Category Archives: Environment

DENR suspends two mining firms in Zambales

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 | Written by

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended two nickel mining firms in Zambales. Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Director Leo Jasareno identified the two suspended mining firms as the Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation (ZDMC) and the Benguetcorp Nickel Mines, Inc, (BNMI). MGB is a line bureau under the DENR. According to Jasareno, the suspension of the two…Read More »

Duterte names spox, chief legal counsel; Gina Lopez to head DENR

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | Written by

Environment advocate Gina Lopez accepted on Tuesday, incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to lead the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) a day after her courtesy call with Duterte in Davao City. “After much introspection, I decided to accept it (environment portfolio). Let’s see what happens,” Lopez told the media at the sidelines of an awards event in Quezon…Read More »

Motorists urged to make car checkup, maintenance a habit

Saturday, 28 November 2015 | Written by

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging car owners to get into the habit of regular car checkup and maintenance to make sure they do not contribute to air pollution. The appeal was made as the DENR, together with the Coalition of Clean Air Advocates of the Philippines (CCAAP), led on Friday a nationwide campaign promoting vehicle…Read More »

Manila Declaration: Shift to alternative energy, achieve zero carbon economy

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Written by

Climate Change Commissioner Heherson T. Alvarez has challenged the private business sector to aim for zero carbon economy by transitioning from the traditional to the alternative sources of energy. Alvarez issued the challenge to chief executive officers (CEOs) and leaders of some 50 leading businesses and private industry after the Climate Change Commission received the Manila Declaration 2015 signed by…Read More »

Church warns on misuse of Yolanda funds

Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Written by

A Church official warned on the possible misuse of funds for the rehabilitation of communities hit by Typhoon Yolanda as election draws nearer.   “The problem here is that 2016 is fast approaching,” Caritas Philippines executive secretary Edwin Gariquez said in a Manila Standard report, criticizing the Aquino government for its delays in releasing the funds for the rehabilitation and…Read More »

9 dead in Semirara coal mine landslide in Antique

Saturday, 18 July 2015 | Written by

Nine workers were confirmed dead while four others remain missing in a landslide that occurred on Friday at a coal mine operated by DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) in Semirara Island, Caluya in the province of Antique. Reports said the landslide occurred at around 4 a.m. Friday at the Panian Pit of the Semirara coal mine, the same area where several…Read More »

No need to declare state of calamity in Ruby-hit areas, says NDRRMC

Friday, 12 December 2014 | Written by

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said that there is no need to declare state of calamity in areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit). “It appears that there is no need to declare the state of national calamity, everything is definitely being handled well and also on the basis of the recommendations of different clusters,…Read More »

Typhoon “Ruby” makes landfall with heavy rains, lashing winds; one million evacuated

Sunday, 7 December 2014 | Written by

Almost one million people have evacuated from the path of powerful typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) as it slammed into the eastern Philippines, affecting areas devastated by super typhoon Haiyan 13 months ago. As of 7:00 am today, “Ruby” was located in the vicinity of Calbayog, Western Samar with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph near the center and gustiness of…Read More »

Mayon in ‘soft eruption’; Palace officials fly to Albay

Monday, 13 October 2014 | Written by

Authorities announced on Sunday that Mayon Volcano in Albay is on “soft eruption” at volcanologists spotted lava flowing out, but the alert level remains at 3. Albay Governor Joey Salceda made the announcement based on the result of the aerial survey of the volcano, but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the volcano’s activity is described as…Read More »

Hazardous Mayon eruption still imminent – Phivolcs

Monday, 6 October 2014 | Written by

The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said although Mayon Volcano did not show any activity during the past 24-hour observation period, a hazardous eruption is still possible within weeks. Mayon’s sulfur gas emission dropped to 138 tons on Saturday, way below the reading last Thursday at 308 tons per day. Although the volcano’s alert status remains at Alert…Read More »

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