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Philippines 2nd most affected by extreme weather
by Rhodina Villanueva - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines ranked second among countries most affected by extreme weather events in 2018, according to a report of environmental think tank Global Climate Risk Index 2020.
DENR: Philippines facing garbage crisis
by Rhodina Villanueva - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The country is “in the middle of a garbage crisis” that can only be addressed by drastic changes in the way individuals and groups treat waste, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu warned yesterday.
Cimatu pushes Puerto Galera rehab
by Rhodina Villanueva - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the creation of an office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Puerto Galera to ensure the implementation of a rehabilitation plan for the...
Typhoon Tisoy enters PAR
by Rhodina Villanueva - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Typhoon Tisoy entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) yesterday and is expected to bring heavy rains across Luzon, the state weather bureau said.
DENR seeks new agency to manage Boracay
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu proposed yesterday the creation of a new agency that would permanently manage the world-famous Boracay Island.
Philippines, SEA Games brace for typhoon NDRRMC ready
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) opens today with the shadow of Typhoon Kammuri looming larger as it gains strength moving slowly northwestward, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services...
Group hits e-waste shipment from SoKor
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 27, 2019 - 12:00am
An environmental group has criticized the importation of around 53,000 metric tons of radioactive phosphogypsum from South Korea that were intercepted in Zambales on Friday.
Bataan, Albay LGU execs face raps over dumps
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Criminal and administrative charges have been filed before the Office of the Ombudsman against local government officials of Bataan and Albay over the illegal operation of dumps.
Sarah weakens; monsoon brings more rains
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Tropical Storm Sarah continues to weaken but rains will still be experienced in several parts of the country due to the northeast monsoon, the state weather bureau said yesterday.
Magnitude 4.2 quake shakes Cotabato
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 22, 2019 - 12:00am
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted Tulunan, Cotabato yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
Ban on wood preservatives with arsenic lauded
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
A group promoting zero waste and chemical safety welcomed the recent promulgation of a new Chemical Control Order that will, among other things, ban wood preservatives containing arsenic, a highly toxic chemica...
No cutting of trees unless as a last resort
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said it would not allow the cutting of trees unless absolutely necessary for public safety.
‘Estero rangers’ given 6 weeks to clean up Metro Manila creeks
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
“Estero rangers” have six weeks to help improve the condition of Metro Manila’s creeks and tributaries, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said yesterday.
Ramon moves toward Northern Luzon
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Tropical Storm Ramon has started moving south southwest of Northern Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
Duterte abolishes Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has ordered the abolition of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), more than 20 years after it was created in January 1999.
DENR closes 3 Pampanga dumps
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has ordered the closure of dumps in three areas in this province for violating environmental laws.
Luzon, Visayas under cyclone signals due to Ramon
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Several areas in Luzon and the Visayas remained under tropical cyclone warning signals yesterday as Tropical Storm Ramon (international name Kalmaegi) continued heading for land this weekend.
Palace learns from Yolanda, tells Pinoys to be more resilient
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda with a renewed commitment to make communities more resilient to climate change.
Philippines joins first G20 tourism meet
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Taking pride in accomplishing the six-month rehabilitation of the world famous Boracay Island, the Philippines joins the first G20 Tourism Ministerial Meeting in Hokkaido that gathers the world’s top economies...
Underperforming environ officers face ax
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu has warned that he will relieve the department’s frontline field officers who fail to meet the goals set under the Expanded National Greening Program.?...
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