Rhodina Villanueva
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LPA off Mindanao intensifies into cyclone
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
A low-pressure area monitored east of Mindanao has intensified into a tropical depression and may enter the country during the weekend.
Palawan attractions won’t be closed during rehabilitation
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Once the rehabilitation begins, tourist spots in Palawan will not be closed to visitors like what the government did in Boracay Island, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu clarified...
Green building architects key to reducing emissions
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Architects and engineers of sustainable or green buildings provide the crucial solution to help the country achieve its commitment to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030, a former environment secretary...
DENR vows swift action vs garbage shipment
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to take swift action in connection with 51,000 tons of garbage that arrived from South Korea.
HRW takes up cudgels for Rappler
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Rights defenders yesterday branded the move by the Department of Justice to indict Rappler and its chief executive officer and founder, Maria Ressa, for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns as clearly a desperate...
Illegal gambling eyed in slay of human rights lawyer
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Police are looking at illegal gambling as among the possible motives for the killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental on Tuesday night.
Biodiversity loss threatens human survival — expert
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The world is facing a serious threat of biodiversity loss that will directly affect human health and survival, a biodiversity expert has said.
Filipino survivors of extreme weather testify in London
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Filipino survivors of extreme weather events are currently in London to give personal testimonies at a landmark inquiry to determine whether the world’s largest carbon producers are violating the human rights...
Cemetery trash to be made into thermal blankets, jackets
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
At least 12 truckloads of garbage were collected inside the Manila North Cemetery following the observance of the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day holidays, but not all of it will end up as trash.
DENR to assist LGUs in waste management
by Rhodina Villanueva - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has pledged to provide technical assistance to 36 local government units (LGUs) with recently approved solid waste management (SWM) plans.
Warning out on paint brush lead, chemical toys
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 25, 2018 - 12:00am
A group of environmentalists has appealed to hardware stores and home improvement centers to stop the sale of paint brushes whose handles are decorated with lead-containing paint.
PDEA: 4,948 deaths recorded in anti-drug operations
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The government’s fight against illegal drugs has been gaining ground, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), citing the 110,395 anti-drug operations conducted from July 2016 to September...
Comelec urged to release information on party-list groups
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
An election watchdog yesterday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to immediately release pertinent information on the party-list organizations that filed their Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance (CONA)...
DENR: No total ban on Boracay parties
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Tourists may still enjoy parties and other beach activities in Boracay, provided these are done indoors or in areas away from the shore, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said...
Zero-tolerance vs litterbugs in Boracay
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will adopt a zero-tolerance policy against litterbugs in Boracay after trash was found on the beaches during the first day of the dry run of the island’s...
Agrarian Reform chief won’t run in 2019 midterm elections
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones will stay in his position instead of running in the coming 2019 national elections.
‘Make food security a priority’
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am
In observance of World Food Day, farmers yesterday challenged candidates in next year’s midterm elections to address the country’s problems on food security and poverty.
Ex-Cavite vice governor faces perjury raps over SALN
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Cavite vice governor Dencito Campaña has been charged with perjury before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly misdeclaring his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth in 2007.
274 DAP raps filed vs Benigno Aquino III, allies
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission member Greco Belgica yesterday filed before the Office of the Ombudsman 274 counts of malversation through conspiracy against former president Benigno Aquino III and other...
ECC suspension of compliant Boracay firms lifted
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The suspension of the environmental compliance certificates (ECCs) of compliant establishments in Boracay has been lifted, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said yesterday.
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