Environment

DENR steps up Manila Bay clean-up, rehab efforts in Bataan

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Central Luzon (DENR-3) office here has collected more than 39,000 kilograms of wastes at the northern part of Corregidor Island in line with intensified efforts to clean and rehabilitate the Manila Bay.Paquito... Read More

Coastal villagers urged to report stranded marine mammals

LEGAZPI CITY – Residents of coastal communities were urged to monitor and report stranding incidents that involve marine mammals to the proper authorities after an adult male spinner dolphin died after being rescued in Barangay Fatima, Tabaco City early this week.In an interview on Thursday,... Read More

DENR-2 calls for 'honest' review of forest program's impact

TUGUEGARAO CITY – Hoping for a clearer picture of accomplishments, the chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) has urged implementers to start evaluating the impact of the Forestland Management Project (FMP) in the provinces of Quirino... Read More

Over 13K waterbirds seen at Asian avian census in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Bicol (DENR-5) reported on Monday that over 13,000 waterbirds were sighted in the recently conducted Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) in Bicol Region.In a social media post, DENR-5 said the AWC is an annual event coinciding with... Read More

DENR releases Brown booby back to sea in Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY – A Brown booby (Sula leucogaster) was recently released back to the sea after it was turned over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Mobo town in Masbate province.In a social media post on Wednesday, the Department of Environment and Natural... Read More

Media urged to help expand climate literacy among Filipinos

MANILA – Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on the media to help accelerate climate action in the country by spearheading the education and advocacy campaigns necessary to motivate Filipinos to be at the frontlines of the global fight against climate... Read More

Legazpi residents plant trees on V-Day

LEGAZPI CITY – At least 800 residents here coming from different sectors of the society joined the 15th “Lakad Tanim Para sa Puso” tree-planting program on Valentine’s Day.The participants, who included city government employees, Philippine National Police personnel, and... Read More

Poll bets reminded to post campaign materials in designated areas

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Bicol (DENR-5) on Friday reminded all national and local candidates as well as their supporters to refrain from posting their campaign posters on trees.DENR-5 Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla Jr. said campaign... Read More

Cebu City partners with UNDP for ‘circular economy’ project

CEBU CITY – The city government here will collaborate with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in promoting “circular economy”, a program that fosters recycling in the neighborhood, Mayor Michael Rama said Friday.In a statement, he said he met with officials of the... Read More

6 gov’t agencies sign deal to bring back ‘better’ Cagayan Valley

TUGUEGARAO CITY – To avoid future flooding of the "Ulysses" magnitude in Cagayan Valley, several government agencies under the Regional Build Back Better Task Force (RBBBTF) have agreed to continue their commitment and perform their responsibilities to sustain the rehabilitation of the Cagayan... Read More

PH hawk-eagle, flying tree snake released back into wild

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Bicol (DENR-5) through its Camarines Norte Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has separately released a Philippine hawk-eagle (Nisaetus philippensis) and paradise flying tree snake (Chrysopelea... Read More

Chainsaw registration remains suspended: DENR-2

TUGUEGARAO CITY – To conserve the remaining forest cover in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-2) said the ban on the issuance of certificates of chainsaw registration, which authorizes its use for tree harvesting, is still suspended, an... Read More

Ligao City residents get food in exchange for trash

LEGAZPI CITY – Residents of Ligao City in Albay have been enjoying free food as well as non-food items in exchange for their plastic, paper, and metal wastes as part of the city's Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Incentive Mechanism Program.A social media post of the Ligao City... Read More

Baguio City dads mull tax incentives for lands with ‘greens’

BAGUIO CITY – Real property owners in the city might soon reap the benefits of tree planting as the city government looks at granting tax incentives to properties that maintain trees. City Council information officer Jordan Habbiling, in a media release on Tuesday night, said the measure was... Read More

Activities lined up for 21st year of solid waste management law

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has lined up activities this January to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the enactment of Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said in a media statement on... Read More

Rescued eagle turned over to Albay environment office

TIWI, Albay– The Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc. (PGPC) has handed over a rescued eagle to the Albay Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO).Erwin M. Vargas, PGPC public affairs supervisor, in an interview on Wednesday, said the eagle was rescued by a local... Read More

Sea turtle hatchlings released in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY – Baby sea turtles emerged from a guarded hatchery in Bangui, Ilocos Norte and were guided back to the wild before the dark on Monday.Eduardo Angadol, forestry senior manager of North Luzon Renewables and one of the spokespersons of the "pawikan" (sea turtle) conservation group in... Read More

PH boosts action for climate, community resilience

MANILA – The government further enhanced its efforts this year to build climate resilience among communities nationwide and address climate change to better protect the environment, lives and property.In April, the government finally submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on... Read More

DENR, partners ‘defy’ Covid-19 pandemic for nature’s sake

MANILA – Despite the lingering coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) this year undertook measures for better managing and conserving the country's environment and natural resources (ENR) while gaining along the way international... Read More

DOF backs DENR move to lift ban on open-pit mining

MANILA – The Department of Finance (DOF) has expressed its support behind the recent decision of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to lift the ban on open-pit mining as it voiced full confidence in the government’s capability to strictly regulate mining... Read More