Duterte officially opens Palarong Pambansa 2018

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte officially declares the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on  Sunday, April 15, 2018. In his message, Duterte said , “To the student athletes who have flown all the way from their provinces to compete and represent their …

Gov’t to issue free land patent to qualified Boracay claimants

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will issue, when warranted, free patents to qualified claimants of agricultural land in Boracay Island. This, after  President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he  wants land reform to promote land distribution and better quality of life for farmers. DENR Land Management Bureau Legal Division officer-in-charge and …

Tupi Sunflower Farm Draws Tourists

TUPI, South Cotabato — Local and foreign Tourists, flock in Tupi, a town in South Cotabato popularly known for its vast “Japanese sunflower” fields. People from all ages, find themselves inside the colorful Mariano’s Blooming Agri-tourism Park, located in Purok A Barangay Poblacion, Tupi South Cotabato. Visitors not just only enjoy the colorful flowers, but …

DENR to impose 6-month Boracay closure despite appeal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Department of Environment and Environment Natural Resources  Secretary  Roy Cimatu says no amount of protest can prevent the planned six-months closure of Boracay island  to pave the way for the much needed rehabilitation. Earlier on, the inter-agency committee suggested that the closure will start on April 26 Cimatu said they are …

Tree planting contributes to mitigating climate change, says UN chief

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that tree-planting contributes to mitigating climate change impact. The health of our planet is essential to our own health and well-being, and to our future, and trees are an essential part of it,” said the UN chief at a tree-planting ceremony on the occasion of the …

Stop private-led water drilling, Davao dads urged

DAVAO CITY, Philippines –The Davao City Water District (DCWD) on Wednesday asked the City Council here to look into the ground drilling activities of private individuals and entities for commercial purposes. Lawyer Bernard Delima, spokesperson of the water firm told the  City Council Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, to stop all drilling operations because …

Tacurong City to host Philippine Bird Festival

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — The city government here is preparing for this year’s 12th Philippine Bird Festival, come May 10 to 12, 2018. The festival is aimed at increasing the awareness of the people in conserving and preserving the winged-creatures. Tacurong is the only city in the region which maintains a bird sanctuary, witih more …