Rare ‘birds of legend’ spotted in Davao region — DENR

Jean Mangaluz - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ 01/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini), a rare and critically endangered bird species, has been spotted several times in the Philippines in January 2023, said the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on…

For better air quality, EMB-7 urges public to use friendly alternatives to fireworks

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas appeals for the use of safe and friendly alternatives to fireworks and fire crackers this holiday season…

Lambug residents ask Gwen to stop construction of illegal structures

Futch Anthony Inso 09/27/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Residents of Barangay Lambug, Badian town, have signed a petition urging Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to demolish the beach houses that were illegally constructed in their coastal area. Barangay Lambug is famous for…

Cebu City to conduct massive river dredging, coastal clean up this Saturday

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A massive dredging in Cebu City’s seven major rivers is scheduled to happen this Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. As the Cebu City government participates in the International Coastal Clean Up Day this Saturday,…

Cebu City gov’t to file Writ of Kalikasan to restore seven major rivers

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is set to file a Writ of Kalikasan before the Supreme Court next week to penalize violators of the city’s three-meter easement rule, and to enjoin concerned government agencies…

No Time To Waste: A collaboration

Analiza Rebuelta-Teh - @inquirerdotnet 09/03/2022

The Philippines, named as the fourth top waste generator in Southeast Asia and one of the top ocean polluters in the world, is undeniably facing a problem on solid waste management (SWM). This is a result of…

Samsam Gullas open to allowing floating cottages in Talisay

Futch Anthony Inso 08/31/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas is open to allowing floating cottages to operate in the city’s coastal waters. Gullas made said this after he received reports regarding floating cottages that were…

Cebu City to demolish buildings encroaching 3-meter easement along rivers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Buildings encroaching the three-meter easement along the rivers of Cebu City will be demolished. This was the statement of Mayor Michael Rama on June 24, 2022, when asked about the city’s plans to…

Ahong will cancel construction of 600-megawatt LNG power plant if this proves detrimental to people and environment

Futch Anthony Inso 06/16/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not oppose canceling the construction of a 600-megawatt Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Power Plant in his city if the project will harm the public and the…

Report old trees that need to be cut down, Mandaue firemen urge residents

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/04/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Fire Office is encouraging residents to request or report to the barangay if there are trees that need to be cut down. The call was made after a couple…

No Valentine’s Day date? Hug a tree and win a prize!

Dempsey Reyes 02/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines— Any plans for this Valentine’s Day? The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) may just have something for you. While climate activists across the globe are calling on governments to adopt systemic ways to address the…

RC Muñoz commissioned to do 12-series comic book for environment

Doris Mondragon 10/21/2021

CEBU, Philippines— Actress, Air Force reservist, and rockstar RC Muñoz shared she has collaborated with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to make an illustration for a 12-series comic book.  Muñoz posted photos of her…

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