Environment

Over 13K board feet of illegal logs seized in Nueva Ecija

Over 13K board feet of illegal logs seized in Nueva Ecija

July 12, 2022, 3:20 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Over 13,000 board feet of illegal logs were seized in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija on Monday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office here said on Tuesday. The confiscation was the result of the crackdown on illegal forest… Read More

Plastic bag ban creates new opportunities in Tanzania

Plastic bag ban creates new opportunities in Tanzania

July 11, 2022, 9:05 pm

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – The blanket ban on plastic bags Tanzania introduced three years ago has unleashed a huge market potential for eco-friendly paper bags, creating new opportunities for local traders who reap bigger profits. Tanzania effected its ban on single-use plastic bags in June… Read More

Biosphere reserve center soon to rise in Albay

Biosphere reserve center soon to rise in Albay

July 11, 2022, 8:55 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – A biosphere reserve research and development center building amounting to PHP15 million will soon rise in Albay, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Officer (PENRO) said. Jerry Arena, Albay ENRO chief, in an interview on Monday, said the construction of the building… Read More

DENR official bats for more mineral processing plants

DENR official bats for more mineral processing plants

July 10, 2022, 2:19 pm

MANILA – Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna pushed for the establishment of more mineral processing plants and utilization of rare earth deposits to help increase the country’s mineral production and revenue generation. “Mineral… Read More

Mobile game, mascot to promote proper waste management in Bicol

Mobile game, mascot to promote proper waste management in Bicol

June 24, 2022, 5:59 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Bicol (DENR-5) on Friday cited the importance of new technology as it launched its new mascot and mobile game application in promoting awareness on solid waste management. In an interview, Joan Mariscotes, DENR-5 communication… Read More

DENR Region 8 uses 'fun way' to promote proper waste management

DENR Region 8 uses 'fun way' to promote proper waste management

June 21, 2022, 3:38 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) are upbeat about raising the young generation’s awareness of proper solid waste management via its new mascot and mobile game app. On Tuesday, the agency launched the Pinas:… Read More

DENR, PCG to boost protection of marine environment

DENR, PCG to boost protection of marine environment

June 20, 2022, 7:58 pm

MANILA – In celebration of the World Ocean Day 2022, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)—through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)—has signed a landmark agreement with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to address gaps in protection and conservation of the… Read More

Droughts may affect more than 75% of world’s population by 2050

Droughts may affect more than 75% of world’s population by 2050

June 19, 2022, 10:54 am

ANKARA – Droughts may affect more than three-quarters of the world’s population by 2050, the UN said Friday as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed. The day that is annually observed June 17 since 1995, focuses on changing public attitudes toward the leading driver of… Read More

Fish 'spillover' seen as NegOr town's marine reserves thrive

Fish 'spillover' seen as NegOr town's marine reserves thrive

June 17, 2022, 5:36 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Marine protected areas (MPAs) in the municipality of Zamboanguita in Negros Oriental are thriving, with some of them already showing signs of "spillover" a few years after they were identified as fish sanctuaries. Wilbert Partosa, officer-in-charge of the town’s Coastal… Read More

C. Luzon LGUs cited for efforts in Manila Bay rehab

C. Luzon LGUs cited for efforts in Manila Bay rehab

June 16, 2022, 5:47 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Four local government units (LGUs) and one provincial government office in Central Luzon have been cited for their significant efforts and contribution to the cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay. Recipients of the Manila BAYani award in the region are the… Read More

Primewater marks World Environment Day with tree planting

Primewater marks World Environment Day with tree planting

June 14, 2022, 1:31 pm

MANILA – PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, “Daloy ng Paglingap”, has launched a nationwide simultaneous tree-planting activity to celebrate the World Environment Day with the theme #OnlyOneEarth. PrimeWater branches from across… Read More

DENR-5, volunteers plant 6K seedlings to mark Environment Month

DENR-5, volunteers plant 6K seedlings to mark Environment Month

June 9, 2022, 8:24 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment Natural Resources in Bicol (DENR-5) together with volunteers and other stakeholders planted some 6,000 seedlings on Wednesday as part of the celebration of Environment Month. In a social media post on Thursday, Conservation and Development Division… Read More

Incoming Albay guv to complete mining site rehab

Incoming Albay guv to complete mining site rehab

June 8, 2022, 6:20 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Albay Governor-elect Noel Rosal said part of the agenda of his incoming administration is to look at and monitor the accomplishments in the rehabilitation of mining sites to make sure these are safe and beneficial to the surrounding communities. In an interview on Wednesday, he… Read More

Mayor to protect 2 whale sharks spotted off Mactan Island

Mayor to protect 2 whale sharks spotted off Mactan Island

June 6, 2022, 6:26 pm

CEBU CITY – They are not endemic in the Mactan Island waters but two whale sharks showed up in the seawater off Barangay Punta Engaño in Lapu-Lapu City, Mayor Junard Chan said on Monday. Chan said the appearance of the two giants, locally called “butanding”, amazed a group of people who… Read More

NegOcc’s award-winning wetlands area documented in photo exhibit

NegOcc’s award-winning wetlands area documented in photo exhibit

June 3, 2022, 7:16 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Photographs of the award-winning Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) shot by a group of local enthusiasts are featured in an exhibit as part of the 30th Provincial Environment Month celebration this June. On Thursday, the photo display of the NOCWCA,… Read More

Bataan launches 'bring your own food container' program

Bataan launches 'bring your own food container' program

June 2, 2022, 2:59 pm

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The provincial government of Bataan has launched the “Bring your own Baunan” (BYOB) or bring your own food container program to show support for the observance of Philippine Environment Month this June. Governor Albert Garcia said on Thursday under the program, capitol… Read More

Boracay rehab biggest environmental project under PRRD

Boracay rehab biggest environmental project under PRRD

June 1, 2022, 8:02 pm

ILOILO CITY – An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas said the rehabilitation of Boracay island is considered as the biggest environmental project of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in the region. In a press conference on… Read More

Int'l film features Sagay City’s mangrove island

Int'l film features Sagay City’s mangrove island

June 1, 2022, 3:11 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The mangrove island of Suyac in Sagay City, Negros Occidental is showcased in an international full-length film helmed by acclaimed Filipino director Anton Juan. Titled “Amon Banwa sa Lawod” (Our Island of the Mangrove Moon), the movie was shot for 10 days between April and… Read More

BFAR helps rehabilitate Marilao river thru mangrove planting

BFAR helps rehabilitate Marilao river thru mangrove planting

May 27, 2022, 8:44 pm

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

Coron reclamation project at unfavorable odds: DENR

May 27, 2022, 6:37 pm

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