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 …

Aussie tourist hurt in El Nido trekking mishap

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — A female Australian traveler suffered a 10-centimeter laceration on her knee after accidentally slipping on a shallow ascent of Taraw Cliff in El Nido town, northern Palawan. In a report released late Saturday evening by the Coast Guard Station (CGS) El Nido, the victim was identified as 24-year-old Australian national …

Duterte signs first oil exploration deal

DAVAO CITY (October 19) —President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the first-ever petroleum service contract under his administration, which would pave the way for the conduct of more oil exploration activities in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo in a Palace press briefing  Thursday confirmed that the President attended on Wednesday the Ceremonial Signing …

92,000 migratory birds documented in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (October 16)– Around 92,000 migratory raptors flocked and took temporary refuge for at least three weeks in the last two months at an emerging sanctuary in the coastal municipality of Glan, Sarangani province. Cornelio Ramirez Jr., executive director of the Sarangani Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC), said Monday the raptors were spotted …

Islamic scholars commend BOL passage, vow support

DAVAO CITY  (October 14)— The Islamic scholars from all over the country vowed to support the Bangsamoro Organic Law  (BOL),  as it commend the government for standing by its commitment in the quest for peace in Mindanao. In a statement,  the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP), a national network of Ulama and Ulama organizations …