BMB seeks witnesses to alleged ‘musang’ killing

The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is searching for witnesses who can corroborate an alleged online post on the supposed capture and killing of a civet cat or “musang” by reporting what they know about the incident and the identities of the perpetrators. “We’re urging people with the information to contact us,” the bureau’s Wildlife Resources …

Canada vowed to work with Philippines to settle the garbage issue

MANILA, Philippines — No less than Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country will work closely with the Philippine government to resolve the issue on tons of garbage dumped to the country four years ago. In a press conference at the International Media Center at the World Trade Center, Trudeau emphasized the legal restrictions …

Major Davao road still close

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) — Erratic soil movement causing landslides forced the highways department here to close one of the major roads Saturday noon, November 4, 2017. The section of the Old Dumpsite along Carlos P. Garcia Highway also known as Philippine-Japan Friendship highway along  Matina Pangi-Maa Diversion boundaries  was rendered CLOSED to all vehicle …

PH eyes better protection of two threatened birds

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines seeks international collaboration on better protecting two migratory birds under threat and passing through this country while traveling along East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF). There’s urgency for such protection as population of the Christmas Island frigatebird (scientific name ‘Fregata andrewsi’) and Yellow bunting (scientific name ‘Emberiza sulphurata’) is declining due to habitat …

Davao City converts used cooking to bio-diesel fuel

DAVAO CITY — Used cooking oil is now a bio-diesel fuel here. This after the city government through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) successfully processed used  cooking oil into biofuel at the Bio Diesel Fuel Plant (BDFP) during the last three months. Dolly Remojo,  supervising environmental management specialist  of the CENRO revealed …

IMO sets ‘off-limits area’ in Tubbataha

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines —  All types of ships with 150 gross tonnage and higher are warned to sail outside the 4,470-square kilometer area-to-be-avoided (ATBA) in the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) to avoid the risk of accidental groundings. Commodore Joselito dela Cruz, commander of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Palawan, said the advice was …

SMB to plant 70k trees this year to sustain re-greening project

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Beer market leader San Miguel Brewery Inc. has vowed to pursue more tree planting activities this year to sustain its support to the government’s re-greening program, particularly in its areas of operation, through its Trees Brew Life program. This year, the beer company aims to plant 70,000 seedlings of hardwood, mangrove …

Beauty queen return home to protect environment

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Reigning Miss Earth Philippines-Fire 2017 Nellza Mortola-Bautista returned to her hometown to do what she loves most — advocate for the environment. A native of Villanueva town in Misamis Oriental, Bautista was crowned last month along with four other pageant winners who form part of the “elemental court” of …