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Ombudsman suspends DOH, BI officials
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Five Department of Health officials allegedly responsible for the delay in releasing the benefits of health workers in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic were suspended yesterday by the Office of the Omb...
DENR exec on calls to resign: Ask Duterte
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources yesterday said that despite calls for him to resign, he will just continue doing his job.
Funds for Marawi mosques rehab released
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Funds for the reconstruction of three mosques in Marawi City that were destroyed during the 2017 siege have been released.
DENR open to UP experts’ advice if free
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said it is open to getting advice from experts of the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute concerning the Manila Bay rehabilitation project provided...
Baby dies away from detainee mom
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The three-month-old baby of detainee Reina Mae Nasino died on Friday night away from her mother after a Manila court refused Nasino’s plea to take care of her newborn while in detention.
PhilHealth made P936 million overpayments to health institutions in 2019 – COA
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) made overpayments that reached P936.653 million to various hospitals and other healthcare institutions (HCIs) in 2019, the Commission on Audit (COA) said.
‘Not enough dolomite for beach’
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The current supply of dolomite will not be enough to complete the beach nourishment project for Manila Bay, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said yesterday.
‘Vegetable garden city’ eyed in Tondo
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform is set to convert a one-and-a-half-hectare idle lot in Tondo, Manila into a “vegetable garden city” for the benefit of residents in surrounding villages.
DENR eyes more trash traps in Calabarzon rivers
by Rhodina Villanueva - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Forty-two additional trash traps will be established along major rivers in Cavite, Rizal, Laguna and Batangas in line with the Manila Bay rehabilitation program.
2 Cebu mine firms suspended over dolomite extraction
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The operations of two mining firms involved in dolomite extraction in Alcoy, Cebu have been suspended.
DILG looks into white sand mess
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of the Interior and Local Government will discuss with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources the possible culpabilities of local officials over the botched implementation of health protocols...
After bay rehab, focus shifts to garbage culture
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Behavioral change may be key to keeping the country’s coastlines clean, environment chief Roy Cimatu said yesterday as he led the observance of International Coastal Cleanup Day, with the temporary opening...
Muntinlupa joins WWF campaign
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Muntinlupa has been selected as a finalist in this year’s leg of conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature “We Love Cities” campaign, a public engagement initiative that aims to raise awareness...
‘Manila beach’ defended amid uproar
by Rhodina Villanueva - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Days after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources started dumping artificial white sand in Manila Bay, the Department of Health yesterday warned the public of health risks due to exposure to crushed...
Rebuilding set to start for Marawi mosques
by Rhodina Villanueva - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Reconstruction of three Marawi City mosques destroyed during the 2017 siege will start soon, the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) said.
North Cotabato farmers to receive land titles today
by Rhodina Villanueva - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
More than 4,000 hectares of land will be awarded to beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in North Cotabato today.
DAR completes P108.7 million Sultan Kudarat road projects
by Rhodina Villanueva - August 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agrarian Reform recently turned over a bridge and a farm-to-market road worth P108.7 million in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat.
Ostrich in Quezon City dies of stress – DENR
by Rhodina Villanueva - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
One of two ostriches that were seen running loose in a Quezon City subdivision recently allegedly died of stress, a Department of Environment and Natural Resources official said yesterday.
DAR cuts process of land acquisition, distribution
by Rhodina Villanueva - August 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The process of acquisition and distribution of properties under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) has been shortened from 291 days to 112, the Department of Agrarian Reform said yesterday.
‘World using 129 billion disposable masks, 65 billion gloves monthly’
by Rhodina Villanueva - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
A study published in an environmental and scientific journal said the world is using an estimated 129 billion disposable masks and 65 billion disposable gloves monthly during the pandemic, environment group Greenpeace...
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