Environment

DENR, Parañaque, private sector to rehab Manila Bay

DENR, Parañaque, private sector to rehab Manila Bay

May 3, 2022, 6:04 pm

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 establishments… Read More

BCDA kicks off greening campaign in New Clark City

BCDA kicks off greening campaign in New Clark City

April 26, 2022, 8:04 pm

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

Biz owners urged to boost climate change mitigation efforts

April 24, 2022, 7:06 pm

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

BBM mulls internet-based disaster risk info roadmap

April 24, 2022, 6:38 pm

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 polls.… Read More

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

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

April 19, 2022, 8:21 pm

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 said… Read More

Rescued python released back into wild in Sorsogon

Rescued python released back into wild in Sorsogon

April 13, 2022, 6:12 pm

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 Volcano… Read More

DENR, Comelec tear down posters nailed on trees in Isabela

DENR, Comelec tear down posters nailed on trees in Isabela

April 12, 2022, 8:15 pm

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 the… Read More

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

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

April 6, 2022, 5:47 pm

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 Sky… Read More

Cops lead mangrove reforestation, coral restoration in Albay

Cops lead mangrove reforestation, coral restoration in Albay

April 5, 2022, 7:40 pm

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 seeks end to garbage woes after 'Odette' devastation

April 4, 2022, 5:19 pm

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 Rama on… Read More

NegOr arboretum now home to more native trees

NegOr arboretum now home to more native trees

March 30, 2022, 9:02 pm

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 Christian… Read More

NegOcc renews vow to protect environment

NegOcc renews vow to protect environment

March 27, 2022, 3:33 pm

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

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

March 25, 2022, 3:02 pm

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 Center.… Read More

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

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

March 20, 2022, 4:44 pm

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 development… Read More

Dominguez cites urgency of tackling climate crisis

Dominguez cites urgency of tackling climate crisis

March 10, 2022, 2:06 pm

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 “practical and… Read More

Environmental issues need women participation: DOST

Environmental issues need women participation: DOST

March 8, 2022, 8:37 pm

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 countries that… Read More

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

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

March 6, 2022, 12:47 pm

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

UN Environment Assembly endorses reso to end plastic pollution

March 3, 2022, 7:39 pm

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

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

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

March 3, 2022, 6:21 pm

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

Coastal villagers urged to report stranded marine mammals

March 3, 2022, 2:14 pm

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