read More

'Liwayway' intensifies; bring rains over Batanes, Babuyan Islands

MANILA --Tropical storm (TS) "Liwayway" continues to intensify, and will bring light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands likely until Wednesday, the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon."Liwayway" was last tracked at a 225 km. east of Basco, Batanes,... Read More

PNP, PCG, students conduct beach cleanup in NegOr

DUMAGUETE CITY – At least 15 scuba divers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros Oriental and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Dumaguete Station have teamed up with a group of students advocating the protection of the environment by collecting trash from the sea in Dumaguete.The... Read More

'Jenny' may make landfall Tuesday night; Signal No. 2 in 6 areas

MANILA --Tropical Storm Jenny may make landfall in Central Luzon either Tuesday night or early Wednesday, the weather bureau said. In a press briefing Tuesday afternoon, weather specialist Loriedin dela Cruz said "Jenny" may make landfall in Central Luzon, particularly in Aurora province, between 9... Read More

Angat water seen returning to minimum operating level

MANILA -- Angat Dam water level may not just reach the 180 meters minimum operating level (MOL) by end of this month but may even surpass it, hence brightening water supply prospects in service areas in Luzon.“That’s a very big possibility,” Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and... Read More

DENR welcomes coastal clean-up volunteers

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is open to volunteers for simultaneous coastal cleanup activities in the National Capital Region (NCR) during the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD) next month.Institutions and groups interested in joining the... Read More

'Ineng' brings rains, gusty winds over parts of Luzon

MANILA --Tropical Storm Ineng will cause rains and gusty winds over parts of Luzon, and stormy weather over Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands, the weather bureau said on Friday afternoon.Rains with gusty winds will prevail over Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, and Ilocos Norte, the... Read More

'Ineng' slightly slows down; may not make landfall in PH

MANILA --Tropical Storm Ineng slightly slowed down, and is less likely to make landfall in the country, the weather bureau said Thursday afternoon."Ineng" was last eyed 670 km. east of Casiguran, Aurora, heading west northwest at 10 km., with maximum sustained winds of up to 75 km. per hour (kph)... Read More

'Ineng' likely to bring rains over Bicol, E. Visayas, Quezon

MANILA --Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over the Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions and Quezon province due to Tropical Storm Ineng, the weather bureau said Wednesday afternoon.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) added that... Read More

Manila Bay rehab to enforce compulsory waterway easement

MANILA– The government will clear the banks of Manila Bay’s tributaries and "esteros" to facilitate the collection of garbage and to improve water quality.Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said there is a need to remove structures encroaching on... Read More

Aboitiz group joins battle for Manila Bay

MANILA –Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) gained another ally in the battle to save Manila Bay and its tributaries from further environmental degradation.On Friday (Aug. 16), DENR and the Aboitiz group signed at the DENR central office in Quezon City a memorandum of... Read More

NPDC to revive Rizal Park with more indigenous trees

MANILA –The government aims to further showcase the richness and beauty of Philippine plant biodiversity at Rizal Park to help promote tourism that is enjoyable and educational while raising public awareness about the need to conserve the country's natural resources.“We plan to have more... Read More

Over 400 fruit-bearing trees planted in Pampanga town

LUBAO, Pampanga -- More than 400 fruit-bearing trees were planted on Thursday in Barangay Sta. Catalina here as part of the continuing effort to mitigate flooding and boost local tourism in this town.The activity was also in line with the town's fifth-year celebration of Arbor Day -- officially... Read More

ACB promotes youth action for biodiversity conservation

MANILA–The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) will engage the youth in efforts to reverse biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia.“ACB recognizes the youth as dynamic partners in conserving, restoring and sustainably using biodiversity,” Executive Director Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim said... Read More