Environment

Brooke’s Point residents hail cease, desist order vs. nickel mine

Brooke’s Point residents hail cease, desist order vs. nickel mine

August 21, 2023, 5:17 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – Anti-mining advocates on Monday held a “victory motorcade” in Brooke's Point town, this province to celebrate the issuance of a cease and desist order (CDO) by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and writ of kalikasan by the Supreme Court on… Read More

Environmental group calls for greater focus on renewable energy

Environmental group calls for greater focus on renewable energy

August 16, 2023, 2:45 pm

BATANGAS CITY – The group Protect Verde Island Passage (Protect VIP) on Tuesday urged the government to reevaluate fossil gas development plans in Batangas Bay and accelerate the country's shift to renewable energy sources in order to protect the ecological hotspots and fishing grounds of the… Read More

CCC calls for ‘bayanihan’ for climate and disaster resilience

CCC calls for ‘bayanihan’ for climate and disaster resilience

August 14, 2023, 10:32 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has called on stakeholders to do "bayanihan" in addressing the climate crisis and strengthening regional and national climate change and disaster resilience. In his "Call to Action and Collaboration" at the Asian Conference on Climate Change and… Read More

14 truckloads of trash gathered in P. Princesa's picking tilt

14 truckloads of trash gathered in P. Princesa's picking tilt

August 14, 2023, 3:32 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The city government here is devising creative new ways to get citizens on board with its “Save the Bays” initiative. In a press briefing on Monday, city information officer Richard Ligad reported that about 14 garbage trucks full of rubbish were collected by… Read More

Regional unity, global action needed for climate resilience

Regional unity, global action needed for climate resilience

August 10, 2023, 6:45 pm

MANILA – Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda on Thursday challenged all stakeholders to work collectively, coherently, and conscientiously towards climate action and disaster resilience. At the Asian Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Risk (ACCCDR) at the Asian Institute of… Read More

Marikina's solid waste management cited as 'role model' in NCR

Marikina's solid waste management cited as 'role model' in NCR

August 8, 2023, 8:17 pm

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday lauded Marikina City's solid waste management program and presented it as a role model to other cities in Metro Manila. This came after the DENR conducted the Gawad Taga-Ilog Roadshow in Marikina to showcase the… Read More

Deforestation due to wildfires worsening climate crisis: expert

Deforestation due to wildfires worsening climate crisis: expert

August 8, 2023, 3:34 pm Updated on August 8, 2023, 4:04 pm

ATHENS – A Greek expert on Monday warned that deforestation caused by wildfires is drastically worsening the climate crisis we are facing. Wildfires in the country burden atmosphere and air quality, Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, who teaches at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, told public… Read More

Kapangan hydropower plant leads river clean-up drive in Rizal

Kapangan hydropower plant leads river clean-up drive in Rizal

August 7, 2023, 3:00 pm Updated on August 8, 2023, 6:47 am

MANILA – The project department of the Kapangan Hydropower Plant in Benguet has recently sent a team to conduct a clean-up activity in Dalig River, one of the important waterways in Teresa, Rizal. The hydropower plant, built by the Guangxi Hydroelectric Construction Bureau of China Energy… Read More

Lifting of travel curbs leads to resurgence of pangolin poaching

Lifting of travel curbs leads to resurgence of pangolin poaching

July 31, 2023, 4:08 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) on Monday expressed alarm over the apparent resurgence in the poaching of endangered species after wildlife rangers seized a large number of pangolin scales from suspected animal traffickers. In an interview, PCSD… Read More

CCC committed to pursue PBBM’s vision for climate resilient PH

CCC committed to pursue PBBM’s vision for climate resilient PH

July 28, 2023, 9:25 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission PH (CCC) lauded President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) emphasizing the critical importance of climate action in building a sustainable economic agenda for the Philippines. In his SONA, Marcos reiterated that "the… Read More

CCC, PRC boost alliance for climate resilience, disaster response

CCC, PRC boost alliance for climate resilience, disaster response

July 27, 2023, 8:53 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to further strengthen collaborative efforts in building climate resilience and enhancing disaster response throughout the country. Under the partnership, the CCC will… Read More

Bataan, power firm partner to protect sea turtles

Bataan, power firm partner to protect sea turtles

July 26, 2023, 8:16 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The provincial government of Bataan and the power firm GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co. (GNPD) have tied up to protect and preserve the "pawikan" or sea turtles in the province which is home to three out of five identified species in the country. A three-year agreement… Read More

Puerto Princesa launches massive environmental recovery program

Puerto Princesa launches massive environmental recovery program

July 16, 2023, 1:22 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – The city administration on Saturday kicked off a massive environmental recovery program aimed at preserving the aquatic ecosystem along this city’s 416-kilometer-long coastline that is threatened by a growing population. Ceremonies marking the start of the "Save… Read More

Puerto Princesa gears up to save 4 bays

Puerto Princesa gears up to save 4 bays

July 12, 2023, 6:51 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The city administration here announced that all is set to launch the "Save the Puerto Princesa Bays Project" on Saturday, a major undertaking aimed at preserving the bays, restoring cleanliness in the shoreline neighborhoods and promoting order and discipline among the… Read More

CCC wants global cooperation for ‘transformative’ climate action

CCC wants global cooperation for ‘transformative’ climate action

July 6, 2023, 4:34 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is pushing for stronger global cooperation to ensure the implementation of a “meaningful and transformative” climate action. This was after CCC vice chairperson and executive director Robert Borje met with the incoming 28th Conference of the… Read More

CCC backs waste-to-energy initiative to make PH climate-resilient

CCC backs waste-to-energy initiative to make PH climate-resilient

June 29, 2023, 6:20 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Thursday expressed support for the use of waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies to build a more climate-resilient Philippines. In a statement, CCC Commissioner Albert dela Cruz Sr. considered the WTE projects as “pro-environment activities and… Read More

Jet skiers face sanctions for entering El Nido protected area

Jet skiers face sanctions for entering El Nido protected area

June 28, 2023, 5:30 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – Environment officials here have recommended legal action against a group of jet skiers who repeatedly entered illegally the El Nido Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (ENTMRPA) from June 6 to 9 this year. The recommendation was made by ENTMRPA Protected Area… Read More

Puerto Princesa to save 3 major bays vs. pollution

Puerto Princesa to save 3 major bays vs. pollution

June 26, 2023, 6:46 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – A project aimed at saving three major bays in Puerto Princesa will soon be launched by the city government to prevent their further deterioration due to pollution. Mayor Lucilo Bayron announced on Monday that they will launch the "Save Our Bays" project in the… Read More

PH elected co-chair of OECD forum on carbon mitigation approaches

PH elected co-chair of OECD forum on carbon mitigation approaches

June 26, 2023, 4:45 pm Updated on June 26, 2023, 6:01 pm

MANILA – The Philippines was elected as co-chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Inclusive Forum on Carbon Mitigation Approaches (IFCMA), an initiative to assess the impacts of national mitigation interventions on global greenhouse gas emissions. The… Read More

Back after 7 years, El Niño may bring extreme weather

Back after 7 years, El Niño may bring extreme weather

June 23, 2023, 12:51 pm

TORONTO – El Niño is back, heating up surface waters in the mid-Pacific after seven years in a naturally occurring climate pattern that experts warn may bring extreme weather from droughts to floods and record-breaking temperatures. El Niño occurs when weak trade winds blowing west towards… Read More