Want to do business with PPA? Plant trees first before getting its nod

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 01/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Ports Authority is going green. PPA now requires those who want to do business with the agency to plant trees or mangroves before it entertains their papers. On Thursday, the PPA said…

Kalikasan writ eyed against Manila Bay white sand project

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 09/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) claims that the “white sand” being poured to create a beach on a stretch of Manila Bay’s rocky shore poses no harm to the bay’s ecosystem,…

Group tells gov’t: Rehabilitate, not reclaim Manila Bay

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Criticisms directed towards the government’s initiative to transform Manila Bay into an artificially made white-sand beach continue to mount. Environmental group Oceana Philippines, in an official statement, expressed alarm on the project. They…

Cimatu to visit Cebu City barangays to assess COVID-19 situation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), who was sent to oversee the Interagency Task Force (IATF) operations in Cebu City, said he will be going to the…

No tree-cutting for a week as DPWH, DENR conduct reassessment

Rosalie Abatayo 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The century-old trees in the cities of Carcar and Naga are temporarily safe. This happened as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Central Visayas (DENR-7) and Department of Public Works and Highways…

373 farmers in Cebu, Bohol receive agricultural patents

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/06/2019

CEBU CITY—Over 300 farmers in Cebu and Bohol received agricultural patents from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7). In a post on its Facebook page, DENR-7 reported it had distributed 373 agricultural…

20 tons of garbage gathered in Guadalupe River clean-up drive; Mahiga Creek to follow

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Government’s move to rehabilitate its waterways and river systems will also be done at the Barangay Mabolo portion of Mahiga Creek come September 2019. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella revealed this on…

DENR urges LGUS in Central Visayas to implement waste segregation, other measures to address garbage woes

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local government units (LGUs) in Central Visayas should implement garbage segregation and composting to reduce residual wastes that will be dumped at sanitary landfills. Undersecretary Benny Antiporda of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources…

DENR utilizes spoken word to raise environmental awareness

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 07/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—How often do we hear the youth wax poetic about the environment? Instead of the usual poster-making contest, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) decided to employ spoken word as a means of…

Puyat: Rehab efforts, strict monitoring in country’s tourist destinations

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/14/2019

  SIARGAO ISLAND – It started with Boracay Island.  Now the triumvirate composed of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) are on the…

Naga landslide evacuees balloon to more than 7K

Jessa Sotto 09/27/2018

The number of displaced families has increased to 1,716 consisting of 7, 653 individuals, a week since the massive landslide that hit Barangays Tinaan and Naalad, City of Naga, Cebu on Sept. 20, 2018. The number of…

Chiz: Quarry suspension may worsen inflation

Inquirer.net 09/26/2018

The temporary suspension of quarry operations will just worsen the country’s inflation, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero warned yesterday. Earlier, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) released a memorandum suspending quarrying operations in Regions 1, 3,…

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