SAP Go vows to help curb Tacloban flood woes

TACLOBAN CITY — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go vowed to talk to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar to address the perennial flooding along a main highway leading to the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) in this city. “I will personally request Secretary Villar to find …

Duterte declares Philippine Rise as marine resource reserve.

DAVAO CITY (May 16) — President Rodrigo Duterte  Tuesday (May 15),  declared the Philippine Rise underseas feature as a marine resource reserve of the country. On the same day, Duterte  led the send off of a team of Filipino scientists who will undertake the Coordinated National Marine Scientific Research Initiatives and Related Activities or CONMIRA …

Duterte to formally kick off maritime research in PH Rise

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to grace a series of commemorative activities including a send-off ceremony on Tuesday that will formally start the marine science research (MSR) to be performed by the country’s premier scientists in the Philippine Rise. The MSR is the first nationally-coordinated research to be conducted in the undersea …

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 …