150,000 mangrove propagules planted in Tanjay City  

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — Various local government and non-government entities have banded together to intensify efforts to reforest the mangrove area in Barangay San Isidro in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental. As of latest count, at least 150,000 mangrove seedlings or propagules have been planted, with some having grown as high as six feet already. Planting …

Negros project plants 2 millionth tree on anniversary

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines— The massive forest restoration for a greener Negros project will mark its second year anniversary on Tuesday with a ceremonial planting of its two millionth tree in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. A “Tindalo” tree, a native species, will be planted by Negros Occidental’s Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Edgardo Rostata and …

Cebu Capitol distributes marine sanctuary equipment

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The provincial government of Cebu turned over PHP2.2 million worth of marine sanctuary cordon ropes and marker buoys to 39 local government units here on Monday. Oscar Pineda of the Provincial Public Information Office on Tuesday said provincial administrator Mark Tolentino and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) OIC Rodel Bontuyan …

P23M worth of illegal drugs and expired medicines burned

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Authorities here destroyed A total  of P23.6 million worth of illegal drugs evidence and expired medicines were burned Monday afternoon at the Holcim plant. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI regional director Antono Rivera said destroying the confiscated drugs which have been submitted as court evidence in  regions XI and XII is …

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 …