Gaea Katreena Cabico
Gaea Katreena Cabico

Gaea Katreena Cabico has been a reporter for Philstar.com since 2017. She writes stories about climate change, environment, COVID-19 pandemic and human rights.

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DENR suspends quarry permits in Upper Marikina watershed, says sites idle anyway
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 25, 2022 - 7:27pm
Acting environment chief Jim Sampulna signed orders suspending MPSAs granted to Rapid City Realty and Development Corporation, Quimson Limestone, Inc., and Quarry Rock Group, Inc after Masungi Georeserve Foundation...
Green groups hail ruling vs Marcopper, call for new mining law
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 25, 2022 - 9:50am
Alyansa Tigil Mina said the court decision sends an encouraging signal to communities in the Philippines that are affected by mining.
LGUs urged to implement proactive climate change adaptation measures
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 24, 2022 - 11:33am
Dr. Doracie Zoleta-Nantes, chair of the CCC’s National Panel of Technical Experts, said the expert panel is tasked to come up with LGU-based climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction initiatives...
India looking forward to helping Philippine pharmaceutical sector
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 23, 2022 - 3:07pm
Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu Kumaran said presumptive president-elect Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. “was very keen to see domestic manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.”
US CDC opens new country office in Philippines
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 23, 2022 - 10:51am
Through its new office in Manila, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will strengthen and expand its existing cooperation with the Department of Health to prevent and control diseases, and strengthen...
DOH: Compliance with health standards, vaccination best protection vs 'long COVID'
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 23, 2022 - 9:38am
In a public advisory Sunday, the DOH stressed that the best protection against any new COVID-19 variant and “long COVID” are wearing best fitting mask, isolating when sick, ensuring good airflow, and...
Monkeypox not yet detected in Philippines — DOH
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 20, 2022 - 5:34pm
“To date, monkeypox has not been detected within the Philippines or at its borders,” the DOH said in a public health advisory.
DENR to monitor Tampakan open-pit mine when ops resume
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 18, 2022 - 5:02pm
Critics long-delayed Tampakan project said the policy reversal will endanger the environment and the residents.
Rollout of 2nd COVID-19 boosters for seniors, health workers OKd
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 18, 2022 - 4:07pm
In a statement, the DOH said COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer should be given to the elderly and the medical workers above 18 years old at least four months after the administration of the first booster...
DOH to hold COVID-19 vaccination drives in schools
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 17, 2022 - 5:11pm
The DOH is coordinating with the Department of Education and local government units to facilitate vaccination activities in educational institutions, Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje told state broadcaster People’s...
DENR order sets biodiversity protection measures in mining operations
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 17, 2022 - 4:13pm
In a release Tuesday, the DENR said acting environment chief Jim Sampulna signed Administrative Order 2022-04 or the “Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation in Mining Operations.”
Green groups condemn lifting of ban on open-pit mining in South Cotabato
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 17, 2022 - 2:45pm
On Monday, South Cotabato’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan voted to amend its environmental code to allow open-pit mining.
DOH confirms local transmission of BA.2.12.1 Omicron sub-variant
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 17, 2022 - 2:01pm
In a briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the agency and local government units are now responding to the local transmission of the new Omicron sub-variant.
Climate crisis left on sidelines of election campaign
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 17, 2022 - 12:46pm
But in a nation battered by an average of 20 tropical cyclones each year and threatened by rise in sea levels, climate change did not feature as a major issue on the 90-day campaign trail.
Philippines records 1,118 COVID-19 cases from May 9 to 15
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 16, 2022 - 4:24pm
The daily case average during that period was 160, which was 0.3% lower than a week earlier. Of the additional cases, 14 or 1.3% had severe and critical illness.
1Sambayan asks Comelec to probe reports of poll irregularities
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 13, 2022 - 6:07pm
In a statement,1Sambayan said irregularities such as vote buying, voter disenfranchisement, vote counting machine malfunctions, widespread disinformation on social media, and red-tagging marred the conduct of the...
Protesters decry Marcos-Duterte win, poll-related anomalies
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 13, 2022 - 2:48pm
Hundreds of protesters—including martial law survivors and young people—wore black clothes and held placards reading “Reject Marcos-Duterte” and “Never Again, Never Forget” as...
DENR: Recycle, don't burn used campaign materials
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 12, 2022 - 3:36pm
In a statement Thursday, acting environment chief Jim Sampulna said the disposal of campaign paraphernalia must be in accordance with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Palace transition team formed but talks on hold until winner proclaimed
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 12, 2022 - 1:46pm
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said the official transition talks are “put on hold” as the winners of the May polls have yet to be proclaimed.
Sara Duterte says country needs patriotic Filipinos advocating discipline, peace
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - May 12, 2022 - 10:45am
The Davao City mayor added that the country needs a “future generation of patriotic Filipinos that advocate peace and discipline in their respective communities.”
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