Rescued python released back into wild in Sorsogon

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... Read More

DENR, Comelec tear down posters nailed on trees in Isabela

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Cops lead mangrove reforestation, coral restoration in Albay

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 – 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... Read More

NegOr arboretum now home to more native trees

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... Read More

NegOcc renews vow to protect environment

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

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Dominguez cites urgency of tackling climate crisis

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... Read More

Environmental issues need women participation: DOST

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... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

DENR-2 calls for 'honest' review of forest program's impact

TUGUEGARAO CITY – Hoping for a clearer picture of accomplishments, the chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) has urged implementers to start evaluating the impact of the Forestland Management Project (FMP) in the provinces of Quirino... Read More

Over 13K waterbirds seen at Asian avian census in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Bicol (DENR-5) reported on Monday that over 13,000 waterbirds were sighted in the recently conducted Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) in Bicol Region.In a social media post, DENR-5 said the AWC is an annual event coinciding with... Read More

DENR releases Brown booby back to sea in Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY – A Brown booby (Sula leucogaster) was recently released back to the sea after it was turned over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Mobo town in Masbate province.In a social media post on Wednesday, the Department of Environment and Natural... Read More

Media urged to help expand climate literacy among Filipinos

MANILA – Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on the media to help accelerate climate action in the country by spearheading the education and advocacy campaigns necessary to motivate Filipinos to be at the frontlines of the global fight against climate... Read More

Legazpi residents plant trees on V-Day

LEGAZPI CITY – At least 800 residents here coming from different sectors of the society joined the 15th “Lakad Tanim Para sa Puso” tree-planting program on Valentine’s Day.The participants, who included city government employees, Philippine National Police personnel, and... Read More