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  • Abra River threatens Ilocos Sur with flooding

    VIGAN CITY, Sept 2 (PIA) – A heavy downpour will cause the Abra River to swell and cause flooding in low-lying areas of Ilocos Sur because denuded forest covers are unable to store excess floodwaters, a study said. This was the scenario that acting  provincial local government  officer Federico Bitonio, Jr. presented during the joint meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council  (PPOC) and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) last Augu... Read Full Story - Abra River t...
  • AURELCO, DENR magkasamang nagtanim ng isang libong puno ng bakawan

    BALER, Aurora, Setyembre 2 (PIA) -- May kabuuang isang libong puno ng bakawan ang magkasamang itinanim kamakailan ng mga kawani ng Aurora Electric Cooperative (AURELCO) at Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Baler Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) sa Sitio Puntian, barangay Zabali. Ayon kay CENRO head Raul Batang, ang pagtatanim ng bakawan ay magandang paraan upang makatulong sa kapaligiran lalo na sa panahong ito na nagbabago na ang klima. Ang natu... Read Full Story - AURELCO, DEN...
  • PENRO, partners form Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force in Tarlac

    TARLAC CITY, September 2 (PIA) -- Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and its partners recently formed a Task Force that is meant to stop the prevalence of illegal logging in Tarlac. “The Task Force would reinforce forestry laws, rules, and regulations. It supports the provisions of President Benigno Aquino III’s Executive Order No.23 which declares a moratorium on cutting and harvesting of timber in natural and residual forests,” PENRO Chief Emelit... Read Full Story - PENRO, partn...
  • PENRO, mga partner bumuo ng Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force sa Tarlac 

    LUNGSOD NG TARLAC, Setyembre 2 (PIA) -- Bumuo kamakailan ng isang Task Force ang Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) at mga partner nito na naglalayong mahinto ang mga insidente ng illegal na pagtotroso sa Tarlac. Ayon kay PENRO Chief Emelita Lingat, ang Task Force ang siyang magpapatupad ng mga forestry laws, rules, and regulations. Ito aniya ang susuporta sa Executive Order No. 23 ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III na nagdedeklara ng moratorium sa pagputol at pag... Read Full Story - PENRO, mga p...
  • Valencia, NegOr promotes eco-friendly bags to its constituents

    VALENCIA, Negros Oriental, Sept. 1(PIA) – The municipality of Valencia convinces its residents to shift from using non-biodegradable plastic bags to utilizing ‘greener’ alternatives like eco-friendly bags.Valencia town Mayor Edgar Teves explained the move aims to diminish the use of plastics in the town. He noted that plastic bags can become pollutants to their land and water resources and cause clogging to the town’s drainage systems.On Aug. 31, the local government of V... Read Full Story - Valencia, Ne...
  • Panukalang naglalayong muling ideneklara ang kabuuan ng Biak na Bato bilang national park, inihain sa Kamara

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Setyembre 1 (PIA) -- Inihain ni Bulacan 3rd district representative Joselito Mendoza ang panukala na naglalayong muling ideklara ang kabuuang 2,117 ektaryang Biak na Bato na nasa pagitan ng mga bayan ng San Miguel at Donya Remedios Trinidad bilang national park. Ayon kay Mendoza, layunin ng House Bill 2713 na matuldukan ang iba’t ibang ilegal na gawain sa kabundukan kabilang na ang pagpuputol ng mga punong kahoy, pagsusunog, pag-uuling at pagmimina ng marmol at iba... Read Full Story - Panukalang n...
  • WWF to hold climate change adaptation workshop in Cordon

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, September 1 (PIA) – The World Wildlife Fund will conduct a one-day workshop tomorrow for climate change adaptation at Villa Diana Hotel and Resort in Cordon town. Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, chief executive officer of WWF-Philippines, said the activity aims to prepare local government units and other stakeholders in managing the impacts of climate change in their respective areas. He said WFF is an international non-governmental organization founded on A... Read Full Story - WWF to hold ...
  • SurSur LGU supports 'TreeVolution' on Sept 26

    TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur,  September 1 (PIA) – The provincial government here headed by Governor Johnny Pimentel is in full support to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Mindanao Development Authority's (MinDA's) “TreeVolution” activity set on September 26, this year. The said activity, which is in line with the National Greening Program of the national government, aims to break the Guinness World Record for the most t... Read Full Story - SurSur LGU s...
  • NegOcc  sets forum on environmental governance

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Sept. 1 (PIA6) - - Environmentalist and lawyer Antonio A. Oposa Jr. will have an audience of environmental warriors and advocates at the 47th Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) where he will talk on Environmental Governance.The Provincial Government through the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) will hold its CEI forum on September 3, 2014, 1PM at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol Building, Bacolod City.Oposa is an environmental law and policy... Read Full Story - NegOcc  ...
  • Happy Birthday Tree project: a call for unified action to give back to the environment

    QUEZON CITY, 1 Sept. (PIA) - “There are three things that make one immortal: writing a book, siring a son, and planting a tree.” These were the words from Philippine Information Agency-NCR Regional Director Riza Baldoria spoken to hundreds of eager participants of the “Happy Birthday Tree” project held on August 30 at the La Mesa Watershed and Ecopark in Quezon City. While the above adage does not necessarily hold true in terms of bestowing physical immorta... Read Full Story - Happy Birthd...
  • PIA bats for massive campaign on climate change resiliency, adaptation

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, Sept. 1 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 is now embarking on a massive advocacy campaign relative to climate change resiliency and adaptation, said Zamboanga Sibugay Information Center Manager Alma L. Tingcang in a statement. The PIA-Sibugay team on Friday visited national high schools of Alicia, Imelda and Buug towns, which are identified as disaster-prone areas, to coordinate the conduct of advocacy forums for high school students. &ldq... Read Full Story - PIA bats for...
  • Mayor urges public to practice proper solid waste management

    TUPI, South Cotabato, Sept. 1 (PIA)—The local chief executive of nearby Tupi municipality is encouraging his constituents to follow proper solid waste management (SWM). Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. said that this is in line with the town’s aim for economic progress. “Infrastructures are already in place and funds for construction and rehabilitation of roads going to our barangays are already set and would soon commence. We are preparing our municipality for an econom... Read Full Story - Mayor urges...
  • Benguet works out for  turn-over of communal forests to LGUs

     LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 31(PIA) - - The provincial government is bent on working   for the turn-over of communal forests to the respective local governments which will empower them in sustaining the preservation and protection of the forests.There were already eight communal forests with completed requirements and already with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Central Office according to Julius Kollin, head of the Environment and Natural Resources Office of the pr... Read Full Story - Benguet work...
  • Climate change writing tilt for student writers launched in WV

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 31 (PIA6 ) – An on-the-spot essay writing competition was launched in Western Visayas  to  get the ideas and views of the youth particularly student writers on climate change and how people and communities can mitigate and adapt to its effects.The competition is open to student writers in the region aged 18-21 years who have joined the Basic Journalism Seminar-Workshop of the Philippine Information Agency-6 duly certified and nominated by the Head of School.It i... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • Climate change awareness campaign continues

    SAN FERNANDO CITY Aug 31 (PIA) – The recent launch of the climate change advocacy campaign here has paved the way for government agencies to continue working on creating public awareness on what can be done mitigate the effects of the weather phenomenon, now described as the new normal weather.  Led by the regional offices of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources and the Philippine Information Agency in the Ilocos, the campaign launch earlier this month was well... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • Ilocos Norte radio broadcasters join nationwide tree planting

    LAOAG CITY, August 30 (PIA) – Members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) – Ilocos Norte chapter led the planting of more than 1,000 saplings of Neem tree and Talisay tree for the 4th national simultaneous Oplan Broadcastreeing on Saturday. KBP- Ilocos Norte Chapter President Cely Paz said the tree planting was held in vacant lot of the Ilocos Norte Regional School of Fishery in Barangay Lapaz here. The simultaneous national Oplan Broadcastreeing, which st... Read Full Story - Ilocos Norte...
  • PIA-NCR leads “Happy Birthday Tree” planting activity in La Mesa Dam

    QUEZON CITY, 30 August (PIA)--Youth volunteers and government partners will be planting tree saplings at the La Mesa Forest Park in Quezon City today (August 30). The project is part of the Climate Change advocacy campaign of the Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region (PIA-NCR) in partnership with the Department of Environment & Natural Resources-NCR and in cooperation with Pilipinas Natin! PIA-NCR Regional Director Riza J. Baldoria said the activity dubbed  &ld... Read Full Story - PIA-NCR lead...
  • KBP plants 1,000 seedlings for 'broadcastreeing'

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, August 30 (PIA) - - Members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Cagayan Chapter have planted some 1,000 seedlings today as part of the 'broadcastreeing' commitment made by media practitioners to the government’s greening program. Floricadel Trilles, president, said the commitment has started in 2011 when the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) encouraged mediamen to do ‘broadcastreeing’ a... Read Full Story - KBP plants 1...
  • RDC-9 member-agencies vow support to climate change campaign

    PAGADIAN CITY, Aug. 30 (PIA) – Member-agencies of the Regional Development Council (RDC)-IX’s Development Administration Committee (DevAdCom) and Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC) have expressed support to the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign (CCAC) now being spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. In two separate meetings held here recently by the DevAdCom and RSDC, the CCAC branding, “Nagb... Read Full Story - RDC-9 member...
  • Climate Change forums set in Apayao

    Climate Change forums set in Apayao BAGUIO CITY, Aug 28, (PIA) -- The Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Advocacy campaign by the  Philippine Information Agency and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR),   in partnership with Pilipinas Natin (PN),  goes to Apayao next week. The campus tour is slated  at Apayao State College(ASC) campuses in Conner and Luna  on September 2 and 3.The campaign  being conducted in the different ... Read Full Story - Climate Chan...
  • 'Bisita Barangay' stresses importance of clean air

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 29 (PIA6) - - The Metro Iloilo Airshed (MIA) continues to educate people in its covered local government units in the city and province of Iloilo the importance and benefits of air quality to one’s health, in the community and in reducing global warming and climate change through its “Bisita Barangay”.On Wednesday, August 27, the MIA-Anti Smoke Belching Unit IEC and Enforcement Team conducted an IEC and Garage Testing (Smoke Emission Testing) in the municipali... Read Full Story - 'Bisita Bara...
  • Preps for Wildlife Month starts

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Aug. 29 (PIA6) - - The province is set to celebrate its 10th Wildlife Month in November with activities already lined up for the celebration.The celebration is being organized by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PBCFI) and the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc. (NFEFI).Selected local government units in the province will host localized exhibits and biodiversity symposia with focus on aw... Read Full Story - Preps for Wi...
  • Hiligaynon News: 'Bisita Barangay' ginahatagan importansiya ang matinlo nga hangin

    SYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Agosto 29 (PIA6) - - Padayon nga gina-edukar sang Metro Iloilo Airshed (MIA) ang mga sakup sini nga mga lokal nga panguluhan sa syudad kag probinsya sang Iloilo sang kaimportansya sang kalidad sang hangin sa ikaayong lawas, sa kumonidad kag pagpanubo sang global warming kag sa pagbag-o bag-o sang klima pinaagi sa iya “Bisita Barangay”. Sining damlag lang nagpatigayon ang MIA-Anti Smoke Belching Unit IEC and Enforcement Team sang IEC kag Garage Testing (Smoke ... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Laban kontra malnutrisyon, inilunsad ng Heritage City ng Vigan

    VIGAN CITY, Aug 29 (PIA) – Hinamon ni Mayor Eva Medina ang  mga Bigueno na makiisa at makipagtulongan sa pamahalaan  na malabanan ang malnutrisyon para maging malusog na mamamayan ang mga batang Ilokano. Ito ang mensahe ni Mayor Medina sa pagtatapos ng “Nutrition Month” celebration 2014 na naganap sa Vigan Culture and Trade Center na pumapaksa sa temang “Kalamidad Paghandaan, Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan” na dinaluhan ng mga mag-aaral  at guro&nb... Read Full Story - Laban kontra...
  • Tabuk City jail inmates involved in environment preservation

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Aug. 28 (PIA) - - Inmates at the Tabuk District Jail  are actively participating in food production and environment preservation as part of their sustainable program.District Jail Warden Inspector Rommel Basilan  reported the idle land at the jail’s compound where  tall weeds used to grow is now transformed into a landscaped garden with the help of inmates.“We have grown sugar cane and various vegetables like squash, camote, okra, pechay, eggplant,... Read Full Story - Tabuk City j...
  • KBP-Pangasinan to plant trees in support of greening program

    DAGUPAN CITY, August 28 (PIA) – The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)-Pangasinan Chapter is holding its annual tree-planting program on August 30 in support of the National Greening Program (NGP). Now on its fourth year, the tree planting activity dubbed “Oplan BroadcasTreeing” will be held at the Mayor’s Shed in Bonuan Tondaligan here. KBP-Pangasinan Chapter President Jay Mendoza said a coastal clean-up drive will be held simultaneously with the ac... Read Full Story - KBP-Pangasin...
  • Role of youth  in climate change adaptation and mitigation to be discussed in forum

    QUEZON CITY, Aug. 28 --  The critical role of youth in climate change adaptation and mitigation will be tackled in a forum on Friday at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon City. Close to a hundred students from various universities and colleges in Metro Manila, including youth leaders from various organizations, are expected to participate in the youth forum organized by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). ... Read Full Story - Role of yout...
  • ‘Yolanda’ defines Capiceños' heroism

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 28 (PIA6) – Capiceños displayed heroism in the aftermath of supertyphoon Yolanda to immediately recover from the devastation and move on to start a new and better life ahead.This was how Capiz Gov. Victor A. Tanco conveyed his appreciation on the resiliency and selflessness of super typhoon survivors in his message during a simple program in view of the National Heroes Day (NHD) celebven the international humanitarian responders who came to the province were ... Read Full Story - ‘Yolanda’ de...
  • DENR, PIA launch CCA campaign in Bicol

    LEGAZPI CITY, Aug 28 (PIA) – To further intensify the climate change adaptation (CCA) campaign of the government, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) teamed up to launch the CCA program in the region at the Cconvention Center of Pili, Camarines Sur Provincial Capitol on August 26. DENR Bicol Director Gilbert Gonzales said the advocacy aims to address the indifference of the public on climate change issues through strategic... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA la...
  • Cebuano News: Surigao REACT team mipahigayon ug  First Aid/ Basic Life Support training

    SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Agosto 28 (PIA) – Ang mga miyembro sa Radio Emergency Assistance Communication Team (REACT) ning syudad mipahigayon og tulo ka adlaw nga First Aid/Basic Life Support Training niadtong Agosto 21-23, 2014 didto sa 2nd Floor 3B’s Electrical Equipment Shop, Borromeo Street, ning dakbayan. Ang maong tulo ka adlaw nga kalihukan nagdala sa tema nga, “Kaligtasan Mo, Pinaghahandaan Ko.” Sumala ni REACT Group Executive Chief city coun... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • NEWS FEATURE: Kicking off the day with tree growing

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, August 28 (PIA)— Sunrise gradually looms in the horizon signalling the breaking of the new day.It was a beautiful fair day indeed as the right mix of warmness and coolness settling well in the atmosphere just perfect for planting trees or what they now described as tree growing.Yes, tree growing is government’s way of making it up with a messed up Mother Nature.Being government’s long-time communications frontline, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) XI... Read Full Story - NEWS FEATURE...
  • PIA, DTI, DOST hold climate change adaptation, energy audit seminar in Siquijor

    SIQUIJOR, Aug 28 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Siquijor province pooled efforts and resources to conduct a seminar recently on climate change adaptation and energy audit to the members of the small and medium entrepreneurs in the province.DTI-Siquijor provincial director Nimfa Virtucio in her opening remarks explained the importance of convergence for SMEs developm... Read Full Story - PIA, DTI, DO...
  • LGU trains DRRM team on camp management

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, August 27 (PIA) – Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRM) action officers, health workers, social workers, police commanders, school heads, and volunteers here submit for a two-day basic camp management and community kitchen volunteers’ training on August 12-13. Participants were oriented on the basic things they need to prepare prior, during and after a disaster with particular focus on the management of internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside t... Read Full Story - LGU trains D...
  • Ilocos Norte's evacuation centers get star-rating for looks, facilities

    LAOAG CITY, August 27 (PIA) - Like hotels, Ilocos Norte's evacuation centers are now star-rated from one to a maximum of three stars depending on the presence of facilities and whether the physical appearance is pleasant. Provincial Planning and Development Officer Pedro Agcaoili, secretary of the provincial resiliency task force, said evacuation centers are composed of primary and secondary schools, district hospitals, municipal auditoriums and churches. The task force said an eva... Read Full Story - Ilocos Norte...
  • Reduce carbon footprints, student writers urged

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA)—Student writers have to lead in climate change advocacy by starting to cut their carbon footprints and live a lifestyle worthy of emulation by their peers, said DENR-6 official. Director Alice Lustica, designated climate czar for Western Visayas, told the more than 900 campus paper writers in her series of lectures during the Campus Journalism seminar workshops held July to August this year, spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency here. Lustica... Read Full Story - Reduce carbo...
  • Kinaray-a News: DENR nagpanawagan sa pagproteksyon ka ‘natural parks’ kag mga kabukidan

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Agosto 27 (PIA6) -  - Ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources nagapanawagan sa pagproteksyon sa mga ‘natural park’ kag mga kabukidan sa Antique.Ang dya nga kampanya may kaangtanan sa ‘climate change mitigation and adaptation advocacy’ sangka lihuk nga ginabuligan kang DENR kag Philippine Information Agency.Suno kay Beverly Salvan, Information Officer ka DENR-Antique sa anang pagpresentar kang ‘State of Environment’ ka  ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Cebuano News: Disaster camp management training gipahigayon sa Camiguin

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, August 27, 2014 (PIA) – Gilantaw sa probinsya sa Camiguin ang maayong pagpadagan sa mga evacuation center sa probinsya panahon nga adunay masinati nga kalamidad. Aron kini masiguro, gipailalum sa duha ka adlaw nga basic camp management ug community kitchen volunteers’ training niadtong Agosto 12 hangtud 13 ang mga natudlo nga Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRM) action officers sa matag munisipyo, health worker, social worker, police commander, s... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • PENRO Agusan Norte inaugurates new building

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) – The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Agusan del Norte has inaugurated its new three-storey office building in Barangay Tiniwisan, on August 18, 2014 here as part of the continuing effort to improve the services to the people. “Employees will now have a better working atmosphere thus improve its services to the people. This has been made possible through the support of secretary Ramon J.P. Paje and regional director Nonit... Read Full Story - PENRO Agusan...
  • DENR gives 28 land titles in Siargao

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 27 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 13 officials headed by regional director Nonito M. Tamayo distributed 28 land titles under Free Patents to landless families in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte during a ceremony held at Kapitolyo Nan Siargao in Dapa recently. “This is a continuing program under the 'Handog Titulo ng Pangulo' Program of the Aquino Administration for the landless people to own the lands they have be... Read Full Story - DENR gives 2...
  • Iloilo province to have more trees

    ILOILO CITY, August 27 (PIA) --- “Speeches are made by politicians like me, but only God can make a tree”.This was one of the key messages delivered by Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. during his State of the Province Address (SOPA) held Tuesday at Iloilo Provincial Capitol, paraphrasing an old poem by Joyce Kilmer citing the significance of trees.Defensor vowed that more trees will be planted in the province, recognizing their value despite all the fantastic technological advanc... Read Full Story - Iloilo provi...
  • Gov. Migz keynotes Regional Climate Change Advocacy campaign in Camarines Sur

    By: Ana-Liza S. Macatangay PILI, Camarines Sur, Aug 28 (PIA) --- “Alongside the changing times should come a change in mindsets. Because the dangers are real, so too, should be our response.”This was the challenge raised by Camarines Sur Governor Miguel “MIgz” Villafuerte as he keynotes the Climate Change Advocacy Regional Kick-off held Tuesday at the Provincial Capitol Convention Center here, with more than 400 hundred crowd in attendance. The activity was atte... Read Full Story - Gov. Migz ke...
  • Waray News: DSWD ngan IOM magtutukod dugang nga puy-anan han mga Yolanda survivors

    QUEZON CITY, Aug. 27  – Mapirma an Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ngan  International Organization for Migration (IOM) hin  partnership agreement aber mag-construct hin kadugangan nga transitional shelters para han mga Typhoon Yolanda survivors han Eastern Visayas nga aada pa mga tent na puyo sugad man an aadi ha evacuation centers. Iginpahayag han DSWD Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, ngan Chief of Mission and Direct... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • Saguday strengthens disaster rescue teams

    SAGUDAY, Quirino, August 26 (PIA)-- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) here  has intensified its program on disaster preparedness by organizing and training its quick response teams from the municipal down to the barangay level. Joey Gamboa, the newly designated municipal disaster risk reduction officer said as mandated by their Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Code, the emergency quick  response team called Ligtas Rescue Units has been org... Read Full Story - Saguday stre...
  • BNHS studes back environment protection, climate change adaptation

    BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 26 (PIA) – Students of Bayog National High School (BNHS) here have expressed their support to protecting the environment, as they formulated an action plan aimed at addressing the adverse effects of climate change. In a climate change advocacy forum conducted on Friday by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), a 30-minute video documentary on climate change produced by PIA and a six-minute video produced by the GMA Network were shown to the students, f... Read Full Story - BNHS studes ...
  • Nueva Vizcaya dads urge public to attend public hearings on  env’t code

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, August 26 (PIA) – Local legislators here are inviting Novo Vizcayanos to attend and listen to the on-going deliberations regarding the proposed environment code. Vice governor Lambet Galima, Jr. said the proposed environment code of the province will be a measure to address the unregulated utilization of Nueva Vizcaya’s mineral and natural resources.He said the Committee on Environment Protection and Natural Resources will be holding its regular public ... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Support TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW -- DENR 12 chief

    KORONADAL CITY,  South Cotabato,  Aug 26 (PIA)  --  Regional Director Datu Tungko Saikol  of the Department of  Environment  and Natural Resources (DENR)  12  has   appealed   for  public  participation  in the TreeVolution: Greening  MindaNOW. TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW  is an  activity  of the  DENR and the  Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)  which  attempts to... Read Full Story - Support Tre...
  • Tagalog news: 82 sea turtle hatchlings, pinakawalan sa Corcuera, Romblon

    CORCUERA, Romblon, Agosto 26 (PIA) --- Mahigit 80 sea turtle hatchlings ang pinakawalan kahapon ng umaga sa bayan ng Corcuera sa pangunguna ng mga Municipal Officials, Office of the Municipal Agriculturist at PNP personnel ng Corcuera Municipal Police Station. Pinangunahan ni Municipal Agriculturist Erwin Fabella, ang pag papalaya sa mga batang pawikan na Green Olive Sea Turtles sa baybaying dagat ng Barangay Poblacion, Corcuera (Simara), Romblon. Ayon kay Fabella, noong unang ara... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: Ipinatutupad na Fishery Ordinance sa bayan ng Romblon balak repasuhin

    ROMBLON, Romblon, Agosto 25 (PIA) --- Planong amyendahan ang kasalukuyang ipinaiiral na Comprehensive Municipal Fishery Ordinance (CMFO) ng bayan ng Romblon. Ang mga pinaguusapang amyendahan ay ang ilang probisyong nakapaloob sa batas na hindi angkop sa sitwasyon ng pangisdaan sa karagatang sakop ng Romblon. Ang nasabing pagpupulong ay ipinatawag ng Sangguniang Bayan ng Romblon at Municipal Agriculture Office para sa lahat ng mga fishing boat/fishnets operators, payao (fish a... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DILG, OCD strengthen contingency planning capacity of Cordillera LGUs

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 23 (PIA) - - The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)  in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) opened  here  on  Tuesday  the  Contingency Planning Workshop for Cordillera local government units-firts batch   in line with their goal of ensuring climate change adaptive and disaster resilient communities.The three-day  workshop was  attended by disaster risk reduction and management officers and stakeholders... Read Full Story - DILG, OCD st...
  • DENR calls for  protection of Antique’s natural attractions 

    SAN JOSE, Antique  (PIA) -  - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has called for community participation in the protection of the Antique’s natural parks and mountain ranges.The campaign is in line with the advocacy on climate change mitigation and adaptation, a collaborative effort of DENR and Philippine Information Agency.Beverly Salvan, Information Officer of DENR-Antique during her presentation of the State of Environment of Antique before the members of the A... Read Full Story - DENR calls f...
  • Kinaray-a News: Kabataan sa elemetarya nagpahayag ihibalo bahin sa climate change

    Hamtic, Antique, Agosto.23 (PIA6) - - Bisan mga bata pa ang edad, nagpaabot man kang anda naman-an ang kabataan nga naga eskwela sa Lanag Elementary School sa Barangay Evelio B. Javier, banwa kang Municipalidad kang Hamtic kon ano sa pamatyag nanda ang madara nga halit kang climate change sa kabuhi kag mga propyedad. Ginpabutyag kang onse anyus (11 years old) nga si  Zaira Mabaquiao nga ang climate change kahimuan kang tao kag ginpabutyag ang sangka halimbawa parehas kang pagpangpapas ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • PIA, DENR hold Luzon-wide conference on climate change

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 22 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted a Luzon-wide conference on Climate Change Advocacy campaign at the Forest View Leisure Residences, Subic Bay Freeport Zone last week.With the theme “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago”, the conference on "Knowing the Hazards and Communicating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Measures was participated ... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR ho...
  • Kids aware of climate change

    Hamtic, Antique, Aug.22 (PIA) - - Even at an early age, the elementary pupils of the Lanag Elementary School in Barangay Evelio B. Javier, this Municipality have expressed awareness of the threats posed by climate change to life and properties. Eleven-year old Zaira Mabaquiao  shared with her classmates that climate change is attributed to human activity, among which is the massive deforestation. Hide message history This was her answer when PIA Antique Infocen Manager Margie... Read Full Story - Kids aware o...
  • Team behind "If Not Us Then Who" project visits PIA

    QUEZON CITY, August 22 (PIA) -- Driven by Climate Change Commission Commissioner Naderev "Yeb" Saño's question, "If not us, then who? If not now, then when?", Handcrafted Films travels around the world to find out who is protecting the world's forests. Handcrafted Films, the group behind the "If Not Us Then Who?" project, is an independent UK-based production company focusing on communicating complex contemporary issues into concise and accessibl... Read Full Story - Team behind ...
  • Tsunami survivor hails disaster preparedness trainings

    PAGADIAN CITY, Aug. 22 (PIA) – A tsunami survivor thanked the government for conducting disaster preparedness training in the barangays here to lessen the adverse impacts of disasters on the populace. During the 38th commemoration of Moro Gulf Tsunami last Aug. 17, tsunami survivor Zacharias Espadilla said the disaster training would help the people prepare for any emergencies.  “Nagpasalamat ko sa kagamhananan nga naghimo ug disaster preparedness training tungod&... Read Full Story - Tsunami surv...
  • More funds alloted for NVizcaya refo project

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, August 20 (PIA) – More funds have been allotted by the  provincial government here inorder to  improve the status of its reforestation project with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) in Diadi town. Governor Ruth Padilla said that the project’s expectations declined, showing only  8 percent survival rate of the total of trees planted within the covered 156 hectares in Diadi town. “Only 12.74 hectares remained. It prom... Read Full Story - More funds a...
  • DENR, army, police intensify seizure of  illegal forest products 

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Aug. 20 (PIA6) - - The joint forces of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized another 990.65 board feet of lumber in northern Negros.The intensified efforts of DENR and partner authorities led to the apprehension of a Mitsubishi Delica Van at a checkpoint in Barangay Poblacion 1 in Sagay City carrying these illegal forest products.These products are composed of Bagalnga and Gmelina species... Read Full Story - DENR, army, ...
  • Regional climate change advocacy campaign kicks off in Cam Sur

    LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 20 (PIA) – Known as the country’s typhoon highway, Bicol region gears up for the launching of climate change advocacy campaign in Camarines Sur on August 26. The event to be held at the Convention Center, Capitol Complex, Cadlan Pili, Camarines Sur is a collaborative project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) based on a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed mutually by both agencies. Ca... Read Full Story - Regional cli...
  • MinDA, partners to plant millions of trees; to mark history in Guinness World Record

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 21 (PIA) – In line with the Mindanao-wide campaign dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW,” the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) together with its partner agencies in the government and private sector aims to plant 4,636,000 trees in multiple locations covering a total of 9,200 hectares in just one hour. “This will also serve as a campaign to improve environmental awareness among all Mindanawons,” expressed MinDA Sec. Luwalhati Anton... Read Full Story - MinDA, partn...
  • Legazpi complies with requirements for IPOP projects under WB GEF

    LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 20 (PIA) -- The city government of Legazpi was the first among the six city-beneficiaries in the country to submit the requirements for the Integrated Persistent Pollutants (IPOP) projects under the World Bank (WB) Global Environment Fund (GEF). Mayor Noel E. Rosal of this city said Tuesday during the project presentation to cooperating agencies that the Unintentional Produced Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOP) action plan was reviewed and approved by the Department of ... Read Full Story - Legazpi comp...
  • Mindanao’s Guinness world record attempt opens online registration

    DAVAO CITY, Aug. 20 -- Calls to participate in Mindanao’s attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most number of trees planted in an hour at multiple sites aim to become viral as online registration opens to interested participants across the island-region. The world record attempt, which will happen on September 26, aims to plant 4,636,000 trees at various sites covering a total area of 9,200 hectares within Mindanao. Dubbed “TreeVolution: Greening Min... Read Full Story - Mindanao’s G...
  • Waray News: Climate Change Commission naglansar hin RAPID Programme han 12 nga Yolanda affected areas ha EV

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Aug. 20 (PIA) – Opisyal nga iginlansar han Climate Change Commission han Lunes nga adlaw an Resilience and Preparedness for Inclusive Development (RAPID) Programme, usa nga expansion han Project Climate Twin Phoenix ha mga lugar nga apektado ni bagyo Yolanda. Panuyo han programa nga mapakusog an kapasidad han mga institusyon ha lokal nga pangubyernuhan ngan mas mapabaskog an mga institusyon ngan mahilugar an climate change adaptation ngan disaster risk reduction ... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • Hiligaynon News: DepEd nagapanawagan sa pagpanghanda sang mga buluthuan

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Agosto 20 (PIA6) – Ginpanawagan sang talatapan sang Department of Education ang pagpanghanda sang tagsa ka mga buluthuan sa tion sang kalamidad. Suno kay Capiz Schools Division Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Person Nilo Domingo nga kinahanglanon ang pagkapreparado sa ano man nga sahi sang kalamidad subong sang baha, linog sunog kag iban pa. Ginpahahay man niya nga ini ang rason snag direktiba sang ila talatapan agud malikawan ang mga kasamaran ukon kahali... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Pilot evacuation center to rise in Oton town

    ILOILO CITY, August 19 (PIA) --- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-6 will soon establish a pilot evacuation center in Oton town here as a disaster preparedness measure.In a DSWD media release, Rosario Sanagustin DSWD-6 Protective Services Unit Head, said the P10-million worth evacuation center that will soon rise in Brgy. Tagbac Sur, Oton is a first in the Visayas.Sanagustin said that we already have a “new normal” and resiliency of Filipinos is one of the topmo... Read Full Story - Pilot evacua...
  • Gov’t employees urged to re-green Nueva Vizcaya’s Camp Agbaper

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, August 19 (PIA) – Provincial government employees here have been instructed to regreen the Camp Agbaper in barangay Masoc here. The order came from Governor Ruth Padilla urging provincial government workers to replant the PLGU-owned camp in preparation for the Boy Scout of the Philippines(BSP) division encampment on November this year .The scouting event is expected to be participated by various high schools in the province. “This will further rein... Read Full Story - Gov’t employ...
  • E-Jeep to  ply as public transport in Baguio City

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 19(PIA) - - For a better air quality and environment friendly,  the  E-Jeep (electronic jeep) will  soon be a  public transport in this mountain resort city.  Perfecto Itliong, 1-United Transport  Transport Koalisyon (1 UTAK) coordinator,  said that initially  100 units E-Jeep with  capacity of 23 passengers each  will ply the Magsaysay-Trancoville route. Since the vehicle is powered by electricity instead of gasoline,... Read Full Story - E-Jeep to &n...
  • In Ilocos Sur, farmers turn to organic farming

    TAGUDIN, Ilocos Sur, August 19 (PIA) – More than 200 farmers attended a training on making of organic fertilizers and pesticides from natural materials as part of the local government's climate change advocacy. The government, non-government organizations and religious sector said organic agriculture is a means of coping with climate change and rising costs of commercial fertilizers.  Organic farming reduces the vulnerability of the farmers to climate change and variabil... Read Full Story - In Ilocos Su...
  • Preparing for disasters? Imagine the worst

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, Aug 19 (PIA) - To Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Director Renato Solidum, it takes imagination and anticipation to prepare a community against disasters.  Disaster imagination is identifying the problem, accepting that there is a problem, and doing something about it, he said. “You must know how to identify the hazards that will affect your place and beyond. Try to imagine the consequences to better identify the solution,” Solidum... Read Full Story - Preparing fo...
  • Waray News: Paje nagduduso hin mas hilarum nga pagtagad han katawhan pagsurapo han climate change

    QUEZON CITY, Aug. 17 --  Iginduduso han Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) an masmakusog nga panginlabot han katawhan ha pagsurapo han climate change aber makabulig ha mga nanenelikado nga komunidad ngan maka adapt na basi maibanan an potential climate risks. Kaupod an civil society group Climate Change Congress of the Philippines (CCCP), nanagbalay an DENR hin duha ka adaw nga kumprensya nga nagtirok hin mga people's organizations (POs) ha sakob han Marikina wa... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • Thailand contributes over US$600,000 to Yolanda rehab

    MANILA, Aug 18 -- Thailand Ambassador to the Philippines Prasas Prasasvinitchai presented a check in the amount of US$622,243.39 to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario as additional donation from the Government and people of Thailand to aid the rehabilitation process in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. The simple handover ceremony was held at the Department of Foreign Affairs and attended by Ms. Thelsa Biolena, Director of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Response O... Read Full Story - Thailand con...
  • PAGASA to install Doppler Rader in Siquijor soon

    SIQUIJOR, Aug 18 (PIA) -- Siquijor province will soon have Doppler Radar, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).PAGASA administrator Vicente Malano said the radar will be installed anytime soon after the actual inspection and series of ocular site visits. He visited Siquijor recently to inspect the site where the radar will be installed.In an interview with the PIA-Siquijor during the recent Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Manag... Read Full Story - PAGASA to in...
  • DENR to host youth forum on climate change

    QUEZON CITY, Aug. 18 -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be hosting a youth forum aimed at educating young people and urging them to become more actively involved in efforts to address the causes and impacts of climate change. The forum, entitled “The Filipino Youth: Building Better Lives in a Changing Climate,” will be held on August 29 at the Luxent Hotel on Timog Avenue in Quezon City.  Around 80 student leaders from Metro Manila unive... Read Full Story - DENR to host...
  • Waging Critical Awareness on Climate Change

    Discussions  on Climate Change first came up in late 1980s when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created in 1988. The World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) set it up to prepare for mitigation strategies addressing  the adverse impact of climate change.  (https://www.ipcc.ch/organization/organization_history.shtml). Almost  three decades have passed but the phrase “global warming and climate chang... Read Full Story - Waging Criti...
  • DENR pushes for management plan for a cave in Ifugao

    KIANGAN, Ifugao, Aug. 18(PIA)- - Personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the province are exerting their efforts for the protection and preservation of a cave found in the municipality  eight  years ago.Jose Cabrera Jr, officer- in- charge of the Lamut Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer recently  sought  the assistance of the Municipal Tourism Officer (MTO), Eulalie Dulnuan and Municipal Planning and Development Coordinato... Read Full Story - DENR pushes ...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino nagpasalamat sa mga Jews sa ilang donasyon nga $3.9M

    MANILA, Agosto 18 (PIA) – Nagpasalamat si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III sa mga Jews sa ilang donasyon nga duolan tres milyones dolyares nga bili sa prosthetics, ug kapin usa ka milyon ka dolyar ($1.4M), alang sa mga biktima sa Bagyong Yolanda. Ang donasyon gitunol sa mga nagpaluyo sa documentary nga "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust,” kansang premiere screening sa Malacanang gitambongan sa Presidente, bag-ohay pa lamang.     &... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Lapuyan town trains stakeholders on disaster risk reduction plan formulation 

    LAPUYAN, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 18 (PIA) – To enhance the capacity of stakeholders on disaster risk reduction, particularly on prevention and mitigation measures, a one day orientation on Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management plan formulation was conducted on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the old municipal gym here. The activity, which was an initiave of municipal government through the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) Office, was participated in by ... Read Full Story - Lapuyan town...
  • Iloilo River beckons to boat race enthusiasts

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 18 (PIA6) – Iloilo River can be a good venue for sports, tourism and related activities, according to Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Director lawyer Ma. Janet C. Mesa, as she cited ongoing efforts to clean up and develop the said body of water here.Among these initiatives is Oplan SWIM of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Oplan SWIM stands for Sustainable Work Plan for Iloilo River Management, a multi-million-peso project which seek... Read Full Story - Iloilo River...
  • DRRMOs enhance disaster preparedness via workshops

    DUMAGUETE CITY, August 18 (PIA) -- Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers (DRRMO) of local government units (LGUs) in Negros Oriental went into a two-day disaster preparedness enhancement seminar workshop on August 14-15 at the Provincial Convention Hotel, Dumaguete City.Negros Oriental provincial governor Roel Degamo in his welcome remarks reminded everyone on the importance of saving lives in times of disaster.The governor said that disaster preparedness is among the top priority... Read Full Story - DRRMOs enhan...
  • EDC's BINHI program to reforest 10T hectares of forestland in 10 years

    DUMAGUETE CITY, August 18 (PIA) -- The Negros Island Geothermal Business Unit (NIGBU) of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC)  aims to reforest 10,000 hectares of forestland in the geothermal area through its BINHI program in a period of ten years.This was bared by Engr. Dwight Maxino, vice-president of NIGBU-EDC in the recent Kapihan sa PIA  held at Bethel Guest House, Dumaguete City.Presently BINHI's tree for life program has already planted 7,600 hectares of endangered prime... Read Full Story - EDC's BINHI ...
  • Urban poor group holds DRRM, land acquisition, housing program orientation

    SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, August 18 (PIA) – Residents and members of the urban poor group here converged recently for a one-day Basic Orientation on Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM), and Government Land Acquisition and Housing Programs spearheaded by the Surigao City Urban Poor Association and Commission on Urban Poor in cooperation with the city government of Surigao, held at Jakelou Catering House, this city. The activity aims to campaign awareness on disas... Read Full Story - Urban poor g...
  • Climate Change Commission launches RAPID Programme in 12 Yolanda affected areas in EV

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Aug. 18(PIA) – The Climate Change Commission officially launched here on Monday the Resilience and Preparedness for Inclusive Development (RAPID) Programme, which is an expansion of Project Climate Twin Phoenix in Yolanda-affected areas. The programme aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of local governments and to mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management in local development and land use plans in twelve (12) coas... Read Full Story - Climate Chan...
  • P14B People’s Survival Fund sa 2015, panlaban ng mga LGUs sa Climate Change

    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Agosto 18 (PIA) -- Inihahanda na ng administrasyong Aquino ang 14 bilyong pisong People’s Survival Fund para sa taong 2015 upang magamit ng mga pamahalaang lokal sa kani-kanilang proyekto at programang panlaban sa hamon ng Nagbabagong Klima o climate change. Ito ang kinumpirma ni Philippine Climate Change Commission Commissioner Naderev Sano sa isang panayam sa katatapos na “Knowing the Hazards and Communicating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Measur... Read Full Story - P14B People’...
  • Paje:  Stronger grassroots involvement needed to combat climate change

    QUEZON CITY, Aug. 17 --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is pushing for stronger grassroots involvement in the fight against climate change to help vulnerable communities effectively adapt to and reduce potential climate risks. Along with the civil society group Climate Change Congress of the Philippines (CCCP), the DENR recently hosted a two-day conference that brought together various people's organizations (POs) within the Marikina watershed to tackle ... Read Full Story - Paje:  ...
  • NGO, DENR-8 and other partner agencies to rehabilitate forests in Leyte

    PALO, Leyte, August 16 (PIA) – A multi-sectoral partnership between the communities, the government, the academe, and the non-government organizations was launched in Palo, Leyte on Thursday in a bid to rehabilitate the denuded forests in Eastern Visayas due to the havoc brought by typhoon Yolanda. The launching was spearheaded by the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation Inc. (PTFCF), a non government organization in coordination with Department of Environment and Natura... Read Full Story - NGO, DENR-8 ...
  • Pampang garbage station out in two months – Angeles LGU

    ANGELES CITY, August 16 (PIA) -- The solid waste transfer station in barangay Pampang will be removed and transferred to a more appropriate site within two months, Angeles City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan announced Wednesday. “As promised by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan in his recent state of the city address, the transfer station in Pampang, which understandably has been eliciting adverse reactions from nearby residents, will be finally ... Read Full Story - Pampang garb...
  • Diocese of Dumaguete intensifies disaster preparedness in its parishes

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug 14 (PIA) -- Some eight vicariates and its parishes of the Diocese of Dumaguete participated in a three-day trainers’ training on disaster preparedness in response to the growing concerns on climate change and natural disasters.From August 12 to 14, the seminar-workshop aimed at institutionalizing disaster preparedness in the diocese through capacitating pool of trainers and resonate it to their respective churches or chapels.The training is a continuation of t... Read Full Story - Diocese of D...
  • DENR personnel warns public on disastrous events brought by climate change

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, August 15 (PIA) - Changes in our rainfall patterns will cause flooding in some regions and droughts in others. The droughts have also been the cause of increased wildfires, burning down homes and crops among other things; these are just the effect of climate change according to Grace Gravoso of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CENRO Catbalogan City. Although experts argue extreme weather such as Haiyan or known as Super Typhoon Yolanda ... Read Full Story - DENR personn...
  • Climate change forum set Aug. 20 at Bayog National High School

    BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 15 (PIA) – In a bid to intensify an advocacy campaign on climate change to stakeholders, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9, the development communication arm of national government, will hold a climate change advocacy forum at Bayog National High School (BNHS) come Aug. 20  in barangay Kahayagan here. Provincial Information Center Manager Claro Lanipa said the forum is an offshoot to the regional launch of Climate Change Advocacy Campai... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • 15 POs to implement forestland management project in Ifugao Town

    MAYOYAO, Ifugao, Aug. 15 (PIA)- - Fifteen people’s organization (PO) from this municipality  are set  to implement the Forestland Management Project (FMP) funded by the Government of the Philippines  and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). According to Congressman Teddy Baguilat Jr. who inducted the officers of the 15 POs,  the FMP is a 10-year project which  intends to address the twin problem of forest degradation and poverty in the area. This... Read Full Story - 15 POs to im...
  • DepEd calls for disaster preparedness in schools

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 15 (PIA6) – Preparedness must be in place as disaster can occur anytime, said Capiz Schools Division Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Person Nilo Domingo. According to him, everybody must be ready at all times as “we cannot predict what happens next.” Domingo said that in order to prepare their students as well as teachers on what to do before, during and after any disaster, they are requiring all their schools to have their respective DRR plan.&n... Read Full Story - DepEd calls ...
  • DENR seizes more than 3,000 board feet of lumber

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Aug. 15 (PIA6) - - Operatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippine National Police and Philippine Army seized some 3,843.10 board feet of red and white lauan and other naturally grown lumber in Barangay Caduha-a, Cadiz City. The undocumented lumber were recovered at a lumber yard in the area after a week of surveillance, coordination and routing monitoring made by DENR Cadiz, PNP Cadiz and the 12th Infantry Battalion personnel. Co... Read Full Story - DENR seizes ...
  • DILG conducts training on risk map preparation

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 15 – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to conduct on Aug. 18-22 a weeklong training on Risk Map Preparation through the Utilization of Geographic Information System (GIS) for Mindanao River Basin (MRB) enclosed towns. Twenty MRB-LGUs in northern Mindanao will be extended with technical assistance by DILG-10 in coming up with their own multi-hazard and risk maps on a community level. Target local government units include the mu... Read Full Story - DILG conduct...
  • DENR kicks off environmental symposium in schools

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 15 (PIA) - Close to five thousand students in cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro attended a series of environmental symposium on climate change spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA).Students, faculties and administration were briefed on the four major programs of DENR to include Geohazards, National Greening Program, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change Adaptation.The environmental sympo... Read Full Story - DENR kicks o...
  • P14B budget in ‘15 for LGUs to firm disaster risk reduction plans 

    CEBU CITY, August 14 (PIA) ---  Climate Change Commissioner Usec. Naderev "Yeb" Saño bared the government has earmarked P14 billion for 2015 under the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) to help local government units strengthen their climate change mitigation and disaster risk reduction plans.Saño was recently in Cebu as keynote speaker in the 1st-ever Barangay Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Central Visayas held in t... Read Full Story - P14B budget ...
  • DENR, gov’t agencies & LGUs converge for Marikina Watershed

    ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, August 14 (PIA)—Various government agencies and local government units spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Calabarzon conducted the Conference on Building Climate Resilient Communities through Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) for Marikina Watershedd: The Stakeholders as Partners in Sustainable Development at the First Pacific Leadership Academy, Antipolo City, Rizal last August 7-8. The two-day conference & works... Read Full Story - DENR, gov’t ...
  • Climate change advocacy in Benguet  centers on  partnership

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 14(PIA) - - It takes a partnership in pushing for a cause. This is what a group of stakeholders are into in an advocacy project on climate change in the province.The advocacy is anchored on the theme, “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago”,  with the purpose of changing people’s mindset due to an urgency for a call to action to climate change which accordingly is beginning to transform life globally. In the  partnership&nbs... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • DOST 13 supports Climate Change advocacy

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) -- “Nagbabago na ang Panahon.. Panahon na para magbago…” This was the striking statement posted on uniform tarpaulins region wide advocating climate change. “We are running out of time… We need to educate our people. Let us act now for the welfare of our children,” Butuan City mayor Ferdinand Amante exclaimed as he welcomed guests and participants during the Regional Information Officers’ Summit on Climate Change Ad... Read Full Story - DOST 13 supp...
  • Bayog MDRRMO conducts training on disaster risk reduction management

    BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 14 (PIA) – The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) conducted on Tuesday a one day training  on disaster risk reduction management to barangay captains, school heads, barangay secretaries, and members of Barangay Emergency Response Team (BERT) at the municipal gym here. MDRRM Officer Abraham Capayas said the training was in compliance with the provision of Republic Act No. 10121 otherwise known as “An Act Strengthening ... Read Full Story - Bayog MDRRMO...
  • SurSur DENR gears up to join world record-breaking bid on tree planting

    TANDAG CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Surigao del Sur headed by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Rosendo Asunto has already started to lay down the groundwork for their agency’s bid to break the “Guinness World Record” on tree planting dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow.” Asunto broke the news on Tuesday during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meet... Read Full Story - SurSur DENR ...
  • Kinaray-a News: Nagnaba kaso kang pamalatian nga dengue sa probinsya

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Agosto 14 (PIA6) - -  Ginreport kang  Provincial Health Office (PHO) nga nagnaba sa 77 porsyento ang kaso kang pamalatian nga dengue sa probinsya kang Antique halin sa panahon sakup ang bulan kang Enero hasta sa nahauna nga simana kang Agosto kadya nga tuig kon i-komparar sa parehas man nga panahon kang tuig 2013 Suno  kay Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo  mga  194 dengue cases ang narekord umpisa Enero hasta sa nahauna nga simana... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • EDC airs side on massive cutting issue

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 13 (PIA) – In response to the issue over the alleged massive cutting down of trees in some areas of Mount Talinis in Valencia, Negros Oriental, some officials of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) clarified that the energy firm maintains an environment-friendly operation in the said area.The clarification was made during a Kapihan Forum here with EDC officials as guest panelists. Ecosystems Care Department Head of EDC, Atty. Allan Barcena denied these a... Read Full Story - EDC airs sid...
  • Less dengue cases in Antique noted

    SAN JOSE, Antique, August 13 (PIA) - - The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in the province of Antique reported a drop of dengue cases to 77 percent  from January to early part of August 2014 as compared to the same period last year. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo said that only 194 dengue cases were recorded from January to early part of August this year, compared to 859 cases in the same period in 2013. Dr. Naciongayo attributed the drop of dengue cases to the s... Read Full Story - Less dengue ...
  • Paje seeks more positive public attitude to climate change

    QUEZON CITY, 13 August (PIA)--As the climate changes, so must overall public attitude on climate change. This was according to Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje, who is leading government efforts to develop a more positive public attitude towards climate change through a massive advocacy campaign aimed at raising the awareness of people about the global phenomenon characterized by increasingly frequent extreme weather events. “We need the public to under... Read Full Story - Paje seeks m...
  • Paje: DENR won’t tolerate illegal wildlife trade

    QUEZON CITY, Aug. 13 --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) does not condone any illegal wildlife activities and will not hesitate to take strong action against those involved in such activities, much more if they are employees of the agency. Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje made this assurance following the arrest of an alleged DENR employee, who was illegally selling wildlife species online. “Those who engage in illegal t... Read Full Story - Paje: DENR w...
  • Panagsagana iti tiempo ti bagyo: Plastik a bote pang-salbar ti biag iti Ilocos Sur

    VIGAN CITY, Aug 13 (PIA) – Sabsabali ita ti kampania ti Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC)  a panagsagana kontra iti kalamidad ta madama ti panagkolektarna kadagiti  awan kargana a  plastic a botelia nga agserbi a  salbabida a  mangisalakan iti biag iti tiempo ti bagyo. Kinuna ni Engr. Michael Chan, Action Officer, PDRRMC, a naangay itay lawasna ti  “Sagip Buhay” Fun Run a nanglawlaw iti Metro Vigan a nakipagpar... Read Full Story - Panagsagana ...
  • Capiz ‘blood awards’ cite top donors

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 13 (PIA6) – Top blood performers for the year 2013 were recognized by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) – Capiz chapter and Provincial Health Office in an awarding ceremony last July 31 that culminated the Blood Donors Month celebration in the province.The top awardees included the local government unit of Dao, Bureau of Fire Protection, Capiz Association of Government Public Information Officers, Inc., Capiz Development Foundation Inc., dyOW Bombo Radyo, Guardia... Read Full Story - Capiz ‘blood...
  • DENR steps up HCFCs phase out campaign

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  Aug 13 (PIA) – Environment  agencies here  have  strengthened   information, education, and communication campaign  for the  phasing-out of Hydrochloroflourocarbons  (HCFCs). HCFCs  are a large group of compounds, whose structure is very close to that of Chlorofluorocarbons  (CFCs). Since CFCs  have  been  phased  out HCFCs   are now  being  used   ... Read Full Story - DENR steps ...
  • Stakeholders support NGP; plant 1,000 seedlings in Tukuran

    TUKURAN, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 13 (PIA) – In an effort to address climate change, members of 1st Cavalry Squadron Battalion, Philippine Army, barangay officials, teachers, students and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries on Saturday participated the tree planting activity held in an indentified area in barangay Navalan, Tukuran here. Civil-military operations officer Capt. Ronnie Madriñan said the activity is one of the highlights of battalion’s 38th... Read Full Story - Stakeholders...
  • Climate Change an important issue that calls for unity: Usec Saño                                                        

    CORDOVA, August 13 (PIA) --- "Climate Change is a real issue now that calls of us to work together from the barangay to the municipalities to the province and the national level. To survive climate change, we have to build a betternation by taking care of our environment and natural wealth."This was the urgent call of Climate Change Commissioner Undersecretary Naderev “Yeb” Saño in his keynote message during the 1st Barangay Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Clim... Read Full Story - Climate Chan...
  • Farmers told to plant tobacco ahead of dry spell

    LAOAG CITY, August 12 (PIA) - Farmers in the Ilocos region were asked to plant tobacco ahead of the usual cropping season to reduce the impact of the emerging dry spell that is expected to occur beginning September. The National Tobacco Administration said the usual transplanting season of Virginia tobacco in the Ilocos starts early November. NTA Administrator Edgardo D. Zaragoza said early tobacco planting topped the list of solutions raised during a recent dialogue with farmers and p... Read Full Story - Farmers told...
  • Bicol to be pilot area for climate change resistant crops

    QUEZON CITY, Aug 12 -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Monday that the Bicol Region, especially Albay, will be the pilot area for climate change resistant or adapting crops in line with government’s climate change resiliency program.Secretary of Agriculture Proceso Alcala said in a statement that the region will also serve as the laboratory for the DA’s quick- turnaround-planting-and-production-after-a-typhoon initiative. He added the regional share of Bicol in t... Read Full Story - Bicol to be ...
  • PIA spearheads press conference on climate change

    CATARMAN, Northern Samar, August 12 (PIA) – In line with the government efforts to raise the level of awareness of people on climate change, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in coordination with the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) spearheaded the press conference with private media and government information officers at CENRO Catarman office in UEP on August 11. DENR Planning Officer Myla Uy said that climate change is directly attributable to human activity that alters ... Read Full Story - PIA spearhea...
  • NTA Abra joins in simultaneous tree planting activity

    TAYUM, Abra, Aug.12(PIA) -- The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) in the province participated in the tree planting activity at the Provincial Eco Park in Brgy. Gaddani last July 30  in celebration of  the agency’s  anniversary.Esmeralda Gaerlan-Valera, NTA-Abra manager,  explained that  the annual tree planting project of the NTA is a synchronized activity conducted simultaneously in all tobacco-producing provinces and municipalities aimed to address the wood ... Read Full Story - NTA Abra joi...
  • Organic farming may help address climate change

    ILOILO CITY, August 12 (PIA) ---The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas urges farmers to practice organic farming to help mitigate the impact of climate change.“Organic agriculture works in harmony with nature rather than against it,” said DA-6 Regional Technical Director Dr. Joyce Wendam during the 2nd Regional Organic Agriculture Summit Opening Program held Monday at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.Wendam said that organic farming involves using techniques to achieve go... Read Full Story - Organic farm...
  • OCD conducts contingency planning and hazard assessment in Baguio-Benguet

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 12 (PIA) - - The Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera (OCD – CAR) recently  conducted contingency planning with Baguio barangays and hazard assessment in the nearby town of Tuba, Benguet  in line with their efforts to ensure safer and disaster resilient communities in the region. Last August 5 and 6, through the initiative of the Department of Health (DOH – CARO), and in coordination with the City DRRM Operation Center, OCD spearheaded a conting... Read Full Story - OCD conducts...
  • BFFFI, HRAB donate P100 K to environment group

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 12(PIA) - - The Pine Cone Movement Inc. (PCMI) is a recipient of P100,000 from the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc., (BFFFI) and the Hotel Restaurant and Bars (HRAB)  for its environmental protection and historical preservation programs and projects  in this mountain resort city. Anthony de Leon of BFFFI and HRAB, said that they are assisting organizations who are committed in safeguarding   Baguio from destruction. One is the  Baguio Regreen... Read Full Story - BFFFI, HRAB ...
  • DENR implements US$63M watershed protection project in CAR

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Aug. 12 (PIA) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)  will  implement the US$63 million  Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management Project (NREMP) within the Upper Chico River Basin (UCRB). UCRB covers a total watershed are of 454,621 hectares in the municipalities of Tinglayan, Lubuagan, Tanudan, Tabuk, Balbalan and Pinukpuk in Kalinga; Bauko, Barlig and Bontoc in Mountain  Province; Conner in Apayao; and Tuao i... Read Full Story - DENR impleme...
  • Photo exhibit on Shark appreciation unveiled in Cebu

    CEBU CITY, August 12 (PIA) --- A photo exhibit that aims to raise shark appreciation in the public was unveiled recently in Cebu City.  Greenpeace kicked off the observation of Shark Week on August 10 by unveiling its “Spotlight on Sharks (S.O.S.)” photo exhibit which will run until August 15 at Ayala Center Cebu Level 1 Expansion. The 12-piece photo exhibit highlights the importance of sharks to global marine biodiversity with the hopes of breaking the stereotypes&nbs... Read Full Story - Photo exhibi...
  • Call for more research for better disaster management 

    CEBU CITY, August 12 (PIA)--- The call for more researches related to various health impacts in relation to the recent disaster that hit the Philippines is emphasized in the celebration of the National Health Research System Week August 11-15 of every year.  Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD) chairman, Enrico Gruet said there are still a lot of areas that need to be covered with research following the occurrence of disasters. “W... Read Full Story - Call for mor...
  • Climate Change briefing for IPs held today

    STO. TOMAS, Davao del Norte, Aug. 13 (PIA)---More than 200 members of the indigenous peoples in Sto. Tomas will gather this morning for the briefing and orientation on climate change held in time with the IP Day of the municipality. Organized by the Philippine Information Agency XI and the Municipal Government of Sto. Tomas in cooperation with the  Department of Environment Natural Resources and the Department of Social Welfare and Development XI, the forum on Climate Change  high... Read Full Story - Climate Chan...
  • Ilocos Norte seeks more weather instruments

    LAOAG CITY, Aug 11 (PIA) - The state weather bureau has sought the installation of more weather instruments in Ilocos Norte to closely monitor local climatic conditions. Engineer Cynthia Iglesias, the chief meteorological officer of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) based in Laoag, said existing weather instruments in the province were not sufficient to gather accurate baseline data. “The 21 towns and two cities in the provi... Read Full Story - Ilocos Norte...
  • Plan Phils builds disaster-resilient classrooms for Guiuan

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, August 11 (PIA) – More developments are expected to come in the next months despite the images of recovery and survival already seen in the Province of Leyte. This, after President Aquino announced during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) regarding the approval of the much-awaited P170.9 billion “Comprehensive and Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan” for areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda such as Leyte, Western Samar, Eastern Samar and Tacloban, Ci... Read Full Story - Plan Phils b...
  • NGP-CENRO Maasin targets to complete its 655 hectares-planting earlier this year

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte August 11 (PIA) - The National Greening Program (NGP) covering the municipalities under the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO)-Maasin City will complete its yearly planting of trees earlier this year. The NGP, an environment protection undertaking initiated by the Aquino administration aims to plant 1 billion trees by 2015, CENRO-Maasin City Officer Edilberto Caidlang disclosed in an interview with PIA-Southern Leyte Monday. About thr... Read Full Story - NGP-CENRO Ma...
  • Cebuano News: Konsehal misugyot mapalapdan kampanya sa Eco-bag law

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 11 – Si Konsehal President Elipe, chairman sa komite sa panalapi ug gahin ug amahan sa Eco-bag law sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro, misugyot nga mapalapdan ang kampanya pagpahibalo sa katawhan sa mga probisyon sa Ordinance No. 12440-2012 kon Eco-bag ordinance. Sa milabayng tigom sa komite, si Elipe misugyot nga kun mahimo, mapaabot sa publiko ang mga mahinundanong kasayuran kalabot sa maong balaod sa dili pa kini ipatuman sa hingpit. Mahinumduman nga si ci... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DENR Kalinga distributes tree seedlings to partners  

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Aug. 11 (PIA) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office here has already distributed 40 percent of the 10,000 seedlings it committed to propagate at their nursery.Severino Dalutag, OIC provincial environment and natural resources officer, informed that various entities, mostly schools and government agencies, have  availed of the seedlings since  the onset of the rainy season.“We can provide more than 100 seedlings to ou... Read Full Story - DENR Kalinga...
  • PMCC Diwalwal trained in rescue operations

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, August 11 (PIA) - - Members of the Program Monitoring and Coordination Center (PMCC)  Project-Diwalwal participated in the two-day (August 7-8) rescue operations training at Felis Resort, Davao City. Fifty three PMCC members from three barangays near Mount Diwalwal and different national government agencies concerned took the Technical Training for Flood and Mud Flow Resulting to Landslide Rescue Operations. Joselin Marcus Fragada, regional director of the Departm... Read Full Story - PMCC Diwalwa...
  • Prisoners produce tree seedlings for jail reform

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 11 - -Tree planters with a little cash to spare this rainy season can contribute to prison reform if they buy their pine seedlings from prisoners of the district jail in La Trinidad, Benguet. The inmates, under the guidance of foresters,   have produced close to 3,000 seedlings now measuring a foot and over  which they are offering to would-b e planters  so they can clear their limited compound for another set in time for the planting season next year.&... Read Full Story - Prisoners pr...
  • Davao Region LCEs pledge to advocate climate change adaptation, mitigation

    DAVAO CITY, Aug. 11 (PIA)--- Local chief executives and local chief representatives in the Davo Region recently took a pledge of commitment to advance the advocacy on climate change adaptation and mitigation. Attending the Public Advocacy on Climate Change for Local Chief Executives on Aug. 5, they signed the “LakasLikasan Pledge of Local Chief Executives”  which stated their vow of commitment to go an  extra mile of safeguarding the environment. The signing of&nb... Read Full Story - Davao Region...
  • PIA 7 conducts 1st Barangay Summit on DRRM, climate change

    CORDOVA, Cebu, August 11 (PIA) --- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA-7) conducted the 1st Barangay Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation at the Cordova Home Village resort on August 8 with about 100 participants from the 13 barangays of Cordova town, Cebu.Cordova mayor Adelino Sitoy in his opening message thanked the PIA for choosing his town for this activity. He said, Cordova is an island part of Mactan that is vulnerable to disaster risks men... Read Full Story - PIA 7 conduc...
  • Basilan holds 1st Coco Summit to curb cocolisap infestation

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Aug. 11 (PIA) – Basilan held the first Coco Summit recently to address the coconut scale insect infestation that threatens the local coconut industry. Government agencies, non-government organizations, and the local government units converged at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Hall at the Capitol building of the Provincial Government of Basilan to gain public support and generate strategies to control the spread of cocolisap. Officials from the Philippine Coco... Read Full Story - Basilan hold...
  • Bush fire incidents spark alert in Sorsogon

    By: Bennie A. Recebido SORSOGON CITY, August 10, 2014 (PIA) – Bush fire incidents occurred in Sorsogon City and in Casiguran town during the past week until late last night caused local authorities and affected communities to be deliberately on guard. According to Casiguran Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) head Louie Mendoza, at about 9:30 last night, bush fire blew up and intensified further in the upper part of Brgy. Inlagadian in Casiguran town.&nbs... Read Full Story - Bush fire in...
  • Cebuano News: Kapin 500 mitambong sa summit sa full disclosure policy ug disaster consciousness congress sa Misamis Occidental

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 9 (PIA) – Kapin lima ka gatus ka mga barangay lideres sa Misamis Occidental ang mitambong sa Provincial Summit on the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) and Disaster Consciousness Congress nga gipahigayon sa Naomi’s Botanical Gardens, dinhi sa siyudad, sa milabay nga Agosto 7-8. Nakatutok sa tema: “Kalihokang Alerto sa Misamis Occidental (KAMO)-Kaabag sa mga Barangay Batok sa Nagkalain-lain nga Hulga sa Atong Panahon,” ang summit gitam... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Paje seeks more positive public attitude to climate change

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA6) – As the climate changes, so must overall public attitude on climate change. This was according to Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje in a press release shared by DENR-6 Regional Public Affairs Office with the Philippine Information Agency here. “We need the public to understand that climate change is everybody’s business. We want the people to take seriously the dire effects of climate change and do something to hel... Read Full Story - Paje seeks m...
  • Pilipinas Natin leaders join NorMin climate change youth advocacy strategic plan

    ILIGAN CITY, August 9 (PIA)—Addressing climate change and protecting the environment require both individual and collective action.Thus, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-10), in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA-10) tapped the Pilipinas Natin (PN) youth leaders to take the lead in informing, inspiring, and involving the youth or the future generation to the campaign on Climate Change (CC) adaptation and mitigation.Around 60 PN youth from Bukid... Read Full Story - Pilipinas Na...
  • PNoy calls for ‘sense of urgency’ in anticipating natural disasters

    MANILA, Aug 9 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III, in a recent Cabinet meeting, underscored the need for a “sense of urgency” among all government agencies and local government units in anticipating natural disasters, a Palace official has said. “President Aquino emphasized the need to promote a sense of urgency among all national agencies and local government units in the aspect of capability building, considering the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters, &rd... Read Full Story - PNoy calls f...
  • Gov. Dy commends DILG-Isabela

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, August 8 (PIA) - Isabela Governor Faustino ‘Bojie’ Dy III has commended the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Isabela for its cooperation and support to the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Day observance recently. "We continue to raise the bar in DRRM and embrace the culture of preparedness with the zeal and commitment of people who uphold the dignity of human life,” Dy said referring to Executive Orde... Read Full Story - Gov. Dy comm...
  • 500 leaders attend full disclosure policy, disaster consciousness confab in MisOcc

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 9 (PIA) – More than 500 barangay leaders of Misamis Occidental attended the Provincial Summit on the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) and Disaster Consciousness Congress held at Naomi’s Botanical Gardens, Ozamiz City, last Aug. 7-8.                                     ... Read Full Story - 500 leaders ...
  • Gazmin inspects readiness of NOLCOM units in responding to calamities

    CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, August 8 (PIA) -- Defense Secretary and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chair Voltaire Gazmin recently visited the headquarters of Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) to inspect the readiness of its units in responding to calamities. “Always be prepared in assisting our people during calamities,” Gazmin told the officers and enlisted personnel. He also instructed line Air Force, Army, and Navy unit commanders to identify equipme... Read Full Story - Gazmin inspe...
  • 80,000 Butuan city studes mobilized for 'Project Green Friday'

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga, Department of Education (DepEd) and the city government here launched on Tuesday “Project Green Friday" which will mobilize some 80,000 high-school students in this city to plant tree seedlings every week. The move was formalized during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding ( MOU) among the School Division Superintendent Dr. Joseta B. Carmen of the DepED, Mayor Ferd... Read Full Story - 80,000 Butua...
  • Tourism body to tackle garbage concerns

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 8 – The City Council committee on tourism is slated to look into proper ways of garbage disposal as the city fiesta celebration is approaching. Councilor Lourdes Candy R. Darimbang, chair of the committee, said it is necessary to maintain clean surroundings and ensure proper waste disposal.  “Gikinahanglan nga adunay kalimpyo sa syudad kay usa kini sa makadani sa dumuduong ug sa mga bisita labi na kay nagsingabot na ang pangilin ni Sr. San Agu... Read Full Story - Tourism body...
  • Info drive on Oro’s environment fee law pushed

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 8 – The city government is already collecting environment fees for use of plastic bags in big malls, said city treasurer Glenn Banez during the meeting of the City Council committee on finance and ways and means, August 5. This is in line with the implementation of Ordinance No. 12440-2012, which regulates the distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags and requires retail establishments to collect a pass-through charge from customers requesting single-u... Read Full Story - Info drive o...
  • Paje seeks more positive public attitude to climate change

    As the climate changes, so must overall public attitude on climate change. This was according to Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje, who is leading government efforts to develop a more positive public attitude towards climate change through a massive advocacy campaign aimed at raising the awareness of people about the global phenomenon characterized by increasingly frequent extreme weather events. “We need the public to understand that climate change is e... Read Full Story - Paje seeks m...
  • NorthCot beefs up capacities of emergency responders

    KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Aug. 8 (PIA) —To easily counter the calamities or emergencies that may happen in the province, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center (PDRRMOC) has strengthened  the  capacities of its emergency responders. PDRRMOC head Cynthia Ortega noted that as part of the undertaking, members of the North Cotabato Emergency Response Team (NCERT) recently visited Central Communication and Emergency Response Center or Centra... Read Full Story - NorthCot bee...
  • DA prioritizes farm-to-market roads in preparing against effects of climate change

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Wednesday that 100 percent of the budget for farm-to-market roads today is being used to make roads at least six inches thick and five meters wide, as part of government’s climate change resiliency program. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said, one of the big problems of our countrymen is adequate road network and he is proud that under the Aquino administration, substandard farm-to-market roads became a thin... Read Full Story - DA prioritiz...
  • Tagalog news: OrMin, naghigpit sa pagpapatupad ng Tree Protection Ordinance

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Agosto 8 (PIA) – Mahigpit na ngayong ipatutupad ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ang “Tree Protection Ordinance” na ipinasa ng Sangguniaang Panlalawigan noon pang 2010. Dahil dito, muling ipinababatid ng pamahalaang lokal na mahigpit nang ipatutupad ang nasabing ordinansa upang maproteksyonan at mapangalagaan ang mga punongkahoy sa lalawigan mula sa pagkasirang maaaring idulot ng pagdidikit ng iba’t ibang advertisement at information materials p... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • WV DRRM plan up for updating

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA6) --   The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) of Western Visayas will be updating the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Strategic Plan especially in the area of disaster preparedness.The move will include a series of meetings of a Technical Working Group that starts August 8 to consider key issues that were discussed at a meeting of the RDRRMC-Disaster Preparedness Committee on Aug. 5.Among the key issues to be... Read Full Story - WV DRRM plan...
  • Mt. Province studes join forum on climate change advocacy and nation buildin

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 7 (PIA) - - More than 1,000 students from the Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School (MPGCHS) and Mt. Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) joined the iSpeak Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Nation Building held August 1 and 2  here. The forum is among the series of activities to be implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Philippine Information Agency  in partnership with Pilipinas Natin,... Read Full Story - Mt. Province...
  • Ozamiz CDRRMC, MHARS-RTTH top NorMin's Search for Gawad Kalasag Awards

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 7 (PIA) -- At least two winners of this year’s Search for the Gawad Kalasag (Kalamidad Sakuna Labanan, Sariling Galing ang Kaligtasan) Awards in region 10, are from this city. These are the Ozamiz City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council as “Best DRRMC, Component City” and the Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro, Sr., Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (MHARS-RTTH) in Ozamiz City, as “Best Hospital, National” Category.... Read Full Story - Ozamiz CDRRM...
  • Hiligaynon News: Proyekto para sa pagpatindog sang balay sang UN Habitat ginlunsyar sa Capiz

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Agosto 7 (PIA6) – Pormal na nga ginlunsyar sa probinsya sang Capiz ang proyekto sang United Nations Habitat (UN Habitat) para sa mas hilway kag mayo nga puloy-an para sa mga nabiktima sang bagyo Yolanda. Mismo sanday UN Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Human Settlements Officer Bernhard Barth, Second Secretary Koji Otani sang Japan Embassy, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Undersecretary Cecilia Alba, Roxie Abagatnan sang &nb... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • UN Habitat builds safer, resilient homes in Capiz

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, August 7 (PIA6) – Capiceños will now have safe homes and settlements courtesy of the United Nations Habitat (UN Habitat).According to UN Habitat Documentation and Reporting Officer Beryl dela Cruz, a total of 610 safe and resilient homes will be built for Capiz residents, particularly in Roxas City, Panay and Pontevedra towns, and in Estancia, Iloilo.Dela Cruz said that the project is part of the shelter assistance of the various international, government and priv... Read Full Story - UN Habitat b...
  • DENR 10 conducts protected area conference, governance assessment

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 7 (PIA) - To organize and share the good practices of the Protected Areas (PAs) in Region 10, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conducted the first PA Conference and Regional PA Governance Assessment at Cagayan de Oro City. DENR 10 regional director Ruth M. Tawantawan said the conference will give an opportunity to know and share the different experiences of PA management and to give importance in understanding the best practices of PAs i... Read Full Story - DENR 10 cond...
  • DPWH creates disaster task force team

    LAOAG CITY, August 7 (PIA) - With the onset of rainy season, the Department of Public Works and Highways here has created a disaster task force team that will provide rescue and quick response operation during disasters. Engr. Mathias Malenab, DPWH 2nd engineering district head, said the creation of the District Disaster Risk Reduction Management Team (DDRRMT) is in coordination with the provincial government’s Provincial Resiliency Task Force (PRTF). Malenab is the team's ov... Read Full Story - DPWH creates...
  • PIA-9 wraps up journalistic writing workshops for IP students 

    PAGADIAN CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA) – In keeping with the government’s Climate Change Advocacy Campaign (CCAC), the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 has spearheaded a series of journalistic writing workshops for college students belonging to Indigenous Peoples (IP) in Zamboanga Peninsula region as well as those in Isabela City, Basilan Province. A total of 124 IP students completed the writing workshops given in two days in five separate venues starting in Pagadian City on July 3-4... Read Full Story - PIA-9 wraps ...
  • PENRO Borja urges studes to plant, grow tree

    DUMALINAO, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 6 (PIA) – “In a nutshell, the simplest thing to do to address climate change is to go back to the basic: plant and grow a tree,” Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Adelaida Borja told the students of Dumalinao National High School here. In her message during the Information Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction held at the Dumalinao National High School on Friday, P... Read Full Story - PENRO Borja ...
  • Cebuano News: CDRRMC, MHARS-RTTH sa Ozamiz midaug sa Search for Gawad Kalasag Awards

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 6 (PIA) – Duha sa mga midaug sa 2014 Search for the Gawad Kalasag (Kalamidad Sakuna Labanan, Sariling Galing ang Kaligtasan) Awards sa rehiyon 10, ang gikan sa siyudad sa Ozamiz. Kini mao ang Ozamiz City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, isip “Best DRRMC, Component City” ug ang Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro, Sr., Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (MHARS-RTTH) sa Ozamiz, isip “Best Hospital, National” Category... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • NGCP briefs student writers on power transmission hazards

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 6(PIA)—Student writers can help keep communities safe from accidents caused by power transmission lines, said the National Grid Corporation (NGCP). Nelson Bautista, Regional Communications Head of NGCP, told some 350 student writers that they are force multipliers in informing the communities around their schools of the hazards of negligence and recklessness in relation to NGCP transmission lines in their areas. The campus paper writers were participants to the ... Read Full Story - NGCP briefs ...
  • 2 WV high schools pilot Nat’l Ecosavers Program

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 6 (PIA6) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Western Visayas is initially implementing the National Ecosavers Program (NEP) in two secondary schools in the region.The pilot schools are Valladolid National High School in Negros Occidental and Anilao National High School in Iloilo.Rabbie Chris Carvajal of DENR 6 – EMB said that nearly 2,000 students from the pilot schools will be involved in the solid waste... Read Full Story - 2 WV high sc...
  • Feature: Climate change resiliency advocacy sweeping across Basilan province

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Aug. 6 (PIA) – The world is changing. Natural calamities are getting stronger. The earth’s climate is getting unpredictable, making human civilization more vulnerable. There is no way to escape but to prepare. Indeed, the world is changing and it is time to change! The devastation brought about by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas on November 8, 2013 was an eye opener for all and sundry. Unfortunately, it takes a painful and heart-shat... Read Full Story - Feature: Cli...
  • Mindanao’s 1st flood forecasting center to rise in DavNor Capitol

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, August 6, 2014 – Davao del Norte is boosting its disaster preparedness and response program with the establishment of the P20-million Tagum-Libuganon River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (TLRBFFWC) at the Provincial Government Center, Mankilam, Tagum City. Governor Rodolfo del Rosario and Dr. Vicente B. Malano, Acting Administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) led the groun... Read Full Story - Mindanao’s 1...
  • Beyond the new normal: DENR, PIA unveil campaign to deal with climate change

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, Aug 6 (PIA) – A story reading, puppet show, unveiling of multi-media corner and mangrove planting usher in the government's climate change advocacy campaign in Region 1 at the Sea and Sky Hotel in San Fernando City in La Union today, August 6. The campaign, recently launched at the national level on July 18, is jointly pushed by the Department of Environment and Natural  Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) to help promote public awa... Read Full Story - Beyond the n...
  • City gov't conducts tree planting at Ilagan Sanctuary

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, August 4 (PIA) – The city government here has initiated a tree planting activity recently at the Ilagan Sanctuary in line with this year's observance of the Philippine Arbor Day.  Around 500 narra tree seedlings were planted by the city government employees led by mayor Jose Marie L. Diaz. Danilo Domingo, City environment and natural resources officer, said the city government has designated the Ilagan sanctuary as the city’s tree plantin... Read Full Story - City gov't c...
  • PIA conducts first Kapihan ng Mamamayan in City of San Fernando

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, August 5 (PIA) -- Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 3 wrapped up its observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month as well as heightened its Climate Change advocacy campaign by bringing its signature Kapihan ng Mamamayan (KNM) in the City of San Fernando for the first time. Held at Heroes Hall Mini Convention, panelists consisted of Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Office of Civil Defense Regional Director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Mana... Read Full Story - PIA conducts...
  • Which LGU climate change project is best in WV?

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 5 (PIA6) – How ready are local government units in Western Visayas to mitigate and adapt to climate change? If so, what projects have they come up with that can be considered models that other LGUs can emulate?Selecting the best among these LGU projects is the goal of the search which is one of  the activities of the joint advocacy campaign on climate change mitigation and adaptation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Philippine In... Read Full Story - Which LGU cl...
  • PIA, DENR launch climate change advocacy campaign in Biliran

    NAVAL, Biliran, August 5 (PIA) - The provincial offices of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Biliran formally launched the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign in July 18, 2014. The ultimate objective of the advocacy campaign is to heighten public awareness on climate change, its effects to the environment and ways to adapt and mitigate it. The nationwide advocacy campaign which ends  in December this year&nb... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR la...
  • Clean Iloilo River gets thumbs-up

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 5(PIA)—Cleaning a river polluted for years is an issue of political will, said Environment Secretary Ramon Paje, during the meeting of the Iloilo-Batiano River Development Council here recently. In a press release, Paje said that if a local government unit will really do it then there is no reason a clean-up program can be implemented. “Iloilo City was able to do it slowly converting the waterway into a prime tourist attraction in the metropolis,” Pa... Read Full Story - Clean Iloilo...
  • Kinaray-a News: Organisasyon kang kabataan nagasuporta sa 'Likas Tama'

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Agosto 5 (PIA6) - -Ang mga organisasyon kang mga kabataan sa St. Anthony’s College nga SAC-Student Republic nagkomiter sa pagsuporta sa programa nga ‘Likas Tama'.Ang ‘Likas Tama’  sangka programa  ka St. Anthony’s College nga nagatuyo sa pagpasanyog kang ihibalo kag kooperasyon kang mga estudyante kag mga katawhan para sa mayad nga pagdumara, pagkonserbar kag pagprotektar kang palibot.Ang ‘Likas Tama’ halin sa tinaga nga ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • PH to bid for Guinness Record for tree planting

     DAVAO CITY- The country aims to upstage India for the world record again this time in the record of planting trees. With five Department of Environment and Natural Resources regional offices in Mindanao pooling their resources alongside the support of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) the record attempt dubbed as TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW,” aims to plant 4-million trees covering 9,200 hectares across Mindanao. It will aim to break the record of India whi... Read Full Story - PH to bid fo...
  • PAGASA puts the 1st Mindanao forecasting, warning center in DavNor

    DAVAO DEL NORTE Aug 5 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA) unveiled earlier today the perspective of the first forecasting and warning center in Mindanao at the Davao del Norte Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office compound. Dr. Vicente Malano, acting administrator of DOST-PAGASA, together with Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario, DOST XI Assistant Regional Director Elsie Mae ... Read Full Story - PAGASA puts ...
  • LGU reps ink manifesto for climate change adaptation mechanisms, access to PSF

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 5 (PIA) – The representatives from the nine local government units (LGUs) in Caraga region have recently signed a manifesto that would put forward their ongoing initiatives to establish appropriate mechanisms to adapt to the looming impacts of climate change. These LGUs are Hinatuan, Lanuza and Marihatag, all in Surigao del Sur; Jabonga, Kitcharao, and Las Nieves, all in Agusan del Norte; Prosperidad and Bayugan City in Agusan del S... Read Full Story - LGU reps ink...
  • Tabuk youth end leadership seminar with tree planting

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Aug. 5(PIA) – Adding environmental impact to their three-day leadership seminar, more than 140 students and out-of-school youth (OSY)of Tabuk had a tree planting activity here last week.The activity concluded the Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS) conducted by the Alpha Company of the Army’s 503rd Infantry Brigade stationed in the province to student leaders from Nambaran Agro-Industrial National High School (NANHS), Agbanawag National High School and OSYs in this ci... Read Full Story - Tabuk youth ...
  • DTI-NegOr pushes green economy to MSMEs

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 5 (PIA)--In an effort to enable the micro small medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Oriental to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities, the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) here recently spearheaded a ‘greening learning visit’ to universities.The MSMED Council members visited St. Paul University-Dumaguete (SPUD) to observe its greening school practices with glassphalt pathway, eco-sanitation facilitation and as champion in solid waste ... Read Full Story - DTI-NegOr pu...
  • DENR officials urge teachers, students to prepare for disaster

    DUMALINAO, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 5 (PIA) – “We should prepare at all times for any disaster,” said the message of Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Vitaliano Valdez as read by Forester Romeo Ansale before the students and teachers of Dumalinao National High School in Barangay Paglaum here over the weekend. Speaking during the culmination program of  the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month and the launching of Climate Change... Read Full Story - DENR officia...
  • Feature:  A call to Climate Change resiliency

    PAGADIAN CITY, August 5 (PIA) – The catastrophic effects of global warming are felt worldwide. It is evidenced in environmental and social changes caused  by human emission of greenhouse gases which includes the rising of sea levels and decreased snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere. The rising temperatures increase the melting of world glaciers  causing sea level rise and bringing immense flooding in low-lying areas. Climate change affects everyone A wa... Read Full Story - Feature: &nb...
  • Strengthened Climate change mitigation programs for better disaster response

    CAUAYAN, Negros Occ., August 5 (PIA6)--A local chief executive here wants to strengthen the town’s capacity to respond to disasters to cope with the effects of climate change.Mayor John Rey Tabujara said frequent rains could cause flooding anytime in some parts of the town so that the leadership must be prepared for eventualities.Foremost hazard in the town are flooding, big waves and landslide, he told PIA.This first class municipality in the southern Negros Occidental has 25 barangays, m... Read Full Story - Strengthened...
  • Youth group supports climate change program

    SAN JOSE, Antique  (PIA) - -  The youth organization of St. Anthony’s College dubbed as SAC-Student Republic committed their support to ‘Likas Tama’ Program.Likas Tama is an environmental program of St. Anthony’s College aimed at promoting a responsive consciousness and cooperative work among students and stakeholders towards sound solid waste management, environmental conservation and protection program.It is coined from the word ‘Likas” and ‘... Read Full Story - Youth group ...
  • Youth use art to address climate change

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 4 (PIA) - - “Pinili tayong mga kabataan ngayon para makinig dahil naniniwala sila na mahuhubog pa nila ang mura nating isipan para kakiisa sa nais nilang gawin. Pero paano nga tayo makikiisa kung mura pa an gating isipan? At ito ang sagot sa tanong na iyan, kung ang maliliit na basura ay nagsamasama at nakayanang magpatumba ng ating bayan, tayo pa kaya na kahit mumunti ang isang bayab, basta’t nagsasamasama at nagkakaisa ay kayang matapos ang ating problema.”&... Read Full Story - Youth use ar...
  • Cebuano News: DENR mopahiuli sa naguba nga marine reserve sa Apo Island

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Agosto 5 (PIA) -- Ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa Negros Oriental mangulo sa pag pahiuli sa naguba nga marine reserve sa Apo Island sa Dauin, Negros Oriental.Mibutyag si Charlie Fabre, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer nga pinaagi sa panagtambayayong sa Protection and Management Board (PAMB), Silliman Unversity ug mga barangay opisyal sa Apo Island, hatagan ug pagtagad ang pagpahiuli sa mga naguba nga coral reefs aron mabuhi pagbal... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Ozamiz city gov’t awards winners in NNM, NDCM IEC contests 

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 4 (PIA) – The Ozamiz City Government has awarded the winners in the Nutrition-Disaster Management (Nutri-DM) Quiz show and Oratorical, Essay-Writing and Poster-Making Contests, in today’s flag-raising ceremony, at the City Hall Grounds. As culmination of the July National Nutrition and National Disaster Consciousness Months (NNM/NDCM), the contests held last July 31, were part of the information, education and communication (IEC) campaign on... Read Full Story - Ozamiz city ...
  • Habitat Butuan builds disaster-resilient houses in Hinatuan villages

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 4 (PIA) – The Butuan Habitat for Humanity Incorporated (BHFHI) started the construction of disaster-resilient houses worth P91,000.00 per building in the barangays of Loyola and Talisay in the municipality of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. According to Engr. Heddy Sumalpong, Butuan Habitat vice president and chairperson on construction committee, and the one handling the special projects of Habitat, a total target of 280 houses will soon be completed in the aforementione... Read Full Story - Habitat Butu...
  • Lourdes Extension is  Baguio's Most Outstanding Barangay on  Climate Change program

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 4(PIA) - - Barangay Lourdes Subdivision Extension was awarded recently by the city government as the Most Outstanding Barangay for its Risk Reduction Management Plan and Action Adaptation on Climate Change. Located near the City Camp Lagoon area which is the catch basin of the higher adjoining barangays, Punong Barangay Benjamin Macadangdang said that his barangay is high risk during the rainy season “We continuously clean and remove debris in the canals an... Read Full Story - Lourdes Exte...
  • Benguet Guv calls on partners to help protect the forests

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 4 (PIA) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Philippine Information Agency last Friday launched their Climate Change Advocacy campaign, “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago”, in a simple program and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing at the Benguet State University here. Signatories to the MOA included Governor Nestor Fongwan, Benguet State University   represented by Vice President  for Resear... Read Full Story - Benguet Guv ...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino mimando kang Energy Secretary Petilla sa pagpangita’g sulbad sa problema sa elektrisidad 

    MANILA, Agosto 4 (PIA) – Gimadoan ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III si Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla nga makigsabut sa mga anaa sa industriya sa kabahin sa pagdugang sa elektrisidad sa nasud. Kini agi’g pangandam sa gitawag nga “worst-case scenario,” sama sa panahon kung ang suplay sa elektrisidad ang maapektohan sa “El Niño weather phenomenon,” o kung ang mga planta sa elektrisidad ang magsara o mag shut down gumikan sa kadaan na nga kinahang... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Ozamiz City mipasidungong sa mga mananaog sa IEC contest sa NNM, NDCM

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Agosto 4 (PIA) – Gipasidunggan sa Ozamiz City Government ang mga mananaog sa Nutrition-Disaster Management (Nutri-DM) Quiz show, ingon man, sa Oratorical, Essay-Writing  ug Poster-Making Contest atol sa flag-raising ceremony nga gihimo karong adlawa, Agosto 4, sa City Hall Grounds. Agi’g pagtak-op sa Hulyo isip bulan sa National Nutrition ug National Disaster Consciousness Month (NNM/NDCM), ang nasangpit nga mga indigay, nga gipahigayon sa m... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • CCC develops standard risks, VA assessment tools

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 4 (PIA)---The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has presented recently the initial draft of a proposed risks and vulnerability assessment (VA) tools for local government units covered by the Cagayan River Basin in Cagayan Valley. The Commission, in partnership with government agencies, academe and local government units, will implement in these areas the Resilience Capacity Building for Cities and Municipalities to Reduce Disaster Risks from Climate Change and N... Read Full Story - CCC develops...
  • Cebuano News: Surigao City DRRMC mipahigayon og Search and Rescue Operation, Hostage Assault Scenario

    SURIGAO CITY, Agosto 4 (PIA) – Malamposong gipahigayon ang usa ka Search and Rescue Operation ug Hostage Assault Scenario bag-ohay pa lamang didto sa City Boulevard ning dakbayan. Ang mga miyembro sa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council sa pagpangulo ni City Mayor Ernesto Matugas sa pakigtambayayong sa Philippine Maritime Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Emergency Response Service, Philippine Red Cross, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police ug lakip usab ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Mindanao tree planting program attempts world record

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 4 (PIA) -- Mindanawons will try to break the Guinness world record for most trees planted simultaneously at multiple locations on September 26, 2014 – a world record-breaking attempt that will mobilize 185,440 people who will give a shot at planting 4,636,000 trees at various sites covering a total area of 9,200 hectares within the island-region. Co-organized by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR),... Read Full Story - Mindanao tre...
  • All systems go on climate change campaign in Region 1

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, Aug 4 (PIA) – It's all systems go for the regional launch of the government's climate change advocacy campaign which the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) jointly mounted since early this year. The campaign will be launched in San Fernando City in La Union, considered the government's regional center, on August 6, Wednesday with partners from the government and non-government sector includi... Read Full Story - All systems ...
  • Monthly tree-planting lures hundreds of volunteers

    TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, Aug. 4 (PIA) --Local government officials and employees as well as representatives from the private sectors braved the unpredictable weather to show support for the monthly tree-planting activities spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Cavite in partnership with provincial government thru Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO). Said activity is in compliance with Executive Order No. 26 signe... Read Full Story - Monthly tree...
  • Positive action sought during Metro Manila-wide launch of climate change advocacy campaign

    QUEZON CITY, August 4 (PIA) – “Awareness and understanding of climate change and its effects will develop concern among Filipinos, which later on would lead us towards acting on this global phenomenon.” This cuts across the different sectors of the society namely government, media, the academe, the private sector, and the youth as all should unite in taking care of the environment, according to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Deme... Read Full Story - Positive act...
  • Australian Volunteers join sea turtle hatchlings release in Odiongan, Romblon

    ODIONGAN, Romblon, August 4 (PIA) --- Two Australian Volunteers in the Provincial Government of Romblon joined in the release of ninety-four critically endangered Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelyximbricata) hatchlings with almost 95 percent hatching success at Sitio Bagong Sikat, Barangay Libertad, Odiongan, Romblon. This is part of the effort in the implementation of Local Based Sea Turtle Conservation and Management Project under Integrated Coastal Resource Management Program (ICRMP) of Depa... Read Full Story - Australian V...
  • Nueva Vizcaya gov mulls anti-littering enforcement in provincial capitol

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, August 2 (PIA) – Governor Ruth Padilla here said she is planning to implement an anti-littering ordinance within the provincial capitol to ward off the habit of irresponsible garbage disposal. “Just like our Smoke-Free Ordinance, this will entail penalties for violators who will be caught,” she said. Padilla said she will consult the members of the provincial board on the possible crafting of the ordinance inorder to ensure the cleanliness of... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • 100 govt information officers to undergo disaster preparedness workshop

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, August 3 (PIA) – About 100 government information officers and local media practitioners from Samar and Leyte provinces are expected to join in a two-day workshop on Disaster Preparedness and the Right to Information on August 6-7 at the Ritz Tower here. The workshop is intended to enhance the capacity of selected government information officers, communications focal points and media practitioners on the Right to Information related to RA 10121 or the Philip... Read Full Story - 100 govt inf...
  • Cebuano News: Nutrition-Disaster Management Quiz Show mihatag ug bulok sa pagtak-op sa NNM, NDCM sa Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Agosto 2 (PIA) – Usa ka “Nutrition-Disaster Management Quiz Show” nga gisalmutan sa mga bata sa elementarya ang mihatag ug bulok sa pagtak-op sa National Nutrition Month (NNM) ug National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) dinhi sa siyudad, sa milabay nga Hulyo 31. Gideklarar nga mananaog mao sila si Nedyr Ryle G. Ilisan sa Feliza C. Ma (FCM) School, Unang Dapit, Mariella Gerlie Wamil sa Ozamiz City Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Pangasinan town prepares for flood, conducts drill

    CALASIAO, Pangasinan, Aug 3 (PIA) – When rains start pouring, flood waters slowly creep into the low-lying village of Talibaew here, which at one point rose to more more than five feet high, enough to drown a person.The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Managment Council (PDRRMC) chose the village for the conduct a flood evacuation drill here last week and assessed the community's readiness in the event of a flood from issuing warning to residents to enforcing evacuation procedure... Read Full Story - Pangasinan t...
  • President Aquino welcomes submission of ‘Yolanda’ Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan

    MANILA, Aug. 2 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed the submission of the ‘Yolanda’ Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP) by Secretary Panfilo Lacson, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Friday.The President received the eight-volume report from Lacson after the memorial mass in honor of the late President Corazon Aquino.According to Coloma, the CRRP includes the LGU Recovery and Rehabilitation Plans (LRRPs) of C... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • Nutrition-Disaster Management Quiz Show highlights culmination of NNM, NDCM in Ozamiz 

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 2 (PIA) – A Nutrition-Disaster Management Quiz Show among elementary pupils highlighted the culmination of the July 2014 National Nutrition Month (NNM) and National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) here, last July 31. Declared winners were Nedyr Ryle G. Ilisan of Feliza C. Ma (FCM) School, 1st place; Mariella Gerlie Wamil, Ozamiz City Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School (OCSDAES), 2nd place; and Sophia Baudelie Joy C. Go, United Church of C... Read Full Story - Nutrition-Di...
  • 17 brgys. in Naga, Cebu are highly landslide and flood prone

    CEBU CITY, Aug 2 (PIA) --- Out of the 28 barangays in Naga City, Cebu, 17 barangays with 26 sitios are critically or highly landslide or flood prone based on the geohazard assessment and massing using the 1:10,000 scale.The assessment is in line with the government’s efforts aimed at reducing, if not, totally mitigating, the destructive effects and impacts of natural hazards to the populace.Mine and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) regional director Loreto Alburo said “our assessment on th... Read Full Story - 17 brgys. in...
  • Pagtatanim ng kawayan sa Ilokos pinapaigting para malabanan ang  tindi ng  “climate change”

    VIGAN CITY, Aug 1 (PIA) – Ang kawayan ang itinuturing na pinakamataas na damo sa buong daigdig ang simulang itinanim ng mga Ilokano para panlaban sa matinding epekto ng “Climate Change.” Ayon kay Dr. Cesar  Soller, project director ng Ba-Rang-ay Demo Farm, ang modelong demo farm sa Ilokos na matatagpuan sa  bayan ng San Juan, ang magsisilbing “bamboo propagation center” ang sikat na tanimang ito na may 16.5 ektarya na dinadayo ng mga turista, agrikult... Read Full Story - Pagtatanim n...
  • ‘Golden Showers' to line Cory Aquino Avenue

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 1 (PIA6) - - The Metro Iloilo Greening Project, a roadside tree planting,  was launched here on Thursday to beautify the sides of the newly inaugurated circumferential road in support of the government’s National Greening Program.Senate President Franklin Drilon and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary (DENR) Ramon Paje led the launching through a simple ceremony followed by a tree planting activity in Ungka II, Pavia.The event was also attended ... Read Full Story - ‘Golden Show...
  • Panit-an town wants ‘zero casualty’ sustained during disasters

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 1 (PIA6) – A disaster preparedness symposium was conducted by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) of Panit-an town last July in view of the National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration.The symposium dubbed “Handa Ka Na Bala?” (Are You Ready?) was attended by about 2,300 students, teachers and personnel of Panit-an National High School (PNHS). A speakers bureau composed of concerned national government agencies a... Read Full Story - Panit-an tow...
  • Pagadian culminates National Disaster Consciousness Month

    PAGADIAN CITY, August 1 (PIA) – The Pagadian City government through the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) culminated the observance of this year’s National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) at the City Commercial Center (C3) here yesterday. The awarding ceremony for various competitions such as extemporaneous speech, essay writing and on-the-spot digital poster making highlighted the brief program. CDRRMO action officer Haron Damada, Jr. said th... Read Full Story - Pagadian cul...
  • Sama Bangingi, Yakan youth pledge to save earth through advocacy

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Aug. 1(PIA) --- Twenty-eight college students and out-of-school youth belonging to the Yakan and Sama Bangingi indigenous people (IP) groups pledged, in a simple yet solemn candle-lighting ceremony today (August 1) their commitment to become advocates for climate change resiliency, mitigation and adaptation at the Querexeta Formation Center here after a two-day journalism seminar. “We, the partakers to this climate change advocacy campaign launch have ... Read Full Story - Sama Banging...
  • DRRM's focus is on preparedness

    ILOILO CITY, Aug. 1 (PIA6) --  Preparedness, something that should be done before a calamity strikes, is the emphasis of present government disaster risk reduction and management efforts, according to Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Administrator Alexander P. Pama.Pama, who is also the Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, said during a press conference here that while before the focus of authorities is on response, this has shifted to preparedness... Read Full Story - DRRM's focus...
  • Dumangas town holds climate forum

    ILOILO CITY, July 31 (PIA6) - - The first Local Climate Forum in the municipal level was conducted by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in Dumangas, Iloilo on Wednesday, July 30.Mayor Rolando Distura said the Local Climate Forum which coincided with the launching of their Micro-Climate Risk Management Center will put back the town in the limelight of international recognition.Distura said the establishment of the center will make their tow... Read Full Story - Dumangas tow...
  • PIA, DENR officials urge students to join climate change advocacy

    KORONADAL CITY,  South Cotabato ,  Aug  2  (PIA)   --   Officials of the Philippine  Information Agency and  Department of  Environment and Natural Resources in  SOCCSKSARGEN Region encouraged  students  of a leading privately-owned  university here to join the  national  government’s  climate  change  advocacy.   Dr. Olivia  Sudaria,  regional   director  ... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR ...
  • Cebuano News: Syudad sa Surigao mipahigayon sa BEST Orientation on Eco-Tourism, Environmental Awareness ug Climate Change Adaptation

    SURIGAO CITY, Agosto 1 (PIA) – Ang panggamhanan ning dakbayan mipahigayon bag-ohay pa lamang og Barangay Organization Security Service- Barangay Emergency Special Team (BOSS- BEST) Orientation on Eco-Tourism, Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Adaptation sa City Gymnasium, ning syudad. Tumong niini mao ang pagpahibalo lakip na pagpasabot ngadto sa mga kabatan-onan kalabot na sa ilang mga responsibilidad isip mga kabatan- onan ug lumulupyo sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka mga dapit.&nbs... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • City disaster council well-equipped, says Mayor Pulmones

    PAGADIAN CITY, Aug. 1 (PIA) – The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), with the support of line agencies culminated the celebration of  the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) yesterday at the lobby of the City Commercial Center (C3). CDRRMO action officer Haron Damada, Jr. in his welcome remarks said this year’s theme, “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon  ng Kaunlaran,” reminds us to be more vigilant, sen... Read Full Story - City disaste...
  • RDRRMC Caraga confers award to Gawad Kalasag 2014 winners

    BUTUAN CITY, Aug 1 (PIA) – The Caraga Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) under the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) has awarded the plaques of commendation to the winning DRRMCs of provinces, cities, barangays, and schools that were evaluated for the Search for Excellence in DRRM and Humanitarian Assistance during the Regional awarding of Gawad Kalasag 2014 cum national Disaster Consciousness Month Culmination Program held on Thursday at Almont Inland Resort, this ci... Read Full Story - RDRRMC Carag...
  • PDRRMOC highlights youth’s ideas on disaster preparedness

    KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Aug. 1 (PIA)—In a bid to highlight the youth’s ideas when it comes to disaster preparedness, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center has conducted on Wednesday an extemporaneous speech contest. PDRRMOC head Cynthia Ortega noted that the competition which was held at the DXND-AM Radyo Bida auditorium in this city was participated by five high school students from different public schools in the province. Llana M... Read Full Story - PDRRMOC high...
  • 3 Automated Rain Gauges in Camarines Norte connected to Project NOAH

    DAET, Camarines Norte, August 1 (PIA) – Three Automated Rain Gauges (ARG) installed in Camarines Norte now log in data of rainfall and relay the same directly to the Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). DOST provincial director Jorge Pedro V. Villanea said during the "Talakayan sa PIA” of Camarines Norte Information Center held Wednesday (July 30) at the PIA office here the three ARG are located in t... Read Full Story - 3 Automated ...
  • OCD Mimaropa leads rescue capabilities demonstration

    CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Aug. 1 (PIA) – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Mimaropa headed by Dir. Eugene Cabreara now leads the Rescue Capabilities Demonstration at the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in this city. The event is in line with the culminating activity on the celebration of National Disaster Consciousness Month last July.  But, because of the weather inclement condition last week, it was postponed and set only today. Among the activities which are now be... Read Full Story - OCD Mimaropa...
  • Breastfeeding pushed in evacuation centers during disasters

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 31 (PIA) – Nutrition experts have advised nursing mothers to continue breasfeeding babies in evacuation areas instead of turning to infant formula milk which is not allowed in temporary shelters. Ma. Eileen C. Blanco, Nutrition Council regional nutrition program coordinator, said mothers should continue breasfeeding despite harsh conditions in evacuation centers. “Infant formula in these areas (are not allowed) in compliance to Executive Order 51 or ... Read Full Story - Breastfeedin...
  • IPs, OSYs undergo journalism seminar in Isabela City

    ISABELA CITY, BASILAN (July 31) - About thirty youth from indigenous people (IP) groups and out-of-school youth are undergoing a two-day Journalistic Writing Workshop at the Querexeta Formation Center here starting today (July 31) until tomorrow (August 1). The activity is a joint undertaking by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), with the support from the United States Embassy. The participants, most of whom are beneficiarie... Read Full Story - IPs, OSYs un...
  • Ilocos Sur blocks mining application in 6 towns

    VIGAN CITY, July 31 (PIA) – The provincial government has opposed the application for extracting magnetic sand minerals in six coastal towns in Ilocos Sur citing that this will open the floodgates wider for private firms to abuse mineral resources. In a message read for him by Provincial Administrator Cara Peredo, during a media briefing held at the Public Information Office at the Capitol earlier this month,  Governor Ryan Singson said his administration's advocacy to preser... Read Full Story - Ilocos Sur b...
  • Public school teachers now part of disaster risk reduction mgmt

     DAVAO DEL NORTE, July 31 (PIA)---  Public school teachers in the elementary and in the secondary levels of the Department of Education (DepEd) Davao del Norte Schools Division are now active components of disaster risk reduction management of the province.                 Davao del Norte Provincial Gov. Rodolfo P. del Rosario acknowledged them as  important part of disaster risk  reduction manage... Read Full Story - Public schoo...
  • PIA-9 premieres video docu on Climate Change Resiliency in Baluno, Basilan

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, July 31 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency-9 ZamBaSulTa Infocenter held the premiere launching of the “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago” video documentary in Barangay Baluno, this city, Sunday. The video documentary produced by PIA-9 ZamBaSulTa had its premiere showing to some 115 constituents of Barangay Baluno highlighting PIA’s Climate Change-Resiliency Advocacy campaign in the region. The 30-minute advocacy film... Read Full Story - PIA-9 premie...
  • PIA, DENR to launch climate change advocacy campaign in NCR

    QUEZON CITY, July 31 (PIA) –The Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region (PIA-NCR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-NCR are set to launch Climate Change Advocacy Campaign in NCR on Friday, August 1. The event signals a massive information dissemination and education drive on climate change adaptation and mitigation using various communication media such as print, radio, social media, puppet show, e-comics, fora and conferences, and social ... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR to...
  • OCD-CAR intensifies DRRM –CCA trainings and advocacy in LGUs

    BAGUIO CITY, July 31 (PIA) - - In ensuring disaster-resilient communities and aiming for zero casualties during this rainy season, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD – CAR) continues to intensify its support for the conduct of Disaster Risk reduction and Management and Climate Change Adaptation (DRRM – CCA) training and advocacy in the region. On Thursday( July 30), through the initiative of Mayor Edna Tabanda, OCD opened  in La Trinidad,  Benguet a three-day Contingency... Read Full Story - OCD-CAR inte...
  • Surigao Norte to conduct video making contest

    SURIGAO CITY, July 31 (PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) of Surigao del Norte in coordination with various PDRRMC member-agencies is set to conduct a video making contest on August 1, 2014 to be held at the Provincial Cultural Center for Children (Mini Theater), Provincial Sports Complex, this city. The activity aims to provide creative avenues for citizens to channel their participation in response to disaster risk reduction and manage... Read Full Story - Surigao Nort...
  • Maasin City has an inactive volcano – Mayor Samaco

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 31 (PIA)  --  This city is home to an inactive volcano situated in the mountain barangays of Nonok area, and its name is Mount Kijabot. City Mayor Maloney Samaco revealed this piece of information in front of students during a forum on disaster risk reduction held recently at Maasin City College function hall, the event initiated by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC). “Did you know that we have an inactiv... Read Full Story - Maasin City ...
  • 100 student leaders join Disaster Risk Reduction Management forum

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 31 (PIA) – Some 100 student leaders coming from different colleges and universities of the province join the Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) forum to highlight the 2014 National Disaster Consciousness Month. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) in close coordination with the Maasin City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office and the Philippine Information Agency led in the conduct of forum together with 11-res... Read Full Story - 100 student ...
  • Sorsogon solon urges gov’t agencies to expedite aid for typhoon survivors

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 30 (PIA) -- Congresswoman Evelina “Nanay Evie” Escudero of the first congressional district of the of Sorsogon urged government agencies to extend all the help to those affected by typhoon Glenda  and expedite the required processes for the early recovery of the province. Escudero made the appeal following rounds she made to various villages affected by the recent calamity bringing with her some food stuffs, medicines and emergency flashlights. &ldqu... Read Full Story - Sorsogon sol...
  • Oxfam Phils. implements BINDS project in Caraga

    BUTUAN CITY, July 30 (PIA) –The Oxfam Philippines is presently implementing a 30-month project funded by the AusAID called "Building Resilient and Adaptive Communities and Institutions in Mindanao (BINDS)" in 18 municipalities, in Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Central Mindanao and Caraga regions, in partnership with local non-government organizations and local government units with funding support from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)... Read Full Story - Oxfam Phils....
  • SERTSS Hinatuan champs 1st JTP Rescuelympic in SurSur

    SURIGAO DEL SUR, July 30 (PIA) – The (Search and Emergency Rescue Team of Surigao Sur) SERTSS-Hinatuan was proclaimed as the grand winner in the recently held 1st JTP (Johnny T. Pimentel) Rescuelympic in Surigao del Sur. SERTSS-Hinatuan received a cash prize worth P30,000.00 plus trophy. Meanwhile, SERTSS-Cagwait was adjudged as second place winner with P20,000.00 cash prize plus trophy, and SERTSS-Bayabas as third place winner with P10,000.00 cash prize plus troph... Read Full Story - SERTSS Hinat...
  • Sinkhole develops in northern Cebu

    Cebu City, July 30 (PIA) --- A newly-developed sinkhole with a diameter of 10 meters by 14 meters with a depth of one meter was found in Sitio Dapdap, Barangay Langub, Kinatarkan Islet in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu.Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) chief geologist Al Emil Berador said the affected area including the subsidence or the sinkhole with some tension cracks is about 20 meters by 40 meters which continues to be progressing is underlain or carpeted with coralline limestone belong... Read Full Story - Sinkhole dev...
  • DENR pushes for rehab of damaged marine sanctuary in Apo Island

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Negros Oriental makes some steps for the immediate rehabilitation of damaged coral reefs in Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental.Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer, Charlie Fabre said that the Protection and Management Board (PAMB) in partnership with Silliman University and local government unit of Dauin are now working on the restoration of Apo Island's marine sanctuar... Read Full Story - DENR pushes ...
  • DRRM Summit for Iloilo LCEs

    Iloilo City, July 30 (PIA6) -- In a bid to highlight the need to review existing mechanisms of disaster management in the Philippines and the need to increase the capacity of local communities to withstand and bounce back immediately from disasters, the  Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Counctil (RDRRMC)  will conduct a provincial summit on disaster risk reduction and management for local chief executives of Iloilo starting July 31 – August 1 at the  Westown H... Read Full Story - DRRM Summit ...
  • P176.4 million new public classrooms turned over to DavOr’s typhoon-hit areas

    MATI CITY, Davao Oriental, July 30 – The Department of Education and Department of Public Works and Highways turned over an initial of 204 new classrooms to public elementary and high schools in the typhoon-hit towns of Baganga and Cateel.Teachers and students said these new classrooms symbolize new hope and new beginning for the education sector here that was badly battered after typhoon Pablo ‘washed out’ many of their school buildings in 2012.Alberto Cainghug, assistant engi... Read Full Story - P176.4 milli...
  • Kalinga solon pushes for planting of rubber trees 

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 30 (PIA) - - Kalinga Representative  Manuel Agyao is pushing for the propagation of high value commercial crops (HVCC) like rubber tree in North Luzon as it is feasible and viable industry that provides income and help balance the ecosystem. To lead this campaign, Agyao planted a one hectare land at Mapaoay this province with rubber trees and is now producing raw products of rubber. His plantation is now six years old and already  producing rubber plates ... Read Full Story - Kalinga solo...
  • PCA distributes P8.6 million cash incentives to coco farmers in Pablo-hit areas in DavOr

    MATI CITY, Davao Oriental, July 30 — The Philippine Coconut Authority has recently distributed cash incentives amounting to P8.6 million to 957 coconut farmers in the typhoon Pablo-hit towns of Baganga, Cateel and Boston.PCA XI Regional Manager Rex Buac said that this was only the initial cash distribution as the agency intends to complete the payouts by the end of August in all the remaining covered barangays here.Implemented under the Modified Participatory Coconut Planting Project, the ... Read Full Story - PCA distribu...
  • RDRRMC 8 sends team to provide relief assistance to landslide victims in Samar

     TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 30 (PIA) – The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in Eastern Visayas has deployed a team to monitor the condition of 52 families in Gandara, Samar who were evacuated to the Municipal Auditorium last Sunday after a landslide incident occurred in Barangay Calirocan in said municipality. In a short talk over the phone with OCD 8 Regional Director Blanche Gobenciong,  Chair of the RDRRMC 8,  she informed that she sen... Read Full Story - RDRRMC 8 sen...
  • Chiz seeks NEA help for power restoration in Sorsogon

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 30 (PIA) – The National Electrification Administration (NEA) released P44,474,399.53 loan to the Sorsogon II Electric Cooperative (SORECO II) for its rehabilitation works following the devastation of typhoon Glenda in the province of Sorsogon. Senator Francis Joseph “Chiz” Escudero, who personally requested NEA Administrator Editha Bueno for the allotment, said the fund will be utilized by the distribution utility for the immediate repair or replacement ... Read Full Story - Chiz seeks N...
  • Quake, tsunami drill: Region 1 gets ready for the Big One

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 30 (PIA) - The Ilocos Region may not be the most disaster-prone region in the country but it is not insulated from the effects of a big earthquake that can generate a huge tsunami. Director Renato Solidum of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, had warned that an earthquake triggered by the Manila Trench could cause a tsunami as high as 18 feet and could isolate Metro Manila and nearby provinces that include Region I provinces like La Union. I... Read Full Story - Quake, tsuna...
  • PCSD crafts new strategy, action plan

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, July 30 (PIA) – The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) is in the process of developing a new medium-term Palawan Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan (PSDSAP) that will provide a road map for sustainable development in the province. The Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act or R.A. 7611 and the Environmentally Critical Area Network (ECAN) strategy provide the guiding principles for the development of the plan.&nbs... Read Full Story - PCSD crafts ...
  • Tagalog news: Naantalang Rescue Capability Demo sa Calapan, matutuloy na sa Agosto 1

    QUEZON CITY, Ika-29 ng Hulyo (PIA): Itinakda sa Ika-isa ng Agosto ang pagdaraos ng Rescue Capability Demonstration, na isasagawa ng Regional Risk Reduction and Management Council ng Mimaropa. Matatandaang ipinagpaliban ang pagdaraos ng demo, halos dalawang linggo na ang nakakaraang nang mahagip ng Bagyong Glenda ang rehiyon.  Alinsunod sa mga naunang panayam kay Office of Civil Defense Mimaropa Regional Director  Eugene Cabrera, masusubukan sa demonstration ang kakayahan... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Maynilad pledges to cover 34 hectares more of Ipo Watershed

    QUEZON CITY, 29 July (PIA) - West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has pledged to cover 34 hectares of the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan this year.   Maynilad will plant some 40,000 saplings as part of its “Plant for Life” Program. “Our tree-planting program aims to help protect the watershed area that supplies our raw water needs. It also provides a long-term solution to the cycle of flooding during the rainy season,” said Maynilad President an... Read Full Story - Maynilad ple...
  • Doppler Radar to benefit WV farmers

    ILOILO CITY, July 28(PIA)—The Doppler Radar being constructed here is seen to benefit farmers in the region through accurate warning on cyclones, said Larry Nacionales, regional director of the Department of Agriculture. Nacionales said the P52.2-million monitoring equipment is being constructed at present on a 1,000-square meter lot donated by the West Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center in Hamungaya, Jaro, Iloilo City.“It will give relief to our thousands of farmer... Read Full Story - Doppler Rada...
  • SSS offers assistance package to members, typhoon victims

     SORSOGON CITY, July 28 (PIA) – The Social Security System (SSS) branch here announced to members that it has since accepting applications last week for a special loan privilege for the regular active SSS members and pensioners. “Considering the devastations brought by Typhoon Glenda in the province of Sorsogon, we would want to help our members by offering assistance loan package to at least help them recover from the said calamity,” said SSS Sorsogon branch manager ... Read Full Story - SSS offers a...
  • DENR-PIA/PN  holds first climate change advocacy Campus tour in Abra

    BANGUED, Abra, July  28 (PIA)-- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through its Abra Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, and in partnership with Pilipinas Natin (PN) and Philippine Information Agency conducted a  forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Advocacy campaign in two schools in this town.The first event was participated by around 500 students from the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) Bangued campus.The s... Read Full Story - DENR-PIA/PN ...
  • Cebuano News: Gobyerno naglantaw nga modaghan ang mga mamuhunang langyaw samtang sulbaron ang kabalaka sa  power sector

    MANILA, Hulyo 28 (PIA) – Ang Palasyo naglantaw nga magpadayon ang paghidangat sa mga mamuhunang langyaw, bisan pa man sa gikatahong pagkulang sa suplay sa koryeteng dagitab, sa sunod tuig. Kini ang gipahayag ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., atol sa usa ka press briefing sa Malacanang, bag-ohay pa lamang. Si Coloma miingon nga lauman sa gobyerno nga mosaka ang puhunan gumikan kay kini nga kabalaka sa energy sector nga kulangon... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • NPA to turn over four cops to Roxas

    MANILA, July 28 (PIA) -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas will fly to Mindanao tomorrow (July 29) to ensure the safe release of four police officers held captive by the New People’s Army (NPA) after a rebel raid on the Alegria municipal police station in Surigao del Norte last July 10.           “Kung kinakailangang pumasok sa kampo ng NPA, gagawin natin para masiguro lang na makukuha nating ligtas ang mga pulis ... Read Full Story - NPA to turn ...
  • Labason MDRRMO conducts earthquake drill

    LABASON, Zamboanga Norte, July 28 (PIA) - In keeping with the National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) here has recently conducted a lecture on disaster preparedness and earthquake drill at Osukan Elementary School this town. The activity was participated in by 350 pupils and teachers led by School Principal Hester Halasan. The six phases of the earthquake drill were given emphasis to include alarm, response... Read Full Story - Labason MDRR...
  • Govt’s proactive approach against disasters expected in SONA

     MANILA, July 28 (PIA) --President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to highlight his administration’s accomplishments in disaster risk reduction and managment (DRRM) in his fifth State of the Nation Address Monday. The government’s best practices in the addressing the risks being brought by natural calamities was earlier shared by the President during Asia-Europe Meeting Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management held recently in Manila.  “From da... Read Full Story - Govt’s proac...
  • Cebuano News: Ozamiz CDRRMC mipasi-ugda sa “bloodletting” sa mga estudyante sa NSTP 

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 28 (PIA) – Ang Ozamiz City Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) nagpasi-ugda sa “bloodletting” diha sa mga estudyante sa National Service Training Program (NSTP) sa siyudad, sa milabay nga Sabado, Hulyo 26.                                      ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Multi-sector groups converge for a Greener Marawi

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 28 (PIA) --- The Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) of the city together with representatives from various organizations here converged on July 23 at the DxSR Sallam Radio conference room to discuss how they can contribute to the ecological solid waste management program of the city government. “Marumi City, Langaw Del Sur (Dirty City, Fly Del Sur) is the impression being thrown to Marawi,” said SWMB Board Chairperson Mokiin Malna. She said... Read Full Story - Multi-sector...
  • Ozamiz CDRRMC conducts bloodletting among NSTP students

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 28 (PIA) – The Ozamiz City Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) has initiated a bloodletting activity among the National Service Training Program (NSTP) students in the city, last July 26.                                            ... Read Full Story - Ozamiz CDRRM...
  • DENR Mimaropa lauds reactivation of anti-llegal logging task force in Palawan

    QUEZON CITY, July 29 (PIA): The Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Mimaropa hailed Palawan's reactivation of the anti-illegal logging task force.  Regional Executive Director Oscar Dominguez thanked the provincial government and its law enforcement partners for their immediate actions following reports of entry of timbers and rattan poles into Malaysia allegedly illegally harvested in Palawan. For their part, Director Dominguez assured that DENR-Mimaropa will em... Read Full Story - DENR Mimarop...
  • Tagalog news: Kampanya kontra ilegal na pagtrotroso, pinalakas sa Palawan

    QUEZON CITY, Ika-28 ng Hulyo (PIA) – Nagsanib-puwersa ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), ang pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Palawan at iba pang mga ahensiya para mapangalagaan ang mga puno, kakahuyan at mga likas yaman ng lalawigan sa iligal na pagtrotroso. Kaugnay ito sa di umanoý  dalawang beses na delivery ng mga iligal na torso, rattan at iba pang likas-yaman sa pantalan ng Kudat, Malaysia. Gamit ang mga motor launch, hinihinalang galing sa i... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Disaster response groups plant trees in San Roque watershed area

    SAN MANUEL, Pangasinan July 27 (PIA) – Despite monsoon rains last Wednesday, disaster response groups in the province climbed the San Roque Watershed Area to plant seedlings in observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month. Some 1,000 molave seedlings provided by the San Roque Power Corporation (SRPC) were planted by at least 120 personnel, employees and volunteers from member agencies and organizations of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. T... Read Full Story - Disaster res...
  • DENR-7 completes 1:10k geo-hazard maps for over 200 brgys in Yolanda-hit areas in Cebu

    CEBU CITY, July 27 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) concluded its detailed geo-hazard mapping of 1:10,000 scale for 208 priority barangays in northern Cebu severely hit by super typhoon Yolanda late last year. DENR-7 information officer, Dr. Ed Llamedo bared the barangays are situated in eight municipalities and the city of Bogo. The identified municipalities are Madridejos, Sta. Fe and Bantayan Proper in Bantayan Island, Daan Bantayan, Tabogon, Bor... Read Full Story - DENR-7 compl...
  • PSA-7 to hold pilot census in Yolanda-hit areas in Cebu

    CEBU CITY, July 27 (PIA) -- The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA-7) formerly the National Statistics Office will undertake a pilot census next month on six localities in northern Cebu severely battered by super typhoon Yolanda late last year.PSA-Cebu provincial statistics officer, Fermo Diputado said the pilot census will involve 45 barangays in five municipalities and one city. These towns are Madridejos, Sta. Fe and Bantayan Proper in Bantayan Island, Daan Bantayan and San Remigio and... Read Full Story - PSA-7 to hol...
  • Benguet holds speakers bureau training  on Climate Change advocacy

    LA TRINIDAD Benguet, July 25 (PIA) - - More than 50 representatives from local government units,   and private institutions from the 13 municipalities of Benguet attended a two-day speakers bureau training  on July 24 and 25  at the Strawberry Valley Hotel and Restaurant here in efforts to empowering local links that would help in climate change adaptation and mitigation advocacy.The training was spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through its ... Read Full Story - Benguet hold...
  • 30 families in island town in Cebu evacuated due to sinkhole

    CEBU, July 26 (PIA) --- The local government of Sta. Fe town evacuated 30 families in Sitio Dapdap, Brgy. Langub in Kinatarkan Island, Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island after a sinkhole appeared in the area.  According to Sta. Fe Mayor Jose Esgana, the sinkhole measures 40x40 feet and was discovered this morning.  Kinatarkan Island is an hour away by boat from the mainland town of Sta. Fe.  The 30 affected families have been evacuated to a safe area 300 to 500 meters away ... Read Full Story - 30 families ...
  • Cebuano News: Project NOAH nakabenepisyo sa publiko, matud ni Presidente Aquino

    TANAUAN CITY, Batangas, Hulyo 26 (PIA) – Nakabenepisyo ang publiko gikan sa DREAM-LiDAR project ubos sa Project NOAH sa Department of Science and Technology (DOST).                                 Kini ang giluwatan ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, atol sa iyang pagtambong sa ika-150 ka tuig nga kasumaran sa adlaw’ng ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • 1,000 Zumba enthusiasts join ‘Zumbaklay’ in Ozamiz 

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 26 (PIA) – Some 1,000 Zumba enthusiasts participated in today’s “Zumbaklay” or Walk for a Cause, from the City Hall Ground towards Cotta Square, where the Zumba Marathon took place. Initiated by the City Nutrition Committee (CNC), funds of P10 per student and P20 per employee from the participants will be used for projects without CNC allocation, such as the Breastfeeding Month in August, this year, Lelita G. Navarez, city nutrit... Read Full Story - 1,000 Zumba ...
  • Panagminas saan a maipalubos iti Ilocos Sur

    VIGAN CITY, July 25 (PIA) – Saan a maipalubos ti panagminas iti mineral kadagiti igid ti baybay iti Ilocos Sur tapno saan a madadael ti nakaparsuaan ken saan a matakaw dagiti kinabaknang a mineral daytoy maibilang a primera klase a probinsia. Daytoy ti waragawag ni Gob. Ryan Singson bayat ti naangay a “Media Forum” iti Public Information Office (PIO) iti Kapitolio itay nabiit maipapan iti issue ti “black sand mining” ken ti plano ti maysa a pribada a kompania a... Read Full Story - Panagminas ...
  • Time to use solar energy, say environmental groups in NegOr

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 25 (PIA) – Environmental groups and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Negros Oriental revived the call to harness solar energy as another renewable energy source for the province.This was raised in a Kapihan sa PIA on renewable energy recently and was attended by representatives from Silliman University, Negros Oriental State University, FENOR, 350.Org, Social Action Center of the Diocese of Dumaguete, local government units of Dauin, Sta. Catalina, Bayawan Cit... Read Full Story - Time to use ...
  • Trees for climate change mitigation

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 25 (PIA) -- Trees are very important in sustainng ecological balance in order to mitigate the bad impacts of climate change.This was the statement of Professor Renee Paalan of the Biology Department, Silliman University during a Kapihan sa PIA forum on Renewable Energy vis-a-vis Climate Change held at Bethel Guest House recently.Paalan emphasized on the importance of trees in preventing floods and soil erosion as well as source of watershed in our forest areas.The professor ... Read Full Story - Trees for cl...
  • Dumaguete City observes 'National Disaster Consciousness Month'

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 25 (PIA)--Dumaguete City Government joins the country’s  observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) with a citywide motorcade on July 28 at 9:00 am around the city streets with the City and barangay officials, students, and representatives from various national and local agencies expected to participate in the event.Dumaguete City mayor Manuel Sagarbarria who also chairs the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office... Read Full Story - Dumaguete Ci...
  • US Ambassador opens DRRM Opcen in Benguet town

    TUBLAY Benguet, July 25 (PIA) - - United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg inaugurated on Thursday a two-storey Emergency Operation Center for the Tublay Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.The Operation Center (OpCen), which was  made possible through the support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UN World Food Program and through the initiative of Mayor Ruben Paoad, will serve as central command and control facility for t... Read Full Story - US Ambassado...
  • Hiligaynon News: Capiceños nangin alerto batuk sa mga kalamidad

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hulyo 25 (PIA6) – Mas nangin alerto kag handa ang mga Capiceños batuk sa mga kalalat-an dala sang mga kalamidad  nga mahimo matabo sa probinsya. Ginpahayag ni Capiz Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) head Ramil Atando nga mas nangin bukas ang mga pumoluyo sa pagpatigayon sang mga orientation kag drill agud labi nga mahandaan ang ano man nga sahi sang kalalat-an kag kalamidad subong sang sunog, linog, baha kag bagyo. ... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Cebuano News: Energy Secretary Petilla misugyot sa emergency power alang sa Presidente

    MANILA, Hulyo 25 (PIA) –Gisugyot ni Secretary Jericho Petilla sa Department of Energy (DOE) nga hatagan sa emergency power si President Benigno S. Aquino III aron matubag ang kakulang sa suplay sa koryenteng dagitab sa nasud.  Kini ang gipahayag ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., atol sa usa ka press briefing didto sa Malacanang, bag-ohay pa lamang.“Gitin-aw sa Energy Secretary nga kining maong sugyot iyang gipadayag gumi... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Ozamiz CDRRMC nanlimpiyo sa mga estero, kanal sa siyudad

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Hulyo 25 (PIA) – Ang Ozamiz City Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) mipahigayon, ning adlaw sa Hulyo 25, sa usa ka pagpanghinlo sa mga estero ug mga kanal sa siyudad. Kini aron mahabwa gikan sa mga nasangpit nga dapit ang gitambak nga mga basura ug uban pang hugaw nga maoy maka-ali sa tubig nga dala sa ulan pag-agos panahon sa kusog ang ulan, matud ni Mark Vincent C. Israel, ang CDRRM Officer. “Kini usa lamang sa mga lakang aron ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Hiligaynon News: 7 ka mga rescue team magapasakup sa rescue olympics

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hulyo 25 (PIA6) – Pito ka mga rescue tean nagikan sa nagkalain-lain nga mga ahensya sang gobyerno kag proibado nga mga grupo ang magapasakup sa patigayunon nga 1st Capiz Rescue Olympics sang Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and management Council. Ginpahayag ni Capiz PDRRM Officer Esperedion Pelaez nga ini nga paindis-indis ang labing una nga hiwaton diri sa probinsya angut sa pagsaulog sang National Disaster Consciousness Month sining bulan sang Huly... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • U.S. Ambassador Goldberg visits Benguet to promote disaster risk reduction activities

    BENGUET, July 25 - U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg visited Benguet Province from July 24 to July 25 to lead a series of activities that will further advance disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation measures in the region.  Benguet is one of the most vulnerable provinces to climate change in the Philippines. The province is highly exposed to typhoons, landslides, soil erosion, and drought. U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for... Read Full Story - U.S. Ambassa...
  • Feature:  Living with climate change thru information and gaining friends with it  

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 25 (PIA)-----  I learned that whether we like it or not, climate change is here to stay and so we must live with it. But the question is how do we live with it?   Well, we may choose to be nonchalant about it or get involved in making the situation a far better off from being a complete debacle at all, although it is in itself if remains ignored. The thing is, the world still has the chance to make what remains better, to salvage it from further... Read Full Story - Feature: &nb...
  • Zambo IP elder to youth: Change stereotype about us

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 25 (PIA) --- A respected indigenous people (IP) elder in Zamboanga yesterday (June 24) encouraged the youth belonging to various tribes in the city to change the stereotype the public has about them. Dr. Tuan Raja Agong, a leader of the Sama Badjao here lamented that other groups perceive them negatively. “Sinasibi nila, IP ka lang, ignorante, walang pinag-aralan.” (They say that if you are an IP, you are ignorant and have no education.) “But just... Read Full Story - Zambo IP eld...
  • DENR turns over 250,000 ‘Ecosavers passbooks’ to DepEd

    QUEZON CITY, July 25 --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has turned over to the Department of Education (DepEd) an initial 250,000 units of “Ecosavers Club Passbook” to be distributed to public elementary and high school students in Metro Manila who are taking part in the highly praised National Ecosavers Program (NEP). NEP is a recycling campaign launched by the government in 2012 in a bid to reduce garbage being collected from schools and househ... Read Full Story - DENR turns o...
  • Ozamiz CDRRMC conducts citywide clean-up drive of esteros, canals

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 25 (PIA) – The Ozamiz City Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) has initiated, today, July 25, a city-wide clean-up drive in esteros and canals of the city. This is to un-clog the areas of debris and all other forms of waste thrown into the area, so that water brought in by the incoming rains can freely flow, Mark Vincent C. Israel, CDRRM Officer, said. “The move is actually one of the measures of mitigating and reducing the r... Read Full Story - Ozamiz CDRRM...
  • Camarines Norte declared under state of calamity due to typhoon “Glenda”

    DAET, Camarines Norte, July 30 (PIA) – Members of the Sanguniang Panlalawigan in Camarines Norte has adopted in a mass motion a Resolution declaring the entire provinceunder the State of Calamity due to typhoon Glenda on July 23. The basis of the declaration was the initial record of damages to infrastructures and agriculture amounting to P173.6 million based on the report of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) through the Provincial Disaster Ri... Read Full Story - Camarines No...
  • IPPO observes Police Community Relations month

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, July 24 (PIA) – The Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has planted 150 Mahogany tree seedlings here as part of this year’s police community relations (PCR) month celebration. Police S/Supt. Sotero Ramos, Jr. said tree planting is not only mandated to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) but a responsibility of everyone. “Everybody should care for our environment and natural resources. And one way of preserving and prote... Read Full Story - IPPO observe...
  • Environment groups hit EDC over massive cutting of trees

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 24 (PIA) – The Friends of the Environment in Negros Oriental has criticized the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) over its alleged massive cutting of century-old trees for its geothermal operation and expansion projects in Negros Oriental that threaten the dwindling watershed areas in the province.This was raised during the Kapihan sa PIA recently with the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), FENOR, Silliman University, Social Action Cent... Read Full Story - Environment ...
  • Cebuano News: Pagtudlo og disaster manager sa kalungsuroan giawhag

    CEBU CITY, July 23 (PIA )--- Gikinahanglan nga adunay “disaster officer” ang matag lungsod o dakbayan, matod sa kauluhan sa probinsya sa Sugbo. Ang pagtudlo og usa ka disaster risk reduction and management officer gilatid na sa usa ka balod, ang Repuiblic Act 10121. Ang hepe sa Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office sa lalawigan sa Sugbo, si Baltazar Tribunalo nag awhag sa mga mayor og mga opisyales nga mitunga sa pagtuman sa maong kamanduan. Kin... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Segregate garbage or face flooding-DRRMO

    NEGROS OCC. July 25 (PIA6)--Flooding in the city would worsen if residents will not practice garbage segregation.Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office-OIC Rufino Alcala said water ways in the city have become constricted causing flood in some streets even due to a moderate rain.Given the situation, further flooding could result if people continue to throw garbage wherever they please.Alcala appealed to the public not to consider creeks and canals as dumpsites because th... Read Full Story - Segregate ga...
  • Cebuano News: Palasyo nanawagan sa publiko nga motabang pagpanghawan sa mga dalan nga giagi-an sa Bagyong Glenda

    MANILA, Hulyo 24 (PIA) – Nanawagan ang Palasyo sa kooperasyon ug pagtabang sa publiko ilabi na sa pagpanghawan sa mga dalan nga napuno sa mga lawas sa kahoy nga natumba, mga sanga ug dahon sa kahoy nga nangabali atol sa Bagyong Glenda sa milabay nga semana. Kini ang giluwatan ni Secretary Lacierda, Tigpamaba ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, sa iyang inisyal nga taho, bisan pa man sa gipakita niini nga sa daghan dapit, natuman ang gitawag nga “zero casualty goals” ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Gobyerno motutok sa pagpabalik sa koryente, kaayuhan sa nibakwit human ang bagyong Glenda  

    MANILA, Hulyo 24 (PIA) – Unahon pagtrabaho sa gobyerno nga mahibalik ang koryente ug ang kahimsug sa panglawas sa mga mikabwit gumikan sa Bagyong Glenda kun Bagyong Rammasun mihapak sa Metro Manila ug mga silingang lungsod, lakip ang rehiyon sa Bicol.Mao kini ang giluwatan ni Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, kinsa miingon nga si President Benigno Aquino III, ang nagmando ug kanunay nga nagkuha'g mga taho gikan sa lain-lain ug mga hingtungdang mga ahensiya, kinsa atua sa mga da... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • MisOr town promotes community resiliency

    VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental, July 24 -- Community leaders and stakeholders in Villanueva town, Misamis Oriental have bound themselves to aggressively pursue no nonsense Disaster Risk Reduction Management Program in the light of heightened vulnerabilities to both man-made and natural hazards and calamities. In a recently launched Villanueva Disaster Risk Reduction Management Program at the Phividec Industrial Estate Auditorium in Misamis Oriental, Villanueva vice mayor Edwin Dagasuhan under... Read Full Story - MisOr town p...
  • Feature: A passion for reviving forests

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 24 (PIA)  --  Long before talks of climate change or global warming hugged the headlines, a man with passion for creating jungles out of barren hills and mountains had started the fight of his lifetime,  which is planting trees. Meet Southern Leyte Governor Roger Mercado.  He was governor for the first time since last year, 2013.  But before this gubernatorial post, he was Congressman representing the lone district of Southern Leyte... Read Full Story - Feature: A ...
  • DepEd-7 intensifies campaign on urban, organic gardening in schools                 

    Central Visayas, July 24 (PIA) --- The Department of Education (DepEd-7)in the region advocates for urban and organic vegetable gardening in all public schools.In a recent Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO-7) forum, Dr. Roland Villegas Technical Livelihood Education (TLE) and Technical Vocational Education (TVE) Coordinator of DepEd-7 said the department is making sure that the K-12 program of education will be built in with gardening as part of its curriculum and of... Read Full Story - DepEd-7 inte...
  • Capiceños gear towards disaster preparedness

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, July 24 (PIA6) – Capiceños are becoming more alert, prepared and cautious to mitigate the impacts of disaster. Capiz Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) head Ramil Atando said that the people here have become more proactive against disaster such as fire, flood and earthquake. Atando said that the request for disaster orientation and conduct of drills by barangays, schools, offices both public and private, including hospitals, is... Read Full Story - Capice&ntild...
  • DOST opens National Science and Technology Week

    PASAY CITY, 24 July (PIA)--High-impact technologies, health and fitness tools, high-grade products, scientific experts, technopreneurs, and young science aficionados, are being showcased at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) opens the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on July 24, 2014. With the theme,  “Philippines: A Science Nation Meeting Global Challenges,” NSTW will run until July 28 for a week f... Read Full Story - DOST opens N...
  • Cebu province urges LGUs to institutionalise DRRM offices 

    CEBU CITY, July 23 (PIA) --- The Cebu provincial government has urged local government units (LGUs) to institutionalize their respective Disaster Risk Reduction Management offices. In the recent and first annual Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Summit, LGUs were strongly advised to have a concrete DRRM office. Baltazar Tribunalo, Cebu PDRRMC chair, said there are still more than 20 out of the 54 LGUs in Cebu that do not have a DRRM officer, while m... Read Full Story - Cebu provinc...
  • Hiligaynon News: LiDAR mapping sang 3 ka mga KN river basin kumpleto na

    SYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Hulyo 23 (PIA6) - - Nakumpleto na sang Department of Science and Technology 6 (DOST 6) ang Light Ranging and Detection Technology ((LiDAR) mapping sang tatlo ka mga mayor nga river basin sa Kabisayaan Nakatungdan kalakip ang syudad sang Iloilo sa idalum sang proyekto sini nga Disaster Risk Assessment, Exposure and Mitigation (DREAM).Ang tatlo ka mga mayor nga river basin sa rehiyon ginalakipan sang Jalaur River Basin, Panay River Basin kag Ilog-Hilabangan River sa isla sang N... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Evacuees due to bad weather in Biliran now back home

    MANILA, July 23 -- With bad weather from the southwest monsoon in the Eastern Visayas—particularly over Biliran province—the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) received a report from Almeria town Mayor Dominador Agahan that 126 families from Sitio Basud have been evacuated to three evacuation centers in the area. The number is different from media reports that some 400 families have evacuated. Mayor Agahan further informed DSWD that of the 126 families, 117... Read Full Story - Evacuees due...
  • NNC-7 urges veggie gardening for urban households

    CEBU CITY, July 23 (PIA) -- Urban households are urged to plant their own vegetables in the backyard to complement food security for the family especially during emergency situations at the same time contribute to mitigating the impact of climate change. Susan Orpilla, nutrition officer III of the National Nutrition Council (NNC-7), bared that household food security is the ultimate objective under the Philippine Plan of Action on Nutrition in order to improve nutritional status among Filip... Read Full Story - NNC-7 urges ...
  • Cebuano News: Mga hisgutanan sa ‘Pagbag-o sa Panahon’ mihatag bulok sa Symposium sa 2014 NDCM sa Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 23 (PIA) – Mga hisgutanan kalabot sa pagdawat sa kabag-ohan sa panahon kun “climate change adaptation” ang mihatag ug bulok sa “Symposium on the 2014 National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM)” nga gipahigayon sa Misamis University (MU), dinhi, kaniadtong Hulyo 22. Tipik sa kampanya sa information, education and communication (IEC) alang sa NDCM, ning bulan sa Hulyo, ang symposium gipangunahan sa Ozamiz City DRRM Cou... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Training for LGUs on climate change action plan continues

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 23 (PIA) – Despite the brunt of recent super howler ‘Glenda’ last week that devastated Albay and neigboring provinces, the 3-day training-workshop for the formulation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) will go on as scheduled starting today until July 25, 2014 at the Hotel Casablanca, this city. Executive director of service provider Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD, Inc.) and resident trainer for the LCCAP formulation,... Read Full Story - Training for...
  • MGB recommends dredging of Cagayan River

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 22 (PIA) - - The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has urged local officials here to dredge the heavily silted Cagayan River to avoid further erosions after the result of the geo-hazard mapping conducted recently. Felicitas Piligan, senior geologist, said they already alerted the concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) regarding the result of their assessment on the siltation of Cagayan river ways as this prevent the flow of water when there are flash floods.... Read Full Story - MGB recommen...
  • P35.3M worth of assistance given to typhoon victims in Bicol – DSWD

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 23 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported today the cost of assistance provided for the victims of Typhoon Glenda that ravaged the Bicol Region last week now totaled to P35,306,708.79 based on their latest record. DWSD – Bicol Regional Director Arnel Garcia in his report submitted to Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, stated that the amount is broken down as P29.847 from DSWD, P5.410M from the local government unit... Read Full Story - P35.3M worth...
  • DOH-7 commits to contribute efforts to disaster preparedness, mitigation                              

    Central Visayas, July 23 (PIA) ---- The Department of Health (DOH-7) pledged to be on top of any measures to mitigate health crisis in times of disaster.During the Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO-7) forum, head of the health emergency management, Dr. Expedito Medalla said that the agency exert efforts on giving trainings, basic first aid, basic life support and other basic medical attention needed to mitigate health risk during disasters to health workers, barangay tano... Read Full Story - DOH-7 commit...
  • Lapuyan mayor urges stakeholder to take proactive measures vs disaster

    LAPUYAN, Zamboanga del Sur, July 23 (PIA) – Over 300 participants composed of municipal officials, teachers, policemen, students and Rural Health Unit (RHU) personnel participated in an earthquake drill held on Monday by the municipal government in coordination with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) at the Antonio V. Apostol Sr. Memorial Central Elementary School in Barangay Poblacion this town. Municipal Disaster Risk ... Read Full Story - Lapuyan mayo...
  • Climate change adaptation highlights 2014 NDCM confab in Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 23 (PIA) – Topic on climate change adaptation (CCA) highlighted the Symposium on the 2014 National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) held at Misamis University (MU), here, last July 22. Part of the information, education and communication (IEC) campaign on the observation of this year’s July NDCM, the activity was conducted by the Ozamiz City DRRM Council to raise the awareness of the residents on CCA and DRRM issues and concerns. The... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • 350 volunteers sa San Fernando, nagtapos sa rescue training course

    LUNGSOD NG SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Hulyo 22 (PIA) -- May kabuuang 350 bantay bayan volunteers sa San Fernando ang nagtapos kamakailan sa Barangay Rescue training course na isinagawa ng City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. Sa kanyang mensahe, hinikayat ni Mayor Edwin Santiago ang mga nagsitapos na gamitin ang mga natutunan sa pagtulong sa mga nangangailangan. Saklaw ng pagsasanay ang mga basics sa first aid, life support at firefighting. Bukod dito, namahagi din ang ... Read Full Story - 350 voluntee...
  • Kauna-unahang Kapihan ng Mamamayan ng PIA sa Angeles sumentro sa Climate Change Adaptation, DRRM

    LUNGSOD NG ANGELES, Hulyo 22 (PIA) -- Sinimulan ng Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 3 ang paggunita sa National Disaster Consciousness Month at pagpapaigting sa Climate Change advocacy campaign sa pamamagitan ng pagdadala ng signature Kapihan ng Mamamayan (KNM) nito sa lungsod ng Angeles sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon. Isinagawa sa barangay Pulung Bulu, nagsilbing mga panelists sina Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Pampanga Community Environme... Read Full Story - Kauna-unahan...
  • World Bank Group head hails Pinoys’ resiliency to cope with disasters

    MANILA, July 22 -- Filipinos are known to be resilient, possessing the ability to readily bounce back after experiencing disasters. This was affirmed by World Bank Group (WBG) President  Jim Yong Kim during the meeting of various civil society organizations (CSOs), international humanitarian organizations, non-government organizations (NGOs), and local stakeholders held recently in this town. The WBG head, who was joined by Department of Social Welfare and Development Secreta... Read Full Story - World Bank G...
  • DOST completes LiDAR mapping of 3 WV river basins

    ILOILO CITY, July 22 (PIA6) - - The Department of Science and Technology 6 has already completed the Light Ranging and Detection Technology ((LiDAR) mapping of the three major river basins in Western Visayas including Iloilo City under its Disaster Risk Assessment, Exposure and Mitigation (DREAM) project.The region’s three major river basins are Jalaur River Basin, Panay River Basin and Ilog-Hilabangan River in Negros Island.DOST 6 Director Rowen Gelonga said a special LiDAR mapping was al... Read Full Story - DOST complet...
  • News Feature: Climate change from a wholistic perspective

    BUTUAN CITY, July 22 (PIA) – The environmental change that may affect more migration, both internally and internationally, for people to seek safer grounds; the environmental risk drivers; changes in annual mean temperature/rainfall and sea level rise; the quality and extent of coastal resources; the level of environmental pollution; the overall state of biodiversity and other determinants have contributed to the underlying impacts on the progression of climate change from which the need f... Read Full Story - News Feature...
  • Nutrition body: Ensure to consume clean, safe food during disasters

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 22 (PIA) – Make sure the food you consume during disasters is clean and safe. This is one of the key messages that the City Nutrition Committee has emphasized in its information, education and communication (IEC) campaign on the National Nutrition Month (NNM), which is observed, this July. During natural disasters, it may be impossible to cook due to the lack of facilities on  fuel and poor sanitation, including the lack of safe water an... Read Full Story - Nutrition bo...
  • Tambulig launches Climate Change Advocacy Campaign

    TAMBULIG, Zamboanga del Sur, July 22 (PIA) – To get his constituents ready for the new weather phenomenon, Mayor Caridad B. Balaod of this town and other municipal officials have launched on Friday, July 18, a Climate Change Advocacy Campaign (CCAC). All the municipal officials and employees were wearing the CCAC brand T-shirt in the said activity, which joined by the personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) led by Chief Inspector Benjamin Napigkit and the personnel of the Bu... Read Full Story - Tambulig lau...
  • DENR, PIA launch climate change advocacy campaign

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 22 (PIA) – “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago” is the newest climate change slogan launched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the city today, in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA). The campaign aims to weaken apathy to climate change and popularize and strengthen adaptation and mitigation measures in response to climate change. The event was witnessed by the media, national ... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA la...
  • Camarines Norte records "zero casualty, P173.6M worth of damages due to typhoon Glenda

    DAET, Camarines Norte, July 22 (PIA) – Camarines Norte recorded a zero casualty yet a destruction worth some P173.6 million to infrastructure and agriculture/fishery sector based on the initial assessment of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office as of yesterday on the impacts of typhoon Glenda. Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado, also chair of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, bared in a report submitted to the Bicol Regional ... Read Full Story - Camarines No...
  • 6  Ifugao towns agree on clustered sanitary landfill project

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 22 (PIA)- - Mayors of six municipalities of this province recently  agreed to undertake a clustered sanitary landfill project that will commonly benefit them. Mayors Ceasario Cabbigat of this town, Joselito Guyguyon of Kiangan, Mariano Buyagawan of Lamut, Gerardo Luglug of Hingyon, Armando Domilod of Asipulo and Jerry Dalipog of Banaue forged the agreement because they realized that the establishment, operation and management of a sanitary landfill would require a ... Read Full Story - 6  Ifug...
  • SU prexy to as guest at Kapihan sa PIA on renewable energy vis-à-vis climate change

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 22 (PIA) – Silliman University President Dr. Ben Malayang is expected to give a talk on integrated water resource management (IWRM) and its relation to climate change at te Kapihan sa PIA on July 23 at the Bethel Guest House, Dumaguete City. Malayang is one of the invited resource speakers on the topic “Renewable energy vis-à-vis Climate Change.” The forum is a regular program of the Philippine Information Agency-Negros Oriental. In to... Read Full Story - SU prexy to ...
  • Cebu police, students plant trees to help reduce CO2 emissions 

    CEBU CITY, July 22 (PIA) – Some 100 policemen of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), students of Lahug Night HIgh School, media and personnel of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA-7) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) recently conducted a tree planting activity within the CPPO headquarters as part of the efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change.Pior to the activity, an orientation briefing on the threat of global warming leading to clima... Read Full Story - Cebu police,...
  • OCD-7 to form HACC on disaster response

    CEBU CITY, July 22 (PIA) -- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD-7) as chair of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC-7) will create technical working group to form the Humanitarian Assistance Coordinating Center (HACC) mainly responsible for the immediate emergency response in times of disasters.The HACC, once member-agencies are determined, will meet to discuss the policies, guidelines and SOPs  in disaster response during times of emergencies.&nbs... Read Full Story - OCD-7 to for...
  • BASCOMNET forms Climate Change-Resilience advocacy group

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, July 22 (PIA) – The Basilan Communicators Network Inc. (BASCOMNET) created the Climate Change-Resilience communication group that will plan and initiate advocacy campaign activities that hope to broaden people’s consciousness on the need for concerted efforts to protect Mother Earth. Some 50 communicators and information officers from government and non-government organizations (NGOs) have turned up for the general assembly and Climate Change Advocacy... Read Full Story - BASCOMNET fo...
  • Typhoon Henry threatens north Luzon as it exits PH

    SAN FERNANDO, July 22 (PIA) - Residents in the Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley were advised to be on alert against flashfloods and landslides as Typhoon "Henry" traverses Balintang Channel toward the eastern coast of Batanes, the weather bureau said on Tuesday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) advisory said as of 10am today, Typhoon Henry has gained more strength as it traverses east of Batanes with a maximum... Read Full Story - Typhoon Henr...
  • DOST to put up ceramic clay production facility in Mt. Province town  

    BAGUIO CITY, July 22 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) continues to  infuse science and technology to disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation  rolling   out  its  ceramic clay filter technology, which can transform rain or flood water into potable water. DOST – Cordillera  Regional Director Julius Caesar Sicat disclosed  that through the DOST - Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI... Read Full Story - DOST to put ...
  • NTA to grow fuel wood for curing tobacco leaves

    LAOAG CITY, July 22 (PIA) - The National Tobacco Administration targets to plant at least 1.5 million tree seedlings in tobacco-producing provinces to answer for the fuelwood needed in curing tobacco leaves.  The tree seedlings, composed of giant ipil-ipil, gmelina and mahogany, will be planted simultaneously on July 25 in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Administrator Edgar D. Zaragoza said the tree planting program, which began in 201... Read Full Story - NTA to grow ...
  • More than 20,000 individuals in Mimaropa affected by ‘Glenda’

    CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, July 21 (PIA) – More than 20,000 individuals comprising a total of 4,207 families from 20 municipalities in the provinces of Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro have been affected by the onslaught of typhoon “Glenda” last week. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Mimaropa office reported this over the weekend as they continue conducting rapid assessment of the affected families and areas in the three provi... Read Full Story - More than 20...
  • Cebuano News: Pagpangandam sa katalagman kaakohan sa tanan

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Hulyo 21 (PIA) --  Ang pagpangandam panahon sa katalagman kaakohan sa tanan dili lamang sa gobyerno.Mao kini ang pamahayag ni Adrian Sedillo, executive director sa Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) atol sa gihimong Kapihan sa PIA forum sa milabayng semana agi ug pagsaulog sa National Disaster Consciousness Month matag bulan sa Hulyo.Si Sedillo mipaambit sa pahimangno ni gobernador Roel Degamo nga kinahanglan andam ug magtinabangay ang tanan a... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Seguroha nga limpyo ug luwas ang pagka-on panahon sa kalamidad, matud sa CNC

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Hulyo 21 (PIA) – Seguroha nga limpyo ug luwas ang imong pagka-on panahon sa kalamidad.                                   Kini ang usa sa mga nag-unang mensahe sa City Nutrition Committee (CNC) nga gilakip sa ilang gipahigayon nga kampanya sa information, education and communication (IE... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Government still on alert for typhoon ‘Henry’

    MANILA, July 21 -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) is on blue alert status as Typhoon ‘Henry’ is still in the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Monday.Under the blue alert status, half of the personnel of all regional and municipal disaster risk reduction management offices, regional civil defense offices, and other concerned government agencies in would-be affected areas should be at their posts ... Read Full Story - Government s...
  • DENR adopts 118 hectares of reforestation site

    PENABLANCA, Cagayan, July 21 (PIA) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO)-Cagayan has established 118 hectares of reforestation site covering three barangays here for the Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Project (PhilCCAP). Carolyn Tumamao, PENRO information officer said, PhilCCAP is a five-year foreign funded project aims to develop and demonstrate approaches that would enable targeted ... Read Full Story - DENR adopts ...
  • Hiligaynon News: U.S. nagabulig sa mga naapektohan ni Bagyo Glenda

    MANILA, Hulyo 21 (PIA6) – Ang gobyerno sang Estados Unidos ang naghatag sang Php 6.5 milyones nga katumbas sang $150,000 agud buligan ang mga biktima ni bagyo Glenda sa mga probinsya sang Albay kag Sorsogon nga makabalik sa ila mgapuluy-an kag makabawi gikan sa pagpanalasa sang bagyo.Ginsiling ni U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg sa isa ka pahayag gikan sa U.S. Embassy Manila nga sa ngalan sang mga pumoluyo nga Amerikano nga sila ang nagapalab-ot sang ila pagpakig-unong para sa kahalitan ... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Mahigit 3,000 ektaryang taniman ng produktong agrikultura sa Camarines Norte, apektado ng bagyong Glenda

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hulyo 21 (PIA) -- Umaabot sa 3,309.25 ektaryang taniman ng ibat-ibang produktong agrikultura sa lalawigan ng Camarines Norte ang naapektuhan sanhi ng bagyong Glenda. Batay sa ipinalabas na partial report ngayong umaga ng Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) ng pamahalaang panlalawigan, umaabot sa 2,867.96 ektarya ang may pag-asa pang mabuhay na mga tanim samantalang 441.29 ektarya naman ang wala ng pag-asa. Kabilang sa mga tanim ang naapektuhan ay ang pa... Read Full Story - Mahigit 3,00...
  • Proactivism lessens impacts of typhoon Glenda to lives, properties of Bicolanos; damages peg at P4.5B

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 21 (PIA) – Office of the Civil Defense Bicol regional director Bernardo Alejandro IV, also chair of the Bicol Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), has cited efforts of the the different national and local government units, private sector and the residents for their proactivism which lessened the impact of typhoon Glenda to the communities. “The proactivism shown by the different government units, private sector and the residen... Read Full Story - Proactivism ...
  • PIA, DENR launch climate change advocacy campaign

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, July 21 (PIA) – “There is a big difference in us advocating climate change and the media announcing and reporting it,” said Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable of the Department of Environment and Natura; Resources (DENR)-9 during the regional launch of the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign (CCAC) last Friday at the Sibugay Grand Plaza Hotel here. “This is the reason why the DENR tapped the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) as partner to h... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR la...
  • Tagum receives rescue equipment from US

    TAGUM CITY, July 21—The City Government formally received various donated life-saving equipment direct from the United States on Monday, July 21, 2014, which is expected to boost the local government’s operation on disaster risk reduction and management. The equipment includes (10) sets of brand-new inflatable rubber boats with outboard motors; one (1) used speedboat with outboard motor and one (1) unit of Rescue Emergency Medical Service Vehicle considered to be a Type II Ambul... Read Full Story - Tagum receiv...
  • Environment Code of Carmen ok’d

    BUTUAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte recently approved the Environment Code of the municipality of Carmen, this province. Municipal Ordinance No. 01, otherwise known as the Environment Code of Carmen, which was authored by Sangguniang Bayan Member Erma R. Estoque, was passed by the local government of Carmen with the aim of establishing the framework for local government-driven, inter agency and multi-sectoral system of environment managem... Read Full Story - Environment ...
  • Info Officers gather for Climate Change advocacy 

    BUTUAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) -- A very successful conduct of the Regional Information Officers’ Summit on Climate Change Advocacy was held in one of the convention centers here on July 16-17. The said event, with the theme, "Strengthening Partnership Among Communities for Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation," was spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and participated in by the information o... Read Full Story - Info Officer...
  • EMB underscores info officers’ role in communicating climate change 

    BUTUAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) – Environment and Management Bureau (EMB) assistant director Eva Ocfemia, as represented by EMB-Caraga administrative chief Grace Abella relayed to some 250 participating information officers the value of how they are able to effectively convey what climate change is all about and the mitigation and adaptation actions during the Information Officers’ Summit on Climate Change Advocacy held in this city on Wednesday. “With the emerging extreme clim... Read Full Story - EMB undersco...
  • DENR-13 cites strategies to mitigate effects of climate change

    BUTUAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga headed by regional director Nonito Tamayo revealed strategies in mitigating the effects of climate change, during the Regional Information Officers’ Summit on Climate Change advocacy with the theme, “Strengthening Partnership Among Communities for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation,” held on July 16-17, 2014 in one of the local convention centers here. “The... Read Full Story - DENR-13 cite...
  • Australia Gov’t provides P10M for ‘Glenda’ victims

    MANILA, 21 July (PIA) – The Australian Government recently announced that it will provide P10 million (A$250,000) to provide immediate assistance to victims of Typhoon Glenda. "Australia is a close friend and partner of the Philippines, and our thoughts and sympathy go out to those affected by the Typhoon,” said Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell. He also said that emergency relief supplies were also released by Australia to help meet the urgent hum... Read Full Story - Australia Go...
  • Forum underscores stakeholders’ role in mitigating environmental destruction

    BAGUIO CITY, July 21 (PIA) - - “There is value in coming together and letting our collective voices be heard by people who are responsible,” Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos of the University of the Philippines Baguio said during “Sto. Tomas Under Siege: A multi-sectoral forum on the Mount Santo Tomas Forest Reserve” held at UP Baguio. The forum was the second public dialogue on issues that affect Baguio and its environs organized by UP Baguio and the Pine Cone Movement,... Read Full Story - Forum unders...
  • All roads in Bicol passable – DPWH

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 21 (PIA) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) confirmed today that all major roads in the entire Bicol region are passable following typhoon Glenda (international name : Rammasun) wrecked havoc in the region on Tuesday, July 15. “All (national and secondary) roads in the region are passable since Friday last week,” DPWH Bicol public information officer Lucy Castañeda told the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in a text message to... Read Full Story - All roads in...
  • Government launches nationwide climate change advocacy campaign

    QUEZON CITY, July 21 (PIA) – “Correct information is the best way to combat climate change.” This was the message sent across media practitioners and public information officers during the media launch for the government’s climate change advocacy campaign held July 18 at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) auditorium in Quezon City. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon P. Paje said that while the country boasts of state of the ar... Read Full Story - Government l...
  • PAGASA warns of heavy rains over N. Luzon due to "Henry"

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 21 (PIA) - The state weather bureau has alerted residents of heavy rains and strong winds from Typhoon "Henry" (international name: Matmo) which is moving towards extreme northern Luzon. The  Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council in Region 1 conducted an emergency meeting on Sunday afternoon and held a pre-disaster risk assessment of Typhoon Henry. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Paga... Read Full Story - PAGASA warns...
  • NorthCot LGU observes National Disaster Consciousness Month

    KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, July 21 (PIA)—To further strengthen and prepare the members of the emergency response team of the provincial government, bomb and fire drills were conducted recently in line with the celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Operations Center (PDRMMOC) head Cynthia Ortega said that the drills are important in preparing the volunteers for immediate response in times of emergencies.&n... Read Full Story - NorthCot LGU...
  • US Gov’t, CRS partner to strengthen disaster risk reduction in NCR

    MANILA, 21 July (PIA) – The United States Government recently partnered with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to build community resilient to floods and other disaster events in Metro Manila. The US Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided an additional P107.5 million (US $2.5 million) to CRS for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the Philippines. The support will provide training and support to communities in 15 high-risk, flood-pron... Read Full Story - US Gov’t, CR...
  • Gingoog builds relocation site for landslide survivors

    GINGOOG CITY, July 21 – Gingoog city government has started the proposed relocation site at sitio Talangisog intended for families coming from sitio Impaluhod both in barangay Eureka which are hassled by landslides and geographical threats. The city has launched the ground preparation measuring 2.9 hectares for socialized housing and 3.08 hectares for school site with the assistance of a certain tribal chieftain Datu Kiki Ansihagan. Mayor Marie de Lara Guingona ordered the City P... Read Full Story - Gingoog buil...
  • Kinaray-a News: Bagyo nagtuga P2.5M nga danyus sa pananum nga paray sa Antique

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hulyo 21 (PIA6) - - Ang talatapan kang Provincial Agriculturist sa probinsya kang Antique nag-report nga ang balor kang halit ni bagyo Glenda sa mga pananum nga paray sa probinsya kang Antique naglab-ot sa P2.5 millionGinpabutyag ni Provincial Agriculturist Nicolasito Calawag nga ang  estimated cost of damage sa rice crop nabase sa mga report nga anda nabaton gikan sa  pito (7) ka mga munisipalidad nga naapektahan kang bagyo.“Ang probinsya kang  Antique um... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • DENR, PIA in EV launch climate change advocacy campaign

    PALO, Leyte, July 20 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Eastern Visayas officially launched the climate change mitigation and adaptation advocacy campaign held recently at the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Brgy. Candahug, Palo Leyte. The activity aims to intensify public awareness on climate change, the most pressing environmental challenge that is facing the world today. DENR ... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA in...
  • Malacanang asks the public to brace for typhoon 'Henry'

    MANILA, July 20 -- Typhoon Henry will hit the Visayas region with a projected entry through Guiuan, Eastern Samar, a Palace official said on Sunday. In a press briefing over radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) warned that the typhoon will be 370 kilometer from Eastern Samar by Sunday night. “Ang bagyong ‘Henry’ ay n... Read Full Story - Malacanang a...
  • Gov’t intensifies information campaign on climate change, Manila Bay rehab

    QUEZON CITY, July 20 -- The government on Friday launched a massive advocacy campaign aimed at raising public awareness about two of the most pressing environmental challenges facing the country today: climate change and Manila Bay rehabilitation. Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), along with Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), led the launching of the twin campaign ... Read Full Story - Gov’t intens...
  • KInaray-a News: Restoration costs para sa naguba nga mga imprastraktura  magalambot sa P40 Milyon

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hulyo 20 (PIA6) - - Ang pagpakid-an kang mga nagkaraguba nga mga imprastraktura tuga ni bagyo Glenda sa probinsya kang Antique mahimo mag lab-ot sa balor nga P40 milyones. Amo dya ang ginpabutyuag ni Engr. Jeston Pulanco of the Department of Public Works and Highways Antique Engineering district sa interview kang  PIA. Ang mga imprastraktura nagkaraguba bangud sa mabaskug nga baha nga tuga kang mabaskug nga uran nga dara kang bagyo. Suno  kay  Eng... Read Full Story - KInaray-a Ne...
  • NEDA-10 goes green, says “no to plastic!” 

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 20 (PIA) --- In its commitment to become a green office, the National Economic and Development Authority, Regional Office 10 (NEDA-10), initiated the “say no to plastic!” campaign this year discouraging entry and use of disposable plastics in the office. Employees are encouraged to use ecobags. Individual trash bins were recalled as proper waste segregation is in full throttle. In a span of six months, NEDA-10 landfill input significantly decr... Read Full Story - NEDA-10 goes...
  • Malacanang warns public on Typhoon Henry

    MANILA, July 19 --  The Palace cautioned the public after another weather disturbance entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Friday."Bantayan lang po natin ang mga warning ng PAGASA dahil ang tropical storm 'Henry' ay nakapasok na ng PAR so kahit siguro hindi pa tayo nakakaramdam ng maraming pag-ulan ay maghanda na lang din tayo," Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail said in an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday. Good preparation was able ... Read Full Story - Malacanang w...
  • Iloilo NGP target on track

    ILOILO CITY, July 19 (PIA) --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-6 said that Iloilo is on its way of attaining its target for the National Greening Program (NGP) with about 7.8 million tree seedlings already planted in the province.In an edition of the radio program on climate change "Panahon, Hibaluon, Handaan, Aksyunan", DENR-6 Forest Resources Development Division (FRDD) Chief Danilo Lorilla said that a total of 15,516 hectares have been utilized for the NGP... Read Full Story - Iloilo NGP t...
  • Farmers training to boost food production efforts

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 19(PIA6) - - A collaboration of SM Foundation, Harbest Agribusiness Corporation, Province of Negros Occidental, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Agriculture and the local government units will benefit farmers in the province.A 12-week training is set for farmers from the municipalities of Toboso, Calatrava and the city of Escalante.Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. attended the launching of the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan – Farmers Training P... Read Full Story - Farmers trai...
  • U.S. Government helps communities in Bicol provinces on recovery efforts from typhoon

    MANILA, July 19 (PIA) --The U.S. Government has provided approximately P6.5 million ($150,000) to help Typhoon Glenda victims in Albay and Sorsogon provinces return home and recover from the devastation brought about by thestorm. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg said, "On behalf of the American people, we extend our deepest condolences for the devastation and loss of life caused by Typhoon Glenda. The U.S. Government stands ready to assist the Philippine authorities in helping a... Read Full Story - U.S. Governm...
  • Typhoon brings initial P1B production loss in Bicol - DA

    PILI, Camarines Sur, July 19 (PIA) --- The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional field unit in Bicol has recorded an initial P1 billion worth of production losses from the devastation of typhoon Glenda to the agricultural sector in the region destroying some 40,801.21 hectares of farms and affecting more than 82,850 farmers. DA RFU public information officer Officer Emily Bordado said the typhoon totally or partially damaged agricultural lands planted with rice, corn and other high value ... Read Full Story - Typhoon brin...
  • DPWH Antique reports P40M damaged infra

    SAN JOSE, Antique, July 19 (PIA6) - - The restoration of typhoon-damaged infrastructures in the province of Antique needs some P40 million.This was disclosed by Engr. Jeston Pulanco of the Department of Public Works and Highways Antique Engineering district during a PIA interview.The involved infrastructures were damaged by the strong water currents caused by the heavy rains brought by typhoon Glenda.Engr. Pulanco said that the  Paliwan Bridge and Sabang Bridge in Bugasong each needs P1.5 m... Read Full Story - DPWH Antique...
  • Kinaray-a News: Bagyo nagtuga P2.5M nga danyus sa pananum nga paray sa Antiqu

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hulyo 19 (PIA6) - - Ang talatapan kang Provincial Agriculturist sa probinsya kang Antique nag-report nga ang balor kang halit ni bagyo Glenda sa mga pananum nga paray sa probinsya kang Antique naglab-ot sa P2.5 millionGinpabutyag ni Provincial Agriculturist Nicolasito Calawag nga ang  estimated cost of damage sa rice crop nabase sa mga report nga anda nabaton gikan sa  pito (7) ka mga munisipalidad nga naapektahan kang bagyo.“Ang probinsya kang  Antique um... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Tagalog news: MDRRMC-Boac, nag-ulat sa naging epekto ni Glenda

    BOAC, Marinduque, Hulyo 18 (PIA):  Binaha ang bayan ng Boac kasama na ang mga paaralan, palengke ng bayan at mga karatig barangay, ayon sa ulat ng Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center (MDRRMC) - Boac. Kabilang sa mga paaralang binaha ay ang Don Luis Hidalgo Memorial School.  Sa kabutihang palad, ang pinangambahang pagapaw ng tubig sa Boac River na inanunsyo sa radio ng PAG-ASA ay hindi nangyari.  Bagama't may kaunti mang  baha sa ibang lugar ay kakaunt... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagaog news: Sistema sa pre-emptive evacuation, paiigtingin ng OCD Mimaropa

    LUNGSOD NG QUEZON, ika-18 ng Hulyo (PIA)--  Pre-emptive evacuation bago bumagyo ang nais pagtuunan ng atensyon ng Office of Civil Defense (OCD) - Mimaropa. Ayon kay Eugene Cabrera, Regional Director ng OCD Mimaropa, mas matipid pa ang mag-pre-emptive evacuation kesa sa ibang aktibidad ng disaster risk reduction tulad ng search and rescue. Naniniwala si Director Cabrera na binago ng Bagyong Yolanda ang pagtingin ng publiko at ng mga awtoridad sa paghahanda sa mga sakuna. &ldqu... Read Full Story - Tagaog news:...
  • Tagalog news: Dredging operations, patuloy na isinasagawa sa Calapan River

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Hulyo 18 (PIA) – Patuloy na isinasagawa sa kahabaan ng Calapan River ang dredging operations. Ito ay bahagi ng malawakang programa sa ilalim ng Calapan River Dredging and Rehabilitation Project na nag-umpisa noong first quarter ng  2014. Saklaw ng naturang operasyon ang mga barangay ng Camilmil, Lumangbayan at Lalud. Layunin ng operasyon ang mabawasan ang pagbaha sa mga nabanggit na low-lying areas na kalimitang apektado kapag panahon ng tag-ulan.&... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: PDRRMO, hangad magkaroon ng disaster rescuer volunteer mula sa bawat pamilya

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, Hulyo 18 (PIA) --- Hangad ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) na magkaroon ang bawat pamilyang Palawenyo ng isang boluntaryong rescuer o responder. Ito ay bilang paghahanda sakaling may dumating na mga kalamidad tulad ng bagyo at baha. Ayon sa pamunuan ng PDRRMO ang nasabing boluntaryong rescuer o responder ay magmumula sa target na 50 hanggang 60 libong volunteer na bubuuhin sa loob ng tatlong taon. Ang makakalap na mga volun... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Contingency plan on NegOcc flooding up

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 18 (PIA6) - - Members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council went through a three-day workshop on Contingency Planning formulation with particular focus on flooding at the Nature’s Village Resort and Hotel in Talisay City.PDRRMC Vice-Chair and Board Member Pedro Zayco said that the workshop spearheaded by the Office of the Civil Defense 6 is timely to step up the province’s game in evaluating and making precautionary measures that wou... Read Full Story - Contingency ...
  • ‘Glenda’ spares Capiz

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, July 18 (PIA6) – Tropical storm Glenda  brought light to moderate rains for days but  left the province unscathed.This was disclosed by Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) Action Officer Esperedion Pelaez as bright and sunny morning of July 17 welcomed Capiceños provincewide.“We have no recorded flashfloods and areas under floodwater based on our latest monitoring in the field,” he added.No damage to lives, prope... Read Full Story - ‘Glenda’ spa...
  • 'Glenda' causes P2.5 M damage to Antique crops

    SAN JOSE, Antique, July 18 (PIA) - - The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in Antique reported damage to rice crops amounting to some P2.5 million wrought by typhoon Glenda.Provincial Agriculturist Nicolasito Calawag said that the estimated cost of damage to rice crops was based on the reports received from the seven (7) municipalities affected by the recent typhoon.“The province of Antique as of June 30 have a standing crop of about 20,000 hectares,  and the affected area covers... Read Full Story - 'Glenda' cau...
  • Disaster-resilient Pangasinan kicks off calamity season observance

    LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, July 18 (PIA) – Disasters have become ordinary to Pangasinan residents and disasters managers who have mastered the ways to respond to calamities. This was echoed by Regional Director Melchito Castro of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) during the kick-off ceremony of the National Disaster Consciousness Month held earlier this week at the  Pangasinan capitol grounds here. Castro said disasters brought out the better side of Pangasinenses because it has ... Read Full Story - Disaster-res...
  • Baguio dad reminds value of preparedness as city commemorates 1990 quake

    BAGUIO CITY, July 18 (PIA) - - The city government of Baguio, in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Baguio Regreening Movement (BRM), the Philippine Information Agency and Baguio media commemorated  the 24th anniversary of the July 16, 1990 killer earthquake through  offering of prayers and ritual, tree-planting and a kapihan media forum at the Busol watershed on Wednesday.Mayor Mauricio Domogan, in the media forum, reminded  the public that the... Read Full Story - Baguio dad r...
  • Quirino villages to benefit from UNDP-funded biodiversity conservation program

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, July 18 (PIA)—At least six barangays here were initially identified as beneficiaries of the Partnership for Biodiversity Conservation: Mainstreaming in Local Agricultural Landsscape, a project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aimed at enhancing capacities of broad constituency of government, civil society, private sector, academe and other key stakeholders for advocacy and implementation of ENR and sustainable energy development. The six ... Read Full Story - Quirino vill...
  •   Barangay officials must beef up disaster preparedness plans 

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 17 (PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in Negros Oriental made a call to barangay officials to beef up their respective disaster preparedness and mitigation measures.PDRRMC executive director Adrian Sedillo underscored this in a Kapihan sa PIA today in observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July.Based on the R.A. 10121, barangay officials are the primary responders during calamities or disasters sinc... Read Full Story -   Baran...
  • OCD-7 turns over SAR equipment to AFP-CentCom

    CEBU, July 17 (PIA)--The Office of Civil Defense Regional Office (OCD-7) recently turned over various equipment on search and rescue (SAR) to Central Command (CentCom), AFP at CentCom Headuarters, Camp Lapu-lapu, Cebu City.OCD-7 regional direcor Olivia Luces handed over the equipment to CentCom Commander LtGen John Bonafos during the turnover ceremony on July 16, on the third day of the Joint RDRRMC7-CentCom Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) on disaster preparedness and response.  Among the equip... Read Full Story - OCD-7 turns ...
  • 'Natural events and human activities contributes to global warming,' says DENR-13 chief

    BUTUAN CITY, July 17 (PIA) – “Natural events and human activities are believed to be contributing to an increase in average global temperatures. This is caused primarily by the increase in 'greenhouse' gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) leading to a change in climate which can affect weather in various ways, hence we have this Greenhouse Effect.” Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga regional director Nonito Tamayo bared this during the... Read Full Story - 'Natural eve...
  • DENR-Caraga bares initiatives in climate change adaptation

    BUTUAN CITY, July 17 (PIA) – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga regional director Nonito Tamayo bared climate change adaptation efforts in Caraga region. Our country still remains an insignificant source of greenhouse gasses (GHG) based on the result of the GHG inventory undertaken by the Commission on Climate Change and the DENR. “We have suggested therefore, that adapting to climate change should be our priority concern than reduction to global ... Read Full Story - DENR-Caraga ...
  • OCD-13 chief shares impacts of climate change to ecosystem

    BUTUAN CITY, July 17 (PIA) – Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga regional director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) chairperson Liza Mazo, shared the impacts of climate change to ecosystem as she presented the overview of the Philippine’s DRRM System, during the Day-2 of the Regional Information Officers’ Summit on Climate Change advocacy held on Thursday at Dottie’s Place Hotel, this city. "Disaster is a serious disruption o... Read Full Story - OCD-13 chief...
  • PNoy directs NDRRMC to expedite clearing, recovery operations

    MANILA, July 17 -- President Aquino directed the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and its local councils to expedite clearing and recovery operations in typhoon-hit areas to ensure an early return to normalcy after typhoon Glenda made landfall in Bicol, Southern Luzon, Metro Manila, and Central Luzon.  In a statement, Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said, "Executive Secretary Ochoa and National Defense Secretary Gazmin, NDRRMC Chair, reported... Read Full Story - PNoy directs...
  • Gov't focused on power restoration, welfare of 'Glenda' evacuees--Palace

    MANILA, July 17 -- Malacanang on Wednesday said the government is prioritizing power restoration and the health and welfare of evacuees as Typhoon Glenda (international codename Rammasun) pummeled Metro Manila, its nearby provinces and the Bicol region.Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said President Benigno Aquino III is on top of the situation as he is constantly getting updates from concerned government officials, who are on the ground to attend to the typhoon’s aftermath.“... Read Full Story - Gov't focuse...
  • Kapalong Rescue and Emergency responders undergo  SAR Training 

    KAPALONG, DAVAO DEL NORT July 17, 2014 (PIA) – About 22 emergency responders of the municipal government of Kapalong  underwent the 18-day Search and Rescue Auxiliary Training (Air to Ground Operations) last June 24 – July 11, 2014. The event was initiated by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) headed by Mayor Edgardo L. Timbol in coordination with the Philippine Air Force: 505th Search and Rescue Group who provided the resource person... Read Full Story - Kapalong Res...
  • More beach forests up against storm surges

    ILOILO CITY, July 17 (PIA) --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-6 said that more beach forests will be revived in Western Visayas as part of the intervention in addressing the impact of climate change.In an edition of the radio program on climate change "Panahon, Hibaluon, Handaan, Aksyunan", DENR-6 Forest Resources Development Division (FRDD) Chief Danilo Lorilla said the department has allotted funding for the revival of beach forests in the region even in j... Read Full Story - More beach f...
  • RDRRMC-7 holds simulation exercise on disaster response

    CENTRAL VISAYAS, July 17 (PIA) -- As more typhoons are expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility for the this year, members of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC-7) in coordination with the Central Command (CentCom), AFP held a Joint Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) on disaster preparedness and response on July 14-16 at CentCom Headquarters, Camp Lapu-lapu, Cebu City. RDRRMC-7 chair and Office of Civil Defense (OCD-7) regional director, Olivia Luces... Read Full Story - RDRRMC-7 hol...
  • Gov’t IOs offer environmental prayer for climate change adaptation advocacy

    BUTUAN CITY, July 17 (PIA) – Wearing the eye-catching shirt with the statement: “Nagbabago na ang Panahon… Panahon na Para Magbago,” and candles lit with them, participating information officers from the different provinces of Caraga region offered environmental prayer during the Regional Information Officers’ Summit on Climate Change advocacy held on Thursday at Dottie’s Place Hotel, this city. Led by Most Rev. Zacarias Jimenez, auxiliary bishop of... Read Full Story - Gov’t IOs of...
  • Hydromet stations distributed in strategic locations in northern Mindanao

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 17 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) region 10 bared that hydrometeorological devices are already distributed and installed in strategic locations in northern Mindanao to prepare communities for incoming weather disturbance or natural disasters. As of June 2014, a total of 35 stations of Automated Rain Gauges (ARGs), 14 Water Level Monitoring Stations (WLMS) and 10 tandem of ARG and WLMS are stationed in viable areas in the region, espec... Read Full Story - Hydromet sta...
  • Various sectors join hands in rehabilitation efforts following typhoon Glenda

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, July 17 (PIA) -- Several sectors of the community in the province of Catanduanes joined forces in rehabilitation efforts towards complete recovery in the wake of the ill effects of typhoon Glenda that brought devastations late afternoon of July 15, 2014, Personally witnessing the devastation brought by typhoon Glenda, government leaders, led by Congressman Cesar Sarmiento, along with other local officials, responded immediately to the needs of the provincial residents do... Read Full Story - Various sect...
  • DENR-8 to plant one billion fruit trees in coastal highways

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 17 (PIA)  --  On top of the regular National Greening Program  (NGP) that began four years ago until 2016, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Eastern Visayas has an added mission:  plant a billion fruit trees more within the 40-meter no build zone limits along shorelines. This was revealed by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Ricardo Tomol, head of the DENR office in Southern Leyte, d... Read Full Story - DENR-8 to pl...
  • PIA conducts first Kapihan ng Mamamayan in Angeles City

    ANGELES CITY, July 17 (PIA) -- Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 3 began the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month as well as heightened its Climate Change advocacy campaign by bringing its signature Kapihan ng Mamamayan (KNM) in Angeles City for the first time. Held at barangay Pulung Bulu, panelists consisted of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Pampanga Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Rommel Santiago, Mines... Read Full Story - PIA conducts...
  • 350 volunteers in San Fernando finish rescue training course

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 17 (PIA) -- A total of 350 bantay bayan volunteers in San Fernando recently finished a training course on Barangay Rescue that was conducted by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. In his message, Mayor Edwin Santiago encouraged the graduates to seize the opportunity for this kind of training. “I believe our 35 barangays are now really ready to help our fellow Fernandinos during natural hazards,” Santiago added. F... Read Full Story - 350 voluntee...
  • NegOr Nutrition Council underscores nutrition intervention in disaster plans

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 16 (PIA) – The Provincial Nutrition Council (PNC) underscored the importance of sustained nutrition interventions as part of disaster preparations in the local government level. Provincial Assistant Health Officer, Dr. Edgardo Barredo who is also the action officer of the PNC said it is important for local government units to include nutrition interventions in their disaster plans to avoid circumstances of malnutrition that may arise in times of cal... Read Full Story - NegOr Nutrit...
  • Siblings drowned in Tambukod creek in Bayawan City

    BAYAWAN CITY, July 16 (PIA) – Siblings Julie Garsula Jonales, 10 years old, male and Geovila G. Jonales, 6 years old, female both residents of barangay Tabuan, Bayawan City were reportedly drowned at the Tambukod creek in Bayawan City at around 4:30 pm on July 14, 2014 according to Edilberito Euraoba II head of Bayawan City Rescue Team.Tambukod creek has a stretch of 4-5 kilometers leading to Tabuan river.Euraoba said the creek overflowed in the afternoon of July 14 due to continous rains.... Read Full Story - Siblings dro...
  • Government on full alert for Typhoon ‘Glenda’

    MANILA, July 16 -- The government is on full alert as Typhoon ‘Glenda’ is expected to make landfall in the Bicol region later on Tuesday, a Palace official has said. “The government has been placed on full alert and has intensified preparations to achieve zero casualties during the height of Typhoon ‘Glenda’, which is expected to make landfall in the Albay-Sorsogon area later today,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma,... Read Full Story - Government o...
  • NCIP-9 chief urges IP students to support climate change advocacy

    DIPOLOG CITY, July 16 (PIA) – As climate change is here affecting the environment, the student-beneficiaries of the Educational Assistance Program (EAP) of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) have been encouraged to take active role in climate change advocacy campaign. Speaking during the second day of the journalistic writing workshop for indigenous people (IP) students at the Top Plaza Hotel here last week, NCIP-9 Regional Director Timuey Woy Lim P. Wong called on E... Read Full Story - NCIP-9 chief...
  • Luistro to public school heads: take care of your communities

    PASIG CITY, July 16 -- The Department of Education Wednesday urged all school heads to take care of the evacuees under their protection. With the arrival of typhoon Glenda in some regions of Luzon, public schools are again being tapped to serve as temporary evacuation centers. Education Secretary Armin Luistro FSC said that the Department will always be ready to lend a hand. "We understand that public schools are the most widespread and easily accessible government build... Read Full Story - Luistro to p...
  • DENR Caraga bares environmental challenges; provides interventions

    BUTUAN CITY, July 16 (PIA) – In time with the Regional Information Officers’ Summit on Climate Change advocacy on Wednesday held in one of the local convention centers here, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga through regional director Nonito Tamayo reiterated the environmental challenges and bared its interventions to cope with it.   “The DENR has just concluded the Environment Month with the theme, 'Raise your voice, not the sea le... Read Full Story - DENR Caraga ...
  • DENR-13 chief highlights vital role of IOs in CCA advocacy

    BUTUAN CITY, July 16 (PIA) – “Being information officers, you possess skills in communication which is an effective tool in bringing down the needed information especially on our climate change advocacy to the people living in the uplands, hinterland barangays and folk living along the seashores and beaches.” This was the statement of regional director Nonito Tamayo of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga during the Regional Information Officer... Read Full Story - DENR-13 chie...
  • Tagalog news: Operasyon sa mga pantalan ng Mimaropa, suspendido pa rin

    Quezon City, Ika-16 ng Hulyo (PIA): Papalayo na ang Bagyong Glenda pero hindi pa rin mairerekomendang magbiyahe sa karagatan papunta sa alinmang lalawigan ng Mimaropa. Sa huling ulat ng Office of Civil Defense, sinuspinde na rin ng mga pantalan ng Puerto Princesa, Cuyo at Coron ang kanilang mga operasyon gaya ng iba pang mga daungan sa ibang probinsya noong makalawa para maiwasan ang disgrasya sa pagdaan ng bagyong Glenda. Matatandang nakasama ang Marinduque sa mga lalawigan isinalalim... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Damage to Albay's coco industry pegged at P1.3-B due to typhoon Glenda

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 16 (PIA) -- Albay's coconut industry lost some Php 1.3 billion to typhoon 'Glenda', affecting 70% of the 900 million trees, covering 9,415 hectares across the province. Ed Bailon, Philippine Coconut Authority regional information officer, said during the assessment confererence convened by the Provinical Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council this afternoon, that some of the coconut trees were damaged yet will be able to recover for at least three year... Read Full Story - Damage to Al...
  • Sea travel in Allen and Matnog resumes

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 16 (PIA) – Sea travel from Allen, Northern Samar  to Matnog, Sorsogon has resumed operations after it was temporarily suspended due to typhoon Glenda. According to Sn1 Arnold G. Latoja of the Philippine Coast Guard, the operations in said ports began after the storm signal in these areas were lifted by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) at 12 noon today. Reports from the Office of Civil Defense thro... Read Full Story - Sea travel i...
  • P55M worth of flood mitigation projects in Pilar town underway

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 15 (PIA) -- Department of Public Works and Highways presently oversees the completion of five flood mitigation projects in Pilar town in Bataan which totally amounts to P55 million. This include the construction of slope protection in barangay Diwa (P13.5 million); rechanneling of Talisay River (P14.55 million); construction of a dike in barangay Panilao (P14.24 million); rip rapping works along Tabon ng Bayan in Sitio Gasili in Wakas South; and rehabili... Read Full Story - P55M worth o...
  • Seek higher ground if your area is prone to storm surge, says DOST

    MANILA, July 15 (PIA) -- Residents in communities with a forecast two- to three-meter (six to 11 feet) height of the storm surge are urged to seek higher ground and take extra precautions as typhoon Glenda lashes out strong rains in the country. Deparment of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo urged the public to stay informed and be prepared in the face of the approaching typhoon by using weather bulletin from PAGASA and complementary information from models generated by ... Read Full Story - Seek higher ...
  • Lungsod ng San Fernando, bumuo ng task force na magtitiyak ng kalinisan, kaayusan

    LUNGSOD NG SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Hulyo 15 (PIA) -- Bumuo kamakailan ng task force ang lokal na pamahalaan ng San Fernando na naglalayong matiyak ang kalinisan at kaayusan para sa tuluy-tuloy na pag-unlad. Sinabi ni Mayor Edwin Santiago na hangad ng Task Force Kaayusan para sa Kaunlaran (TKPK) na i-monitor at pag-usapan ang mga isyu patungkol sa mga pangunahing daan at daluyan ng tubig upang mabawasan ang polusyon na sana ay magiging sanhi ng pag-ibsan ng masamang ekpekto ng climate change... Read Full Story - Lungsod ng S...
  • City of San Fernando launches task force to ensure cleanliness, orderliness 

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 15 (PIA) -- Local government of San Fernando recently launched a task force that is mandated to ensure cleanliness and orderliness in the city for sustainable development. Dubbed “Task Force Kaayusan para sa Kaunlaran (TKPK),” it shall monitor and discuss issues concerning the main roads and waterways to minimize pollution which hopefully leads to mitigation of the ill effects of climate change, Mayor Edwin Santiago said. It will also be... Read Full Story - City of San ...
  • Mary Kay-Butuan supports PIA’s advocacy on CCA

    BUTUAN CITY, July 15 (PIA) – In line with this year’s Regional Information Officers’ Summit on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation advocacy on July 16-17, 2014 at Dottie’s Place Hotel here, the beauty consultants of Mary Kay here expressed their support to the summit initiated by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). “We the independent sales force of Mary Kay Philipp... Read Full Story - Mary Kay-But...
  • DENR-NegOr cites importance of planting trees to mitigate climate change

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 15 (PIA)--With the growing intensity of typhoons visiting the country and in the province of Negros Oriental and the imminent prolonged dry spell brought by El Niño phenomenon, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)- Negros Oriental has called on the public to intensify planting more trees.In a recent training on "Disaster Preparedness vis-a-vis Climate Change Using Social Media" forester Raul Russel of DENR told local media and informati... Read Full Story - DENR-NegOr c...
  • PAGASA advises LGUs to prepare for extreme weather conditions in Visayas

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 15 (PIA) – Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)-Visayas Field Office advised local government units (LGUs) in Negros Oriental to intensify their preparations to mitigate the adverse effects of extreme weather conditions in the Visayas.In a recent training on “Disaster Preparedness vis-à-vis Climate Change using Social Media” on July 10,  PAGASA chief meteorologist, Engr. Oscar Tabada... Read Full Story - PAGASA advis...
  • Typhoon Glenda strong waves damaged three motorbancas in Medellin 

    CEBU CITY, July 15 (PIA)--- Tropical storm Glenda damaged three motorized bancas in Medellin town early this morningAs of 12 noon today, reports of damage to property were noted in the northern town of Medellin involving one of the three motorized bancas, two are from Gigante Ilolilo carrying loads of salted fish or “ginamos”. According to Giles Villamor, information officer of Medellin town, M/BCA Carlos Ricky and M/BCA Florbelley wanted to dock into Alpine Wharf at 8 this morn... Read Full Story - Typhoon Glen...
  • DSWD readies nearly 80,000 family packs for ‘Glenda’ victims

    MANILA, July 15 -- As Typhoon 'Glenda' intensifies and about to make a landfall later today, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assured that prepositioned relief goods are enough in areas along the typhoon's path.A total of 78,722 family food packs, 755,404 assorted food items, and 506,260 assorted non-food items are also prepositioned at the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City and in DSWD-Field Offices I (Ilocos Region), II (Cagayan Val... Read Full Story - DSWD readies...
  • Ilocos Sur, tinututulan ang mining exploration sa anim na bayan

    VIGAN CITY, July 15 (PIA) – Dahil tumitindi na ang pagbabago ng klima sa buong mundo, pangunahing adbokasya ng pamahalaan sa Ilocos Sur ang preserbasyon, konserbasyon at proteksyon ng Inang Kalikasan at labanan ang mga lumalapastangan sa mayamang rekursus naturales ng lalawigang ito. Ito ang idiniin ni Gob. Ryan Singson sa naganap na Media Forum sa Public Information office (PIO) sa kapitolyo noong nakaraang Linggo tungkol sa kampanya ng pamahalaang probinsyal laban sa pagmiminas para... Read Full Story - Ilocos Sur, ...
  • Paje urges Filipinos to support Vigan ‘Wonder Cities’ bid

    QUEZON CITY, July 15 -- Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has called on Filipinos across the globe to support the bid of the historic city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur to become one of the world’s new seven wonder cities. He said Vigan needs the same overwhelming support that made Palawan’s Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2012. Paje, who served as the national campaign manager for the PPUR, said Vigan also deserves the fu... Read Full Story - Paje urges F...
  • Public help needed to protect biodiversity

    ILOILO CITY, July 15 (PIA6) --- Active public participation and raising people’s environmental awareness are necessary to conserve and protect biodiversity.In an edition of the radio program on climate change "Panahon, Hibaluon, Handaan, Aksyunan", Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-6 Regional Technical Director Alicia Lustica said that it is necessary that people should be aware of the importance of biodiversity so they would know what they can do for its con... Read Full Story - Public help ...
  • Tallado, idineklarang walang pasok ang mga tanggapan ng pamahalaan ngayong hapon

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hulyo 15 (PIA) -- Nagdeklara na ngayong umaga sa si Gobernador Edgardo A. Tallado na wala ng pasok ngayong hapon ang mga tanggapan dito kaugnay sa bagyong Glenda kung saan ang lalawigan ng Camarines Norte ay nasa ilalim ng public storm warning signal no. 2. Batay ito sa ipinaabot na mensahe ng gobernador, sa pamamagitan ni public information officer-designate Jing Arriola-Calimlim,  kaninang umaga sa istasyon ng Radyo ng Bayan sa espesyal na programa ni station m... Read Full Story - Tallado, idi...
  • PDRRMC Camarines Norte, nagpulong kaugnay sa bagyong Glenda, mga paaralan kanselado ang klase ngayong araw

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hulyo 15 (PIA) -- Nagpulong ang Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) ng Camarines Norte bilang pag-iingat at paghahanda sa bagyong Glenda. Sa pahayag naman ni acting PDRRM Officer Arnel Ferrer, una nang kinansela ang lahat ng klase sa pre-school, elementarya at sekondarya sa mga pribado at pampublikong paaralan sa Camarines Norte ayon sa tanggapan ng Department of Education (DepEd). Kasalukuyang din aniyang isinasagawa ang kanilang paala... Read Full Story - PDRRMC Camar...
  • MisOr PDRRMC issues landslide alert

    MISAMIS ORIENTAL, July 15 -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) has issued an alert on all possible landslide areas, particularly on the eastern part of the province of Misamis Oriental.Typhoon "Glenda" brings moderate to heavy rains on these towns for a couple of days now, which could cause possible landslide.The PDRRMC has already set up its emergency center in Gingoog city in order to provide immediate response if needed, said provincial adm... Read Full Story - MisOr PDRRMC...
  • Big waves destroy several houses in Naval

    NAVAL, Biliran July 15 (PIA) - Big waves brought by high tide approximately measuring two meters in height aggravated by strong southwest monsoon winds caused the destruction  of several houses in some coastal barangays in Naval as Biliran province  was placed under  signal number 2 with Tropical Storm Glenda. However, the municipal disaster risk reduction and management office in Naval led by Raoul Villordon, Naval  MDRRMO, said that his office will still be validating ... Read Full Story - Big waves de...
  • Central Luzon braces for ‘Glenda’

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 14 (PIA) -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) is currently on Blue Alert in anticipation of the effects of Tropical Storm ‘Glenda’ in Central Luzon. “Blue Alert means all member-agencies are on preparedness mode and are ready for eventual response and 24/7 operations,” RDRRMC Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Josefina Timoteo said. Family food packs are currently prep... Read Full Story - Central Luzo...
  • Climate change causes extreme weather patterns

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 14 (PIA) – Climate change affects the earth’s energy balance that leads to either warming or cooling effect in the atmosphere.This was bared by Engr. Oscar Tabada, Chief Meteorologist of DOST-PAGASA Visayas Field Office during the training on “Disaster Preparedness vis-à-vis Climate Change Using Social Media” for the Association of Negros Oriental Public Information Officers (ANOPIO), local media, members of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction a... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • Butuanons to celebrate Charter Day; to plant more trees

    BUTUAN CITY, July 14 (PIA) – As pre-activity of this year’s 64th Adlaw Hong Butuan (charter day) celebration on August 2, employees from government agencies and partner stakeholders will be participating in the Tree Planting activity of the city government in the City Piggery of Barangay Taguibo on July 29, 6:00 a.m. “It’s a weeklong affair filled with exciting festivities starting from July 27 until August 2, 2014, which includes among others, city-led activities an... Read Full Story - Butuanons to...
  • Barangay councils of 53 villages in Samar train on contingency recovery planning

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 14 (PIA) – Fifty-Three barangays from Catarman, Northern Samar pioneered a 3-day training-workshop for contingency and recovery planning under the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through its Local Government Academy. DILG has partnered with the service provider, Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD), to conduct the same training in batches for 1,700 local government unit... Read Full Story - Barangay cou...
  • Albay braces for tropical storm Glenda

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 14 (PIA) – Governor Joey Salceda has placed the province of Albay under preparedness status as of 12:00 pm today after the government weather bureau declared the province under public storm warning signal number 2 as tropical storm Glenda intensifies. In the latest advisory of the Provinical Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Albay, Salceda has likewise suspended classes at all levels for both public and private schools. The same advisory has dir... Read Full Story - Albay braces...
  • DENR, BFP in Bicol partner for forest fire prevention measures

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 14 (PIA) -- The Bicol regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) signed an agreement on Friday last week to lead fostering strong collaboration and coordination among key players in the prevention and management of forest fires. DENR Bicol regional executive director Gilbert Gonzales said the accord is pursuant to a memorandum of agreement between DENR and Department of Interior and Local Government, ... Read Full Story - DENR, BFP in...
  • PAFC Quirino to vie for National Gawad Saka award

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, July 14 (PIA)—The Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 2 has announced that the Provincial Agricultural and Fishery Council (PAFC) here is one of the declared  finalists by the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the 2014 Gawad Saka Search. Regional Executive Director Lucrecio Alviar in his letter to Gov. Junie E. Cua last June 9, said that  PAFC Quirino  will be subjected to field evaluation by the NSC for further validation on July 22-25, 2014.... Read Full Story - PAFC Quirino...
  • (Feature) Wanted: HELP!

    DIPOLOG CITY - Mother Earth is stunningly beautiful, breathtaking, magnificent!With all of its scenery that poses overwhelming grandiosity, which is a piece de resistance of the Creator, truly a speck of heaven here on earth.As a caring mother, nature provides all the things we need from her abundant resources. Embedded in her belly, are gold and other precious stones. Her enormous mountains abound with flora and fauna. In her deep seas lives the different species of marine life with all their a... Read Full Story - (Feature) Wa...
  • Gov’t IOs to share commitment with PIA on CCA Advocacy Summit

    BUTUAN CITY, July 14 (PIA) – The Information Officers from different government agencies and local government units will be participating in the summit on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Mitigation advocacy initiated by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on July 16-17, 2014 at Dottie’s Place Hotel, this city. "This summit seeks to showcase the laudable and multi-various effor... Read Full Story - Gov’t IOs to...
  • Cebuano News: LGU ang responsable pagpangita sa mga relocation site, matud sa MGB

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 14 (PIA) – Mga lokal nga kagamhanan sa matag probinsiya, siyudad ug munisipyo ang responsable sa pagpangita sa posibleng kabalhinan sa mga nanimuyo sa mga dapit nga dali ra modahili ang yuta ug maglunop. Kini ang gitin-aw ni Engr. Osin Sinsuat, officer-in-charge (OIC)-chief, Geosciences Division, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), region 10, atoll sa “Media Advocacy and Write Shop for Broadcasters’ Manual on Climate Cha... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • LCCAP-trained LGUs now ready to tap P1B People’s Survival Fund, SGLG award

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 14 (PIA)  – Local governments across the Philippines now have an option to hit many ‘targets’ with one ‘bullet’, the targets being the funds from the national government, the development partners, the international financial institutions as well as the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award and the single bullet, the tailored training workshop for the crafting of their respective Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) While funding... Read Full Story - LCCAP-traine...
  • NGCP prepares for Tropical Storm Glenda

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 14 (PIA) -- The National Gird Corporation of the Philippines or NGCP has implemented the necessary preparations and precautions to minimize the impact of Tropical Storm Glenda on transmission operations and facilities. Nelson Bautista, head of the Regional Communications Division of NGCP, said in an email to Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Bicol  that preparations included ensuring the reliability of communications equipment, availability of hardware materials... Read Full Story - NGCP prepare...
  • Calbayog cites contribution of rescue volunteers

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, July 14 (PIA) –Calbayog City through Mayor Ronald Aquino gave recognition to rescue volunteers  as the city marked National Disaster Consciousness Month. In a news release penned by Aimee Catalan, it said that the city highlighted the recognition of individuals and groups who, without reservation, volunteered themselves in the city’s quick response after Yolanda’s devastation in Tacloban on November 8, 2013  and lately, in Binaliw, Calbayo... Read Full Story - Calbayog cit...
  • PSWS No. 3 nakataas na sa Catanduanes, publiko pinagiingat

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, Hulyo 14 (PIA )- Nakataas na ang Public Storm Warning Signal No. 3 lalawigan ng Catanduanes kaugnay ng Tropical Storm Glenda na patuloy na lumalakas habang tinutumbok ang Bicol Region. Sa July 14, 5:00 pm update, ng Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), ang bagyong Glenda ay mayroong maximum sustained winds na umaabot sa 110 kilometers per hour (kph) at pagbugso na 140 kph. Namataan ang bagyo kaninang alas-4 ng hapon, ... Read Full Story - PSWS No. 3 n...
  • Mines, geosciences bureau reiterares local gov't roles on finding relocation sites

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 14 (PIA) – Local government units (LGU’s) in every province, city and municipality are responsible for finding the possible relocation sites in areas highly susceptible to either landslide or flood. This was clarified by Engr. Osin Sinsuat, officer-in-charge (OIC)-chief, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), region 10, during the Media Advocacy and Write Shop for Broadcasters’ Manual on Climate Change held at Midway White Beach, Initao, ... Read Full Story - Mines, geosc...
  • San Carlos staff train on land titling

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 12 (PIA6) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources partnered with the local government of San Carlos in training personnel on land titling for Deputy Public Land Inspectors in the city.Participants of the two-day training were from the City Assessor’s Office, City Housing Office, City Planning Office and DENR DPLIs.DENR – Community Environment and Natural Resources Office chief Edgardo Rostata revealed that San Carlos City has potential areas fo... Read Full Story - San Carlos s...
  • Hiligaynon News: Mga estudyante nagtipon para sa pagpanghanda sa kalamidad

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hulyo 12 (PIA6) – Kapin 434 ka mga estudyante sang Inzo Arnaldo Village Integrated School sa Syudad sang Roxas ang nagpasakup sa isa ka adlaw nga Disaster Awareness Camp para sa mga kabataan. Ginpahayag ni Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Esperedion Pelaez nga ang nasambit nga mga kabataan ang nagalakip sa mga Grade 3 tubtub Grade 8 nga mga estudyante snag amo nga buluthuan. Suno man sa iya nga tinutuyo sang amo nga hilikut... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • PDRRMC-Quezon, MDDRRMCs to hold tsunami evacuation drill

    LUCENA CITY,  Quezon, July 11 (PIA) --The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC)-Quezon in partnership with the 11 municipalities is scheduled to conduct simultaneous tsunami evacuation drill on July 18. Dr. Henry Buzar of PDRRMC-Quezon said the tsunami evacuation drill is one of the activities of the council in line with the observance of the National Disaster Conciousness month with the theme “Kahandaan  at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng ... Read Full Story - PDRRMC-Quezo...
  • Tagalog news: First Aid at Basic Life Support, itinuro sa mamamayan ng Calapan

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Hulyo 11 (PIA) -- Nagsagawa ng pagsasanay kamakailan para sa First Aid at Basic Life Support na ginanap sa sa Filipiniana Complex. Ang pagsasanay ay naisakatuparan sa pagtutulungan ng Calapan City Public Safety Department (PSD) sa inisyatiba ng Tourism Office sa pangunguna ni Christian Gaud, City Tourism Officer katuwang ang Hotel and Resort Association ng lungsod ng Calapan.  Sa nasabing pagsasanay, ibinahagi ng Public Safety Team ang tamang paraan tung... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: Smart infoboard, inilunsad ng PDRRMC-Quezon

    LUNGSOD NG LUCENA, QUEZON, Hulyo 11 (PIA) --Inilunsad ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) sa pakikipagtulungan sa SMART Communications Inc. ang Smart InfoBoard noong  Hulyo 7 sa Kapitolyo ng Quezon. Sinabi ni  Richard Goce, Direct to Consumer Junior Operations manager, na ang InfoBoard Service ay isang web-based solution na nagbibigay ng iba’t ibang SMS facilities na may iba’t ibang kakayahan para sa pangangailangan ng isang komunidad.... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DENR committee to step-up forest protection efforts

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 11 (PIA6) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Cadiz City reorganized the Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Committee in the First District of the province.The reorganized committee aims to have district wide efforts on forest protection among local government units in the First District which include San Carlos, Calatrava, Toboso, Escalante and Don Salvador Benedicto.About 40 stakeholder... Read Full Story - DENR committ...
  • PH, Australia set up landmark project to tap ‘blue capital’  

    QUEZON CITY, July 11 -- The Philippines and Australia have formally launched a landmark project that aims to quantify the value and market potential of the country’s coral reef and mangrove ecosystem services, also known as “natural blue capital.” Under the Capturing Coral Reef and Related Ecosystem Services (CCRES) project, the two countries will work together to come up with innovative models for valuing mangrove, seagrass and coral reef ecosystem services with the poten... Read Full Story - PH, Australi...
  • DILG-Caraga enjoins local govt officials, LGOOs to campaign on climate change adaptation

    BUTUAN CITY, July 11 (PIA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga has officially advised all provincial governors, city and municipal mayors to join the endeavor of advocating on climate change mitigation and adaptation through a regional memorandum circular. The DILG Caraga provincial and city directors, city and municipal local government operations officers (LGOOs) were likewise directed to ensure widest dissemination of the issuance. DILG Caraga regio... Read Full Story - DILG-Caraga ...
  • Hiligaynon news: DA magapahagan-hagan sang epekto sang EL Nino sa produksyon sang bugas

    Manila, Hulyo 11 (PIA6) – Ang Department of Agriculture (DA) nagsiling nga ini nagaplano sa pagpahagan-hagan sang risgo sa produksyon sang bugas bangud sa El Nino, labi nagid sa mga upland kag rain-fed nga mga lugar, bilang kabahin sang estratehiya sang National Rice Program  kag sang  DA’s climate change resiliency kag adaptation measures.Si Agriculture Assistant Secretary kag subong National Rice Program Director Edilberto de Luna  nagsiling nga ang DA handa na sa gi... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon n...
  • Social media a tool for climate change advocacy campaign, says PIA9 director

    DIPOLOG CITY, July 11 (PIA) – “Social Media is a very helpful tool to campaign for climate change advocacy,” Philippine Information Agency (PIA)- 9 Regional Director Noemi B. Edaga said during the Journalistic Writing Workshop here at Top Plaza Hotel today. She stressed that “resiliency and adaptation to climate change through timely, accurate, relevant information in social media help save lives.” Accordingly, Philippines leads the world in social media b... Read Full Story - Social media...
  • Preparation for looming disasters needs urgent functionality of local disaster committees – OCD chief

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 11 (PIA) - Natural calamities have swept many parts of the country recently and, as a result, thousands of lives have already been lost. Billions worth of properties were destroyed. But then the painful truth surfaces -- many authorities agree that those lives could have been saved, if only they have been more prepared.  Climate change is happening, many experts agree. And because of it, we are to expect more natural disasters in the coming years. The Off... Read Full Story - Preparation ...
  • Cebuano News: Media Advocacy ug Writeshop sa climate change manual gipahigayon

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 11 (PIA) – Gipahigayon sa Philippine Information Agency, Region 10 (PIA 10) ang usa ka “Media Advocacy and Writeshop for Broadcasters’ Manual on Climate Change” sugod Hulyo 9 hangtud sa 11 sa Initao, Misamis Oriental. Mga kawani sa Departament of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Rehiyon 10 ang namahimong mamumolong atol sa writesholp.  Ang mga topiko nga gihisgutan nag-apil sa Climate Change, National Greening Program o NG... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • MisOr enhances 24/7 barangay-based disaster preparedness, anti-criminality monitoring system thru SMS

    MISAMIS ORIENTAL, July 11 -- The provincial government of Misamis Oriental strengthens its barangay-based disaster preparedness and response communication system through short message services (SMS). According to governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano the SMS scheme is to monitor the whereabouts of all the 424 barangays through the barangay volunteers. “This is a 24/7 scheme. I see to it that I get updates from them every day. Mag text na sila kanamo maghatag ug update, nag-ulan man ... Read Full Story - MisOr enhanc...
  • Cebu Archdiocese takes part in Yolanda relief, rehab operations                                   

    Cebu, July 10 (PIA) --- The Archdiocese of Cebu also stands as one unit exerting effort in the relief and rehabilitation operations for the Yolanda hit areas specifically in North Cebu.In a recent Post Yolanda Rehab Operation press briefing, Cebu Archdiocese disaster focal person Fr. Charles Jayme said that immediately after typhoon Yolanda hit, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma then formed a Relief and Rehab Operation Unit.First Phase of which is Adopt a Parish Program one church from the South C... Read Full Story - Cebu Archdio...
  • Preparations underway for DRRM summit in AgSur

    AGUSAN DEL SUR, July 10 (PIA) - Members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) convened on Wednesday in order to brace for the DRRM provincial summit here set on July 15 while taking the opportunity to update the Executive Order No. 15-13 series of 2013, Organizing the Provincial Coordinating Clusters for Calamities and updating resources of member agencies that can be utilized in times of calamities. Recognizing the presence of the members of the PDRRMC w... Read Full Story - Preparations...
  • SP approves P800K for Team Agusan Project

    BUTUAN CITY, July 10 (PIA) -- The 16th Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte approved on second reading the Team Agusan Project amounted to P800,000.00. Said Team Agusan Project is a convergence of various organizations within the province composed of the private sector, non-government organizations (NGOs), private organizations (POs), civil society organizations (CSOs), youth, women and other sectoral groups whose core functions are the promotion and advocacies on disaster risk redu... Read Full Story - SP approves ...
  • Southern Leyte PDRRMC braces for El Nino phenomenon

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, July 10 (PIA) - As the council members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) met on its quarterly meeting, preparations were tackled to counter the adverse effects of the El Nino phenomenon from June 2014 until the first quarter of 2015, to include emergencies and calamities situations, as well. Among the preparations agreed by the council were the prepositioning of food, fuel, listing of equipments needed in rescue operations, am... Read Full Story - Southern Ley...
  • Hiligaynon News: Kahanginan magapasbakug kampanya batuk sa kalalat-an

    SYUDAD SANG ILOILO CITY, Hulyo 10 (PIA6) - - Gingamit na sang Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) sa Kabisayaan Nakatungdan ang kahanginan agud labi pa nga mapabaskug ang ihibalo sang publiko sa katalagman nga dala sang mga natural nga kalalat-an kag kon paano malikawan ukon mapahaganhagan ang epekto sini.Ginlansar sang Konseho sang Miyerkules ang radio plug nga naga-unod sang mga precautionary measures batuk sa baha, bagyo, linog, landslide kag tsunami bag-o ang pre... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Bayog town to conduct earthquake drills in schools

    BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur, July 10 (PIA) – In line with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, the municipal government here will conduct a series of earthquake drills in selected elementary and high schools starting yesterday. Early this month the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) conducted an orientation to the school principals/heads of selected elementary and high schools together with their respective barangay officials an... Read Full Story - Bayog town t...
  • Quirino, KOICA hold public hearing on integrated agricultural dev't project

    AGLIPAY, Quirino, July 10 (PIA)—A public hearing cum ground breaking ceremony was held yesterday on the different program components of the Quirino Integrated Agricultural Development Project (QIADP), a collaborative project of the  provincial government and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Quirino province. Gov. Junie E. Cua said the project has been packaged  to augment the income of the 90-95 per cent of the Quirinians who live by one form of agricul... Read Full Story - Quirino, KOI...
  • Camarines Norte sets DRR awareness, preparedness activities

    DAET, Camarines Norte, July 10 (PIA) – Several activities were lined-up for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) campaign of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of the provincial government here in line with the “Disaster Consciousness Month” this July. Arnel Ferrer, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer during the “Talakayan sa PIA” of the Camarines Norte Information Center held r... Read Full Story - Camarines No...
  • World Heritage Volunteers  do rehab work on Nagacadan Rice Terraces

    KIANGAN, Ifugao, July10(PIA)- - Thirty members of the Youth for Sustainable Development Assembly(YSDA)  are in town   to implement the   World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) project in the Philippines called “World Heritage Volunteers-Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras” (WHV-RTC). This WHV initiative is being carried  out  by the World Heritage Centre-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  annually to mobilize ... Read Full Story - World Herita...
  • Airwaves to heighten campaign against disasters

    ILOILO CITY, July 10 (PIA6) - - The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in Western Visayas is now taking the airwaves to further heighten awareness of the public on the hazards of natural disasters and how they can be avoided or their impacts be minimized.The council on Wednesday launched radio plugs containing precautionary measures against flood, typhoon, earthquake, landslide and tsunami before a press conference held in this city as part of the activities lined u... Read Full Story - Airwaves to ...
  • Las Pinas adopts measures to cushion earthquake impact

    LAS PINAS CITY, 10 July (PIA)--Las Pinas recently launched its earthquake resiliency tests in strategic areas of the city as part of priority action measures to cushion the impact in the event of calamity or disaster. Conducted in collaboration with Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs), the City Engineering Office aims to determine the capability and resiliency of certain areas with medium to high rise structures. Mayor Vergel Aguilar pointed out that the groun... Read Full Story - Las Pinas ad...
  • Amulunguenos enjoined to plant ‘Mahogany’ tree a year

    AMULUNG, Cagayan, July 10 (PIA) ---- In support to the government’s national greening program and Climate Change mitigation efforts, officials here have passed an ordinance mandating employees, barangay officials and other residents to plant mahogany trees. In the ordinance authored by Sangguniang Bayan member Pacita De Leon, all municipal officials and employees as well as those government employees discharging their functions within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality a... Read Full Story - Amulunguenos...
  • stranded dolphins returned to Pagudpud waters

    PAGUDPUD, Ilocos Norte, July 9 (PIA) - Two endangered dolphins were stranded in the coastal areas of Barangays Balaoi and Pasaleng, both in Pagudpud town recently here. Jose Morata, the municipal environment and natural resources officer (MENRO), said the dolphins, both “killer whale” specie, were stranded separately in the coastal area of Barangay Balaoi on Monday, June 30 and Barangay Pasaleng on Tuesday, July 1. The first dolphin, which was rescued by local fishermen, wa... Read Full Story - stranded dol...
  • Pangasinan marks disaster consciousness observance

    DAGUPAN CITY, July 9 (PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) kicks off a series of activities in Pangasinan in line with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) this July. Rafael Howard Baraan, provincial administrator and concurrent vice-chairman of the PDRRMC, said that simple yet meaningful activities are set to improve the community’s understanding and awareness of the natural and social components of floods a... Read Full Story - Pangasinan m...
  • PIA, DENR launch “LaKAsLIKASAN sa Himpapawid” radio program

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, July 9 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency  and Department of Environment and Natural Resources in SOCCSKSARGEN Region are  set to launch a radio program on climate change dubbed as “LaKAsLIKASAN sa Himpapawid” soon.  “LaKAsLIKASAN sa Himpapawid” will have its maiden broadcast on July 12, Saturday over partner radio stations in key cities of the region. The program is scheduled to air every 2nd and 4th S... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR la...
  • WV to get 24 more weather monitoring equipment

     ILOILO CITY, July 9 (PIA6) - - The Department of Science and Technology 6 (DOST 6) plans to install additional 24 units of weather monitoring equipment in Western Visayas before the year ends.DOST 6 Director Rowen Gelonga said to date, there are 101 weather monitoring equipment scattered all over the region and with the additional 24 units this will now bring to 125 the total number of equipment in the region.“Lots of equipment giving us real data when it comes to rainfall, the rise ... Read Full Story - WV to get 24...
  • Cagayan chief orders installation of resources monitoring centers 

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, (PIA) - - To beef up the implementation of environment-related laws, Governor Alvaro T. Antonio ordered the Provincial Natural Resources and Environment Office (PNREO) to establish its Natural Resources Management Centers (NMRCs) in response to the pressing problem of environmental degradation in the province. In the Executive Order 01-2014 of the governor, he ordered the PNREO to create a monitoring task forces to man the centers in the municipalities of... Read Full Story - Cagayan chie...
  • San Fernando cites six villages for effective implementation of solid waste management programs

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 9 (PIA) -- The city government recently commended six villages for their best practices on segregation, pursuant to Republic Act 9003 otherwise known as the Solid Waste Management Act. Maimpis placed first in the large population category for the third straight time thus becoming the first hall of famer. Telabastagan and Sta. Lucia ended second and third, respectively. Moreover, Alasas took home the top honor in the small population category wi... Read Full Story - San Fernando...
  • Educators gather to tackle environment and disaster management

    QUEZON CITY, July 9 --   In line with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, representatives from colleges and universities across the country will gather together to discuss environment and disaster management during the 19th National Senior Educators’ Assembly on Environmental Protection and Management slated on July 10-11. The two-day conference, to be held at the world-class Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur, is organized by Philippin... Read Full Story - Educators ga...
  • San Fernando, kinilala ang anim na barangay dahil sa mga epektibong solid waste management programs

    LUNGSOD NG SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Hulyo 9 (PIA) -- Kinilala kamakailan ng pamahalaang lungsod ng San Fernando ang anim na barangay dahil sa mga epektibong programa sa solid waste management. Ayon kay City Environment and Natural Resources officer Anelle David, nakamit ng Maimpis ang unang gantimpala sa large population category sa ikatlong magkasunod na pagkakataon, dahilan upang tanghalin itong kauna-unahang hall of famer. Pumangalawa ang Telabastagan habang pumangatlo naman ang Sta.... Read Full Story - San Fernando...
  • Work together to save our forest for the next generations, PIA chief  urges 

    BAGUIO CITY, July 9 (PIA) - - ‘Let us work together to fight for our forest, to ensure that the future generations will still have forest to enjoy, to walk to.’ This was the challenge made by Philippine Information Agency  Director General Jose Mari Oquiñena, during his inspirational talk at the PIA - CAR led Eco –walk in Busol Watershed on  Saturday, as  part of  the Climate Change Advocacy in partnership with the Department of Environment and N... Read Full Story - Work togethe...
  • DENR expands clonal nurseries

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 8 (PIA) – To meet the seedling requirement for the National Greening Program (NGP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) region 2, the Ecosystem Research and Development Sector (ERDS) has expanded and further improved physical infrastructures for the production of quality planting materials. Environment regional director Benjamin Tumaliuan said they constructed additional ten elevated rooting beds of nursery with complete roo... Read Full Story - DENR expands...
  • Tagalog news: Rescue equipment, tinanggap ng OrMin mula Malampaya

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, ika-8 ng Hulyo (PIA) - Nagbigay ng mga rescue equipment ang Malampaya Foundation Incorporated (MFI) sa lalawigan para mapalakas ng pagsagip at pagresponde ng mga barangay at ng mga bayan sa kanilang mga nasasakupan sa masamang panahon at sakuna. Kabilang sa rescue equipment ay ang ring buoys, life-vests, First Aid kits at spine boards na hinihingaan ng mga sugatan.  Ang mga kasangkapan ay ipapamahagi ng pamahalaang panlalawigan sa mga nagsitapos sa pa-tr... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • OCD-7 holds series of provincial DRRM summits in CV

    CEBU CITY, July 8 (PIA) – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD-7) with the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC-7) conduct a series of provincial summits on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) within Central Visayas as one of the major highlights in the observance of July as the 'National Disaster Consciousness Month'.The Provincial DRRM Summits began in Bohol on July 3-4. Negros Oriental provincial summit starts on July 10 and ends on Fri... Read Full Story - OCD-7 holds ...
  • DENR, partners reaffirm commitment to cleaner air  

    QUEZON CITY, July 8 --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and clean air advocates have reaffirmed their commitment to improving the country’s air quality and achieving the goals of the clean air law. At the sixth annual Clean Air Forum held recently at the DENR’s head office in Quezon City, Undersecretary Analiza R. Teh said the government alone cannot solve the problem of air pollution and it needs to work with a diverse range of partners and the p... Read Full Story - DENR, partne...
  • DENR-EMB Bicol cites universities for adopting rivers, esteros 

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 8 (PIA) – The Environment Management Bureau (EMB) under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office in Bicol recently honored four universities in the region that committed their support to the Adopt-an-Estero/Water Bodies Project for the rehabilitation of rivers, esteros and other water tributaries. The recognition was conferred during the annual Saringaya Awards of the DENR under the Greening the Blue Awards Category of the said even... Read Full Story - DENR-EMB Bic...
  • DOST installs more monitoring devices  in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July  8(PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has installed  additional automated rain gauges (ARGs) and automated weather station(AWS)  in the province in time for the rainy season. Provincial Science and Technology Director Norberto Cobaldez said that just  June, ARGs were  installed at the Eagle View Deck in Lias Silangan, Barlig; Masablang Bridge in Paracelis, and in Aluling Bridge in the  boundary of Cervantes, ... Read Full Story - DOST install...
  • PIA-XI drums up climate change awareness, disaster preparedness

    TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE-NThe Philippine Information Agency in Davao Region recently made its first salvo in rolling out communication activities lined up under Climate Change Advocacy.  It conducted the Orientation/Briefing on Climate Change for Information Officers from June 19 to June 21 at Big 8 Corporate Hotel in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. Philippine Information Agency-11 Regional Director Efren F. Elbanbuena expected only about 50 information officers  from local g... Read Full Story - PIA-XI drums...
  • Preparedness activities highlight Disaster Consciousnes month

    ILOILO CITY, July 8 (PIA) - - Each of the provinces in Western Visayas has prepared activities to further strengthen and heighten their awareness on preparedness to make them more responsive to disasters especially those considered as “new normal” like typhoon ‘Yolanda’.OCD 6 Director Rosario Cabrera, who is also the Chairperson of the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council 6, said that the activities are part of the National Disaster Consciousness Month observance this J... Read Full Story - Preparedness...
  • DOST assures continuous  work in bringing in timely and accurate DRRM info

    BAGUIO CITY, July 8 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is continuously working to bring in technology that would assure timely and accurate information to the public relative  to disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation.  DOST Cordillera Regional Director Julius Caesar Sicat said that in compliance with the directive of DOST Secretary Mario Montejo, the DOST – CAR has already installed 104 Hydromet devices in the different p... Read Full Story - DOST assures...
  • RDC-X receives landmark outputs from Project Climate Twin Phoenix

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 8 (PIA) --- Acting Regional Development Council-X (RDC-X) Chair and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region X Director, Engr. Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. received landmark outputs from Project Climate Twin Phoenix during a handover ceremony in Pasig City on July 3. The outputs consisted of HLURB-approved supplemental guidelines in mainstreaming Climate and Disaster Risks in the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUP), the first-ever climate-adjusted flood ha... Read Full Story - RDC-X receiv...
  • Makati renews call to combat floods

    MAKATI CITY, July 8 (PIA) -- Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay has reiterated his appeal to national government agencies to step up declogging operations and drainage improvement along national roads, after major intersections around the city were rendered impassable by deep floods caused by a downpour last Thursday. Binay called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to immediately implement flood-mitigating measu... Read Full Story - Makati renew...
  • Maddela holds 3-day Budget forum

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, July 8 (PIA)--In preparation for the next year’s budget, the local government here  is currently holding a 3-day Budgeting Forum from July 7-9 at the Azalea Residences, Baguio City with the theme “Empowering Local Government Officials for an Adaptive and Resilient Budget.”  Edwin Besas, executive assistant to the mayor, said it is important to plan for an adaptive and resilient budget  because Maddela is not exempt from the impacts... Read Full Story - Maddela hold...
  • Tagalog news: Garbage bins, ipinamahagi sa mga iba’t ibang departamento ng pamahalaang lungsod

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 7 (PIA) -Bilang pagdiriwang ng unang taong anibersaryo sa panunungkulan ng mga elected officials sa lungsod sa pangunguna ni Mayor Eddie B. Dimacuha, nagsagawa ng ceremonial turn-over ng mga garbage bins para sa mga iba’t ibang departamento ng pamahalaang lungsod ang Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENR) noong Hulyo 1. Sinabi ni City Environment officer Oliver Gonzales, na layunin nito na maipagpatuloy ang commitment ng lokal na pamahalaa... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tree planting at iba pang aktibidad pinangunahan ng NCPO kaugnay ng PCR Month

    LUNGSOD NG NAGA, Hulyo 7 (PIA) --- Mahigit kumulang 150 punong kahoy ang itinanim ng mga miyembro ng Naga City Police Office (NCPO) sa Barangay Pacol dito kaugnay ng pagdiriwang ng ika-19 taon ng Philippine Community Relations (PCR) Month sa buong bansa. Ayon sa opisyal na tagapagsalita ng NCPO na si P03 Tobias Bongon, hiningi nila ang kooperasyon ng mga kapupulisan upang makibahagi sa naturang pagdiriwang bilang suporta na rin sa National Greening program ng pamahalaan. Ang naturang a... Read Full Story - Tree plantin...
  • PCOO chief lauds PIA and DENR partnership, stakeholders to step up climate change info campaign

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 7 (PIA) – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Sonny Coloma lauded the Southern Luzon Climate Change Information Summit held in this city for providing a venue of cooperation among different stakeholders to step up the climate change adaptation information and advocacy campaign of the government.   “This summit has served as a venue for cooperation and collaboration between the PIA and the DENR, in our efforts to utilize the gove... Read Full Story - PCOO chief l...
  • DENR culminates Environment Month celebration

    BAGUIO CITY, July 7(PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Cordillera culminated the 2014 Environment Month celebration with a program that highlighted the activities on climate change mitigation and environmental protection.With the theme “Raise your voice, not the sea level,” which aims to draw attention to the urgent need to protect small islands like the Philippines from the disastrous effects of climate change, DENR employees, guests and partners fro... Read Full Story - DENR culmina...
  • Coalition renews pledge to rehab Balili River

    BAGUIO CITY, July 7 (PIA) -- The Balili River System Revitalization Coalition  composed of government agencies, academe and private organizations renewed their commitment to rehabilitate the Balili River. A new memorandum of agreement for the continuing pledge and support of the different local government units, agencies and other stakeholders from the private sector for the Balili River System Revitalization Program was signed during the second quarter Water Quality Management Ar... Read Full Story - Coalition re...
  • CDRRMC calls on a stronger partnership in building a climate change-adaptive and disaster-resilient region

    BAGUIO CITY, July 7 (PIA) - - Building a safer, climate change adaptive and disaster- resilient Cordillera through strong leadership, well-informed and prepared communities and united people. Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional director Andrew Alex Uy posed this challenge as he led  the  Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council officials in launching the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month in a kapihan media forum at the Department of S... Read Full Story - CDRRMC calls...
  • Tagalog news: Mga ahensya, institusyon sa Mimaropa, hinimok magsagawa ng earthquake drill

    QUEZON CITY, ika-7 ng Hulyo, (PIA):Umaasa ang mga miyembro ng Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council o RDRRMC ng Mimaropa na maraming paaralan, ahensiya ng gobyerno at mga pribadong tanggapan ang magsasagawa ng earthquake drill ngayong buwan. Ito ay upang maisanay ang mga mamamayan sa kanilang mga patakaran o hakbang kapag lumindol.Nakisabay ang Mamburao Central School, Occidental Mindoro sa pambansang pagsasagawa ng earthquake drill noong Hulyo 5.Paghudyat, kunwari lindol,... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DENR creates committee for mine decommissioning and rehab in Rapu-rapu

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 7 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has created a committee that will implement the plan to rehabilitate and decommission the mine site in Rapu-rapu town in Albay province. Bicol Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) officer in charge Theodore Pestano revealed that DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje issued on June 10, 2014 the Special Order No. 2014 – 275 creating the committee  to implement the Final Mine Rehabilitation and/or Decomm... Read Full Story - DENR creates...
  • DENR creates committee for mine decommissioning and rehab in Rapu-rapu

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 7 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has created a committee that will implement the plan to rehabilitate and decommission the mine site in Rapu-rapu town in Albay province. Bicol Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) officer in charge Theodore Pestano revealed that DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje issued on June 10, 2014 the Special Order No. 2014 – 275 creating the committee  to implement the Final Mine Rehabilitation and/or Decomm... Read Full Story - DENR creates...
  • Integrated farming system project bears result in Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya

    QUEZON, Nueva Vizcaya , July 7 (PIA) – The Integrated Farming System Project (IFSP) here is on its way to its target completion of  planting the area with  various tree species. Formerly named as  “Reforestation for a Healthy Environment Program”, it has accomplished the greening of  at least 17 hectares by the fourth quarter of 2013. “The beneficiaries have so far intensified the project implementation and has completed its target of 22... Read Full Story - Integrated f...
  • Tagalog news: RDRRMC-Mimaropa, aalamin kung kakayanin ng rehiyon ang supertyphoon

    QUEZON CITY, ika-7 ng Hulyo (PIA):  Dalawang araw na Incident Command System Orientation ang isasagawa mula ika-8 hanggang ika-9 ng Hulyo na naglalayon na mabatid ang  mga kakayahan at kakailanganin ng rehiyon para malagpasan ang bagyo na kasinglakas ng Yolanda. Ang naturang oryentasyon ay naisakatuparan ng mga awtoridad sa Mimaropa gaya ng Sandatahang Lakas at ng mga miyembro ng Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) na gaganapan sa Philippine Ports Auth... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DSWD boosts relief packs for dispatch to Region 1

    DAGUPAN CITY, July 6 (PIA) – The devastation wrought by Superstorm Yolanda in the Visayas last year has prompted the Department of Social Welfare to raise the number of prepositioned food packs for Region 1 provinces. Marcelo Nicomedes Castillo, DSWD director for Ilocos, said the Yolanda scenario had since been the government's model for disaster preparations by expanding relief goods from only 6,000 food packs before Yolanda struck to 30,000 packs as the typhoon season officially... Read Full Story - DSWD boosts ...
  • Paje to LGUs: Use geohazard maps for disaster management

    QUEZON CITY, July 5 -- As the country observes the National Disaster Consciousness Month this July, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is calling on all local government units (LGUs) to revisit the geohazard maps distributed by the national government and use them as guide for disaster preparedness. Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said in a statement that the LGUs should take a look at the geohazard maps prepared by the DENR’s Mines and Geosciences ... Read Full Story - Paje to LGUs...
  • Smart, PIA hold disaster preparedness training for IOs, media in NegOr

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 5 (PIA)--Some 60 information officers, local media and members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) in Negros Oriental are expected to participate in the training on “Disaster Preparedness vis a vis Climate Change Using Social Media” on July 10 at Negros Oriental Convention Center, Dumaguete City.The wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) in cooperation with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) gather the members of... Read Full Story - Smart, PIA h...
  • Tagalog news: Mini Forest and Tree Park, inilunsad sa dating landfill

    LEMERY, Batangas, Hulyo 4 (PIA) --Matagumpay na inilunsad kamakailan ang isang Mini Forest and Tree Park sa dating sanitary landfill sa barangay Niyogan sa bayang ito. Mahigit 5,000 tree seedlings ang naitanim sa dating tambakan ng basura na joint project ng pamahalaang lokal at ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Batangas sa pamamagitan ng Provincial Government-Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO) Ipinagmalaki ni Mayor Charisma M. Alilio na ang environmental project na ito ay... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: 2.7 bakawan, itinanim sa Pagbilao sa pagiriwang ng provincial mangrove day

    LUNGSOD NG LUCENA, Quezon, Hulyo 4 (PIA) --Umabot sa 2.7 milyong bakawan ang muling itinanim sa pangunguna ng provincial government-environment and natural resources office (PG-ENRO) sa bahagi ng Mangrove Experimental Forest sa barangay Ibabang Palsabangon sa Pagbilao noong Hunyo 30. Sinabi ni Gobernador  David C. Suarez, na ipinagdiriwang ang Mangrove Day sa lalawigan ng Quezon tuwing Hunyo 30 bilang tanda ng matagumpay na pagdaraos ng Quezon's 2 in 1 noong Hunyo 30, 2012. Sa araw... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DENR credits social media, public vigilance for successful wildlife rescue operations  

    QUEZON CITY, June 4 --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is crediting social media and the public for helping authorities in the fight against illegal wildlife trading. DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje in a statemet said the series of wildlife rescue operations conducted recently by the joint operatives of the department, with support from various law enforcement agencies of the government, were based on photos and information forwarded or shared by netizens to... Read Full Story - DENR credits...
  • Butuan Habitat for Humanity pushes for climate change risk resiliency

    BUTUAN CITY, July 4 (PIA) – The Butuan Habitat for Humanity represented by its president, Nora Rama, has expressed full support on the drive for a climate risk-resilient and adaptive communities with safe, secured and productive environment. “Our country is considered as one of the most vulnerable place to climate change where extreme weather and other disastrous catastrophes are most likely expected. The natural calamities brought havoc and worst destruction happen in ways we c... Read Full Story - Butuan Habit...
  • Capiz highlights disaster preparedness month

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, July 3 (PIA) – A series of activities have been lined up for the month-long National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration in Capiz.“We have prepared various activities for this celebration this month to make the Capiceños and the province of Capiz a stronger, safer and resilient, said Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Esperedion Pelaez said.Pelaez disclosed that the two-day photo exhibit and rescue equipment display at the Cap... Read Full Story - Capiz highl...
  • Tagum joins nationwide fire, earthquake drill

    TAGUM CITY, July 04—The Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) joined the whole country in conducting a simultaneous fire and earthquake drill as part of National Disaster Consciousness Month in consonance of its disaster preparedness program. Students from St. Mary's College both Elementary and Secondary Department were able to participate in the surprise Earthquake and Fire drill done in their school last July 2, ... Read Full Story - Tagum joins ...
  • Samal City conducts "real-life" quake drill

    ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, June 04 (PIA)---  A magnitude 6.5 quake jolted  Angel Villarica Central Elementary School (AVCS) Wednesday at past 9:00 o’clock in the morning , July 2,   a teacher died and 17 students injured. More than 2000 pupils and teachers of AVCS paraded outside their room, executing the “drop, cover and hold” position as two after-shocks stroked their way towards the open ground evacuation area. After the tremor, AVCS Principal... Read Full Story - Samal City c...
  • DENR 13 exec calls for readiness as employees conclude Environment Month

    BUTUAN CITY, July 4 (PIA) -- The employees of the DENR Region 13 have successfully concluded the Environment Month Celebration on Monday with the call for action and preparedness in the face of the Global Climate Change, amid fun and games and talent competition on June 30 at the DENR 13 Covered Court in Barangay Ambago, here. The occasion also gave recognition to 28 individuals including seven companies and local government units as “Environmental Heroes” for their support to t... Read Full Story - DENR 13 exec...
  • DENR Caraga signs MOA with local TV station, Barangay Doongan

    BUTUAN CITY, July 4 (PIA) -- Barangay Doongan’s former dumpsite was converted into a Tree Park as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 13 and ABS-CBN Butuan signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on June 27, 2014 in a simple ceremony held at Barangay Doongan here. The MOA also acknowledges the network’s initiative to undertake tree planting activities at Barangay Doongan Tree Park as part of their 15th anniversary celebration. “ABS-CBN wan... Read Full Story - DENR Caraga ...
  • Tagalog news:Bayan sa OrMin, napiling pilot area ng earthquake drill sa Mimaropa

    LUNGSOD NG QUEZON, Hulyo 4 (PIA): Ginanap ngayon sa bayan ng Gloria, Oriental Mindoro ang earthquake drill ng Mimaropa para sa 2nd Quarter ng taon. Ang nasabing bayan ang nagsilbing pilot area ng OCD-Mimaropa para sa pagsasagawa ng pagsasanay sa paghahanda sa kalamidad. Pinili ang naturang bayan dahil ito ay may mga baranggay sa mga baybaying-dagat.  Tuloy-tuloy ang pagsasanay sa mga residente para malaman nila ang wastong pamamaraan ng pagkilos sa panahon ng kalamidad kahit wala pa ma... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: Mimaropa, kabilang sa mga rehiyon na nagsagawa ng earthquake drill

    LUNGSOD NG QUEZON, Hulyo 3 (PIA): Hinikayat muli ng Office of Civil Defense  (OCD) -  Ang Mimaropa, kasabay ng iba pang rehiyon, ay nagsasagawa ng mga gawain sa ilalim ng National Disaster Consciousness Month ngayong Hulyo. Hinikayat muli ng Office of Civil Defense  (OCD) - Mimaropa ang mga bayan at lalawigan na ipagpatuloy ang paghahanda para sa mga sakuna, kabilang na rito ang mga hakbang na dapat gawin pagkatapos ng lindol lalo a sa mga eskwelahan.Kung nilindoll ang isang ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Cebuano News: Konsehal miawhag og info drive sa Environmental Fee law

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 3 – Si Konsehal President Elipe, chairman sa komite sa panalapi sa konseho, mihangyo sa buhatan sa mamahandi sa dakbayan pagpahigayun og information drive sa dili pa ang hingpit nga pagpatuman sa Ordinance No. 12440-2012 kon Environmental Fee Ordinance of 2012. Ang maong ordinansa nag-regulate sa paggamit sa plastic carryout bag ug nagmando sa mga retail establishment pagkolekta og pass-through charge gikan sa ilang kustomer balor P1 matag cell... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • RDRRMC-8 evaluates earthquake drill performance in EV

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 2 (PIA) – Right after the earthquake drill conducted Wednesday morning at the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) evaluated the performance of the participants and responders of the activity. Assistant Regional Director Rey Gozon of the Office of Civil Defense said that the conduct of the drill is not only a compliance of the directive from th... Read Full Story - RDRRMC-8 eva...
  • Kinaray-a News: Antique naghiwat kang pungsodnon nga ‘disaster drill’

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hulyo 3 (PIA6) - - Ang Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council naghiwat kang pungsodnon nga ‘disaster drill’ sa pagpreparar sa mga Antiquenos nga mangin handa sa kalamidad parehas ka linog ukon tsunami.Si Regional Director Rosario Cabrera kang Office of Civil Defense naghambal nga ang pagtuhaw ka mga kalamidad kag kalalat-an indi mapaktan kun san-o nga panahon mag-abot, ilabi na gid nga  kadya  nagabaskog kag nagadara ka sari-sari nga ko... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • KInaray-a News: Mga kabataan nagpasakop sa ginpatigayon nga disaster drill

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hulyo 3 (PIA6) - - Marapit sa  700 ka mga elementary pupils kang Baybay Elementary School, rudya sa San Jose ang nagpasakop sa Hulyo 2 nga paghiwat kang nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill agud nga mapanghandaan kag mapahilayo sa katalagman ingkaso magtuhaw ang bisan ano man nga kalalat-an. Ang nahinambitan nga eskwelahan nagpasakup sa drill  kon ano ang himuon kon may linog kag pag bakwet sa mataas nga lugar agud makalikaw sa halit nga mahimo matuga kang t... Read Full Story - KInaray-a Ne...
  • NGCP confident to counter climate change 

    BUTUAN CITY, July 3 (PIA) – “It is not an issue meant to be solved only by the powers that be, but rather a matter to be dealt with by the entirety of human race. It’s a responsibility of all and sundry to help and advocate on climate change (CC) mitigation and daptaton,” firmly stated by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) District-4 Mindanao Operations and Maintenance head Camilo Gamolo. The NGCP has demonstrated support for being the first institut... Read Full Story - NGCP confide...
  • Kinaray-a News: Earthquake drill pagpahanumdum para sa kahandaan, suno sa OCD

    SAN Jose, Antique, Hulyo 3 (PIA6) - - Ginpabutyag ni Regional Director Rosario Cabrera nga ang paghiwat kang  national simultaneous earthquake drill liwat-liwat nga panawagan para sa pagpahanumdum sa tao bahin sa  disaster preparedness ukon paghanda sa bisan ano man nga mga kalalat-an. Ang drill nga ginhiwat kang Hulyo 2 dururungan dya nga ginpatigayon sa bug-os nga pungsod para sa third quarter kang dya nga tuig, kag kabahin kang programa kang gobyerno para sa disaster preparedne... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Cebuano News: Katalagman ug sakit nga dala sa pag-usab usab sa panahon malikayan kung himsog ang panglawas

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 3 (PIA) -- Ampingan ang himsog nga panglawas aron mabatokan ang mga sakit ug katalagman nga dala sa pag-usab usab sa panahon.Mao kini ang awhag ni gobernador Roel Degamo sa mga katawhan sa Negros Oriental atol sa pagbukas sa kasaulogan sa nutrition month karong bulan sa Hulyo nga nag subay sa temang "Kalamidad Paghandaan, Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan".Gibuksan ang kasaulogan sa Nutrition Month sa usa ka nutri-walk niadtong adlawng Lunes, Hulyo 1 nga gisalmotan... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • LGU GenSan to implement approved ordinance requiring residents to plant a tree

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 3 (PIA)— Mayor Ronnel Rivera has recently approved a city ordinance enjoining every able-bodied resident here to plant a tree. Known as Arbor Day Ordinance, the law declaring “every 3rd Friday of the month of June of every year as Arbor Day” requires every resident here from 12 years old to plant at least one seedling of a tree each year. Mayor Rivera described the ordinance a must “because the city government is bent on preserving and ... Read Full Story - LGU GenSan t...
  • Cebuano News: Dungan nga earthquake drill sa nasud naglakip sa mga pribadong eskwelahan sa Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 3 (PIA) – Ang National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) kagahapong adlawa, Hulyo 2, nga gipahigayon sa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), dinhi, ang milakip sa pipila ka mga pribadong eskwelahan sa siyudad. Lakip niini ang La Salle University (LSU), Misamis University (MU), Misamis Union High School (HS), Medina Science HS/Grade School, Misamis Institute of Technology (MIT) HS ug Our Lady of Triumph Institute of Tech... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Capiz Gov. calls for unity in disaster preparedness

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, July 3 (PIA) – Preparedness is half the battle won in times of disaster, Capiz Governor Victor Tanco.During the opening program for the month-long National Disaster Consciousness Month activities in Capiz, July 1, Tanco stressed that every sector in the society and every individual should unite and work together to prepare for any disaster or calamity.He also said that preparedness needs reliable and timely information and should be communicated to the community for them... Read Full Story - Capiz Gov. c...
  • Cebuano News: Surigao City DRRMC mipahigayon og simultaneous earthquake drill

    SURIGAO CITY, Hulyo 3 (PIA) – Ang City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) mipahigayon og usa ka simultaneous earthquake drill sa mga napiling pampublikong eskuylahan sa syudad kahagapon, Hulyo 2, 2014. Ang maong kalihukan gipahigayon subay sa pagselebrar sa National Disaster Consciousness Month karong bulan sa Hulyo. Tumong ug tinguha sa maong kalihukan ang pag-establisar og mga miyembro sa CDRRMC nga may kahibalo ug katakos nga mohimo sa ilang mga resp... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Hiligaynon News: Gobernador nagpanawagan sa paghanda batuk sa kalamidad

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hulyo 3 (PIA6) – Ginpanawagan ni Governor Victor Tanco ang pagtingub sang Capiceño agud sa pagpanghanda batuk sa kalamidad. Sa ginpatigayon nga programa para sa pagbukas sang selebrasyon sang National Disaster Consciousness Month diri sa Capiz sang Hulyo 1, ginpahayag sang gobernador nga ang kapreparado para sa ano man nga kalamidad ang magadaog katunga sa pag-away sini. Suno sa iya nga nagakadapat nga ang tagsa-tagsa magtingub kag magbinuligay pa... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • OCD6 renews call for disaster preparedness

    SAN Jose, Antique, July 2 (PIA) - - Office of the Civil Defense Director Rosario Cabrera who is also the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (RDRRMO) cited the national simultaneous earthquake drill as a renewed call for disaster preparedness. “This is the simultaneous drill for the third quarter of the year, and likewise part of the government’s program on disaster preparedness,” Cabrera said in a PIA interview. According to Cabrera  the Muni... Read Full Story - OCD6 renews ...
  • Cotabato City launches various projects for Disaster Consciousness Month

    COTABATO CITY, July 3 (PIA) – With July as National Disaster Consciousness Month, the city government of Cotabato has lined up several activities to promote public awareness on natural hazards and disseminate information on the steps to be undertaken to mitigate the adverse effects of such hazards. The month-long observance was formally launched yesterday, July 2 with the conduct of a simultaneous earthquake drill at Notre Dame Village National High School. A clean up drive and m... Read Full Story - Cotabato Cit...
  • 700 elementary pupils participate in disaster drill

    SAN JOSE, Antique, July 2 (PIA) - - Some 700 elementary pupils of Baybay Elementary School, here were quick to learn the basics of survival in times of disaster as they move out of their respective school rooms during the July 2 nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill. The  school conducted drills on earthquake and evacuation to higher grounds to escape the threats of tsunami. The teachers during the drill  displayed their control over the emergency situation and guided the ... Read Full Story - 700 elementa...
  • DOST-7 to strengthen Siquijor PDRRMC

    SIQUIJOR, July 3 (PIA) --- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST-7) will strengthen Siquijor’s Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) thru its Grant-in-Aid program.  On June 24, 2014, Engr. Jesus F. Zamora, Jr., OIC-Assistant Regional Director of DOST-7 handed a check worth Php 300,000 to the agency thru its PDRRMO, Blezela Mae Omictin, and staff. Before the turnover of check, Engr. Zamora, Jr. oriented them on the terms and conditions s... Read Full Story - DOST-7 to st...
  • Over 11,000 tree seedlings planted in NorthCot’s Tree-growing fest

    KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, July 3 (PIA)— Over 11,000 tree seedlings were planted in the series of tree planting activities conducted by the provincial government in line with its tree growing festival. Josephine M. Abellana, head of the Public Affairs Assistance Tourism Sports Development Division (PAATSDD) said that the tree seedlings were planted in three strategic sites which include: Mt. Akir-Akir, Barangay Kimarayag in the municipality of Pigcawayan, Lake Malingling in Baran... Read Full Story - Over 11,000 ...
  • MinDA reviews Mindanao River Basin flood control projects

    COTABATO CITY,  July 3  (PIA)  -- Members of the  Mindanao River Basin Technical  Working Group  (MRB-TWG) met  in  Cotabato City  Tuesday to review ongoing projects  that would provide long-term solutions to the flooding within the area.   The meeting  also intended to  fast track technical preparations needed to jumpstart the construction and implementation of both structural and non-structural flood control interventions&nb... Read Full Story - MinDA revie...
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