Bomb threats strike several gov’t agencies, LGUs on Feb 12

Faith Argosino 02/12/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Several offices of national government agencies and local government units (LGU) received bomb threats on Monday, authorities said. The San Marcelino Public Information Office revealed on social media that the Department of Education’s (DepEd) division office…

Palompon mayor’s petition dismissed: Court upholds SW validity

Futch Anthony Inso 02/09/2024

ORMOC CITY, Leyte — The Regional Trial Court Branch 45 of Tacloban City dismissed the petition filed by Palompon Mayor Ramon Oñate seeking to invalidate the search warrant issued earlier by the court on the site where…

DENR suspends deal with Surigao del Norte ‘cult’

Dexter Cabalaza 10/01/2023

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended an agreement that allows the controversial Socorro Bayanihan Services Inc. (SBSI) to use over 300 hectares of protected land in Surigao del Norte. Environment Secretary Maria Antonia…

DENR wants Lapu-Lapu garbage transfer station closed

Futch Anthony Inso 09/29/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7), has urged the Lapu-Lapu City Government to immediately close their garbage transfer station at the city’s Material Recovery…

Bohol official: Protect Chocolate Hills from development

Leo Udtohan 09/21/2023

Bohol, Philippines — An official from Bohol is urging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to protect the Chocolate Hills by stopping construction of structures within its vicinity. Provincial board member Jamie Aumenado Villamor, a lawyer and…

Natural park within Mayon’s danger zone eyed

Charie Abarca 06/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said it is discussing the feasibility of developing a natural park or a “protected natural area” within Mayon volcano’s 6-kilometer radius permanent danger zone (PDZ). OCD Undersecretary Ariel Nepomuceno,…

CCCAI holds 2nd ‘Dagan Para sa Kalikupan’ on June 4

Glendale G. Rosal 04/11/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A group of environment advocates would hold a running event on June 4, 2023 in Mandaue City to raise awareness on a noble cause. The second “Dagan Para sa Kalikupan” of the Cebu Climate Change…

LOOK: Rare Rafflesia blooms in Davao Oriental protected area

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 04/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The rare bloom of a Rafflesia – the world’s largest flower with a distinctive rotten odor – has added to the allure of the Aliwagwag Protected Landscape in Cateel, Davao Oriental. The Department of…

Oil spill threatens coral reefs, mangroves, seaweeds in Mindoro; may reach Palawan

Jean Mangaluz - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ 03/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The oil spill resulting from the sinking of the MT Princess Empress in the waters of Oriental Mindoro threatens hundreds of hectares of coral reefs, mangroves and more, said the Department of Environment and…

Nature-based solutions in climate response

Analiza Rebuelta-Teh - @inquirerdotnet 02/06/2023

The country’s Philippine Development Plan (PDP) (2023-2028) assessed the progress in environmental and climate action in the last six years as modest. Progress can be seen in the increase in forest cover by 3.03 percent from 2015…

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…

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