DENR to restore open-pit mining

Inquirer.net 10/24/2017

The ban on open-pit mining put in place by rejected former environment secretary Regina Paz Lopez will be lifted before yearend after the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) on Tuesday voted to reverse the order. “A…

DENR to lead SRP cleanup

Patricia Erlaine N. Luardo 09/15/2017

CELEBRATING ICC DAY For the 32nd celebration of International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day with the theme “Together for our Ocean,” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) will take the lead in cleaning…

The stirring struggle for sustainability

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/23/2017

It’s been one year since the Duterte administration held the reins of the Executive Department. As our President, Rodrigo Duterte is considered the most powerful person in the land. He has brought in massive changes in government…

DENR encourages establishments to secure env’tal compliance certificate for projects

Visayas State University Intern Angenette Jugan 07/12/2017

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) is reminding government and private establishments in the region to secure an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) first before starting any project. Presidential Decree 1586 mandates all…

Environmental protection and permits

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/09/2017

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu’s announcement that the agency will revert to the process in the past in the issuance of environmental compliance certificate (ECC) left not a few environmental advocates…

Cutting of UP Cebu trees awaits DENR permit

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/30/2017

IT is now up to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) whether to earthball or harvest five mature trees at the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP) Lahug campus in order to…

Nickelodeon theme park needs DENR nod

Inquirer.net 06/29/2017

  The Department of Tourism (DOT) has not approved plans for the construction of the controversial undersea-themed Nickelodeon park in Coron, Palawan, saying environment groups are opposed to the project. In a statement from Japan, where she…

ARN Builders seeks Cebu City permit

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/15/2017

Despite being embroiled in controversy earlier this year, a private contractor is pushing for the construction of a 10-hectare sanitary landfill in Barangay Binaliw, Cebu City. ARN Builders is now asking for a variance permit from the…

DENR eyes Butuanon to become model river

Fe Marie Dumaboc 06/14/2017

The regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) are trying to develop the Butuanon River to become a model of water bodies in response to the key programs…

DENR-7 checks on seaside development

Norman V. Mendoza 05/16/2017

SAN REMEGIO TOWN THE Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) has sent a team to the town of San Remegio, northern Cebu to inspect a seaside development. According to reports…

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