‘Dugong’ netted accidentally released back to sea in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — A 200-kilogram live female “dugong” (sea cow) that was accidentally caught recently by fishermen in the municipal waters of Brooke’s Point, was released back into the wilds by last Monday. Richen Mission Bajar, administrative aide of the Office of Municipal Agriculturist of Brooke’s Point, said the “dugong” was freed on the …

2 SoCot PNP execs sacked over killing of environment advocate, family cries justice

DAVAO CITY (November 13) —  The Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 relieved  over the weekend Senior Supt. Nestor Salcedo, South Cotabato police director, and Supt. Jose Mari Simangan, Polomolok police chief, following the death of  B’laan tribal leader and environment advocate Rodrigo Samling on October 31, 2018. The police report indicated that operatives were out to serve …

 ‘Rosita’ leaves 25 dead, 15 others missing in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — A total of 25 persons have been confirmed dead, three of them still unidentified, while 15 others are still missing in the aftermath of Typhoon Rosita in the Cordillera region. The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) reported on Tuesday most of the fatalities were recorded in Naton  town, Mountain  Province, where …

Philvolcs records magnitude 6 earthquake in Lanao del Sur

DAVAO CITY (November 4) – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) has recorded a magnitude 6 earthquake in Lanao del Sur on Sunday afternoon, 3:55 pm at the town of Balindong According to Phivolcs, the quake struck at around 3:55 p.m. Its epicenter was located a kilometer northwest of the town of Balindong. …

10 pangolins rescued from illegal wildlife trader in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — A fisherman was arrested Friday by environmental authorities for illegal collection and possession of some 10 critically endangered scaly anteaters or pangolins in the northern town of Taytay. Voltaire delos Angeles, forest technician and team leader of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office Quick Response Team (CENRO QRT) in …

DENR wants Boracay visitors to follow solid waste management law

DAVAO CITY (October 24) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)  wants every Boracay tourist to follow solid waste management law,   saying they  will not tolerate any visitor who wishes to throw trash at  Boracay’s beachfront during the  soft opening of the resort Friday, October 26. During the previous dry run, the DENR …

DPWH explores options for CDO flood control project

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–The Department of Public Works and Highways in Region 10 (DPWH-10) said it will find another alternative to decongest flooding at Limketkai Center and divert rainwaters from upstream to a new subterranean drain, as a measure to avoid urban flooding in the future. This developed after the Limketkai Center management flatly denied …