Environment

Banning single-use plastics to solve PH pollution problem

Banning single-use plastics to solve PH pollution problem

March 15, 2021, 5:26 pm

MANILA – Climate Change Commission (CCC) Commissioner Rachel Anne Herrera sees the need to harmonize parameters for banning single-use plastics (SUPs) nationwide to better address pollution linked to these disposable items. "I think it's urgent there should be a national policy on this," she… Read More

ASEANO awards grants for research on plastic pollution

ASEANO awards grants for research on plastic pollution

March 11, 2021, 1:20 pm

JAKARTA – The ASEAN-Norwegian Cooperation Project on Local Capacity Building for Reducing Plastic Pollution in the Asean Region (ASEANO) has awarded grants to four young scientists and researchers, including an Indonesian and a Filipina, for research on reducing plastic pollution. ASEANO said it… Read More

THPAL snags Presidential environmental award

THPAL snags Presidential environmental award

March 8, 2021, 7:33 pm

SURIGAO CITY--Mineral processing plant Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation (THPAL) has scored its first Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).In a statement Monday, THPAL… Read More

Volunteers’ cleanup trek nets 200 kilos of trash from Mt. Apo

Volunteers’ cleanup trek nets 200 kilos of trash from Mt. Apo

March 8, 2021, 2:10 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato – Environmentalists and tourism officers, including guides and porters, trekked Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, and collected almost 200 kilos of garbage over the weekend. On Monday, Karl Tanaid, Magpet town tourism officer, said about 130 volunteers from… Read More

USAID turns over wildlife ambulance to DENR

USAID turns over wildlife ambulance to DENR

March 6, 2021, 5:41 pm

MANILA – To mark World Wildlife Day and strengthen the Philippine government’s wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over on March 2 a new wildlife ambulance to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources… Read More

Dinagat nickel miner wins 2nd Presidential award

Dinagat nickel miner wins 2nd Presidential award

March 4, 2021, 10:32 pm

VALENCIA, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands – For two consecutive years, the Cagdianao Mining Corp. (CMC) has been chosen as a winner of the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA), the Philippine mineral industry's highest accolade.Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo… Read More

Greening program benefits 195 farmers in Dinagat province

Greening program benefits 195 farmers in Dinagat province

February 23, 2021, 8:06 pm

VALENCIA, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands--At least 195 farmers have benefited from the rehabilitation and reforestation program of the Cagdianao Mining Corp. (CMC) based in this town, the company said in a statement Tuesday.Dubbed as "ECOmmunity Program,” the initiative has paid up some PHP4.4… Read More

DENR, private firm boost dev't of NGP plantations

DENR, private firm boost dev't of NGP plantations

February 22, 2021, 9:04 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office here has partnered with the Star 8 Green Technology Corporation (GTC) to boost the development and protection of established plantations in Bataan under the National Greening Program… Read More

Responsible use of open, public spaces in Clark Freeport pushed

Responsible use of open, public spaces in Clark Freeport pushed

February 19, 2021, 11:30 am

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A multi-sectoral activity that aims to raise awareness in keeping the environment clean, especially the responsible use of public areas inside the Clark Freeport Zone was launched on Thursday. Dubbed as “Keep Clark Clean Drive,” the project is an initiative… Read More

Manila eyes to open more green spaces

Manila eyes to open more green spaces

February 17, 2021, 6:47 pm

MANILA – The country's capital city seeks to open more green spaces as part of efforts to care for the environment. "Ang inyong pamahalaang lungsod ay hindi po tumitigil sa kanyang layunin na mapanatiling maaliwalas o maging maaliwalas ang Lungsod ng Maynila (Your city government does not stop… Read More

DENR pushes one-year phaseout of plastic stirrers, straws

DENR pushes one-year phaseout of plastic stirrers, straws

February 9, 2021, 5:17 pm

MANILA – Stakeholders in the industry of plastic coffee stirrers and softdrink straws will have a year to phase out these soon-to-be-banned non-environmentally acceptable products (NEAPs). The grace period would help them prepare for the ban and adjust accordingly, according to Environment… Read More

Sasmuan Coastal Wetland in Pampanga gets int'l recognition

Sasmuan Coastal Wetland in Pampanga gets int'l recognition

February 3, 2021, 5:15 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Sasmuan Pampanga Coastal Wetland (SPCW) is now a Ramsar Site or Wetland of International Importance. The declaration was made on Tuesday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) based in Quezon… Read More

USAID, RMN partner to promote marine conservation in Visayan Sea

USAID, RMN partner to promote marine conservation in Visayan Sea

February 2, 2021, 8:41 pm

MANILA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) Foundation formalized a media partnership to promote marine conservation in the Philippines. The partnership will target coastal communities that rely on radio as a source of information and… Read More

Green groups laud Sara for 'urgent' action on plastic ban

Green groups laud Sara for 'urgent' action on plastic ban

February 2, 2021, 6:21 pm

DAVAO CITY – Environmental advocacy group Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability (IDIS) and the Sustainable Davao Movement have expressed gratitude to Mayor Sara Z. Duterte for certifying as urgent the proposed single-use plastic ban ordinance pending before the City… Read More

Cagayan River rehab kicks off with sandbar dredging

Cagayan River rehab kicks off with sandbar dredging

February 2, 2021, 5:35 pm

TUGUEGARAO CITY – Hoping to end flooding in Cagayan and Isabela provinces, the Build Back Better (BBB) Task Force formally launched on Tuesday the Cagayan River Rehabilitation Project through ceremonial dredging of sandbars along the Magapit Narrows and bamboo planting along the riverbank in… Read More

DENR, police partner for environmental protection in Pampanga

DENR, police partner for environmental protection in Pampanga

January 29, 2021, 6:45 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Police Regional Office-3 (Central Luzon) is doing its share to address global warming and climate change. The PRO-3, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO) in… Read More

DENR to conduct public consultations on unsafe products

DENR to conduct public consultations on unsafe products

January 28, 2021, 4:34 pm

MANILA – The environment department will further conduct public consultations on non-environmentally acceptable products and packaging (NEAPs) which RA 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000) sets to phase out. Another round of public consultation is scheduled on Monday (Feb. 1)… Read More

Metro Pacific group opens mangrove center in Cebu town

Metro Pacific group opens mangrove center in Cebu town

January 28, 2021, 4:21 pm

CORDOVA, Cebu – The Metro Pacific group and the local government of Cordova have inaugurated the Mangrove Propagation and Information Center in Barangay Day-as of this coastal town. This is the first mangrove center of its kind in the Visayas region and the third in the whole country, which is… Read More

Soccsksargen cops, partners plant 35K trees

Soccsksargen cops, partners plant 35K trees

January 27, 2021, 8:17 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Police personnel and community stakeholders in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) planted around 35,000 tree seedlings on Tuesday in a massive tree-planting activity in different parts of the region. Brig. Gen. Michael John Dubria, director of the Police Regional Office-12, said… Read More

EMB closes 2 open dumpsites in Cebu, Bohol

EMB closes 2 open dumpsites in Cebu, Bohol

January 25, 2021, 7:52 pm

CEBU CITY – Two open dumps in two separate municipalities in Cebu and Bohol have been ordered closed for environmental violations, the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) said on Monday. In a statement, the EMB-7 said cease and desist and closure orders were simultaneously… Read More