Timber paochers, lumber dealers, a challenge to forest rangers in SK

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — Timber Poachers here are not afraid to violate the law. Truth this, they have the guts to threaten government forest rangers. The timber poachers are riding on the limitation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, to deploy sufficient number of forest rangers to secure the 11,000-hectare forest protected zones …

Hundreds of establishments face raps for polluting Boracay: DENR

MANILA, Philippines  — Establishments that go on polluting top tourist destination Boracay Island will face legal charges before the government’s new Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB). Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu made sure this will be done after ordering over 100 Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) personnel to identify the sources of untreated discharges that …

DENR issued notices of violation to 51 establishments in Boracay

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — The regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas issued notices of violation to 51 business establishments in Boracay island in Malay, Aklan Thursday. The still unnamed establishments received the notices from DENR’s Environment Management Bureau (EMB). Regional director Jim Sampulnasaid the notices were issued …

“Basyang” swept 11 houses, 250 families evacuated in Bohol

TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines — The strong winds and heavy downpour  due to Tropical Storm Basyang caused flash floods in the province of  Bohol. The tail end of Basyang  passed  the province  Tuesday night, February 13, swept 11 houses from  the villages of Tabajan and Casbu, in the municipality of Guildulman. While some  250 families evacuated …

Davao City government suspends classes in all levels

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Due to severe weather bulletin last  Monday night, the City Government of Davao has ordered the suspension of classes in all levels in both public and private schools in Davao City Tuesday, February 13, 2018, due  to Tropical Storm Basyang. In declaring the class suspension, the City Government through the City …

Davao braces for flooding due to TS ‘Basyang’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) and Disaster Monitoring Office are on alert as heavy rainfall in Northern Mindanao brought by Tropical Storm “Basyang” (international name Sanba). As of Sunday night, all emergency response units have been alerted and on standby. Likewise, all flood-prone barangays have also …

DoT stopped promoting Boracay, Duterte plans to close it

Davao City Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has warned to close Boracay, the country’s top beach destination, if environmental problems there would remain unsolved. “I will close Boracay. Boracay is cesspool,” Duterte said during a Manila Times business forum in Davao city Friday night. Duterte described   “You go into the water, it’s smelly. Smell …

Four bodies retrieved in Tacloban landslide

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Rescuers from  Tacloban City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) retrieved the bodies of the four victims buried during the Sunday landslide in Barangay 43-B along Congressman Mate Avenue, Tacloban City. The incident happened in the city-owned quarry claimed the lives of Alejandro Mayolargo, his common-law wife Sherry Jane Amancio, …