• 31 October 2014
QUEZON CITY Oct. 31 -- Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje has called on Filipinos to avoid generating unnecessary waste and pollution as they troop to cemeteries to remember their departed loved ones this weekend. “Let us turn All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day into a more meaningful and memorable experience by minimizing waste and pollution in cemeteries,” Paje said. He warned that “small acts, whether negative or positive, when taken collectively can have such a drastic impact on the environment.” “It takes as little as using recyclable containers to contain your food, from candies to meals and drinks, to reduce the waste that is collected or otherwise end up in our waterways,” Paje pointed out. Citing a 2013 report by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Paje said that about a hundred truckloads of garbage were collected from various cemeteries in the nation’s capital region alone. As a friendly reminder, Paje urged those who will troop to cemeteries to bring only enough food to avoid wastage, use fresh flowers or potted plants without plastic wrappings, and not to leave their trash behind. The environment chief also en ...Read more

Proposed 2015 monitoring and evaluation budget of CCT, only P429-M not P4.2-B      

 CENTRAL  31 October 2014
QUEZON CITY, Oct. 31 --The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) clarified that the P4.2 billion which Senator Chiz Escudero was quoted to have said as the 2015 proposed budget for the monitoring and evaluation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is actually the proposed overall inc ...Read more

Commercial fishing operators allowed to operate within Bangsamoro waters

 CENTRAL  31 October 2014
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Oct. 31  --  Commercial fishing vessels will be allowed to operate within the proposed Bangsamoro waters, subject to regulations of the future Bangsamoro regional government and respective local governments. Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Unde ...Read more