Environment

BFAR helps rehabilitate Marilao river thru mangrove planting

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – About 8,000 mangrove shoots will be planted in Barangay Nagbalon in Marilao, Bulacan as part of long-term measures to improve the quality of water in the town's major river.Wilfredo Cruz, director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 3... Read More

Coron reclamation project at unfavorable odds: DENR

MANILA –Granting renewal or approval for the reapplication of an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) is now highly unlikely for Coron’s reclamation project, a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) official said Friday.In the Laging Handa public briefing, DENR... Read More

DENR, ParaƱaque, private sector to rehab Manila Bay

MANILA – Efforts to fast track the rehabilitation of the southern part of Manila Bay are now underway following the sealing of a partnership between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Parañaque City.The stakeholders include Aseana City’s business... Read More

BCDA kicks off greening campaign in New Clark City

MANILA – In line with its thrust to promote sustainable development in the country, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) recently launched its year-long reforestation and greening campaign through a tree planting activity in New Clark City, Tarlac.A total of 500 seedlings were... Read More

Biz owners urged to boost climate change mitigation efforts

MANILA – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna has urged businesses to step up efforts in switching to sustainable actions to combat the effects of climate change and environmental destruction in celebration of the Earth Day on April 22.With... Read More

BBM mulls internet-based disaster risk info roadmap

MANILA – Presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said he will develop a comprehensive internet-based Disaster Risk Information Roadmap as part of his program to protect the general population and environment from the ill-effects of natural disasters, if elected in the May 9... Read More

DENR rehabilitates 129K hectares of forest lands in C. Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – More than 129,000 hectares of denuded forest lands and watersheds in Central Luzon have been rehabilitated since the Enhanced National Greening Program (E-NGP) started in 2011, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region 3 (DENR-3) office here... Read More

Rescued python released back into wild in Sorsogon

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Bicol (DENR-5) through the Sorsogon Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has released a rescued reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) back into its natural habitat in the vicinity of Bulusan... Read More

DENR, Comelec tear down posters nailed on trees in Isabela

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) led a day-long "Oplan Baklas" drive here on Tuesday, removing campaign posters and other paraphernalia on trees along Isabela’s main roads.“We are appealing to... Read More

Cebu City seeks bolder plan to solve 30-year garbage woes

CEBU CITY – The city government will embark on a people-driven solid waste management action plan to address the 30-year garbage problem in this capital city, Mayor Michael Rama on Wednesday said.In his message during the 1st Cebu City Solid Waste Management Council Summit at the SM Seaside... Read More

Cops lead mangrove reforestation, coral restoration in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY – In a bid to protect and secure the environment as well as the marine resources, the Bacacay Municipal Police Station in Albay has conducted a coral restoration and mangrove reforestation project in Barangay Uson.In an interview on Tuesday, Maj. Michael Lorilla, Bacacay police... Read More

Cebu City seeks end to garbage woes after 'Odette' devastation

CEBU CITY – The city government here will hold a solid waste management summit to gather new concepts for solving the garbage woes in the capital city and as a prelude to the strict implementation of the “no segregation, no collection” policy.In a virtual presser, Mayor Michael... Read More

NegOr arboretum now home to more native trees

DUMAGUETE CITY – A geothermal power firm and Silliman University (SU) on Wednesday planted 100 endangered native tree species to establish an arboretum in Negros Oriental.The botanical collection dubbed "BINHI" is composed exclusively of a variety of tree species and is located at the... Read More

NegOcc renews vow to protect environment

BACOLOD CITY – The province of Negros Occidental has renewed its commitment to protect the environment during the observance of Earth Hour 2022 at the Provincial Capitol grounds here on Saturday night.Joined by representatives from 14 youth organizations, the event, themed “Shape Our... Read More

EMB cites Dumaguete's 'trash-to-treasure' MRF project

DUMAGUETE CITY – The city government’s Central Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) that converts trash into useful by-products has earned the approval of a key Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) official who wanted the facility to be part of the National Ecological... Read More

DENR, QC sign deal for urban biodiversity park dev't

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) and DENR-National Capital Region, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Quezon City government and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) for the... Read More

Dominguez cites urgency of tackling climate crisis

MANILA – Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III underscored anew Thursday the urgency of addressing the worsening climate crisis, saying the “fate of future generations hangs in the balance” if nations continue to dillydally on the implementation of... Read More

Environmental issues need women participation: DOST

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is hoping more women would take part in all levels of climate change development planning, as well as in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM).Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Tuesday cited a recent survey on 130... Read More

DENR moves to ensure consistency of Masungi deal with E-NIPAS law

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is closely scrutinizing the details of a 2017 memorandum of agreement (MOA) it signed with the Masungi Georeserve Foundation Inc. (MGFI) to ensure its consistency with the country’s laws on protected areas.DENR-Region 4A... Read More

UN Environment Assembly endorses reso to end plastic pollution

NAIROBI – The resumed fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) wrapped up on Wednesday with delegates adopting a resolution, which will pave the way for establishment of a legally binding global treaty by 2024 to end plastic pollution.More than 3,400 in-person and 1,500 virtual... Read More