Environment

DENR warns public vs. online illegal wildlife trade

DENR warns public vs. online illegal wildlife trade

June 18, 2020, 6:16 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office here warned the public against the buying and selling of wildlife through social media. This, after operatives of the DENR and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized last week a juvenile… Read More

World looks to innovation for sustainable oceans

World looks to innovation for sustainable oceans

June 8, 2020, 8:24 pm

ANKARA – On the occasion of World Oceans Day, the role of the oceans -- which provide the oxygen we breathe, food, as well as regulate the climate -- will be celebrated online Monday with the theme "Innovation for Sustainable Ocean". Covering approximately 70 percent of the Earth's surface and… Read More

Cimatu orders probe on discoloration of Manila Bay

Cimatu orders probe on discoloration of Manila Bay

March 30, 2020, 11:46 am

MANILA — Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has ordered an investigation of the hotels and establishments in the Manila Bay area after discoloration on the waters of the bay was observed last Thursday.“We suspect that this sudden color change from the previous dark blue to turquoise blue is… Read More

China's 5-year plan to be crucial on climate change

China's 5-year plan to be crucial on climate change

March 25, 2020, 2:10 pm

ANKARA — China's 14th five-year plan (FYP) to go into effect in 2021 will be one of the world's most important documents for global efforts to fight climate change, according to a report released on Tuesday. While local and global efforts continue to increasingly curb climate change across the… Read More

Bataan sanitary landfill ordered temporarily closed

Bataan sanitary landfill ordered temporarily closed

February 20, 2020, 8:28 pm

HERMOSA, Bataan -- Mayor Antonio Joseph Inton padlocked on Thursday the province’s only sanitary landfill facility (SLF) for alleged violation of environmental laws. The mayor personally served the closure order to Econest Waste Management Corporation, operator of the Hermosa sanitary landfill… Read More

Developer commits to Manila Bay rehab via waterways cleanup

Developer commits to Manila Bay rehab via waterways cleanup

February 18, 2020, 6:34 pm

MANILA --As part of the company’s efforts of promoting environmental protection and sustainable eco-development, Quadruple-A developer DMCI Homes has reaffirmed its commitment to support the government’s Manila Bay rehabilitation project through the cleanup of Metro Manila’s waterways. DMCI… Read More

Taguig shows love for environment via 'zero waste plan'

Taguig shows love for environment via 'zero waste plan'

February 15, 2020, 1:13 pm

MANILA -- Love makes the world go round. But as climate change and related issues continue to break the heart of the planet, people, governments and institutions make small but meaningful moves to fix and heal it. On Valentine's Day, the city government of Taguig strengthened its resolve to… Read More

Program prods students to teach parents on waste management

Program prods students to teach parents on waste management

January 31, 2020, 10:01 am

MANILA -- Education begins at home. While this concept generally means parents should set an example for their children in many aspects of life, it can be the other way around, particularly in terms of caring for the environment. This was the aim of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Taguig… Read More

DENR documents 8.9K waterbird species in S. Kudarat wetland

DENR documents 8.9K waterbird species in S. Kudarat wetland

January 30, 2020, 6:15 pm

COTABATO CITY -- Environment officials have monitored thousands of waterbird species freely moving around the wetlands of Sultan Kudarat province. Dr. Sabdullah C. Abubacar, executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12 (Soccsksargen), said the high number of… Read More

Archdiocese of Cebu to hold environmental confab

Archdiocese of Cebu to hold environmental confab

January 29, 2020, 9:01 pm

CEBU CITY – To put religious perspective in the global environmental conservation effort, the Roman Catholic Church in Cebu is set to hold a convention on climate emergency. Archbishop Jose Palma on Wednesday announced that the Cebu Archdiocesan Commission on Environmental Concerns (CACEC) will… Read More

More materials recovery facilities eyed for Dumaguete villages

More materials recovery facilities eyed for Dumaguete villages

January 28, 2020, 12:48 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – The city government here through its Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) is looking at establishing additional Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the barangays to help address the growing problem of garbage disposal in the city. The mayor is appealing for the… Read More

Pampanga villagers taught to beat plastic pollution

Pampanga villagers taught to beat plastic pollution

January 24, 2020, 7:51 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga—Some 600 residents in this city joined the “Refill Revolution” and trooped to the Poblacion Basketball Court in Barangay Sto. Rosario here, bringing recycled plastic bottles and containers, which were refilled with condiments and household products. “Refill… Read More

Awake from a long slumber: Taal Volcano eruption

Awake from a long slumber: Taal Volcano eruption

January 22, 2020, 3:20 pm

MANILA -- It was a typical Sunday for most Filipinos on January 12 when the Taal Volcano in Batangas province began spewing ashes in the afternoon. Alert Level 3 was raised only about two hours after Alert Level 2 was announced. By 7:30 p.m., authorities raised the Alert Level 4 status, meaning… Read More

Albay village execs told to abide by waste management policies

Albay village execs told to abide by waste management policies

January 17, 2020, 9:33 pm

DARAGA, Albay -- The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) here has warned all barangay captains against non-adherence to the strict implementation of waste management programs, particularly the "no segregation, no collection" policy. Henry Jacob, MENRO chief, in a meeting… Read More

Taal Volcano ashfall seen to replenish soil nutrients

Taal Volcano ashfall seen to replenish soil nutrients

January 15, 2020, 6:00 pm

MANILA -- Despite the PHP577.59-million worth of agricultural damage caused by Taal Volcano eruption in Calabarzon, the ashfall spewed by the restive volcano still has a benefit because it replenishes the nutrients of the soil, improving its fertility in the long run, the Department of Agriculture… Read More

Koalas could be endangered as result of bushfires   

Koalas could be endangered as result of bushfires  

January 13, 2020, 3:14 pm

CANBERRA -- Australian Minister of Environment Sussan Ley has warned that koalas could be listed as an endangered species as a result of bushfires. Ley and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Monday announced USD34.5 million in funding to support species affected by the bushfire crisis. Ley told… Read More

EDC vows to continue reforestation of Mt. Talinis this 2020

EDC vows to continue reforestation of Mt. Talinis this 2020

January 6, 2020, 4:15 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Geothermal power leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has vowed to continue to reforest Mt. Talinis in Negros Oriental as part of its massive greening efforts of the entire Negros Island. Last year, EDC personnel planted native trees in the Mt. Talinis range and hopes to… Read More

Protection measures tightened for tarsiers in Mt. Matutum

Protection measures tightened for tarsiers in Mt. Matutum

December 27, 2019, 3:05 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Environment personnel have limited the entry of visitors to a declared tarsier sanctuary on Mt. Matutum in South Cotabato province in a bid to protect the critical primate and its habitat. Forester Gabriel Baute, area superintendent of the Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape… Read More

'Ursula' maintains strength, traverses Aklan-Antique area

'Ursula' maintains strength, traverses Aklan-Antique area

December 25, 2019, 4:33 pm

MANILA -- Typhoon "Ursula" has maintained its strength while traversing the northern tip of the Aklan-Antique area at 20 kph, the weather bureau said on Wednesday afternoon. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Ursula was packing maximum… Read More

'Tisoy' slightly weakens; rains expected until Wednesday

'Tisoy' slightly weakens; rains expected until Wednesday

December 3, 2019, 7:52 pm

MANILA -- Typhoon "Tisoy" continues to weaken and is now off the coast of Occidental Mindoro, the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said "Tisoy" now packs maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the… Read More