Environment

Soccsksargen cops, partners plant 35K trees

Soccsksargen cops, partners plant 35K trees

January 27, 2021, 8:17 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Police personnel and community stakeholders in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) planted around 35,000 tree seedlings on Tuesday in a massive tree-planting activity in different parts of the region. Brig. Gen. Michael John Dubria, director of the Police Regional Office-12, said… Read More

EMB closes 2 open dumpsites in Cebu, Bohol

EMB closes 2 open dumpsites in Cebu, Bohol

January 25, 2021, 7:52 pm

CEBU CITY – Two open dumps in two separate municipalities in Cebu and Bohol have been ordered closed for environmental violations, the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) said on Monday. In a statement, the EMB-7 said cease and desist and closure orders were simultaneously… Read More

Cagayan Valley dioceses to plant 1.25M trees

Cagayan Valley dioceses to plant 1.25M trees

January 16, 2021, 10:24 am

MANILA – Dioceses in the Cagayan Valley region are looking to plant more than a million trees in 500 days.  The initiative, dubbed as “Missio 500”, aims to plant 500 trees per day in the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao and each in its suffragans – the dioceses of Ilagan and Bayombong, the… Read More

Basilica friar calls for action on proper face mask disposal

Basilica friar calls for action on proper face mask disposal

January 15, 2021, 2:54 pm

CEBU CITY – A friar at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño here on Friday said there must be a proactive action to address the emerging environmental effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic on the lives of the Filipinos. Fr. Aladdin Luzon, head of safety and security of the… Read More

NIA vows to finish watershed program by April 2021

NIA vows to finish watershed program by April 2021

December 27, 2020, 3:37 pm

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has vowed to complete its PHP16.46-million watershed management program that includes a massive reforestation project for Pantabangan Dam in this province by April 2021. Engineer Rosalinda Bote, department manager of the… Read More

Cebu mayors create council for marine resource protection

Cebu mayors create council for marine resource protection

December 16, 2020, 5:05 pm

CEBU CITY – Second district mayors of Cebu province have created the Southeast Cebu Coastal Resource Management Council (SCCRMC) that aims to protect the coastal resources here. The mayors on Tuesday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to create the council. Governor Gwen Garcia welcomed the… Read More

Wildlife conservation must continue even with pandemic: Cimatu

Wildlife conservation must continue even with pandemic: Cimatu

December 15, 2020, 2:09 pm

MANILA – Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said the sighting of a nesting sea turtle in Zambales province is a testimony that the preservation of wildlife in the country must continue even amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “Even if we are faced with a difficult situation… Read More

New family of PH eagles sighted in DavOr

New family of PH eagles sighted in DavOr

December 12, 2020, 9:01 am

LUPON, Davao Oriental – A family of the critically endangered Philippine eagle has recently been spotted in the forests of Lupon, Davao Oriental. Official photographer of the Provincial Information Office, Eden Jhan Licayan, who took the photos and some video footage of the rare sightings, said… Read More

Environmental group restores coral reefs in Camiguin

Environmental group restores coral reefs in Camiguin

December 11, 2020, 7:03 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--Environmental group Sangkalikasan Producers Cooperative (SPC) said Friday that it managed to restore a portion of coral reefs within the bay area of Camiguin province.Alexandra Hill, a British marine biologist for SPC who managed the project, said the privately-funded… Read More

73% of Boracay structures easement rule compliant: DENR

73% of Boracay structures easement rule compliant: DENR

December 3, 2020, 3:49 pm

MANILA – The '25 + 5-meter easement rule' enforced by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) on structures in the island has so far a compliance rate of 73 percent, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said. During the BIATF virtual presser in Boracay on Wednesday,… Read More

Pacquiao gets 'clean air champion' award, urges tree planting

Pacquiao gets 'clean air champion' award, urges tree planting

November 27, 2020, 6:11 pm

MANILA – Boxing champion and Senator Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao is urging the public to plant more trees as part of measures to save the environment. “Magtulong-tulong tayo upang maging malinis ang ating kapaligiran. Ipagpatuloy natin ang pagiging plantita at plantito. Magtanim tayo ng mga… Read More

DavOr joins other LGUs banning single-use plastics

DavOr joins other LGUs banning single-use plastics

November 18, 2020, 6:13 pm

DAVAO CITY – Davao Oriental province has joined 30 other coastal provinces and local government units (LGUs) in the country in signing a petition for a nationwide ban on the use of single-use plastic.In an interview Wednesday, Joyce Sierra, Oceana's communications manager, said currently, 31… Read More

Cimatu presses Cebu City to clear waterways of illegal structures

Cimatu presses Cebu City to clear waterways of illegal structures

November 16, 2020, 8:43 pm

CEBU CITY – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu on Monday pressed the city government here to clear creeks and rivers of obstruction to prevent flash floods during heavy rains. Cimatu made this call amid the heavy flooding brought by Typhoon Ulysses,… Read More

Surigao Sur town to plant 1.3 million trees by 2021

Surigao Sur town to plant 1.3 million trees by 2021

November 9, 2020, 9:29 pm

BUTUAN CITY – The Surigao del Sur town of Cantila launched Monday a greening program that seeks to plant around 1.3 million trees in the area by next year.Mayor Carla Lopez-Pichay, who led the launching, said the massive tree planting would be done through the Project Management Office (PMO) of… Read More

Greening education boosts fight for environment, climate: CCC

Greening education boosts fight for environment, climate: CCC

November 9, 2020, 3:24 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is seeking increased public-private cooperation on strengthening environmental and climate change awareness and education nationwide. Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman, CCC vice chairperson and executive director, said such cooperation is necessary to… Read More

US officially leaves Paris Climate Agreement

US officially leaves Paris Climate Agreement

November 5, 2020, 1:20 pm

WASHINGTON – The United States formally left the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, marking the only nation among nearly 200 signatories that abandoned the global agenda on combating climate change. US President Donald Trump announced in June 2017 that his country would leave the Paris Agreement.… Read More

Nickel miners plant 6.59M trees

Nickel miners plant 6.59M trees

October 21, 2020, 7:54 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Nickel Industry Association (PNIA) reported Wednesday that its member companies have planted 6.59 million trees covering 3,167 hectares of land as of August 2020 as part of its environmental protection and enhancement programs (EPEP).  In a virtual press conference,… Read More

DENR contest promotes behavior on climate change

DENR contest promotes behavior on climate change

October 16, 2020, 4:36 pm

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will accept until Nov. 15 this year photo entries for its "Mga Kwentong KLIMA-likasan: A Photoblog Competition" for 15 to 21-year-old Filipinos nationwide. The entries must show individual's and communities' behavior changes… Read More

CCC urges more action to protect, preserve rainforests

CCC urges more action to protect, preserve rainforests

October 14, 2020, 3:06 pm

MANILA – Climate Change Commission (CCC) is urging action for protecting and preserving rainforests, warning further decrease in these ecosystems will worsen biodiversity loss and global warming. One of these actions is the "strict" implementation of Republic Act 11038 (Expanded National… Read More

Cimatu orders suspension of dolomite mining in Cebu town

Cimatu orders suspension of dolomite mining in Cebu town

September 25, 2020, 8:00 pm

ALCOY, Cebu – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday ordered the two dolomite mining operators in this southern town to temporarily suspend all aspects of their operations. The verbal order was issued by Cimatu when he led a site inspection on the coastal area of Barangay Pugalo here to… Read More