Mis. Or. villages affected by oil spill now returning to normal

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY โ€“ The coastal areas affected by an oil spill from a sunken cargo ship is now slowly returning to normal, a village official said Monday, April 19. The boat, MV Tower 1 (formerly MV Racal IV), sank off the municipal waters of Jasaan town, Misamis Oriental on April 4. The vessel was already inoperable …

5 villages of Zambo Sibugay submerged due to flash floods

DIPOLOG CITY, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE — Residents from the five (5) villages of Imelda town in Zamboanga Sibugay scampered for safety as  their houses submerged during the Maunday Thursday flash flood due to the low pressure area. Members of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, the 44th Infantry Battalion and the municipal disaster …

Davao Mayor orders closure of swimming pools in cityโ€™s hinterland resorts

DAVAO CITY — Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio ordered the closure of all swimming pool in inland and mountain resorts including in city in compliance to the quarantine protocol and to avoid the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus Disease-19 ( Covid-19) which has yet to be contained. Armed with the Mayorโ€™s order, Paquibato Police Station Chief P/Major …

Envi group wants ban of spray paints sold online from Davao City

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY โ€“ Spray paints being sold online that were traced back to Davao City were found to be highly toxic as an environmental group has called on a ban on these products. The group EcoWaste Coalition has appealed to dealers of aerosol or spray paints from Mindanao not to sell products containing …

DENR-PNP XI converge for Mt. Apo conservation

DAVAO CITY –– Aiming to revitalize and reforest the country’s highest mountain peak, the Mt. Apo Natural Park, the directors of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR XI) and Philippine National Police (PNP-XI) signed up an understanding, on March 11, 2021. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stipulates that both parties agree to revitalize …

Volunteersโ€™ cleanup trek nets 200 kilos of trash from Mt. Apo

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato โ€“ Environmentalists and tourism officers, including guides and porters, trekked Mt. Apo, the countryโ€™s highest peak, and collected almost 200 kilos of garbage over the weekend. On Monday, Karl Tanaid, Magpet town tourism officer, said about 130 volunteers from mountaineering groups and other organizations climbed Mt. Apo for a cleanup activity. โ€œWe …