Environment

Legazpi to get P9.5-M waste management grant from Japan

LEGAZPI CITY – The city government has been chosen by the Japanese government as a recipient of its PHP9.5-million grant for the establishment of facilities that would further improve its waste management system.In an interview on Tuesday, Legazpi City health and safety officer, Engineer Neil... Read More

Asean launches region-wide greening project

MANILA – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) formally launched on Friday a region-wide program that would ramp up restoration efforts and plant at least 10 million native trees in a span of 10 years.Called the Asean Green Initiative (AGI), the program will bring together... Read More

DENR renews call for conservation of rare civet cat

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Eastern Visayas has renewed its call for the conservation of civet cats following the recent rescue of an injured rare animal species in Guiuan, Eastern Samar.In a statement sent to reporters late Thursday, DENR... Read More

BFAR seeks adoption of local fishery measure in 2 regions

TACLOBAN CITY – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is pushing for the adoption of the newly-drafted municipal fisheries ordinance (MFO) among local government units (LGUs) to attain sustainable management of several bays in Eastern Visayas and Caraga regions.BFAR Eastern... Read More

Northern Samar eyes breeding of rescued deer

TACLOBAN CITY – Local authorities in Northern Samar are eyeing to breed the endangered Philippine deer after fishermen rescued the animal while being chased by sharks in Lapinig, Northern Samar.The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and the local government of Lapinig... Read More

DENR, N. Ecija village leaders tie up on environmental protection

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR) regional office here has partnered with the Liga ng mga Barangay in Nueva Ecija to engage local communities in solid waste management and river protection.Donaver Guevarra, regional information officer... Read More

Ilocos Norte recycling hub to convert plastics into ecobricks

LAOAG CITY – Residents and officials of Ilocos Norte look forward to converting discarded plastic materials into ecobricks which are even more durable than regular hollow blocks for construction projects.An eco hub facility will soon rise for this purpose in Sitio Bato, Barangay Tonoton of... Read More

Manila Bay dolomite beach intact despite heavy rains

MANILA–Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu on Monday assured the dolomite-laced beach along Manila Bay's Baywalk area remains intact despite high tide and piles of trash at the height of the southwest monsoon or "habagat"."The dolomite sand has not been... Read More

DENR-3 ramps up geohazard assessment to protect communities

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region 3, through its Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) regional office, has strengthened its National Geohazard Assessment and Mapping Program (NGAMP) to continuously identify areas in Central Luzon... Read More

Tarsiers rescued in Surigao Sur released back to the wild

BUTUAN CITY – Two Philippine Tarsiers (Tarsius syrichta) that were found and rescued by concerned individuals in the towns of Carrascal and Carmen in Surigao del Sur have been released back to their natural habitat by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources–Community... Read More

G20 environment ministers' summit kicks off in Italy

NAPLES, Italy – A meeting of the environment and energy ministers of the Group of 20 rich nations began Thursday in Naples hosted by Italy, the rotating president of the G20.The ministers, along with representatives of relevant organizations, met at the historic Royal Palace of Naples to hold... Read More

PH needs developed nations' support to reduce gas emissions

MANILA–The Philippines will pursue developed countries' support for conditional greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction and avoidance which the country set in its first official Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and aims to meet by 2030.NDC are measures each party to Paris Agreement on... Read More

14.6K hectares of bamboo plantations established in C. Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – More than 14,600 hectares of bamboo plantations have been established in Central Luzon since 2012 to rehabilitate degraded forest areas and stabilize river banks in the region.DENR Region 3 (Central Luzon) Executive Director Paquito Moreno Jr., in a social... Read More

DENR seeks PRRD's certification of EPEB bill

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte's official call for Congress to immediately pass the bill that will create the Environmental Protection and Enforcement Bureau (EPEB)."To help fast-track the bill's passage, we requested the... Read More

Opposition to P23-B reclamation project mounts in Dumaguete

DUMAGUETE CITY – More people are opposing the planned massive reclamation project fronting the coastline here that is set to be implemented through a joint venture agreement between the city government and a Quezon City-based investor.In an interview Monday afternoon, Aidalyn Arabe, one of the... Read More

Nat'l scientist, others buck Dumaguete reclamation plan

DUMAGUETE CITY – A national scientist has signed a position paper opposing the plan of the city government here headed by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo to undertake a reclamation project that would entail billions of pesos through a joint venture agreement.Aside from Dr. Angel Alcala, the... Read More

DENR taps Army brigade to save remaining forests in C. Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office here has partnered with the Philippine Army's (PA) 703rd Infantry Brigade (703rd IBde) to save the remaining forests in Central Luzon.Paquito Moreno, executive director of the DENR... Read More

BOC seizes 276 imported carnivorous plants in Pasay warehouse

MANILA – Officers of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have seized 276 imported carnivorous plants worth PHP150,000 at a cargo warehouse in Pasay City earlier this week.In a statement Wednesday, the BOC said the carnivorous plants... Read More

SMC rids Tullahan of 300K metric tons of silt, garbage

MANILA – San Miguel Corporation (SMC) marked a successful first year in its PHP1-billion initiative to revive the Tullahan-Tinajeros River System, with clean-up output breaching the 300,000-metric ton level to date.The continuous silt and solid waste extraction from the tributary is also seen... Read More

DENR steps up patrols vs. illegal fishing in Sarangani Bay

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 has stepped up its enforcement patrols against illegal fishing and other related activities within the declared marine protected areas (MPAs) in parts of the Sarangani Bay.Joy Oloquin, area... Read More