Environment

'Sarah' intensifies, may weaken and exit PAR by weekend

'Sarah' intensifies, may weaken and exit PAR by weekend

November 21, 2019, 7:50 pm

MANILA -- Severe Tropical Storm "Sarah" has intensified, but may weaken by Friday or Saturday, the weather bureau said Thursday afternoon.  "Sarah" was last eyed 255 km. east of Basco, Batanes, and was heading northwest at 10 kph, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 110 kph near the center,… Read More

'Sarah', LPA to bring rains over Luzon

'Sarah', LPA to bring rains over Luzon

November 20, 2019, 6:18 pm

MANILA -- Tropical Storm Sarah and the low- pressure area (LPA) that used to be Tropical Depression Ramon will bring rains over Luzon, the weather bureau said Wednesday afternoon.  “Sarah” will bring occasional rains with gusty winds over Batanes and Cagayan, according to the Philippine… Read More

'Ramon' will continue to bring rains over most of Luzon

'Ramon' will continue to bring rains over most of Luzon

November 19, 2019, 7:39 pm

MANILA -- Typhoon Ramon will continue to bring rains over most parts of Luzon, the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecast stormy weather over Cagayan, Batanes, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, and Ilocos… Read More

Signal 1, 2 up in Luzon, Visayas areas

Signal 1, 2 up in Luzon, Visayas areas

November 14, 2019, 7:04 pm

MANILA -- Several areas in Luzon and Visayas are under tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 1 and 2 as tropical storm "Ramon" maintains its strength, the weather bureau said Thursday afternoon. Ramon was last eyed 500 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora, heading north-northwest at 15 kph. It has… Read More

DENR shuts down 4 open dumpsites in Pampanga

DENR shuts down 4 open dumpsites in Pampanga

November 13, 2019, 5:39 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shut down on Tuesday four illegally operating dumpsites in this province. Benny Antiporda, DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Unit Concerns, issued the cease and desist… Read More

'Ramon' may intensify to tropical storm in next 2 days

'Ramon' may intensify to tropical storm in next 2 days

November 12, 2019, 8:05 pm

MANILA -- Tropical Depression Ramon may intensify into tropical storm in the next two days, the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon. Ramon is slowly moving westward, and was last eyed 670 kilometers east of Borongan City, Samar. Meanwhile, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised… Read More

Bulacan allots P58-M for sewerage treatment plants in hospitals

Bulacan allots P58-M for sewerage treatment plants in hospitals

November 11, 2019, 7:10 pm

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- A total of PHP58 million has been allotted for the construction of sewerage treatment plants in the provincial and district hospitals being administered by the provincial government of Bulacan. This was disclosed by Governor Daniel R. Fernando after the successful… Read More

Thousands join ‘Takbo Para sa Kalikasan’ for Manila Bay rehab

Thousands join ‘Takbo Para sa Kalikasan’ for Manila Bay rehab

November 10, 2019, 7:07 pm

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- Government officials as well as ordinary folks showed their cooperation and support for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay by participating in the "Takbo Para sa Kalikasan 2" run held on Sunday at the Bulacan Sports Complex in this city. The event dubbed as "Philippines… Read More

MGB touts merits of responsible mining in new campaign

MGB touts merits of responsible mining in new campaign

November 8, 2019, 8:50 pm

MANILA -- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on Friday launched its information campaign titled #MineResponsibility which seeks to change the negative public perception of the mining industry with an alternative view highlighting environmental rehabilitation and community development. At an… Read More

'Quiel' continues to bring rains over parts of PH

'Quiel' continues to bring rains over parts of PH

November 7, 2019, 7:06 pm

MANILA -- Severe tropical storm (STS) "Quiel" will continue to bring rain showers over parts of the country likely until Friday, the weather bureau announced on Thursday afternoon. "Quiel" remains almost stationary, and was last seen 375 kilometers west northwest of Coron, Palawan, according to… Read More

Italy first country to include climate change in school curricula

Italy first country to include climate change in school curricula

November 6, 2019, 8:44 pm

ROME -- Italy will become the first country in the world to add climate change to public school science programs, said the country's education minister on Tuesday. The measure, which requires the topic to be studied for about one hour per week, will go into effect starting next year, Lorenzo… Read More

Cebu fisherfolk urged to report trapped wildlife species

Cebu fisherfolk urged to report trapped wildlife species

November 6, 2019, 8:00 pm

CEBU CITY – Environmental authorities on Tuesday urged fishermen and coastal families to report to their local environment officers if they find wildlife animals trapped in their nets or strayed into their vicinity. Sheila Basilisco, biodiversity management officer of the Community Environment… Read More

3 weather systems to bring rains over most parts of PH

3 weather systems to bring rains over most parts of PH

November 5, 2019, 7:08 pm

MANILA -- Most parts of the archipelago will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers likely until Wednesday due to three weather systems, the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon. This weather condition will prevail over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley… Read More

Manila, private firms launch 'incentivized' plastic waste program

Manila, private firms launch 'incentivized' plastic waste program

October 26, 2019, 6:20 pm

MANILA -- The Manila City government, in partnership with the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) and various private companies, on Saturday launched an incentivized plastic waste collection program as part of efforts to address the country's waste problem and save Pasig River from… Read More

Isolated rain showers to prevail on Friday

Isolated rain showers to prevail on Friday

October 17, 2019, 6:49 pm

MANILA -- Most parts of the country will experience isolated rain showers on Friday, the weather bureau said. Batanes and Cagayan will have cloudy skies with light rains caused by the northeasterly surface windflow, while Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula and Palawan will have scattered rain showers… Read More

Magnitude 5.2 quake hits DavOcc

Magnitude 5.2 quake hits DavOcc

October 17, 2019, 2:02 pm

MANILA -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit Davao Occidental on Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The quake, which was of tectonic origin, struck 144 km. southeast of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos at 9:28 a.m. It had a depth of 61… Read More

2 weather systems to bring scattered rain showers over PH

2 weather systems to bring scattered rain showers over PH

October 16, 2019, 7:25 pm

MANILA -- Two weather systems would bring scattered rain showers over most parts of the country, likely until Thursday, the weather bureau said. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the northeasterly surface wind flow prevailing… Read More

DENR cuts case backlog by 62% in one year

DENR cuts case backlog by 62% in one year

October 10, 2019, 3:49 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reduced its backlog of cases by 62 percent over the course of one year, according to its Legal Affairs Service (LAS). In his inventory report submitted to Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, LAS director Norlito Eneran said… Read More

'Onyok' heading north towards east of Taiwan

'Onyok' heading north towards east of Taiwan

September 30, 2019, 7:08 pm

MANILA -- Typhoon Onyok slightly intensified, and is now heading northwards over the sea east of Taiwan moving at 20 kph, the weather bureau said on Monday afternoon. Onyok was last eyed at 320 kilometers north, northeast of Basco, Batanes. It has maximum sustained winds of 130 kph, and gustiness… Read More

Ratifying Kigali Amendment to aid PH's HFC phase-down

Ratifying Kigali Amendment to aid PH's HFC phase-down

September 27, 2019, 7:19 pm

MANILA – The window of opportunity is getting smaller for the Philippines to phase down, with less difficulty, the nationwide importation and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are substances that have high global warming potential. The nationwide HFC phase-down will already start in 2024… Read More