Groups Push for Poisoning Prevention and Preparedness to Save Lives

DAVAO CITY — A professional group of toxicology experts and a watchdog group on toxic chemicals called for poison preparedness andย prevention at home and in the larger community to avoid incidents that can injure and even claim lives.ย  The Philippine Society of Clinical and Occupational Toxicology (PSCOT) and the EcoWaste Coalition made the clarion call …

5 killed, 212 affected in Davao de Oro diarrhea outbreak

DAVAO CITY — Diarrhea outbreak killed people including a three-day old baby and downed 212 others in barangay Pasian, Monkayo town, province of Davao de oro. On Friday, June 18, the municipal government has declared Barangay Pasian under the state of calamity as town mayor Ramil Gentugaya ordered a round-the-clock medical surveillance and monitoring among …

Coastal waters in 7 provinces confirmed red tide-infected

MANILA โ€“The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced on Friday that red tide has been detected in seven provinces’ coastal zones. The latest results indicated paralytic shellfish poison (PSP), or the toxin that causes red tide, is beyond the regulatory limit. The affected areas are the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City …

MILG addresses potable water scarcity in island provinces thru desalination machines

COTABATO CITY โ€“ The Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) will install in the island provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi ten (10) units of machines that will convert salty sea water into fresh drinkable water. This is to address the scarcity of potable water in the area that has been going on for …

250 families, 20 employees of energy plant in NoCot stranded due to landslide

KIDAPAWAN CITY –– About 250 families and 20 employees of Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Barangay Ilomavis here were stranded last night due to the landslide Landslides have been reported in 701 Purok 7, Road to EDC, Purok 6A Sudsowayan, Purok 7B Bowkanon, and Purok 5 Sitio Anggie, Barangay Llomavis, causing partial to total road …

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DAVAO CITY –— A rescued Philippine hawk-eagle (๐˜•๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช) was turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region XIII on May 14, 2021. In a press statement, the DENR Caraga stated that the eagle, locally known as “Lawin” was rescued by a concerned citizen from Sitio Maghilot, Bunawan Brook, Agusan del …

Lotto sales resume in MECQ areas

MANILAย โ€“ The selling of tickets of lotto jackpot-bearing games will resume in areas under modified emergency community quarantine (MECQ), Malacaรฑang announced on Thursday night. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) issued Resolution No. 115 allowing the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) …

Earth day 2021: Cimatu underscores individual actions to restore a healthy earth

DAVAO CITY — As the country celebrates Earth Day on April 22, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu emphasized the importance of having each Filipino play an active role to collectively make a substantial impact in addressing climate change and other environmental issues. With this yearโ€™s Earth Day theme “Doing …