Duterte wants to improve on PH disaster response

DAVAO CITY (September 5) —President  Rodrigo wants to improve on the  disaster response in the country. This, after he was invited at   Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) for disaster response  and rehabilitation presentation, where he witnessed a demonstration and viewed the equipment on Tuesday, September 4. Duter was inspired by the  presentation at the MDA’s …

Coast Guard intercepts P3.6-M seahorse shipment in Zamboanga

DAVAO  CITY  (August 17) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) station in Zamboanga City confiscated a total of  P3.6-million worth of  dead seahorses (hippocampus spp) or locally known as kaba-kabayo on Wednesday, August 15. The operation was jointly conducted by the forces from Coast Guard Station Zamboanga, Bureau of Customs (BOC), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), …

Experts kicks off lobster feeding trial in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY — Experts will start this week the six-month feeding trials for lobsters, in preparation for the culture of this high-value marine products in poor Eastern Visayas communities. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Director Juan Albaladejo said on Tuesday the study is necessary to ensure the sustainability of lobster culture in the …

Storm surge forces evacuation in Cavite

NOVELETA, Cavite — Around 277 residents in this town’s coastal villages were rescued and relocated to the evacuation center on Sunday by the local Disaster Risk Reduction Management team due to storm surge affecting the shoreline communities caused by incessant rains. Jeg Alix, head of Noveleta MDRRMO, said 74 families or 249 individuals from Barangay San …

Big mining firms not welcome in Diwalwal: Guv

DAVAO CITY — Provincial government officials of Compostela Valley rallied behind Monkayo town in opposing the entry of large-scale mining companies inside the 8,100-hectare Mt. Diwata mineral reservation area, commonly known as Diwalwal. Compostela Valley Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy noted that the area is being eyed for a mineral industry zone by the Philippine Mining …

Kidapawan pageant aspirants plant trees in Mt. Apo

KIDAPAWAN CITY  — Candidates for the “Binibining Kalikasan” pageant on Tuesday went to the foothills of Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, to plant trees. The nine candidates planted at least 50 different species of trees at the Arboretum, a botanical garden devoted to trees of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Barangay Ilomavis here. …