'Ineng' likely to bring rains over Bicol, E. Visayas, Quezon

MANILA --Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over the Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions and Quezon province due to Tropical Storm Ineng, the weather bureau said Wednesday afternoon.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) added that... Read More

Manila Bay rehab to enforce compulsory waterway easement

MANILA– The government will clear the banks of Manila Bay’s tributaries and "esteros" to facilitate the collection of garbage and to improve water quality.Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said there is a need to remove structures encroaching on... Read More

Aboitiz group joins battle for Manila Bay

MANILA –Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) gained another ally in the battle to save Manila Bay and its tributaries from further environmental degradation.On Friday (Aug. 16), DENR and the Aboitiz group signed at the DENR central office in Quezon City a memorandum of... Read More

NPDC to revive Rizal Park with more indigenous trees

MANILA –The government aims to further showcase the richness and beauty of Philippine plant biodiversity at Rizal Park to help promote tourism that is enjoyable and educational while raising public awareness about the need to conserve the country's natural resources.“We plan to have more... Read More

Over 400 fruit-bearing trees planted in Pampanga town

LUBAO, Pampanga -- More than 400 fruit-bearing trees were planted on Thursday in Barangay Sta. Catalina here as part of the continuing effort to mitigate flooding and boost local tourism in this town.The activity was also in line with the town's fifth-year celebration of Arbor Day -- officially... Read More

ACB promotes youth action for biodiversity conservation

MANILA–The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) will engage the youth in efforts to reverse biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia.“ACB recognizes the youth as dynamic partners in conserving, restoring and sustainably using biodiversity,” Executive Director Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim said... Read More

DENR exec urges LGUs to draft 10-year solid waste plan

CEBU CITY – A high-ranking official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday urged local government unit (LGU) leaders to come up with their own 10-year solid waste management plan.DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda, in-charge of solid waste management and... Read More

EMB-7 cites LGUs' role in pollution reduction efforts

CEBU CITY – An official of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Central Visayas on Wednesday cited the role of the local government units (LGUs) in achieving success in efforts to reduce pollution through proper management allowed by law.EMB-7 Regional Director William Cuñado... Read More

Upland villagers plant 1.5K trees in Bataan town

MARIVELES, Bataan -- Residents of an upland village here Wednesday began planting trees as a way of caring for the environment and in line with the "one million trees" program of the provincial government.Barangay chairman Marcialito Balan of Alion led the tree planting in a two-hectare flat land... Read More

Davao City backs effort to promote environmental protection

DAVAO CITY -- To further promote environmental awareness among Dabawenyos, the local government here has thrown its support behind a private company's social media campaign aimed at helping to ensure the welfare of the environment.This, as Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte called for... Read More

Enhanced 'habagat' can aid ailing Angat Dam

MANILA –Water shortage-stricken Angat Dam may soon get the much-needed boost.The low pressure area (LPA) east of the Philippines will likely develop this weekend into a tropical depression (TD), which will enhance the southwest monsoon or "habagat", enabling the weather system to further bring... Read More

PRRD orders LGUs to enforce environmental laws

MANILA --President Rodrigo Duterte has called for more local political will and action that will prevent further environmental degradation in the country.He ordered the local government units (LGUs) nationwide to prevent such degradation so their constituents can enjoy a healthy ecology."Take extra... Read More

Environmental protection remains Duterte admin’s top priority

MANILA –The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has stepped up its environmental protection campaign as it embarked into yet another high-profile battle against environmental abuse early this year after the controversial 2018 rehabilitation of world-famous tourist... Read More

Unify disaster mitigation, climate change adaptation, LGUs urged

DUMAGUETE CITY – The head of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Division of Negros Oriental said on Thursday local government units (LGUs) must harmonize climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM).Adrian Sedillo, the province's DRRM Officer,... Read More

P20-M US grant boosts PH fight vs. plastic pollution

MANILA–The US government is helping the country battle marine debris.On Thursday, the US government awarded local environment advocate, Mother Earth Foundation, and public interest network EcoWaste Coalition grants totaling some PHP20 million to support anti-marine debris projects the groups... Read More

More water hyacinth invasion looms over Laguna Lake

MANILA –The country’s largest inland body of water, the Laguna de Bay, is at risk of further proliferation of free-floating water hyacinth, an invasive alien species (IAS), an official of an attached agency of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on... Read More

ENIPAS law IRR rollout to begin this month

MANILA –The environment department’s Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is preparing to enforce the implementing the rules and regulations (IRR) of RA 11038 (Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System or ENIPAS Act of 2018).“We’ll roll out the IRR provisions to the... Read More

DENR seeks to institutionalize IPs involvement in conservation

MANILA –The Department of Environment and natural Resources (DENR), as well as other concerned agencies and stakeholders, will look into how to institutionalize the involvement of Philippine indigenous peoples (IPs) in conservation efforts nationwide.IPs are knowledgeable about territories... Read More

Cagayan town to launch reforestation project in underground river

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- The scenic Duba underground river and cave in Barangay San Miguel, Baggao town in Cagayan will be the launching venue of an ambitious reforestation project of the municipal government in September this year.Baggao Mayor Joan Dunuan said the venue is a fitting site for the... Read More

Young artists advocate seagrass protection via exhibit

DUMAGUETE CITY – Two young budding artists here are collaborating with environmental groups in the push for the protection of seagrass through an art exhibit dubbed Life-Giving Seagrass Educational Art Project.The artworks of Dumaguete-based artists Cil Flores and Angelo delos Santos are on... Read More