70 dead marine turtles recovered in Northern Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines — Police authorities recovered around 70 pieces of dead marine turtles (pawikan) in the northern Palawan town of Dumaran early morning Thursday, July 6. Municipal Police Station (MPS) Chief Inspector Arnel Bagona told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) the dead marine turtles were found around 2:30 a.m. off the shores of Barangay …

Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Leyte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—A magnitude-6.5 earthquake hit  the province of Leyte Thursday afternoon July 6. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake hit off Jaro, Leyte at 3:54 pm. Phivolcs also warned that damage and aftershocks are expected. In an advisory, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake …

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 …