CCC boosts Palawan LGUs’ capacity to combat climate change change  

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has conducted a series of capacity-building activities here to strengthen the province’s Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) and facilitate access to the People's Survival Fund (PSF).The recent training workshop on... Read More

Treatment plant to restore water quality of Hinulugang Taktak

ANTIPOLO CITY – A water treatment plant currently being constructed on top of the famous Hinulugang Taktak waterfalls here is expected to restore the ecological balance of river water flowing through at least four barangays in this city.In an interview on Tuesday, Manila Water (MW)... Read More

MGB to file charges against mining company in Camarines Norte

LEGAZPI CITY – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is to file this week a criminal case against a mining company in Camarines Norte for alleged continued defiance of a cease and desist order issued last June 9.MGB-Bicol Regional... Read More

Aral Sea: Central Asia's biggest environmental disaster

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – The meeting held in Tajikistan by the Executive Committee International Fund of Saving the Aral Sea brought up the biggest environmental disaster of Central Asia, which occurred with the drying up of the lake, on the agenda again.Studies have shown that Aral, once the... Read More

CCC calls for ban on plastic poll campaign materials

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Thursday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to formulate a policy that would prohibit the use of plastic-made campaign materials in the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE).In a statement, CCC Commissioner... Read More

Puerto Princesa OKs 2 resolutions to protect ‘pawikan' habitat  

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The City Council here on Tuesday announced that Mayor Lucilo Bayron has been given the authority to sign agreements aimed at conserving the population of the critically endangered green sea turtle and designating additional habitat areas within Mt. Cleopatra's... Read More

DA eyes reforestation effort using bamboo to mitigate floods

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is establishing collaborative efforts with infrastructure and public works agencies to use bamboo as a key element in controlling floods in Metro Manila.In an interview Friday, DA Undersecretary Deogracias Victor Savellano said bamboo can be used to... Read More

CCC champions PH gender-responsive climate action in SoKor

INCHON, South Korea – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) highlighted Philippine policies, partnerships and good practices that promote gender-responsive climate action during the 8th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Pre-Forum Discussion in Incheon, Republic of Korea on Aug. 29.CCC... Read More

CCC urges transformation of LGUs into ‘green cities’

MANILA–The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Thursday advised local government units (LGUs) to boost their disaster resilience by turning to nature for life-long solutions.In a statement, Commissioner Albert Dela Cruz Sr. noted that nature-based measures could help communities stay safe by... Read More

LGUs now more proactive in protecting bodies of water - BFAR

MANILA – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Tuesday reported that municipalities and cities covering coastal waters are now more aware of how to take care of bodies of water under their jurisdictions.Nazario Briguera, BFAR spokesperson and head of its information and... Read More

China, Arab nations to establish center to fight desertification

ISTANBUL – China and Arab nations have signed a deal to establish an international research center to fight drought, desertification and land degradation, Chinese media reported on Monday.The memorandum of understanding was inked at the Kubuqi International Desert Forum held in Ordos, Inner... Read More

Flood impacts, solutions tackled in CCC’s forum in Quezon

LUCBAN, Quezon – Participants from various sectors, policymakers and experts gathered at the Climate Change Commission’s (CCC) 2nd National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) Policy Forum held here on Aug. 25 to explore policy and technological solutions to address flooding in the... Read More

CCC pushes cross-sectoral climate action

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to formulate a comprehensive and effective National Adaptation Plan (NAP) through the invaluable contributions of diverse stakeholders.The CCC, the policy-making body tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate... Read More

Aug. 23 hottest day in Milan for 260 years

ROME – Wednesday (Aug. 23) was the hottest day in Milan for 260 years, the Lombardy regional environmental protection agency said on Friday.Arpa said the average temperature during the day was 33 degrees Celsius, 0.2 degrees above the previous record of 32.8 degrees Celsius set on August 11,... Read More

Marine life protection vowed amid dolphin decline in Tañon Strait

MANILA – An official of Negros Oriental on Tuesday vowed to step up efforts to safeguard the marine ecosystem in Bais Bay and its surrounding regions following reports of a decline in dolphin sightings in Tañon Strait.Negros Oriental Provincial Tourism Board executive director Woodrow... Read More

Olongapo solar power to hasten PH green energy transformation

MANILA – The Olongapo solar power project is expected to intensify further the strategic cooperation between Energy China and AboitizPower Group in promoting the diversification of local power supply modes in the Philippines.This after a joint venture formed by China Energy Engineering Group... Read More

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

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... Read More

Environmental group calls for greater focus on renewable energy

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

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

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... Read More