Fish supply dropping?

DAVAO City, Philippines—The country’s fish production is going down and it may continue to drop, unless Filipinos work together to save the oceans from total annihilation. In an article written by Allalyn de Vara published in Philippine Panorama she noted “The total volume of fisheries production in the country from January to December 2015 reached …

Floods affect 4,000 families in Maguindanao town

COTABATO CITY, Philippines– More than 4,000 families have been affected by floods in the municipality of Kabuntalan in Maguindanao. On Monday, June 5 the school year 2017-2018 opens but all public schools are still underwater. The heavy downpour during the last six days affected the 17 villages which prompted the local government to declare the …

Body of Romanian who fell off waterfall in Lake Sebu recovered

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Rescuers recovered this morning the remains of a Romanian who went missing on Saturday after falling off a waterfall in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato. Jose Parreno, assistant head of the Lake Sebu Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), said the body of victim Petrica Paul Bratu, …

MMDA collects over 750 truckloads of garbage from Metro waterways

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) collected more than 750 truckloads of garbage and silt from different creeks and open canals in Metro Manila through its waterways and estero cleanup program. Data from the MMDA Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office showed that a total of 757 truckloads or 5,250 cubic meters of …

Duterte appoints ex-AFP chief Cimatu as new DENR Secretary

MANILA, Philippines- President Rodrigo Duterte appointed former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Roy Cimatu as the new Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Cimatu’s appointment came after the Commission on Appointment rejected the bid of former DENR secretary Regina “Gina” Lopez. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announced Cimatu’s …

Envi group wants next DENR Secretary to punish all violators

SURIGAO CITY, Philippines—Environmentalist here hope the next environment Secretary suspend all violators of the environmental laws. Citing selective implementation of laws among mining operators during the past administration, Rev. Pio Mercado, spokesperson of Caraga Watch said they are hoping the new secretary will implement the full force of the law to all violators. Caraga Watch, …

PHL to observe Earth Day as Paris Agreement takes effect

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–On April 22, the Philippines will celebrate Earth Day as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change enter into force for the country. It will be a historic day  for the country, “Earth Day will once again be historic for the Philippines as it will mark the commencement of the Paris Agreement’s legal force …