Rhodina Villanueva
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Fishing banned in Misamis after oil spill
by Rhodina Villanueva - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Fishing activities have been banned in the waters affected by an oil spill off Jasaan town in this province after a cargo vessel sank on Saturday last week.
Labor leader slain in Laguna attack
by Rhodina Villanueva - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
A labor leader was killed in an attack by motorcycle-riding assailants in Calamba in this province on Sunday night.
Earth Hour tonight to highlight fight to save nature
by Rhodina Villanueva - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature will highlight the urgent need to address nature loss and climate change during the observance of Earth Hour tonight.
Rizal villages to experience water interruptions
by Rhodina Villanueva - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Manila Water will undertake maintenance and repair works at its Siruna pumping station in Barangay Mambugan, Antipolo City starting tomorrow afternoon.
Boracay task force seeks 1-year extension
by Rhodina Villanueva - March 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force has sought an extension of its term for another year pending the creation of a permanent body that will oversee the island’s sustainable development.
SC: 46 search warrants issued in Calabarzon raids
by Rhodina Villanueva - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Regional trial courts in Antipolo and Manila issued 46 search warrants, which served as the basis for the simultaneous crackdowns against activists in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Rizal on March 7.
DENR closes Pangasinan sanitary landfill
by Rhodina Villanueva - March 7, 2021 - 12:00am
A sanitary landfill in Pangasinan has been closed.
Human rights watchdog to Philippines: Let in international probers
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
An international rights organization dared the Philippine government to let international probers look at drug war killings in the country after Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra admitted to the United Nations that...
Reconsider expulsion of Dutch missionary, BI told
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Immigration was asked yesterday to reconsider the expulsion of a Dutch lay missionary accused of involvement in illegal political rallies reportedly organized by terrorist groups.
DENR closes 2 Misamis dumps
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has padlocked two local government-operated dumps in Misamis Oriental in line with its commitment to close all dumps in the country by the end of March.
DENR to ban plastic straws, coffee stirrers
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Plastic softdrink straws and plastic coffee stirrers will be included on the list of non-environmentally acceptable products to be banned as part of the implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid...
DA, DAR to form validation team for CARP
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform and Department of Agriculture have agreed to form a joint validation team to ensure that the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program covers only idle government-owned agricultural...
Philippines welcomes US rejoining Paris accord on climate change
by Rhodina Villanueva - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines welcomes the announcement by United States President Joe Biden that the US is rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez.
Close all dumps by March – Cimatu
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the closure of all dumps in the country by the end of March.
Dengvaxia raps vs PAO chief junked
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the criminal and administrative charges filed against Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida Rueda-Acosta and PAO forensic laboratory head Erwin Erfe over the controversial...
Government intel spending up P2.03 billion in 2019 – COA
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration’s confidential, intelligence and extraordinary fund spending went up to P13.466 billion in 2019 or an increase of P2.03 billion compared with that of 2018, according to the Commission...
Ombudsman junks case vs ex-DOTC chief Abaya
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has cleared former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya of graft charges in connection with the allegedly anomalous P4.25-billion contract awarded to South Korean firm Busan Universal...
‘Release activist, baby from Cagayan jail’
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
A support group of political prisoners reiterated its call for the release of activist Amanda Echanis and her three-month-old baby from a jail in Cagayan, where 17 inmates recently tested positive for coronavirus...
Tondo soccer field turns into vegetable farm
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform has launched an urban garden project in Tondo, Manila to help residents of 17 barangays harvest vegetables which they could sell at affordable prices and cope with the pandemic...
DENR: 59% drop in air pollution after New Year’s Eve
by Rhodina Villanueva - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has recorded a 59 percent reduction in air pollution levels in Metro Manila on Jan. 1 compared to the same period last year.
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