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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lathalain: Madahon at berdeng gulay, ang wonder gulay

    MANILA, Hulyo 3 (PIA) - Alam nyo ba na ang mga berde at madahong gulay ay mayaman sa sustansiya at micronutrients?  Ang micronutrients ay mga bitamina at mineral na kailangan ng katawan sa kaunting dami lamang upang mapanatili ang mga iba’t ibang proseso sa loob ng ating katawan.  Halimbawa ng madahon at berdeng gulay ay mga dahon ng malunggay, ampalaya at sili.  Kasama na rin dito ang mga talbos ng kangkong, kamote, sayote at kalabasa.  Ang repolyo, letsugas, caul... Read Full Story - Lathalain: M...
  • PIA Caraga participates in this year’s NSED

    BUTUAN CITY, July 3 (PIA) – The personnel of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga headed by regional director Abner M. Caga participated in this year’s conduct of the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Wednesday at their regional office. “As we advocate for Climate Change adaptation and mitigation, we also aimed to be disaster-resilient government workers. We value this kind of activity especially that disaster in any form can be inevitable. That’... Read Full Story - PIA Caraga p...
  • National simultaneous earthquake drills escalate to private schools in Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 3 (PIA) – The National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) conducted yesterday, July 2, by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), here, has escalated in selected private schools of the city. These schools included the La Salle University (LSU), Misamis University (MU), Misamis Union High School (HS), Medina Science HS/Grade School, Misamis Institute of Technology (MIT) HS and Our Lady of Triumph Institute of Technology ... Read Full Story - National sim...
  • Mga lokal na opisyal ng Bulacan, nangakong magtutulungan sa pagpapalawak ng kaalaman, kahadaan sa kalamidad

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Hulyo 2 (PIA) -- Pumirma kamakailan ang mga lokal na opisyal ng Bulacan, sa pangunguna ni Gobernador Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado, ng declaration of commitment na magtutulungan sa pagpapalawak ng kaalaman at kahadaan ng lalawigan sa iba’t ibang uri ng kalamidad. Ang naturang pagpirma ang nagsilbing highlight ng katatapos na Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Summit na idinaos sa Hiyas Convention Center. Sa kanyang mensahe, sinabi ng Gobernado... Read Full Story - Mga lokal na...
  • Bulacan PDRRMO, namahagi ng pito sa mga empleyado ng kapitolyo

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Hulyo 2 (PIA) -- Pinasimulan ng Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) ang paggunita sa National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) sa pamamagitan ng pamamahagi ng mga pito at leaftlets sa mga empleyado ng kapitolyo. Ayon kay PDRRMO head Liz Mungcal, layunin ng NDCM na pataasin ang kamalayan at palaganapin ang mga impormasyon hinggil sa mga paghahanda para sa anumang panganib upang matiyak ang kaligtasan ng bawat Bulakenyo.&nb... Read Full Story - Bulacan PDRR...
  • Solon wants solutions to flooding woes

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 2 -- The City Council committee on tourism, on Monday expressed concern over the perennial problem of flooding in the city that affects the living condition of the public. In her special report during the City Council regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang, chair of committee on tourism, said this problem involves technical explanations and solutions from experts. Darimbang said experts should be i... Read Full Story - Solon wants ...
  • Cebu province calls for unity on disaster preparedness, mitigation                                

    CEBU CITY, July 2 (PIA) ---- The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) called on the public to share efforts and be responsive to measures installed to reduced risk during disaster.  In a recent "Post Yolanda Disaster Rehabilitation Phase: Press Briefing," Cebu PDRRMC and Task Force Paglig-on Chief Baltazar Tribunalo said that the public, government, and other stakeholders have to consider response and preparedness as one of the fa... Read Full Story - Cebu provinc...
  • Youth cited as powerful agents of climate change in NegOr 

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 1 (PIA) --- In a recent “Walk, Run & Bike for Environment”, Regional Executive Director Isabelo Montejo of Department of Environment and Natural Resources-7 (DENR-7) recognized thousands of student-participants as powerful agents of climate change advocates. Dir. Montejo has called on the students from different colleges and universities in Dumaguete City to bring forth collective action to address the various environmental challenges. “O... Read Full Story - Youth cited ...
  • DENR-7 calls for more actions in saving env’t amid climate change threat

    CEBU CITY, July 2 (PIA) --- Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) called on the public to take more proactive measures to preserve and protect the environment amid the growing serious threat of climate change. Montejo said in the last few years, the country experienced eight summer months and four rainy months which was quite normal. But due to climate change, weather conditions became unpredictable which... Read Full Story - DENR-7 calls...
  • DENR warns on dangers of mercury and lead, urges schools to prioritize chemical safety

    QUEZON CITY, July 2 (PIA) - Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje on Tuesday urged all primary schools in the country to make chemical safety a top priority as he sounded the alarm about the potential health risks of mercury and lead to schoolchildren.“Chemical safety and security must be a priority of the schools. Administrators, supervisors, teachers and students must work together to ensure that chemicals are handled with precaution and care,&r... Read Full Story - DENR warns o...
  • Siquiojor to institutionalize climate change measures

    SIQUIJOR, July 2 (PIA) --- The province of Siquijor will soon institutionalize Climate Change mitigating measures following the launching of Green Line Siquijor Project and the tree-planting activity held June 24 at Barangay Dumanjug, Siquijor, Siquijor. In a brief interview with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), provincial administrator Peter Samson cited the importance of the project and encouraged Siquijodnons to do environmental efforts regularly.  We hope to insti... Read Full Story - Siquiojor to...
  • Hiligaynon News: Mga hilikuton para sa Disaster Month 2014 nagsugod na

    SYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Hulyo 2 (PIA6) – Nagsugod na ang mga hilikuton may kaangtanan sa pag-obserbar sang 2014 National Disaster Consciousness Month sini nga Hulyo sa Kabisayaan Nakatungdan. Ang tuigan nga kahiwatan ang ginapangunahan sang Office of Civil Defense kag Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Region 6 nga ginapamunuan ni Director Rosario T. Cabrera. Suno kay OCD Public Information Officer Annie Calderon ang nagsugod sang Hunyo 30 paagi sa pagpakabit san... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Info drive on eco bag law pushed

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 2 – City solon yesterday requested the City Treasurer’s Office to conduct an information drive before the full implementation of Ordinance No. 12440-2012, known as the Environmental Fee Ordinance of 2012. The ordinance regulates the distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags and requires retail establishments to collect a pass-through charge from customers requesting single-use carryout bags. During the meeting of the City Council committee o... Read Full Story - Info drive o...
  • Mitigate disasters, climate change phenomenon by staying fit and healthy

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 2 (PIA) -- Stay fit and healthy to cope and mitigate disasters and climate change phenomenon.Thus encouraged Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo in his inspirational message that encouraged everyone to stay fit and healthy by eating nutritious foods.This also jibes with the 2014 National Nutrition month' theme suggests, "Kalamidad Paghandaan, Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan."  Nutrition month provincial celebration kicked off on July1 with a nutri-... Read Full Story - Mitigate dis...
  • DENR NegOr beefs up marine conservation efforts

    BINDOY, Negros Oriental, July 2 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Negros Oriental beefed up its marine conservation efforts by planting 2,000 propagules of mangroves recently.Around 1,000 propagules of bungalon and 1,000 propagules of rhizophora mangroves were planted by the officers of the DENR, CENRO-I in Ayungon, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) and people’s organization in Bindoy in two to three hectares of land for ... Read Full Story - DENR NegOr b...
  • Mindanao River Basin TWG aims to fast track flood control projects

    COTABATO CITY, July 2 — Members of the Mindanao River Basin-Technical Working Group (MRB-TWG) convened here on Tuesday to review ongoing projects aimed to provide long-term solutions to the flooding within the area and to fast track technical preparations needed to jumpstart the construction and implementation of both structural and non-structural flood control interventions. Convened by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), the meeting gathered the core members of the MRB-TWG c... Read Full Story - Mindanao Riv...
  • DENR-7 holds Media Mine Tour

    CEBU CITY, July 2 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) in Central Visayas recently conducted a Mine Tour for Cebu media to showcase the environmental initiatives of Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) in responsible mining.The tour was part of the activities of Environment Month and climate change advocacy campaign of DENR and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) regional technical director Loreto Alburo said the ... Read Full Story - DENR-7 holds...
  • Antique joins nationwide disaster drill

    SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA) - - The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council joined the rest of the nation in building capabilities of communities and mobilizing people to be prepared by having a simulation exercises on earthquake and tsunami.Regional Director Rosario Cabrera of the Office of Civil Defense in an interview said people should be prepared because disasters can come anytime.“Disaster is increasing in number, intensity and complexity, she said, thus we need to enha... Read Full Story - Antique join...
  • SurSur next to hold DRRM summit

    TANDAG CITY, July 2 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur is next to hold a one-day Provincial Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) on July 3 at Villa Maria Luisa Hotel and Resort, this city. The said summit has to be undertaken by each province in Caraga on a scheduled date already set in particular order according to Memorandum Circular No. 2014-19 issued by Department of the Interior and Local Government Caraga regional director Lilibeth Famacion, citing the letter of Liza Maz... Read Full Story - SurSur next ...
  • Tagalog news: Patimpalak para sa best-locally managed Marine Protected Area, inilunsad

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, Hulyo 1 (PIA) --- Inilunsad kamakailan ang isang panlalawigang patimpalak patungkol sa Best Locally Managed Marine Protected Area (MPA).  Ang patimpalak ay naisakatupan ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Palawan sa pamamagitan ng Office of the Provincial agriculturist (OPA).   Ayon kay Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Dr. Romeo Cabungcal, ang naturang patimpalak ay bukas sa lahat ng mga munisipyo at barangay na may pinamamahalaang MPA na naitatag sa pamamag... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • 100,000 kayo naimula iti piesta ti kabanbantayan

    Siudad ti Candon, Ilocos Sur, July 1 (PIA) – Adda 100,000 a  kayo ti naimula dagiti agindeg ti daytoy a siudad diay Barangay Palacapac iti pannakaselebrar ti Piesta ti Kabanbantayan idi Hunyo 27, kuna ti opisina ti mayor. Kadaytoy maikapat a tawen ti piesta kuna ni Mayor Ericson Singson, a kanayon kuma a mataginayon ti kastoy a panagtitinnulong dagiti agindeg iti siudad tapno matagiben ti aglawlaw ken maisubli dagiti nagawan a lasbang ti nakaparsuaan. Daytoy a Piesta ti Kaba... Read Full Story - 100,000 kayo...
  • Surigao Norte PDRRMC joins disaster consciousness month celebration

    SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte July 1 (PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Council (PDRRMC) of Surigao del Norte launched on Tuesday the provincial observance of July as Disaster Consciousness Month, with the theme, “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran.” This special celebration is aimed at increasing awareness of the Filipino people towards disaster resiliency through risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The... Read Full Story - Surigao Nort...
  •  EMB generates support to restore water  quality of Bued River

    BAGUIO CITY, July1(PIA) - - The  Environment Management Bureau  of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cordillera  continues  to generate the involvement of various stakeholders in the government, academe and private sector in the call to establish the Bued River as Water Quality Management Area (WQMA) to  restore the quality of waters of the river system.With  its headwaters in the city, the river system which flows down to Itogon and Tuba, is ... Read Full Story -  EMB ge...
  • DENR-7 culminates Environment Month's celebration at SM City

    CEBU CITY, July 1 (PIA) --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) culminated its Environment Month's celebration at SM City, Cebu on June 30, said DENR-7 Information Officer Dr. Eddie Llamedo. Llamedo said some 13 companies and non-government organizations (NGOs) including four mining firms and a local government unit (LGU) were among the awardees of the environment and natural resources (ENR) awards. DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo Montej... Read Full Story - DENR-7 culmi...
  • Activities for 2014 Disaster Month kick off

    ILOILO CITY, July 1 (PIA6) – The Office of Civil Defense and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Region 6 have prepared a series of activities to mark the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) in Western Visayas this July. OCD Public Information Officer Annie Calderon said these activities kicked off June 30 with the displaying of streamers bearing the name of the event and its theme “. Also on said day, Iloilo City had a motorcade. ... Read Full Story - Activities f...
  • PIA, DENR set 1st Southern Luzon Climate Change Info Summit in Albay on July 2-4

    LEGAZPI CITY, July 1 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) teams up with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to hold the 1st Southern Luzon Climate Change Information Summit from July 2-4 at the Hotel St. Ellis here. PIA deputy director general and Southern Luzon cluster head Virgilio DC. Galvez said the summit is part of the DENR-PIA partnership to effectively communicate climate change adaptation and mitigation measures to the people. “The... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR se...
  • Cebuano News: Ozamiz nanghingusog sa IEC kabahin sa Nat’l Disaster Consciousness ug Nutrition Month

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Hulyo 1(PIA) – Ang kagamhanan sa siyudad, dinhi, nagpahigayon sa hiningusgang kampanya sa gitawag nga “information, education and communication” kun IEC kabahin sa National Disaster Consciousness ug Nutrition Month (NDCM/NNM), nga parehong i-obserbar ning bulan sa Hulyo. Partikular nga kining kalihokan sa IEC mosentro sa tema sa NDCM nga: “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran (Pagpangandam ug Kaluwasan sa Komun... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Poster making contest tampok sa selebrasyon ng Environment Month sa Camarines Norte

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hulyo 1 (PIA) -- Naging tampok sa lalawigan ng Camarines Norte ang pagdiriwang ng Environment Month sa nakaraang buwan ng Hunyo ngayong taon sa pamamagitan ng isinagawang Poster Making Contest kamakailan sa panlalawigang aklatan ng kapitolyo probinsiya. Pinangunahan ito ng tanggapan ng Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-PENRO) ng pamahalaang panlalawigan. Sa isinagawang paligsahan, nakuha ng Paracale National High School ang unang puwesto na ... Read Full Story - Poster makin...
  • Cebuano News: Pagpangandam sa nasud batok sa katalagman, nilabaw sa kasagaran, matud sa usa ka opisyal sa Palasyo

    MANILA, Hulyo 1 (PIA) – Ang pagpangandam sa nasud batok sa katalagman nahimong labaw kay sa kasagaran kun “above average.”Kini ang gibutyag ni Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., kinsa mihatag sa iyang reaksiyon sa taho gikan sa United Nation (UN) nga naghatag sa grado nga naa sa tunga sa unom ug pito (6 to 7),  diin ang kinatas-an mao ang 10 ngadto sa pagpangandam batok sa katalagman sa nasud. “Tingale, mahim... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tagalog news: Senador Koko, dumalo sa DRR and Multi-Hazard Awareness Forum sa Bulacan

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Hulyo 1 (PIA)  -- Dinaluhan kamakailan ni Senador Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III ang ika-11 Disaster Risk Reduction and Multi-Hazard Awareness Forum na layuning paigtingin ang kaalaman ng mga Bulakenyo ukol sa kahandaan sa mga sakuna. Sinabi ng mambabatas sa mahigit 900 kalahok na nagmula sa iba’t ibang sektor na ang pagbaba ng banta ng kalamidad ay responsibilidad ng bawat tao habang tungkulin naman ng pamahalaan na protektahan ang kanyang ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Seal of Good Environmental Governance winners named

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, June 30 (PIA6) - - The provincial government through the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) named the winners for the Seal of Good Environmental Governance (SGEG) during the culmination program of the 22nd Provincial Environment Week.Five elementary schools, three high schools, three municipalities and three cities each got P20,000 cash prize and the prestige of the Bronze Seal as top awardees for the search.The five elementary schools that are top awardees out of... Read Full Story - Seal of Good...
  • PCA NegOr steps up drive versus “cocolisap”

    DUMAGUETE CITY, July 1 (PIA) --The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in Negros Oriental will intensify awareness campaign against coconut scale insect (CSI) infestation which may endanger the coco industry of the province.  PCA provincial director Brendan Trasmonte in a PDRRMC meeting recently said, the coconut is the province’s number one agricultural product which has 92,782 hectares with nine million coco trees planted. This new threat to the coco farmers prepares PCA workers... Read Full Story - PCA NegOr st...
  • Usec. Yu inducts MindaComNet ZamPen officers in Zamboanga City

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 1 (PIA) -  Lawyer Jess Anthony Q. Yu, undersecretary for Legislative, Policy and Legal Affairs of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, inducted into office the officers of the  Mindanao Communicators Network (MindaComNet)-Zamboanga Peninsula Chapter Friday, June 27, at the Garden Orchid Hotel this city. In the same induction program, Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Sonny Coloma in a video mes... Read Full Story - Usec. Yu ind...
  • PNC to launch Nutrition Month on July 3

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, June 30 (PIA)—The Provincial Nutrition Committee  is set to launch the 2014 Nutrition Month celebration on July 3 at the Department of Education (DepEd) Conference Hall here. Laura Matammu, provincial nutrition action officer on programs and projects, said the celebration which carries the theme, “ Kalamidad paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrisyon agapan!” will be one of the activities during  the1st Provincial Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction an... Read Full Story - PNC to launc...
  • Disaster readiness of the country above average, say Palace official

    MANILA, June 30 --The Philippines’ disaster readiness is above average, a Palace official said on Sunday.  Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., is reacting to a report from the United Nation (UN) rating the Philippines disaster preparedness between 6 and 7, where 10 is the highest.  “Siguro naman maituturing na rin na above average kahit na sabihing sixth or seventh. Ibig sabihin, hindi naman po tayo naging malamya sa ating ... Read Full Story - Disaster rea...
  • City dad urges cooperation among LGUs in disaster

    TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, June 30 (PIA) — Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) is a dynamic process that we all must learn to cope and invest. This is the statement of Mayor Celso G. Regencia of Iligan City in his message to the 150 participants in the two-day Provincial Summit on DRRM for Lanao del Norte and Iligan City on June 24-25, 2014 at Mindanao Civic Center (MCC) Hotel Function Hall, Tubod, this province. Regencia said that the activity marked a significant milestone a... Read Full Story - City dad urg...
  • NGP trees suffered slight damage from Typhoon Yolanda

    KALIBO, Aklan, June 30 (PIA6) --  Trees that were planted under the National Greening Program (NGP) since 2011 suffered slight damage from the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda, according to Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) – Kalibo Officer In Charge Merlene Aborka of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Aklan. Aborka revealed this information at the recent press conference held at Yuan’s Foods in Kalibo to launch the Climate Chan... Read Full Story - NGP trees su...
  • Climate change mitigation is everybody's concern

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, June 30 (PIA6) - - Natural calamities are not exclusive, they don’t choose their victims. Thus, to address the challenge of climate change needs everyone’s concerted effort.Dean of the School of Environment Science and Management of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños Dr. Leonardo Florece said in a forum organized by the Center for Environmental Initiatives here as part of the 22nd Provincial Environment Week.Florece said people could easily co... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • Panabo City joins PIA’s Global Warming and Climate Change Orientation

    PANABO CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE June 30 (PIA) - Due to the gradual result of Global Warming and Climate Change to the world, Panabo City took part in an orientation and briefing initiated by the Philippine Information Agency XI (PIA) on Climate Change for Information Officers last June 19 to 21 at Big 8 Corporate Hotel in Tagum City. Topics during the orientation include an overview of Global Warming and Climate Change with speaker OIC Legal and Environment Education Division of Environmental ... Read Full Story - Panabo City ...
  • climate Change Advocacy Campaign launched in Aklan

    KALIBO, Aklan, June 30 (PIA6) --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) launched June 25 the Advocacy and Social Mobilization Campaign on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation at Yuan’s Foods, Kalibo Aklan. The launching was done through a press conference with the local media here with environment experts as resource persons coming from DENR-Aklan led by Forester Merlene Aborka, Officer in Charge of the Communit... Read Full Story - climate Chan...
  • Relief goods ready for dispatch during calamities says DSWD

    LAOAG CITY, June 30 (PIA) - With the onset of the calamity season, communities are assured of relief from the Department  of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which has prepositioned relief packs to the four provinces in Region 1.  Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo, DSWD director in Region 1, said the agency prepositioned 2,300 relief packs worth P576,610 in the provincial operation offices in the cities of Laoag, Vigan and Dagupan. “Our field office has a stockpile of ... Read Full Story - Relief goods...
  • Writing on the wall: the face of climate change mitigation

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 30 (PIA) – The government’s campaign to mitigate climate change is now on the walls of the government center motor pool here. Behind the mural painting were La Union high school students who competed for the best interpretation of the government’s climate change adaptation campaign. An initiative of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO), the contest was part of the joint advocacy between the environment department and the Phi... Read Full Story - Writing on t...
  • Isabela holds DRRM provincial summit

     ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, June 27 (PIA) ---A year after successfully hosting the first-ever Regional Summit on Climate Change, the provincial government of Isabela this time staged a Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) Summit, drawing the attendance of about 400 people. OCD Regional Director Norma C. Talosig, who also chairs the Regional DRRMC, said the summit aimed to harness partnership between and among all sectors of society involved in the reduction and manageme... Read Full Story - Isabela hold...
  • Kinaray-a News: Komunidad ginapanugyan sa pagpreparar sa epekto ka ‘Climate Change’

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 30 (PIA6)  - - Ang problema sa aton panahon sangka seryoso nga bagay, gani ang tanan nga katawhan dapat magpreparar sa epekto kag mga kahalitan nga pwede matuga kag pagbalhin-balhin kang panahon ukon ‘Climate Change’.Suno kay Livino Duran, Regional Technical Director for Forestry, DENR6 sa anang mensahe sa  caravan nga nakadangat sa Libertad, Antique, ginapanugyan na ang mga komunidad, pribado nga organisasyon kag ahensya kang gobyerno nga... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • DENR-7: Over 1T saplings planted in Oslob, Cebu during Arbor Day

    CEBU, June 30 (PIA) – Over 100 volunteers from the local farmers' organizations, municipal and barangay officials, DENR employees and ordinary folks planted 1,500 saplings in Oslob town during the recent celebration of Arbor Day.DENR-7 regional technical director for Forestry Eduardo Inting led the volunteers in the celebration of Arbor Day on June 25 to remind the public on the importance of the environment, especially the trees.Inting said to drive the import... Read Full Story - DENR-7: Over...
  • NGP benefits farmer’s group in Oslob, Cebu

    CEBU, June 30 (PIA) – A farmer’s group in Oslob town, southern Cebu is reaping the benefits of the government’s National Greening Program (NGP) as it expressed gratitude to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) for its support and assistance.Timoteo Miras, president of the Tumalog-Daanlungod-Cañang Upland Farmers Association, Inc. (TUDALCUFA) based in Oslob bared they have gained in implementing the government’s National Greening Program (NGP... Read Full Story - NGP benefits...
  • Tagalog news: Laban sa Climate Change: Makina na imbensyon sa Ilocos Sur, tutulong sa paglilinis sa karagatan

    STO DOMINGO, Ilocos Sur, June 30 (PIA) – Para mabawasan ang tindi ng pagbabago ng klima sa Ilocos Sur, na karamihan sa mga 32  na bayan at dalawang siyudad  ang maituturing na coastal areas, naglunsad ang pamahalaang probinsyal ng “clean- up demo” sa sikat na Puerto Beach sa bayang ito gamit ang makina na sariling imbensyon ng mga Ilokano. Ayon kay Gob. Ryan Singson nabinyagan ang kauna-unahang paggamit ng” mechanical beach cleaner” sa ipinatupad na &... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Samal's CDRRM funding approved by council

    ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, June 30 (PIA) - The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CDRRM) Council in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) convened for the 2nd Quarter Meeting called by CDRRM Council Chairman Mayor Aniano P. Antalan purposely to decide on the budget preparation for calendar year 2015  and other vital projects and activities that sought the council’s approval held at the previous  SP Session Hall on June 25. For CY 2015, the Local DRRM... Read Full Story - Samal's CDRR...
  • News Feature: Tree planting along Dagupan city's coastline, a natural “bio shield” against storm surge

    DAGUPAN CITY, June 30 (PIA) – The local government unit here has started planting some 2, 000 coconut seedlings along the city’s shoreline to minimize the effects of possible storm surge and high waves. Ronald de Guzman, head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMC), said aside from  its capability to absorb carbon emissions in the atmosphere, the plant also acts as a natural “bio-shield” against possible natural disasters along the coa... Read Full Story - News Feature...
  • DOLE-X greens Bayug Island

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 30 (PIA) --- More than 200 mangrove seedlings were planted along the coasts of Bayug Island in barangay Hinaplanon, Iligan City by the staff and employees of the Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X) and its Lanao del Norte Provincial Field Office during its recent Synchronized Tree Planting/Growing Activity. The greening endeavor was in line with the Green Our DOLE program of the Department which seeks to attain green jobs--jobs that r... Read Full Story - DOLE-X green...
  • DepEd-Tangub conducts 1st dose of mass deworming for SY 2014-2015

    TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 30 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd), here, will embark on the 1st dose of mass deworming for school children, in school year 2014-2015.                             To be conducted from July to August, this year, the mass deworming will be undertaken  by DepEd in collaboration with the Departmen... Read Full Story - DepEd-Tangub...
  • City dad quests toward resilient and more disaster-prepared communities

    TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, June 27 (PIA)— Disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) is a dynamic process that we all must learn to cope and invest, said Iligan City Mayor  Celso G. Regencia in his message to the participants  during the two day Lanao del Norte Provincial Summit.The Summit on DRRM for Lanao del Norte and Iligan City, Jwas held on June 24-25, 2014 hosted by the provincial government of Lanao del Norte, at Mindanao Civic Center Hotel Function Hall, Tubod, thi... Read Full Story - City dad que...
  • Lanao Norte LCEs sign declaration of commitment to DRRM

    TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, June 27 (PIA)— The local chief executives (LCEs) of Lanao del Norte and Iligan City,  sign the declaration of commitment to disaster risk reduction management (DRRM)  which highlighted the two day provincial DRRM summit on June 24-25 held in Tubod. Lanao del Norte,In behalf of the province, Governor Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo led the signing  while City Mayor Celso G. Regencia for Iligan. Likewise, all mayors in attendance during the Summit ... Read Full Story - Lanao Norte ...
  • Orosite village leads PHL-Spanish Friendship Day in Albay

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 30 (PIA) – Barangay Orosite in this city led the celebration of the Philippine–Spanish Friendship Day on Saturday with an earthquake and fire drill, along with a funfair among hundreds of students and faculty of Oro Site High School and the village residents Honorary Consul of Spain for Bicol Carlo Buenaflor graced the celebration, along with BU president Faye Lauraya and DFA Bicol director Maricor Jesalva. Oro Site punong barangay Joseph Philip Lee said ... Read Full Story - Orosite vill...
  • DENR sa barangay project ongoing

    ILOILO CITY, June 30 (PIA6) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-6 has been bringing particular programs closer to residents in their DENR sa Barangay activities. In the province of Guimaras, the agency has distributed residential land patents to 50 beneficiaries under its Handog Titulo program. It has also awarded checks to three People’s Organization, namely, Guimaras Upland Farmers Association, Inc., Lucmayan Mangrove Growers’ Association, and Kati... Read Full Story - DENR sa bara...
  • Cebuano News: DepEd-Tangub magpahigayon sa 1st dose sa pagpurga sa kabataan sa tuig-tingtungha 2014-2015

    TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 30 (PIA) – Ipahigayon sa Department of Education (DepEd), dinhi, ang unang hugha kun 1st dose sa mass deworming kun pagpurga sa mga kabataan sa tuig-tingtungha 2014-2015. Gitakda nga ipahigayon sa bulan sa Hulyo ngadto sa Agosto, ning tuig, ang pagpurga himoon sa DepEd sa pagtambayayong sa Department of Health (DOH), pinaagi sa  ilang Integrated Helminth Control Program, matud ni Dr. Victoria V. Gazo, Schools Division Superintendent sa DepEd-... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DSWD completes emergency shelter assistance payment for typhoon Labuyo victims

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino, June 29 (PIA)—The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office here has reported that the 2,691 identified victims of the Typhoon Labuyo had already received their emergency shelter assistance of P5,000 each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). In her report to the Provincial Peace and Order Council last week, Laura Matammu, provincial social welfare and development officer, said a total of P19,152,525.00 has been disbursed to the ben... Read Full Story - DSWD complet...
  • OCD to launch new DRRM tool 

     BAGUIO CITY, June 29 (PIA) - -  The Office of Civil Defense(OCD) is set to launch   new disaster risk reduction management(DRRM) tool   called as “Batingaw” in time for the  observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) this July. This is in line with  theme of this year’s observance, “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran (A prepared and safe community – the cornerstone of econom... Read Full Story - OCD to launc...
  • Ilocanos work on climate change adaptation

    VIGAN CITY, June 29 (PIA) - Ilocanos have joined forces with environmental warriors to save Mother Earth.The provincial government in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has launched various activities in connection with this year’s theme: “Raise your Voice, Not the Sea Level.” The event paved the way for tree planting, coastal clean up and massive information and education campaign through radio, tv, print including social media to... Read Full Story - Ilocanos wor...
  • Twin kick-off ceremonies highlight observance of July NDCM, NNM in Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 29 (PIA) – Twin kick-off ceremonies will highlight the observance of the July 2014 National Disaster Consciousness (NDCM) and National Nutrition Month (NNM) in the city, June 30.                           The day will start at 5:00 a.m. with a Eucharistic Mass at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, followed by a motorc... Read Full Story - Twin kick-of...
  • 17 WV towns now have detailed geohazard mapping

     ILOILO CITY, June 29 (PIA6) – Detailed geohazard mapping of 17 municipalities in Western Visayas have been completed, the DENR6-Mines and Geosciences Bureau, said in a press release. The 17 towns are Batad, Balasan, Carles, Estancia, Lemery, Bingawan, San Rafael, and San Enrique in Iloilo; Batan inAklan; Dumalag, Cuartero, Pontevedra, Sapian, Pilar, and Pna-ay in Capiz, and Manapla and E.B. Magalona in Negros Occidental. MGB-6 Director Leo Van V. Juguan said that the detail... Read Full Story - 17 WV towns ...
  • Kinaray-a News: ‘Multi-sectoral group’ sa Antique nagpartisipar sa  'Adopt Estero Project'

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 28 (PIA6)  - -  Ang grupo nga ginakatapu-an kang sari-sari nga pribado nga organisasyon, ahensya ka gobyerno kag lokal nga pamunu-an kang San Jose nagbuligay sa pagpanglimpyo ka ‘Bagumbayan Creek’ bilang anda partisipasyon sa ‘Adopt  Estero Project’.Suno kay Josephine Maguad, Focal Officer Environmental Management Bureau sa Antique ang ‘Adopt Estero Project’ sangka pungsudnon nga lihuk nga kinabuligan kang sari sari nga ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Communities plant trees in Ilocos Norte's mountain forests

    LAOAG CITY, June 28 (PIA) – More than 500,000 seedlings of timber and fruit bearing trees were planted in the mountainous areas of Ilocos Norte to mark environment month.. Juan P. De los Reyes Jr., the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Ilocos Norte, said the massive planting of the seedlings was achieved through the help of the members of the various people’s organizations (POs) in the different towns of the province. “The people’s ... Read Full Story - Communities ...
  • Tagalog news: Pista Y Ang Kagueban ng Palawan, magaganap na bukas

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, Hun 27 (PIA) --- Gaganapin bukas ang Pista Y Ang Kagueban na may temang: Pagkain at Tubig ko,  Alay ng Gubat ko”.  Ito ay taunang  ipinatutupad ng lungsod ng Puerto Princesa. Ang Pista Y Ang Kagueban ay salitang cuyunon na ang ibig sabihin ay Pista ng Kagubatan (Feast of the Forest). Ito ay isang programa ng pamahalaang panglungsod na nagsusulong ng taunang pagtatanim ng mga puno upang mapangalagaan ang mga watershed at ang kapaligiran. Ka... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • PIA-DENR join hands for CC advocacy campaign

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, June 25 (PIA6) - - The Philippine Information Agency and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources launched a climate change advocacy campaign with the focal theme, "Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago".The campaign aims to weaken apathy and change the mindset of the youth, its target audience, towards climate change and its effects through an extensive and intensive Information, Education and Communication campaign.It strategizes to position ... Read Full Story - PIA-DENR joi...
  • Hiligaynon News: Prayuridad nakasentro sa pagpanghanda batuk sa kalamidad dala sang pagbag-o sang panahon

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hunyo 27 (PIA6) – Nagakadapat nga nasasentro sa pagpahaganhagan sa risgo sang kalamidad ukon disaster risk reduction kag pagpanghanda ang programa kag prayuridad sa karon indi lang sang mga ahensya sang gobyerno apang sang iban man nga mga sector sa kumonidad. Ginpahayag ni Capiz Governor Victor Tanco nga bangud sa nagligad nga bagyo Yolanda, nakatuon na ang prayuridad sang iya pamunuan sa probinsya sa disaster risk reduction kag mga pagpanghanda agud mapahag... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Run to Plant in Liloan 

    CEBU CITY, June 27 (PIA) --- Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III is expected to give the inspirational message in tomorrow’s Run to Plant for Greening Philippines in Liloan town. Abigail Mondero, Liloan Information Officer said, the run will kick off at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow at the town gym. Davide will be the event’s main speaker in a short program after the run which will be welcomed by Liloan Mayor Duke Frasco. Also expected to join  in the activity are Atty. Cz... Read Full Story - Run to Plant...
  • Communities told to brace against climate change impact

    SAN JOSE, Antique,  June 27 (PIA6) - - Problems on environment are a serious concern, so everyone should be prepared for the impact of Climate Change.Livino Duran, Regional Technical Director for Forestry of DENR6 in his message during the environmental caravan in Libertad, Antique emphasized the preparedness of communities, private organizations as well as government institutions in order to brace themselves against the impact of climate change.He said, “The world has changed a lot. ... Read Full Story - Communities ...
  • Collective actions needed for preservation of natural resources

    SAN JOSE, Antique, June 27 (PIA6) - - Collective actions from various sectors must be infused when it comes to the preservation of forest and marine resources. This was emphasized by SP Member Victor Condez, chair of the committee on tourism during June 25 DENR-PIA Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Advocacy Campaign launching, here. “We need to save our ideal forest covers and our marine resources because these are our source of food and livelihood,” said SP member C... Read Full Story - Collective a...
  • Capiceños pledge support to climate change campaign

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 27 (PIA6) – About 40 heads and representatives of various national government agencies, academe, private and religious sectors and media entities signed a commitment of support last June 25 here as among the highlights of the launching of a climate change advocacy in the province. “Along with the signatures were the interest of our partners to support and organize a climate change mitigation and adaptation briefing,” said Philippine Information Agen... Read Full Story - Capice&ntild...
  • Youth should be climate change advocates

    NEGROS OCC., June 27 (PIA6)--The DENR and the PIA is stepping up campaign on the effects of climate change to the environment, this time enlisting the strength of the youth. During the recent launching of the program with the theme “Nagbabago ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago”, PENRO Andres Untal said the campaign will strategically position and engage the youth as proponents of the cause being the near future generation who will be the next to benefit and take care of the en... Read Full Story - Youth should...
  • DOE beefs up drive on enercon

    CEBU CITY, June 27 (PIA) – Energy Undersecretary Raul Aguilos urged the public to conserve energy to avert an energy crisis as demand for power is rising more than the available supply.“Energy crisis occurs when demand grows bigger than the energy supply,” said Aguilos during the recent Cebu Unplugged Energy Forum initiated by the Visayan Electric Company (VECO).Aguilos said when we try to use more power than what is needed we are contributing to energy inefficiency which if ma... Read Full Story - DOE beefs up...
  • Air monitoring station at foot of Session Road up for rehab

    BAGUIO CITY, June 27 (PIA) -- The old Air Quality Monitoring Station at the Kilometer 0 located at the foot of Session Road in this Summer Capital  is up for rehabilitation and calibration. Wilhelmina Lagunilla of the Environmental Management Bureau of the DENR-CAR said that the old machine which was  responsible in monitoring the air particulate matter of the city will undergo the needed repairs to prevent it from further damage. The machine was installed in 2007 to measure ... Read Full Story - Air monitori...
  • Cebu biz firms share best practices in enercon

    CEBU CITY, June 27 (PIA) -- Cebu business frims SM City Cebu and Marco Polo Plaza Hotel heeded the government’s call to practice energy conservation and efficiency measures by sharing their best practices during the recent Cebu Unplugged Energy Forum undertaken by the Visayan Electric Company (VECO) in collaboration with the Department of Energy (DOE).Dorothea Adlawan, technical operations administrator of the engineering department of Marco Polo Plaza Hotel bared the hotel’s several... Read Full Story - Cebu biz fir...
  • John Hay employees plant  1000 trees on  Arbor Day

    BAGUIO CITY, June 27(PIA) -- Around a  thousand various tree seedlings were planted by employees of the John Hay Management Corporation at one of the old American landmark in Tuba, Benguet in  celebration of  Arbor Day on June 25. JHMC employees including security personnel and the Billy-no-mates environment advocates planted at least 1000 Benguet pine, African tulip and coffee seedlings at the old American Hydro power plant in Sitio Camp 6, Barangay Camp 4 in Tuba, Benguet.&... Read Full Story - John Hay emp...
  • Cebuano News: 'Run to Plant' 2014 ugma na 

    CEBU CITY, June 27 (PIA)--- Lahi nga Run to Plant 4 Greenin Philippines ang mahitabo ugmang adlawa ngadto sa lungsod sa Liloan. Matod ni Abigail Mondero, ang information officer sa Liloan, nga ang Run to Plant karong tuiga nga pinasiugdahan sa Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc (RAFI), dili usa mananom og kahoy sa kabukiran. Adunay duha ka segment ang tinuig nga Run to Plant, pagtanom og kahoy sa kabukiran og ang sa daplin dagat og mga pagatpat o mangrove. Sa pagkakaron tungod kay gitan... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • CDRRM conducts simultaneous earthquake drills in public, private schools in Ozamiz city

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 27 (PIA) – The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), here, will conduct a simultaneous earthquake drill at 9:00 a.m., on July 2, in public and private schools, in the city. In observance of the July National Disaster Conscious Month (NDCM), the activity will focus on the theme: “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran (Community Preparedness and Safety, Foundations of Progress), Mark Vincent C. Is... Read Full Story - CDRRM conduc...
  • Kinaray-a News: Kinahanglanon pagbuligay para sa pagkonserbar kang dunang manggad

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 27 (PIA6) - - Dugang nga pagburuligay ginakinahanglan para sa mapag-un nga pag preserbar kang mga kakahuyan kag dunang manggad sa kadagatan. Amo dya ang ginpabutyag ni  SP Member Victor Condez, chairman kang committee on tourism sa panahon nga gin lunsar ang DENR-PIA Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Advocacy Campaign kang nagligad nga Hunyo 25. “Kinahanglanon gid nga maamligan naton ang aton ideyal nga forest covers kag dunang manggad sa kada... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • CENRO- Gensan plants mangroves to celebrate Environment Day

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY,   June 27 (PIA)  --   To commemorate  World Environment  Day,  the  Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO)   here  led  the planting of  mangrove  tree   along the coastline in  Zone 8 Barangay  Bula, this city. Joining CENRO-Gensan  in the  June 25 activity were members of a people’s organization  operating the  area who  cal... Read Full Story - CENRO- Gensa...
  • Climate change may soon put Zambo underwater - PAGASA

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 27 (PIA) - The city’s coastal barangays are in danger of being submerged underwater due to climate change, according to Chief Meteorological Officer Maribel Enriquez of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA). “Our biggest concern is sea level rise in Zamboanga and communities here may be completely washed out,” Enriquez said. “Even a one-meter rise in sea level is threatening,” Enriquez added. En... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • Dungan nga seremonyas mohatag bulok pagbukas sa NDCM, NNM sa Hulyo sa Ozamiz

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Hunyo 26 (PIA) – Dungan nga seremonyas karong Hunyo 30 ang mohatag ug bulok sa pagsugod sa 2014 National Disaster Consciousness ug National Nutrition Months (NDCM/NNM), nga parehong isaulog sa bulan sa Hulyo, ning siyudad.                        Ang nasangpit nga adlaw mosugod alas singko sa buntag (5:00 a.m.) pinaagi sa usa ka Misa nga ip... Read Full Story - Dungan nga s...
  • Tagalog news: Pagtatanim ng mangrove propagules, tampok sa pagdiriwang ng Pista ng Kalikasan

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, Hunyo 26 (PIA) ---- Umabot sa 7,500 mangrove propagules ang naitanim sa tatlong ektaryang planting site sa isinagawang Pista ng Kalikasan sa Bgy. Minara, Roxas, Palawan kamakailan. Ang Pista ng Kalikasan ay programang ipinatutupad ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Palawan sa ilalim ng pamamahala ng Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Provincial ENRO) kung saan ang pinaka-layunin nito ay ang mapangalagaan ang kagubatan ng Palawan. Inilunsad ito no... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • 4ID joins national tree planting day

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 26 (PIA) -- In celebration of the National Arbor Day, the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division through its different line units in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of Regions – 10 and 13, Local Government Units, schools, civil society groups and the citizenry conducted a simultaneous tree planting activity at their respective areas on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Thousands of different tree species were planted in two r... Read Full Story - 4ID joins na...
  • CLENRO asked to look into landfill situation

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 26 – The City Council committee on health and sanitation apologizes to Kagay-anons living near the Cagayan de Oro city’s landfill for the irritating and foul smell emitted from the area. Councilor Dante B. Pajo, chair of the committee, assures the public that his committee already asked City Local Environment and Natural Resources Officer- In-charge Edwin Dael to address the problem the soonest. “Akong gisugyot ang paggamit ug mga chemic... Read Full Story - CLENRO asked...
  • EMB-DENR sets up  Regional Ecology Center

    BAGUIO CITY, June 26 (PIA) - - A linkage hub on solid waste management called the Regional Ecology Center(REC) for the Cordillera region is now being established at the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources– Cordillera(EMB-DENR-CAR) office here. The firming up of partnership with the various sectors is underway with  its launching and forging of a memorandum of agreement tentatively set next month. The ecology center is expect... Read Full Story - EMB-DENR set...
  • Over 2,000 runners join 2014 Cebu Run for the River

    CEBU CITY, June 26 (PIA) --- A total of 2,300 runners joined this year’s Cebu Run for the Rivers in celebration of Environment Month this June. As early as 4:00 a.m. on June 22, the runners started assembling at the SM Northwing Parking Area for the kick-off program and warm-up exercises.  During the brief program before the run started, Dennis Wong of Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CCCI) thanked the organizers and the participants for supporting their advocacy... Read Full Story - Over 2,000 r...
  • Climate change preparation insures survival

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 26 (PIA) – "When we talk of climate change, we talk of survival of the human race,” according to Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco.Tanco, who was the guest speaker during the nationwide launching of the Philippine Information Agency and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Advocacy Campaign in Capiz, said that the perennial flood problem, long drought, earthquake, landslides and other disasters which are ... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • OCD-Caraga to popularize disaster protocols through comics

    SURIGAO CITY, June 26 (PIA) – The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chaired by Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga regional director Liza Mazo, aimed to popularize disaster protocols and drills through comics in the vernacular and this will be distributed at the barangay level. This was learned during the 79th Regional Development Council (RDC) Meeting held on Thursday at the Provincial Convention Center, this city. According to Mazo, a workshop activity is... Read Full Story - OCD-Caraga t...
  • Mangrove planting brings benefits to coastal community

    DAVAO CITY, June 26 (PIA) – Mangrove planting has brought several benefits to a fishing community in Barangay Lasang, which hosts a 20-hectare mangrove plantation, the biggest in Davao City. Barangay Lasang Captain Allan Simuag said that since the mangrove area has been developed, the livelihood of the residents especially the fisherfolks has also been improved. Simuag cited for instance that the fisherfolks have invested in the propagation of mangrove propagules for tree plantin... Read Full Story - Mangrove pla...
  • Antique multi-sectoral group adopts  'Estero Project'

    SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA)  - -   A multi-sectoral group in San Jose converged its services and resources for the cleaning of Bagumbayan Creek in the said town dubbed as ‘Adopt  Estero Project’.Josephine Maguad, Focal Officer Environmental Management Bureau in Antique said ‘Adopt Estero’ is a nationwide undertaking and collaborative program between and among communities , private sector, local government units and DENR along esteros or creeks and rivers t... Read Full Story - Antique mult...
  • Tagalog news: Pamahalaang lalawigan ng Bulacan, nagtanim ng 2,500 puno nitong Arbor Day 2014

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Hunyo 26 (PIA) -- Humigit kumulang 2,500 puno ang itinanim ng mga opisyal at kawani ng pamahalaang lalawigan ng Bulacan nitong Miyerkules ng umaga bilang paggunita sa Arbor Day. Ayon kay Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office head Elizabeth Apresto, isinagawa ang pagtatanim sa may bahagi ng Ipo Dam Watershed sa bayan ng Norzagaray. Bukod dito, bawat bayan at lungsod sa probinsya ay nagtanim din sa kani-kanilang identified sites. Sa isang pana... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Paglilinis ng dalampasigan, naisagawa para yamang dagat ng Ilocos Sur

    VIGAN CITY, ILOCOS SUR, Hunyo 26 (PIA) -  Tumulong ang mga residente na mapanatili ang mga yamang dagat sa probinsiya sa pamamagitan ng regular na paglilinis sa mga dalampasigan ng mga barangay na nasa tabi ng dagat kamakailan bilang paggunita sa Buwan ng Kalikasan. Higit na 300 na trabahador ng gobyerno at mamamayan ng mga barangay ang naglinis sa may dalampasigan ng mga bayan ng San Ildefonso at Sto Domingo. Ang taunang paglilinis ay importante upang hindi sumama sa alon at sa d... Read Full Story - Paglilinis n...
  • Former PENRO expresses alarm over squaters’ ‘Kaingin’ in Nueva Vizcaya eco park

    SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya, June 26 (PIA) – Former  Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Henry Patricio here has expressed alarm over the  Illegal activities of squatters presently  occupying vast areas within the major watershed areas of the Lower Magat Eco-Tourism Park (LMETP) in barangay San Luis in Diadi town. Forester Henry Patricio, former Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) here said  more than 300 families who are... Read Full Story - Former PENRO...
  • PIA, DENR hold media forum on climate change 

    IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, June 26 (PIA) – “It is time to care, it is time to do our share,” said Ms. Alma L. Tingcang, manager of the Philippine Information Agency-Zamboanga Sibugay Information Center (PIA-Sibugay) in a media forum conducted here yesterday on climate change. Local print and broadcast journalists were gathered at the conference room in the provincial office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to participate in the discussion on clim... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR ho...
  • Program, aktibidad sa NDCPR Month, pinaghahandaan na ng PDRRMC ng Camarines Norte

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Hunyo 26 (PIA) -- Pinaghahandaan na ngayon ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) ng lalawigan ng Camarines Norte ang mga isasagawang aktibidad at programa para sa selebrasyon ng National Disaster Consciousness and Preparedness Month sa buwan ng Hulyo ngayong taon. Ito ay kaugnay sa isinagawang pagpupulong kahapon (Hulyo 25) sa session hall ng sangguniang panlalawigan sa kapitolyo probinsiya na pinangunahan ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduct... Read Full Story - Program, akt...
  • Tagalog news: 300 puno ng narra, itinanim sa Macalelon sa pagdiriwang ng 'Arbor day'

    MACALELON, Quezon, Hunyo 26 (PIA) --Pinangunahan ng pamahalaang panlalawigan sa pamamagitan ng Provincial Government – Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO) katuwang ang pamahalaang lokal ng Macalelon ang pagtatanim ng mahigit 300 narra sa mga Barangay ng Luctob at Buyao kahapon, Hunyo 25. Sinabi ni  Manny Calayag ng PG-ENRO, na napili ng kanilang tanggapan na isagawa ang pagtatanim sa bayan ng Macalelon dahil isa sa barangay nito ang nakapasok sa top 11 mula sa 196 ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DENR chief warns about dangers of mercury and lead, urges schools to prioritize chemical safety

    QUEZON CITY, June 25 --  Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday urged all primary schools in the country to make chemical safety a top priority as he sounded the alarm about the potential health risks of mercury and lead to schoolchildren. “Chemical safety and security must be a priority of the schools. Administrators, supervisors, teachers and students must work together to ensure that chemicals are handled with precau... Read Full Story - DENR chief w...
  • Butuan City official shares benefits of planting trees

    BUTUAN CITY, June 25 (PIA) – City councilor Virgilio Nery Jr., chair of the Committee on Environment, on Wednesday shared several advantages how planting trees help the environment and the people. “Trees provide habitats to a wide array of plants, ?owers, birds, mammals and insects. Without these vital habitats and the means to propagate and pollinate, many more of our valuable wildlife and plants would suffer as a direct consequence,” Nery said during the A... Read Full Story - Butuan City ...
  • Villages chiefs in Bantayan inducted to office as interim members of PAMB BIWA

    CEBU CITY, June 25 (PIA) --- Forty-four barangay captains covering three towns in Bantayan Island took their oath of office as interim members of the Bantayan Island Wilderness Area (BIWA) protected area management board (PAMB) yesterday. “The issuance is an interim in nature as we still have to transmit and submit their appointments to the DENR Secretary for confirmation,” said Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo... Read Full Story - Villages chi...
  • DENR, PIA launch climate change advocacy campaign

    ILOILO CITY, June 25 (PIA) --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-6 and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-6 officially launched the climate change mitigation and advocacy campaign held Wednesday at the DENR Regional Office 6 here.This partnership project is in line with the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed by DENR and PIA to conduct an extensive and intensive climate change advocacy campaign to strengthen partnership among communities for climate change adaptati... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA la...
  • DENR XI sets eyes on Guinness Record for planted trees

    DAVAO DEL NORTE,  June 25 (PIA)--- Today’s Arbor Day Tree Planting serves as a dry-run to the   Guinness Book  of World Records. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XI Climate Change focal person Araceli Dela Cruz  this morning revealed  that DENR XI wanted to  etch for Davao  Region a world record as the site  with the greatest number of planted trees in one hour. In August this year, DENR XI targets to plant 2 mill... Read Full Story - DENR XI sets...
  •   DENR XI targets to plant more than 100,000 trees in Arbor Day

    DAVAO CITY, June 25 (PIA)---- In  spearheading the observance of Arbor Day today, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources  (DENR) 11 targets to plant more than 100,000 trees in a simultaneous planting activity in upland and coastal areas. In an interview, Eduardo Ragaza of DENR XI Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Services  said that DENR XI released 3,000 mangrove propagules for  the five-hectare tree planting site  in Tambongon, Las... Read Full Story -   DENR ...
  • DENR Caraga leads tree planting activity on Arbor Day

    BUTUAN CITY, June 25 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga regional office on Wednesday led the stakeholders from the various sectors of the society in the planting of Talisay trees at the Bood Promontory Eco-Park in the city in connection with the celebration of this year's Arbor Day. “The activity is in support to the vision of the local government unit of Butuan City to become a 'Premier Forest City'&nbs... Read Full Story - DENR Caraga ...
  • Antique has 15-20 % forest cover

    SAN JOSE, Antique, June 25 (PIA6) - - The province of Antique has 15 to 20 percent  forest cover and it is expected that it will further cover a wide area of the province with the implementation of the government’s National Greening Program or NGP. OIC Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ruel L. delos Reyes  said in a PIA interview that it is very important that “we should not allow our mountains to be denuded because it will really affect our ecologic... Read Full Story - Antique has ...
  • Kinaray-a News: Probinsya may 15 hasta 20 % nga forest cover

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 25 (PIA6) - - Ang probinsya kang Antique may 15 has  20 porsyento nga forest cover kag ginalauman nga dya magalapad pagid sa iban nga bahin kang probinsya bangud sa pagpatuman kang programa kang gobyerno nga National Greening Program ukon NGP. Ginpabutyag ni OIC, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ruel L. delos Reyes  sa interview kang PIA nga importante gid nga aton siguraduhon nga indi magkaralbo ang atun mga kabukidan bangud maape... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Kinaray-a News: Balor P21 milyon nga tseke ginpanagtag kang DENR

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 25 (PIA6) - - Ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) nag tagtag kang mga tseke nga balor P21,544,229.00 sa mga benepisyaryo kang nanuhaytuhay nga programa kang nahinambitan nga ahensya sa mga lugar nga sakup kang Community  Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENRO) of Culasi kag San Jose. Suno  kay OIC, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ruel L. delos Reyes ang mga tseke  ginpanagtag para sa programa cash ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Cebuano News: Ang pagkamalubayon nagagikan sa sulod, ingon pa ni kalihim Acosta

    SOGOD, Southern Leyte, June 25 (PIA)  --  Si Presidential Adviser on Environmental Protection Secretary Neric Acosta mitumbok sa panginahanglan makabaton og igong kagahum ang mga katawhan ug ang katilingban nga ilang gipuy-an aron sila makabangon pagdali human dayon sa mga natural nga katalagman. Sa press conference ning dapita pagka Huwebes tapos sa symposium sa Post-Yolanda Eastern Visayas nga ginganlan “Tindog Visayas: Tanum Para sa Paglaum”, si Acosta miingon nga a... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Konsehal midayeg sa mga langyawng mipalit sa mga produktong ginama sa barangay

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 25 (PIA) – Dako ang pagdayeg ni Konsehal Annie Daba, chairman sa komite sa agriculture and fisheries, sa mga tinun-an gikan sa Singapore sa pagpalit sa mga produktong ginama sa Rural Improvement Club (RIC) sa barangay Iponan. Nahimamat sa konsehal ang maong mga Singaporean kinsa mibisita sa sentro sa RIC sa milabayng semana. Nalipay ang atong mga foreigner nga nakakita sa mga recycled materials nga napuslan ug nahimong give-aways ug mga gamit sa pan... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DENR, PIA NegOr lead 'Environment Month' with climate change advocacy

    DUMAGUETE CITY, June 25 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Negros Oriental highlight climate change advocacy as the center of the 'Environment Month' celebration as it ends on June 28 with a "Walk, Run & Bike for Environment.Thousands of students from nine colleges and universities in Dumaguete City are expected to participate in the event with the officials and personnel from the DENR, ENRD and... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA Ne...
  • Looking back and beyond: Commemorating the Mayon Volcano 1814 eruption

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 25 (PIA) – Looking back on February 1, 1814, Mayon Volcano erupted with “hot stones, sand and ashes poured forth from the crater, and villages were thus set on fire, and their inhabitants killed.” This, so far is the worst and deadliest Mayon eruption ever recorded which according to accounts of “Blair and Robinson”engulfed and destroyed many villages in Albay and Camarines and claimed some 12,000 lives besides many more seriously injured. Th... Read Full Story - Looking back...
  • DENR distributes P21M to beneficiaries of greening programs in Antique

    SAN JOSE, Antique, June 25 (PIA6) - - Some P21,544,229.00 worth of checks were distributed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the beneficiaries of the various programs and services under the coverage of the Community  Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENRO) of Culasi and San Jose.According to OIC, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ruel L. de los Reyes the amount involves assistance for the cash for work for typhoon Yolanda affected coastal... Read Full Story - DENR distrib...
  • 4ID supports National Tree Planting Day

    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro, June 25 –- In celebration of the National Arbor Day, the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, through its different line units and in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of regions 10 and 13, Local Government Units, schools, civil society groups and the residents, conducted on June 25, a simultaneous tree planting activity at their respective areas. Thousands of different tree species were planted in two... Read Full Story - 4ID supports...
  • Resiliency comes from within -- Sec. Acosta

    SOGOD, Southern Leyte, June 24 (PIA)  --  Presidential Adviser on Environmental Protection Secretary Neric Acosta emphasized the need to empower individuals and communities so they can recover fast in the aftermath of any natural disaster. “Being resilient is inherent in the individual, and the surrounding community where they live.  The sooner they can stand back on their feet, the better,” Acosta said during a press conference here Thursday following a symposium... Read Full Story - Resiliency c...
  • DA to farmers: Brace for El Nino

    SAN FERNANDO CITY June 24 (PIA) – An official of the Department of Agriculture has advised farmers to plant early amidst the threat of dry spell that will affect Luzon provinces beginning September. Ning Peralta, DA’s media production specialist, said weather experts have predicted the El Nino phenomenon to hit Luzon provinces starting September this year until July 2015. “To mitigate the possible effects of El Nino, farmers should decide whether to plant their palay ... Read Full Story - DA to farmer...
  • DENR, DepEd, DOH, EU partner for lead and mercury-free schools

    QUEZON CITY, June 24 -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) teams up with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Health (DOH) and the European Union (EU) to eliminate lead and mercury exposures in primary schools all over the country. DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje said the three line agencies and EU will launch today,(June 24) a nationwide campaign that aims to “promote greater inter-agency and multi-stakeholder support towards lead and mercury-... Read Full Story - DENR, DepEd,...
  • Cebuano News: Camiguin gisiguro ang preserbasyon sa dagat

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 24 (PIA) –Human sa pipila ka tuig nga pagpaningkamot aron maprotektahan ingon man madumala ang nagpalibot nga tubig sa isla, gisiguro karon sa Camiguin Coastal Resource Management Project (CCRMP) ang paghan-ay sa sustainability plan samtang nagkaduol ang pagtapos sa proyekto. Kini usa ka updated ug revised nga plano nga naglangkub sa mga interbensyon sa lain-laing nga phase sa proyekto ingon man ang pagpalungtad sa mga programa bisan wala na ang CCRMP. Ki... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • New Tagum fire chief to focus on climate change mitigation

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, June 24 (PIA) - - - Following the retirement of Senior Insp. Pedro Tolop, a section chief in the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) regional office is the new fire marshal of Tagum City. Formally installed yesterday (June 23) during the Monday Convocation Program, Senior Insp. Chris Omar Garcia, a former chief of the personnel section of the administrative division of the BFP regional office, replaced SInsp. Tolop to lead the fire bureau of the city. The turn-over ce... Read Full Story - New Tagum fi...
  • Localizing data for climate change hazards sought

    DAVAO CITY, June 24 (PIA) Members of the academic community urged government to come up with a more specific data on the impact of hazards  on the communities brought about by climate change. Speaking at the Watershed Summit 2014 at the Ateneo De Davao University,  Dr. Lourdes Simpol, director for the Tropical Institute for Climate Studies at the Ateneo de Davao University observed the data given by the government through the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Space Admin... Read Full Story - Localizing d...
  • DENR urges public to join tree-planting on Arbor Day

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 24 – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office here has enjoined anew the public to take part in the region-wide tree planting activity for Arbor Day celebration tommorrow, June 25. DENR Bicol director Gilbert Gonzales said he is expecting more participants to join and support the said activity to be done at the foot of Mount Mayon particularly at barangay Lidong, Sto Domingo, Albay. Gonzales stressed that this activit... Read Full Story - DENR urges p...
  • Rescue trainings target Nueva Vizcaya officials, villagers

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 24 (PIA)  -  Rescue trainings are now being conducted by the  members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) to villagers and local officials here in preparation for their roles during disasters and calamities. Evaliza Agmata, PDRRM officer, said  the training  aims to  draw attention and provide  knowledge for the participants in order for them to be prepared and empowered during the occurrence ... Read Full Story - Rescue train...
  • Kinaray-a News: Kapuslanan kang mga kahoy gintaw-an igtalupangud sa ginhiwat nga environmental caravan

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 24 (PIA6) - - Ang kapuslanan kang mga kakahuyan sa kabuhi kang tao gintaw-an kang igtalupangud sa DENR environmental caravan nga ginhiwat sa covered Gym kang Municipalidad kang  Libertad, Antique. Ginpabutyag ni Congressman Paolo Everardo Javier ang bahul nga kinahanglanon para sa pagkonserbar kang tubig pinaagi sa pagpananum kang mga kahoy. Gindugang pahayag ni Javier nga ang tubig kinahanglanon para sa pagprodukto kang pagkaon, kag para man malab-ot ang ... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Trees important to human survival

    SAN JOSE, Antique, June 24 (PIA6) - - The value of trees and forests to human survival was underscored during the  DENR-initiated environmental caravan held recently at the covered Gym of the Municipality of Libertad, Antique. Congressman Paolo Everardo Javier stressed the need to conserve water by planting more trees. Javier said that water is needed to step up production of food crops in order to attain food sufficiency. “If water becomes less available for farmers, o... Read Full Story - Trees import...
  • Disaster preparedness summit highlights Cagayan' s foundation celebration

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 19 (PIA) - Unlike all previous commemorations on the establishment of the civil government of this province, a summit on disaster preparedness highlight this year’s 431st anniversary. Dubbed since 1983 as Aggao Nac Cagayan, the celebration this year will give attention, for the first time, to disaster risk reduction management for all Cagayanos as an aftermath of previous similar summit already conducted by the national and local government, not necessar... Read Full Story - Disaster pre...
  • PIA chief urges info officers to help build  community movement vs climate change

    BAGUIO CITY, June 24 (PIA) - - People working together, united as a community,  as a movement that is guided by the right knowledge and information on climate change adaptation and mitigation. This is the climate change mitigation and adaptation approach that Philippine Information Agency Director General Jose Mari Oquiñena wants to bring to every Filipino and in every community in the country. He  bared this in his  inspirational talk during the PIA – National C... Read Full Story - PIA chief ur...
  • Tagalog news: Pamahalaang lalawigan ng Bulacan, nagsagawa ng pagsasanay ukol sa evacuation camp management

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Hunyo 24 (PIA)  -- Nagsagawa kamakailan ng dalawang araw na pagsasanay ukol sa evacuation camp management ang pamahalaang lalawigan para sa mga local disaster risk reduction and management offices ng 21 bayan at tatlong siyudad ng Bulacan at mga ahensya ng pambansang pamahalaan at volunteer groups. Ayon kay Gobernador Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado, layunin ng naturang aktibidad na mapatibay ang pagtutulungan ng pambansa at lokal na pamahalaan upang mas maging kapa... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • JENESYS 2.0 Disaster Prevention Course now open

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 24 - The Japan government, through the Japan Overseas Cooperative Agency (JOCA) and the Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC) in partnership with the National Youth Commission (NYC), is implementing the Japan-East Asia Network of Students and Youth Program 2.0 (JENESYS 2.0: Disaster Prevention Course) for the year 2014. JENESYS 2.0 Disaster Prevention Course will be held on September 20 to October 8, 2014. This program aims... Read Full Story - JENESYS 2.0 ...
  • Barangay folks conduct coastal clean in Poblacion, Siquijor

    SIQUIJOR, June 24 (PIA)— Barangay folks of Poblacion, Siquijor headed by its barangay captain Dr. Peck Cortes conducted coastal cleanup along seaside area in barangay Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor.The effort is in line with the celebration of Environment Month in June and the province’ s thrust for tourism promotion, says Dr. Cortes.In an interview with PIA, Cortes said the area must be clean all through the year because it is the gateway of both local and foreign tourists ... Read Full Story - Barangay fol...
  • Local DRRM heads must hold bachelor’s degree says CSC

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 24 (PIA) – All heads of Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (LDRRMO) must be holders of a bachelor’s degree with Career Service Professional, 2nd Level Eligibility. They must also have the required number of years of relevant experience and number of hours of training before they can be made to fill up the positions of LDRRM Officers. This is pursuant to the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2014-1 issued by the De... Read Full Story - Local DRRM h...
  • DA lays out plans to counter climate change effects to agri sector

    SIQUIJOR, June 24 (PIA)—The Department of Agriculture (DA) laid out its plans to counter possible damages that the climate change may bring to the agriculture sector in the Siquijor province.In a recent Kapihan sa PIA forum here, Provincial Agriculture and Technology Coordinating Officer (PATCO) Bernadith Bunado said the office has proposed nearly P10 million to fund Climate change preparation activities and  measures.She said this would focus on vulnerable sectors such as, rice, corn... Read Full Story - DA lays out ...
  • Cebuano News: Hepe sa Local DRRM Office kinahanglan bachelor’s degree holder, matud sa CSC

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 24 (PIA) – Ang tanang hepe sa mga Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) kinahanglan gahupot sa gitawag nga bachelor’s degree ug adunay Career Service Professional/ 2nd Level Eligibility. Gikinahanglan usab nga sila nakahupot sa gipangayong gidugayon sa mahinungdanong eksperyensiya ug kahanas o pagbansay-bansay kabahin sa DRRM, sa dili pa sila itudlo sa posiyon nga LDRRM Officer. Nahisubay kini sa Joint Memorand... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Heavy rains, strong winds causes P600,000 damage in Tupi town

    KORONADAL CITY,  South Cotabato,   June 23  (PIA) --   Adjacent   Tupi  town  has sustained   P650,963.19  worth of  damage  to crops, property and  infrastructure  due to  strong  winds  and  heavy  rains last week, according to a report  from the  Office of Civil Defense 12. The  report, signed  by  OCD 12 Regional Director  Minda Morante, said  ... Read Full Story - Heavy rains...
  • Solon calls on fisherfolks to support mangrove planting activity

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 23 -- Councilor Annie Y.Daba, chair of the City Council committee on agriculture and fisheries, calls on all members of the Federation of Coastal Barangays Fishefolks Association (FedCoBFac) headed by Joseph  Tambiga to support the mangrove planting activity and cleanup drive on June 24, in barangay Bonbon.  According to Reyna Pioquinto of the Agricultural Productivity Office, mangroves will be planted in a two-hectare area in Barangay Bonbon to comp... Read Full Story - Solon calls ...
  • Army seizes  illegal lumber

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 23 (PIA) --  Elements of the Army ‘s 77th Infantry Battalion (IB) on Sunday seized illegally cut lumber in Barangay Bacarri, Paracelis, Mountain Province. Based on the report of  the 77th IB,  a  team led by Capt. Joey Bermudez ran over a secret stockpile of believed illegal lumber  at Bacarri, Paracelis, Mountain Province.The team immediately reported the discovery  to  the Paracelis Community Environment and Natural Resour... Read Full Story - Army seizes ...
  • Roxas: Youths should be partners in disaster preparedness

    ILOILO CITY, June 23 (PIA) --- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas is urging the youth to be key partners in disaster preparedness.In his message during the 9th Congress of the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) held Friday at Central Philippine University (CPU) here, Roxas said that the youth leaders have the responsibility to be part of solutions to problems besetting the country including natural disasters.“It is in your hands if you wi... Read Full Story - Roxas: Youth...
  • 3 Kalinga pupils donate mahogany seeds to DENR

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 23 (PIA) - - With great desire to see a forest grow on bald mountains surrounding this city, three students voluntarily collected mahogany seedlings and donated them to the provincial office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here. Tammy Baggay of DENR said Kyla Dongui-is, grade 7 at the Kalinga-Apayao State College Laboratory High School;  Charity, younger sister of Kyla, grade 4 and Glithe Asbucan,  grade 6,  and both fro... Read Full Story - 3 Kalinga pu...
  • Isabela to conduct two-day PDRRM summit

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, June 23 (PIA) – The provincial government of Isabela in coordination with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) – 2 will conduct a two-day provincial disaster risk reduction and management summit on June 24-25 at the Governor Faustino N. Dy Sr. Hall, provincial capitol here. Governor Faustino G. Dy III said the summit aims to strengthen linkages and harness inter-agency cooperation among partners and stakeholders in pursuit of policies and measures in... Read Full Story - Isabela to c...
  • Clean up drive launched in Barangay Balangasan 

    PAGADIAN CITY, June 23 (PIA) – “In garbage, there is food,” declared Balangasan Punong Barangay Maphilindo Obaob during the recent launching of  a cleanup drive dubbed “Basura Na, Pagkaon Pa” at the barangay gymnasium. Speaking before the barangay officials, workers and residents, Obaob said the council found it necessary to launch the project as garbage problem greatly affects the residents. “Garbage is not only the problem in our barangay but in ou... Read Full Story - Clean up dri...
  • DRRM Summit in Lanao Norte set

    LANAO DEL NORTE, June 23 (PIA) — The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD-10) has set a two-day Provincial Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) on June 24-25, 2014 at the Mindanao Civic Center Hotel, Tubod, this province. OCD-10 Regional Director and Regional DRRM Council-10 Chairperson Ana C. Cañeda said the Summit is participated by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte and the City of Iligan which aims to enhance the City as well as the Provincial Gover... Read Full Story - DRRM Summit ...
  • DENR-7 highlights 'Enviro-Exhibit'  for environment month celeb

    CEBU CITY, June 23 (PIA) --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) through the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) highlighted two events during the weekend fo cap the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month-- the Enviro-Exhibit and the 2nd Cebu Run for the Rivers.  This was in partnership with SM City Cebu.DENR-7 Information Officer, Dr. Eddie Llamedo said with the theme, “Nagbabago na ang panahon, panahon na para magbago,” t... Read Full Story - DENR-7 highl...
  • MMDA, PRRC renew Pasig River clean up drive

    QUEZON CITY, 23 June (PIA) – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), again renewed its clean up drive along Pasig River. According to MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, the joint river clean up aims to minimize the river's stench, as well as add comfort to passengers of the river ferry system. Using MMDA floating garbage boats and those of PRRC and the City of Manila, Tolentino said they have so far collected se... Read Full Story - MMDA, PRRC r...
  • PIA, DENR north-central Luzon writers train on communicating climate change

    BAGUIO CITY, June 22 (PIA) - - To effectively communicate climate change mitigation and adaptation advocacies to the public, some 50 Information Officers (IOs) of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from regions 1, 2 3, Cordillera and the National Capital Region participated in a skills enhancement training here. The training was spearheaded by the Association of Information Officers in Metro Manila (AIMM) in which... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR no...
  • PIA urges public to promote disaster survival

    BAGUIO CITY, June 22, (PIA) - - “Nation’s unity is the best strategy to combat all forms of disaster, whether natural or political,” Philippine Information Agency (PIA) director general Jose Mari Oquinena told government Information Officers (IOs) during the Skills Enhancement Training and Climate Change Forum here.  He said the country is now facing serious challenges brought by climate change which must be given due attention, not only by the government, but ev... Read Full Story - PIA urges pu...
  • DRRM summit gathers Capiz, Guimaras mayors

    ILOILO CITY, June 22 (PIA6) - - Local Chief Executives, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers and Municipal Local Government Operations Officers of the different municipalities of the provinces of Capiz and Guimaras gathered for the Provincial Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) for LCEs in this city on June 19 to 20. The two-day activity came about seven months after typhoon "Yolanda" hit the region and was convened by the Office of Civil D... Read Full Story - DRRM summit ...
  • EMB, City govt.  inaugurate new air quality monitoring station

    BAGUIO CITY, June 21(PIA) -- The Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the city government of Baguio inaugurated  last Monday the new particulate station for air quality monitoring station which reflects the general ambient air quality of the whole Baguio City. DENR-Cordillera Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno, EMB Regional Director Oscar Cabanayan with Mayor Mauricio Domogan and councilor Fred Bagbagen led the  inaugur... Read Full Story - EMB, City go...
  • Cebuano News: Surigao City ENRO mipahigayon sa Ecological Solid Waste Management seminar

    SURIGAO CITY, Hunyo 21 (PIA) -  Malamposon nga gipahigayon sa buhatan sa Surigao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) ang usa ka adlaw nga seminar sa Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) niadtong Hunyo 19, 2014 gipahigayon didto sa City Cultural Center ning dakbayan. Tumong sa maong usa ka adlaw nga kalihukan mao ang pagpahibalo ug pagpasabot sa mga partisipante kalabot na sa parte ug responsibilidad sa matag opisyales sa barangay ubos sa Republic Act 9003, mga bal... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Misamis Occidental LCE mipirma’g deklarasyon sa ilang kaakuhan sa DRRM

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Hunyo 21 (PIA) – Mihimo’g kasabutan ang mga Local Chief Executives (LCE’s) kun mga mayor sa Misamis Occidental aron mahimong lig-on ang ilang kaakuhan sa pagpatuman sa gitawag nga disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka mga lungsod.                     Kini nga kasabutan ang nakasulat sa declarasyon nga ilang gipir... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Misamis Occidental execs strengthen commitment to DRRM

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 21 (PIA) – The Local Chief Executives (LCE’s) of Misamis Occidental have adopted a consensus to strengthen their commitment to disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) in their respective areas. Such consensus was manifested in a declaration signed by the LCE’s headed by Governor Herminia M. Ramiro at the culmination of the Provincial DRRM Summit for Mis. Occ. LCE’s held in Cagayan de Oro City, June 17-18. Through th... Read Full Story - Misamis Occi...
  • DBM releases P4.99 B for National Greening Program

    MANILA, June 20 -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P4.99 billion to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the continued implementation of the National Greening Program, which aims to plant 1.5 billion trees across 1.5 million hectares nationwide by 2016. The program aims to cover approximately 300,000 hectares annually from 2014 until 2016, DBM said in a statement. The fund release—charged against the FY 2014 General Appropriati... Read Full Story - DBM releases...
  • PAENRO undertakes "Muyung" development for mini-hydro power plants

    ASIPULO, Ifugao, June 20 (PIA)- - The Provincial Agriculture and Environment Office (PAENRO) here has  started developing the forest called ‘Muyung” that serve as the watershed areas of the two mini-hydro power plants located in the municipality of Kiangan and this municipality. According to Arlynne Camat, OIC-Chief of the Environment Division of the PAENRO, this activity is part of their climate change adaptation advocacy campaign  in the province. The Muyung dev... Read Full Story - PAENRO under...
  • ABU , CCJD hold consultation meeting on DRR in Tacloban

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, June 16 (PIA) – A two-day Consultation Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction was conducted at Ritz Tower de Leyte Hotel, this city. The activity entitled  “Continuing Conversations on Emergency Communications..Working Together for Disaster Risk Reduction” brings together representatives from various national government agencies, local disaster management agencies, Philippine Red Cross, Non Government Organizations working with local communities and ... Read Full Story - ABU , CCJD h...
  • NegOr, Dumaguete City beef up campaign vs dengue, climate change-cause illness

    DUMAGUETE CITY, June 20 (PIA) -- Despite the decreasing cases of dengue in Dumaguete City as well as in the province of Negros Oriental, local health officials renewed warnings to protect against dengue fever-carrying mosquitoes.In a Kapihan sa PIA recently, Dumaguete City Health Officer, Dr. Sarah Talla said her office has recorded 58 dengue cases from January 1 to June 14 this year compared to last year with 384 cases.However, Dr. Talla still urged the public to practice the “4... Read Full Story - NegOr, Dumag...
  • Work, have fun to launch 'Green Line Siquijor' project on June 24

    LARENA, Siquijor, June 20 (PIA)--Who says environmental effort isn’t cool. Infact, it’s the “in” thing today.“It’s work and fun,” supports Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Moreno Tagra as he invites all Siquijodnons to join in the launching of Green Line Siquijor Project on June 24 at Dumanjug, Siquijor, Siquijor.Picnics, swimming and revelries will take place following the tree planting to also celebrate the feast St. John the Baptis... Read Full Story - Work, have f...
  • San Fernando enlists volunteers as ‘Kawal ng Kalikasan’

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, June 19 (PIA) -- San Fernando has enlisted volunteers to act as “Kawal ng Kalikasan (Soldiers of the Environment)” in an effort to heighten the city government’s environmental protection campaign. The pool consists of barangay officials and tanods, policemen and women, and members of civil society organizations among others. “These volunteers will be deputized and be given the authority to uphold current city ordinances on environ... Read Full Story - San Fernando...
  • Clean coal power plant firm, AFAB ink partnership for reforestation of Mariveles

    MARIVELES, Bataan, June 19 (PIA) -- GN Mariveles Coal Plant (GMCP) and Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) recently signed a partnership in the reforestation of 48 hectares of Mariveles town’s non-watershed forest area. “The reforestation project will benefit all stakeholders and locators in the freeport since it will balance industrial and economic development with environmental protection,” AFAB Chair Deogracias Custodio said. “The program will als... Read Full Story - Clean coal p...
  • Cebuano News: Manglimpyo ug bungkagon ang itloganan sa lamok aron malikay sa dengue

    DUMAGUETE CITY, June 19 (PIA) -- Mga tinugyanan sa ahensya sa maayong panglawas mi awhag sa katawhn sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete ug probinsya sa Negros Oriental nga maghiusa pagsumpo sa dengue pinaagi sa pagpanglimpyo ug pagbungkag sa mga itloganan niini.Kini ang pamahayag ni Dr. Ma Sarah Talla, City Health Officer ug Dr. Edgardo Barredo, Assistant Provincial Health Officer atol sa gihimong Kapihan sa PIA forum sa hilisgutan nga "Anti-Dengue Campaign" sa Bethel Guesthouse gahapong adlawa.K... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • ENRO: practice SWM

    BACOLOD CITY, June 19 (PIA6) -- Bacolod City Environment and Natural Resource Officer Engr. Max Sillo urged citizens of the city to renew their commitment to Solid Waste Management by segregating their domestic wastes. In an interview over Radyo Kumando 103.1 FM, he said there is no more reason for households to keep garbage unattended somewhere in their premises because through segregation, garbage is managed so that only residual ones are thrown for pick up while the rest can either be re... Read Full Story - ENRO: practi...
  • Public urged to join in anti-dengue campaign

    DUMAGUETE CITY, June 19 (PIA) -- Health officials in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental are encouraging the public to actively participate in the "search and destroy" campaign to eliminate dengue-carrying mosquitos. This was the statement of Dumaguete City Health Officer Dr. Ma Sarah Talla  and Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Edgardo Barredo in a Kapihan forum held yesterday at Bethel GuestHouse.With the onset of the rainy season, the health o... Read Full Story - Public urged...
  • Gov’t Info Officers converge today in Tagum for Climate Change confab

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, June  19 (PIA)---  Government information officers from the provinces of Davao  Oriental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Compostela Valley will converge today  in Tagum City for the three-day Orientation/Briefing on Climate Change for Information Officers. Most participants  are officers  of provincial organizations of information officers   of local government units and national government agenc... Read Full Story - Gov’t Info O...
  • Dengue can recur again and again

    KALIBO, Aklan, June 19 (PIA6) --  One can get sick with dengue not just once, twice, or thrice but even four times, according to Dr. Cornelio Cuachon of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) here. This is because according to him, there are now four strains of dengue, and one who has gotten sick with it and got well should not stay confident he will not be struck with the disease again. Dr. Cuachon shared this information to the public through a recent interview over a radio station ... Read Full Story - Dengue can r...
  • Moratorium on resort development mulled to protect and conserve Calaguas Islands

    LEGAZPI CITY, June 19 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Bicol has recommended in a recent forum with stakeholders a moratorium on the construction of permanent structures for tourism activities at Calaguas Islands in Vinzons, Camarines Norte. The proposed moratorium was endorsed by the team of regional personnel of DENR Bicol during the forum among stakeholders in Calaguas Islands following findings of Land Evaluation Party that a strip of 20 meters rese... Read Full Story - Moratorium o...
  • Tagalog news: Clean coal power plant firm, AFAB magtutulungan sa reforestation ng Mariveles

    MARIVELES, Bataan, Hunyo 19 (PIA) -- Lumagda kamakailan ng public-private partnership agreement ang GN Mariveles Coal Plant (GMCP) at Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) upang magkabalikat na taniman ng puno ang 48 ektaryang non-watershed forest area sa bayan ng Mariveles. Ayon kay AFAB Chairman Deogracias Custodio, makikinabang sa proyekto ang buong lokalidad at ang mga kumpanya sa freeport dahil ibabalanse nito ang industrial at economic development sa pangangalaga ng kalikasa... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: Alkalde ng Gabaldon, hinihimok ang mga kababayan na pangalagaan ang kalikasan

    GABALDON, Nueva Ecija, Hunyo 19 (PIA) -- Hinimok kamakailan ni Gabaldon Mayor Rolando Bue ang mga nasasakupan na pangalagaan ang kalikasan partikular ang bundok Mingan kung saan may naiulat na presensya ng tatlong Philippine Eagle. Iginiit ng alkalde na mawawalan ng kabuluhan ang kahit anong proyektong pang-ekonomiya kung kalbo na ang kagubatan. Sa tulong ng Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Haribon Foundation, nagsagawa ang pamahalaang bayan ng serye ng forum para... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Dinagat Islands holds DRRM Summit

    DINAGAT ISLANDS, June 19 (PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Dinagat Islands recently conducted a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) summit on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Provincial Guest Center, Cuarinta, San Jose, this province. The one-day DRRM summit was aimed to provide the local chief executives with a comprehensive and standard understanding of the provincial DRRM roles and responsibilities for an effective and effi... Read Full Story - Dinagat Isla...
  • PIA-NCR to conduct climate change forum and skills enhancement seminar

    QUEZON CITY, JUNE 18 (PIA) – As part of the government’s massive advocacy campaign on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, the Philippine Information Agency- National Capital Region (PIA-NCR), in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- National Capital Region (DENR-NCR), has organized a Climate Change Forum and Skills Enhancement Seminar for NCR public information officers set on June 18-20 in Baguio City. To be participated in by members ... Read Full Story - PIA-NCR to c...
  • Kalinga execs commit support to PDRRM, Climate Change Adaptation efforts

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga June 18 (PIA)– The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) regional office in partnership with the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines - League of Municipalities of the Philippine (ULAP-LMP) :-) recently conducted a provincial disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) summit here with the local chief executives and PDRRM members to give emphasis on the important role of the local government unit in DRRM and Climate Change (CC) mitigation efforts.Kalinga PDRRM Offic... Read Full Story - Kalinga exec...
  • Duty-bearers, private sector join hands for this year’s Arbor Day celeb

    BUTUAN CITY, June 18 (PIA) – In time with this year’s Philippine Arbor Day celebration, the government officials and employees who serve as duty-bearers, together with the private sector will join hands for the tree planting activity set on June 25, 2014 at the Bood Promontory Eco-Park in Barangay Pinamaculan, this city. “The Proclamation No. 643 amending Proclamation No. 396 dated June 2, 2003, enjoins the active participation of all government agencies, including go... Read Full Story - Duty-bearers...
  • Kinaray-a News: Antiquenos ginahinyu nga mapasakop sa Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue

    SAN JOSE, Antique,  Hunyo 18 (PIA6) - - Ang mga katawhan sa barangay, sa banwa, kag sa uma ginhinyu sa pagpasakop sa kampanya kontra dengue ukon Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue (ABaKaDa).Ang bulan ka Hunyo gindeklarar nga ‘Dengue Awareness Month’ para mapa-athag  sa publiko ang mga dapat himuon agud mapapas ang mga lamok nga nagadara ka ‘virus’ nga dengue.Ang Department of Health kaimaw ang lokal nga pamunu-an ka Patnongon kag Provincial Health Office  naglun... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • DG Oquiñena: Climate change best cope thru Bayanihan spirit

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, June 18 (PIA) -- If US President Barack Obama funds almost $1billion in the campaign to win the combat on climate change, an officer of the communications group of the Aquino administration believes that extreme weather condition is best cope through the Bayanihan spirit, a Filipino tradition displaying the spirit of unity and cooperation.Usec Jose Mari Oquiñena of the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) concurrently Director General o... Read Full Story - DG Oqui&ntil...
  • Cebuano News: Proyekto sa DRR nga naka-base Sa mga eskwelahan, ilusad sa Bohol

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, June 18 (PIA) – Ilusad na dinhi sa Bohol ang usa  ka programa sa pagpakunhod sa peligro nga dala sa katalagman nga asugdan sa mga eskwelahan, dungan sa usa  ka pormal nga kalihukan didto sa South Palms, Hunyo 18. Usa ka proyekto nga tambayayongan sa Save the Children (SC), Prudence Foundation ug sa Department of Education, ang School Based Disaster Risk Reduction, magpahiluna sa mga pagpangandam sa mga kat-onanan ug mga komunidad sa pagmugna og mga lu... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Ubay dairy farm ready for El Nino 

    Ubay Bohol, June 18 (PIA) – The country’s weather bureau may have officially declared the onset of the rainy season last week, but the long dry season may have longer lasting effect and the rainy season may not quickly recover. At the National Dairy Authority (NDA) Multiplier Complex in Calanggaman Ubay, facility chief Jonathan Ampo said water may not be easily available in the rolling hills and sprawling 120 hectare dairy cow pasture farm, putting 100 milking herd and over a hu... Read Full Story - Ubay dairy f...
  • OCD, PDRRMC to conduct    DRRM summit

    CABARROGUIS, Quirino June 18 (PIA)— The Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council here and  Office of Civil Defense  in Cagayan Valley will hold a  two-day Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Summit on June 26-27, 2014 at the DepEd Conference Hall. The summit is aimed at  highlighting the roles and responsibilities of the local chief executives in  DRRM and consolidating their actions and commitment  towards  establishing  ... Read Full Story - OCD, PDRRMC ...
  • Communities urged to join Kontra Dengue campaign

    SAN JOSE, Antique, June 18  (PIA6) - - Barangay residents both in urban and rural communities are urged to take part in the campaign to ward off dengue mosquitoes dubbed as Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue or ABaKaDa.The month of June has been declared Dengue Awareness Month in the Philippines to build public awareness on the preventive measures against the mosquito-borne viral disease.In Antique, the Department of Health in partnership with local government unit of Patnongon and the Provincia... Read Full Story - Communities ...
  • Kinaray-a News:  Balor P4.8B nga plano sa rehabilitasyon igasumiter kang probinsya sa OPARR

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 18 (PIA6) - -  Ang probinsya kang Antique nagakinahanglan kang P4,799,351,277.50 gikan sa Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR)   para sa rehabilitation and recovery program agud mabuligan ang mga apektado nga mga tawo kang bagyo Yolanda sa 12 ka mga munisipalidad nga makapanumbalik sa anda normal nga pagpangabuhi. Ang ginaproponer nga pundu para sa  patigayunon kang probinsya nga rehabilitation and recovery... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Aklanon News: Indi dapat pagsunugon ro plastic, suno sa DENR

    KALIBO, Aklan, Hunyo 18 (PIA6) --  Nagpanawagan kurundaya eamang si Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Ivene Reyes sa mga Akeanon nga likawan ro pagsunog ag pagpilak it plastic bisan siin nga makasamad it palibot. Ginpaabot ni Reyes rayang panawagan kurundaya eamang sa mapig-od nga programa nga ginhiwat sa Kalibo Pastrana Park pagkatapos it ginpatigayon nga “Lakbay Para Sa Kalikasan”, sambilog sa mga aktibidades it Department of Environment an... Read Full Story - Aklanon News...
  • Antique needs P4.8B for rehab, recovery

    SAN JOSE, Antique, June 18 (PIA6) - -  The province of Antique will be needing some P4,799,351,277.50 for its rehabilitation and recovery program to help the typhoon affected persons in the 12 municipalities return to their normal life. The amount covers the consolidated budget for infrastructure, social services, resettlement, livelihood, and environment for the provincial rehabilitation and recovery, programs, projects (PRR) and activities. The infrastructure cluster gets t... Read Full Story - Antique need...
  • Tagalog news: PENRO, Haribon Foundation nanawagan sa mga taga-Gabaldon na proteksyunan ang mga agilang naninirahan sa kabundukan

    GABALDON, Nueva Ecija, Hunyo 18 (PIA) -- Nananawagan kamakailan ang Nueva Ecija Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Haribon Foundation sa mga taga-Gabaldon na proteksyunan ang mga agilang naninirahan sa bundok Mingan. Ayon kay Haribon Foundation Wildlife Biologist J Kahlil Panopio, sa kasalukuyan ay nasa tatlong agila ang nakikitang paikot-ikot na lumilipad at namumuhay sa nasabing bundok. Kanyang sinabi sa mga estudyante at katutubong Dumagat na dumalo sa kanilang m... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • News Feature: Flood preparedness campaign sets the tone as rainy season begins

    DAGUPAN CITY, June 17 (PIA) – Every year, human lives and properties are taken by floods.  To address the scenario, flood mitigation and preparedness measures have been implemented to improve the community’s understanding and awareness of the natural and social components of floods and strengthen people’s capability to deal with flooding. Recently, some 35 local governments in Pangasinan and Tarlac provinces joined an information education campaign on flood forec... Read Full Story - News Feature...
  • PIA-Kalinga, PENRO launch Climate Change forum

    TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 17 (PIA) --  The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - Kalinga Information Center in  coordination with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and Kalinga local government   launched last week the province-wide forum on Climate Change.The launching was timed with the Provincial Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Cordillera Regional Autonomy attended by more than 500  barangay, municipal and provincial o... Read Full Story - PIA-Kalinga,...
  • Aklanon News: Indi dapat pagsunugon ro plastic, suno sa DENR

    KALIBO, Aklan, Hunyo 17 (PIA6) --  Nagpanawagan kurundaya eamang si Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Ivene Reyes sa mga Akeanon nga likawan ro pagsunog ag pagpilak it plastic bisan siin nga makasamad it palibot. Ginpaabot ni Reyes rayang panawagan kurundaya eamang sa mapig-od nga programa nga ginhiwat sa Kalibo Pastrana Park pagkatapos it ginpatigayon nga “Lakbay Para Sa Kalikasan”, sambilog sa mga aktibidades it Department of Environment and Nat... Read Full Story - Aklanon News...
  • Ifugao town dads approve pro-environment ordinance

    ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao, June 17 (PIA) - - The local government unit (LGU) here has mandated all households in the municipality to practice proper garbage disposal for the protection of the environment and the people as whole. Recently, municipal officials led by Mayor Glenn Prudenciano and Vice-mayor Joseph Angowan approved an ordinance prohibiting any individual to litter on public and private properties, roads, parks, ditches or other adjoining lands. The ordinance stated that no pers... Read Full Story - Ifugao town ...
  • BIMP-EAGA envi cluster adopts climate change proposal

    DAVAO CITY, June 17 (PIA) --  In a bid to make BIMP-EAGA and its people more adaptable to climate change, the sub-region’s environment cluster adopted the proposal of the Philippines to implement a USD 1.2 million project that will build the resilience of local communities and enhance disaster preparedness. Entitled “Building Local Community Resilience in BIMP-EAGA for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation and Disaster Preparedness,” the project proposal was presen... Read Full Story - BIMP-EAGA en...
  • Survival camp pushes Tanay youth’s involvement in DRR & CCA efforts

    TANAY, Rizal, June 17 – In a bid to equip its youth with valuable skills and knowledge in localized disaster risk mitigation (DRRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA), the Office of the Mayor, the Tanay Youth center, and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office (MDRRO) held a three-day survival camp recently at Sacramento Valley Resort in Barangay Plaza Aldea. The activity participated by 145 in and out-of-school youths featured activities that included Basic Life Support/First A... Read Full Story - Survival cam...
  • Tagalog news: Kapihan sa Climate Change, isinagawa sa Marinduque

    BOAC, Marinduque, June 17 (PIA) -- Isinagawa kamakailan ang Kapihan on Climate Change sa conference hall ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office. Ipinaliwanag ni Gemma delos Reyes ang ibig sabihin ng “climate change”, ano ang mga ginagawa ng mga tao na nakaka-apekto sa pagbabago ng klima at ano ang maaaring gawin upang maiwasan ang mabilis at malubhang pagbabago ng klima. Ayon kay delos Reyes hindi na napapanahon o uso ang pagwa-walang  pakialam o &ld... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DENR-7 to boost NGP's seeding program with onset of rainy season

    CEBU CITY, June 18 (PIA) --- With the onset of the rainy season, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) will shift now its tree-growing program into high gear. Dr. Eddie Llamedo, DENR-7 Information Officer, said their office will be making available over 9 million tree seedlings for planting under the Aquino administration’s national greening program (NGP) in Region 7. DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo Montejo added that its department... Read Full Story - DENR-7 to bo...
  • DENR 12 emphasizes NGP to combat climate change

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, June 17 (PIA)—One of the most effective ways to counter climate change is the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP), an official from the environment department stated. DENR 12 regional Executive director Datu Tungko Saikol, during the Climate Change Forum for Communities conducted by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB 12) emphasized the importance of tree growing as means to lessen the effects of climate change. “The NG... Read Full Story - DENR 12 emph...
  • OCD reminds Cordillerans to be wary of rains due to habagat

    BAGUIO CITY, June 17 (PIA) - - Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Andrew Alex Uy reminds Cordillerans especially those living in flash flood and landslide prone areas not to undermine the light to moderate rains  brought by “habagat” or the Southwest Monsoon. PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Authority) forecast shows that Habagat will bring light to moderate rains to Cordillera, Batanes and Babuyan group of islands, the Iloco... Read Full Story - OCD reminds ...
  • 661 Barangays gear for NegOcc clean upl

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL., June 17 (PIA6)—All 661 barangays of the Province of Negros Occidental are set to hold a simultaneous clean-up on June 26 during the 22nd Provincial Environment Week, June 22-27.Information Officer, Olive Seruelo in an interview over Radyo Kumando 103.1 FM, said the barangay clean-up is just one of the many activities in Negros Occidental highlighting the need for a cleaner environment as pollution, due to man’s activities, remain a top concern of communities and p... Read Full Story - 661 Barangay...
  • Cebuano News: Sakit, kakuwang sa himsug nga pagkaon nagtulak sa pagtukod sa “Demo Farm”

    MARIBOJOC, Bohol, June 17 (PIA) – Dinali-an nga tubag alang sa sakit nga epekto sa dili makapahimsug nga pagkaon ug kakuwang niini uban sa panginahanglan sa kapilian nga kapanginabuhi-an maoy nagtukmod sa lungsod nga sudlon ang kalibutan sa organikong panguma. Kini maoy gipaambit ni Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr., ngadto sa mga sakop sa rehiyonal nga media ug mga sakop sa Regional Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council nga mitanda sa Municipal Demonstration Farm sa lungsod Hunyo... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Konsehal misugyot pagtukod ug City Emergency Response Services Office

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 17 (PIA) – Si Konsehal Eric Salcedo, chairman sa komite sa katilingbanong serbisyu, misugyot sa kagamhanan sa dakbayan pagtukod ug City Emergency Response Services Office.  Sa sesyon sa konseho nadtong Lunes nga gidumala ni Bise Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, si Salcedo mipasabot nga ang maong buhatan maoy tahasan pagresponde panahon sa emerhensya. Matud ni Salcedo nga kinahanglang hatagan gayud sa igong patagad ang kapaseguroan sa katawhan... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Butuan Kidney Alliance shows support on climate change mitigation  

    BUTUAN CITY, June 17 (PIA) – As strong and able partner of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga in advancing advocacies, the Butuan Kidney Alliance, Inc. (BKA,Inc.), a non-profit organization of volunteers chaired by Dr. Rene Vargas, has once again expressed support in the climate change adaptation and mitigation campaign. “Every citizen and leader should seriously worry about global warming and the consequent disaster and devastation that resulted from it. We live in ... Read Full Story - Butuan Kidne...
  • Samahang Magdalo Caraga engages climate change advocacy to pursue social change

    BUTUAN CITY, June 16 (PIA) – “A call for social change requires first and foremost, a healthful and balanced ecology for a society is easily drawn in disarray if the environment of the people living in that community is not conducive for life. Thus, there is an enormous task to fight for life, if the air we breathe is not fresh, or if the water contaminated, or if the land is barren, or if the sea cannot host marine life.” This is the statement of Segundino Orfiano, Jr., nation... Read Full Story - Samahang Mag...
  • ABU , CCJD hold consultation meeting on DRR in Tacloban

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, June 16 (PIA) – A two-day Consultation Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction was conducted at Ritz Tower de Leyte Hotel, this city. The activity entitled  “Continuing Conversations on Emergency Communications..Working Together for Disaster Risk Reduction” brings together representatives from various national government agencies, local disaster management agencies, Philippine Red Cross, non-government oOrganizations working with local communities and... Read Full Story - ABU , CCJD h...
  • PCA-9 seeks collaborative approach in fight vs cocolisap in Isabela City

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, June 16 (PIA) – The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)-9 sought the help of stakeholders toward a strong and urgent collaborative approach in fighting the scale insect infestation in Isabela City and Basilan. Ralph S. Hamoy, PCA-9 OIC/Regional Manager said that Basilan is a big contributor to the economy of Zamboanga Peninsula because of its coconut industry. But, the industry is now being threatened by the invasive scale insect that has infected over 70 thousan... Read Full Story - PCA-9 seeks ...
  • Government agencies prepare for El Nino

    CEBU CITY, June 16 (PIA)--- Government agencies are now on their toes preparing for the on set of the El Nino phenomenon. In today’s media briefing on Climate Change, government agencies that are some of those at the forefront in dealing with the El Nino phenomenon laid out their respective mitigating plans.Joel Elumba, Department of Agriculture (DA-7) Research and Regulations chief said his agency is now in the process of consolidating the plans and coming up with a supplem... Read Full Story - Government a...
  • DENR-7 showcases Oslob town, Cebu for Nat’l Greening Program

    CEBU CITY, June 16 (PIA) – A site visit to Oslob town in southern Cebu was recently conducted to showcase its laudable implementation of the government’s National Greening Program (NGP) as part of the activities of June as Environment Month. Officials and employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) and the Community Environment and the Natural Resources Office (CENRO) - Argao, municipal employees, students and media visited Oslob, cited as one of th... Read Full Story - DENR-7 showc...
  • Benguet stakeholders sustain commitments to NGP activities

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 16(PIA) - - Various stakeholders committed to continue doing their share in carrying out the National Greening Program with tree planting activities set starting this June. NGP, a massive forest rehabilitation program of the government under Executive Order No. 26 which took off in 2011 and ends 2016, targets to grow 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million hectares nationwide.    For the province, a total of 40,384,364 seedling varieties such as timber, fu... Read Full Story - Benguet stak...
  • Sta. Cruz volunteers unload 420 kls of garbage from Mt. Apo

    STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur, June 17 (PIA) – A total of 420 kilograms of garbage have been unloaded during the recently concluded inter-LGU simultaneous Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP) clean up drive.   The trashes include empty bottles of wines and soft drinks, plastic, empty cans and containers and cellophanes.  There were 36 volunteer delegates from Sta. Cruz who climbed Mt. Apo on June 10-12, 2014 to contribute to the clean up drive. The Department of Environment... Read Full Story - Sta. Cruz vo...
  • Reuse, recycle water in preparation for El Nino – MCWD 

    CEBU CITY, June 16 (PIA) --- With the government weather agency declaring the onset of rainy season starting this month, the public is urged to start conserving water in preparation for the reported arrival of the heat wave, El Nino phenomenon.  In a briefing held Monday, Charmaigne Rodriguez-Kara, information officer of Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), said residents should conserve water especially in elevated areas in Cebu.  Kara, along with other panelists from De... Read Full Story - Reuse, recyc...
  • Capitol holds barangay-based disaster, anti-criminality techno camp for village tanods

    MISAMIS ORIENTAL, June 16 – The provincial government of Misamis Oriental will hold a barangay-based disaster and anti-criminality technology camp for village tanods in time of their annual convention on July 4 at the Capitol grounds. According to governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano, the provincial government will prepare the village tanods on disaster mitigation strategies and on anti-criminality schemes so that they will know how to respond when crises arise. “We will impl... Read Full Story - Capitol hold...
  • Burning plastics a No No - DENR

    KALIBO, Aklan, June 16 (PIA6) – Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Ivene Reyes of DENR-Aklan called on Aklanons here to refrain from burning and throwing away of plastics anywhere which could ruin the environment. PENRO Reyes issued this call recently at the short program at the Kalibo Pastrana Park after the “Lakbay Para Sa Kalikasan”, one of the activities spearheaded by the DENR in the province in celebration of Environment Month this June, sup... Read Full Story - Burning plas...
  • Government workers  plant trees for AIDS victims, World Env’t Day

    ITOGON, Benguet, June 16 (PIA) -- Government employees from different agencies recently planted pine and coffee tree seedling in observance of the AIDS Candlelight Memorial and the Philippine Environment Month in sitio Camisong, Barangay Loakan in Itogon, Benguet. The tree planting activity led by the Cordillera regional offices of the Department of Health and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources planted at least 100 coffee and 130 pine seedlings at two plantation sites along... Read Full Story - Government w...
  • Tagalog news: Climate change tree planting activity, isinagawa sa Odiongan, Romblon

    ODIONGAN, Romblon, Hunyo 16 (PIA) -- Matagumpay na isinagawa ang tree planting activity ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) katuwang ang pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Romblon, pamunuan ng Romblon State University, mga empleyado ng national government agencies at NGOs sa bulubunduking bahagi ng Brgy. Progreso Este at Brgy. Tuguis, Odiongan, Romblon noong Biyernes. Ang naging tema ng naturang aktibidad ay: “Nagbabago na ang panahon, panahon na para magbago,” na... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Ilocos Sur adds voice to environmental protection

    VIGAN CITY, June 15 (PIA) – Residents here have added their voices to the growing movement for the protection of the environment. To mark Environment Month this June, the provincial government and the Environment and Natural Resources Office (Enro) led the coastal planting and clean up in line with the province’s greening program. At least 100,000 tree seedlings were distributed to 50 non-government organizations of the province, said Raymond Sinay, Enro officer-in-charge.&... Read Full Story - Ilocos Sur a...
  • OCD-10 holds Disaster Summit for CDO, MisOcc

    CAGAYAN DE ORO, June 15 -- After two years of experiencing one of the worst disasters in its history, the city of Cagayan de Oro will host a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Summit with the City’s DRRM team alongside with the local chief executives (LCEs) of the province of Misamis Occidental on June 17-18. Civil Defense regional office 10 director Ana C. Cañeda said that the Mines and GeoSciences Bureau’s GeoHazard Assessment for the Cagayan de Oro city... Read Full Story - OCD-10 holds...
  • Energy-firm donates 14000 falcata trees to Higaonon community

    MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon, June 15 (PIA) -- Cognizant to the need and opportunity brought by the growing demand of Falcata trees, a top raw material for plywood and paper, Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc. turned over some 14,000 falcata seedlings to Manolo Fortich local tree farmers. Through the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, region 10, tree farmers of the municipality will benefit from the dona... Read Full Story - Energy-firm ...
  • DENR Caraga initiates tree planting, coastal clean up

    BUTUAN CITY, June 14 (PIA) -- In celebration of the World Environment Day, June 5, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga regional office headed by regional director Nonito Tamayo initiated a tree planting and coastal clean-up activity at Barangay Caloc-an, Magallanes, Agusan del Norte with the theme focusing on Small Islands and Climate Change. The activity with the slogan, “Raise Your Voice Not the Sea Level” began with a caravan from Libertad Sports... Read Full Story - DENR Caraga ...
  • Abrenians plant  trees on Independence Day

    BANGUED, Abra, June 14(PIA) -- This year’s Independence Day anniversary was celebrated in Abra by the different local government units (LGUs)  with tree planting activities realizing  the great contribution they could make to mitigate climate change by engaging themselves in the National Greening Program of the government.    The provincial government  led by Vice Governor Rosario A. Bersamin  spearheaded  the celebration with  a flag raising an... Read Full Story - Abrenians pl...
  • "Adlaw sa Suba" highlights protection of the environment

    Negros Occidental,  June 13 (PIA6) - - “Adlaw sa Suba” or Day of the River puts the Himoga-an River in Sagay City in the spotlight one day of each year for six years now, drawing members of the community towards protecting the environment.This annual environment-driven event of the City Government of Sagay aims to raise appreciation and love for the Himoga-an River with about 4,000 volunteers and residents, planted nearly 6,000 tree seedlings and released 5,000 tilapia fing... Read Full Story - "Adlaw ...
  • DepEd calls for active participation in disaster-preparedness  

    PASIG CITY, June 14 (PIA)--The Department of Education (DepEd) reiterated its call for community's participation in school disaster preparedness to minimize risks and ensure learners' continued access to education. This, as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) announced the onset of rainy season that often brings flood especially in Metro Manila. In a statement Education Secretary Armin Luistro said, he encouraged schools to... Read Full Story - DepEd calls ...
  • Surigao Norte PENRO, CENRO celebrate World Environment Month 2014

    SURIGAO CITY, June 13 (PIA) – The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Surigao del Norte and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Surigao City participated in the 2014 World Environment Month celebration this whole month of June. This year’s celebration carries the theme, “Raise your Voice not the Sea Level.” The celebration kicked-off on Sunday, June 1 with a tree planting activity at the sanitary land... Read Full Story - Surigao Nort...
  • Social media campaign for climate change advocacy launched

    BAGUIO CITY, June 13 (PIA) - -  In line with the national campaign of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Philippine Information Agency for climate change advocacy, an  initiative in the Cordillera region is making its way in the social media. “iCapture, iChange” allows netizens to share their photos or write ups (news or feature articles, essays, short stories, or poems) or a combination of both that creatively capture the impact of climat... Read Full Story - Social media...
  • National artist Bencab partners with geothermal company for reforestation efforts

    National artist Bencab partners with geothermal company for reforestation effortsTuba, Benguet, June 13(PIA) -- The Bencab Arts Foundation Inc. (BAFI) has partnered with a leading geothermal company, the Energy Development Corporation (EDC),  to save and propagate endangered premium native trees. Last week,  renowned artist Ben Cabrera popularly known as Bencab and EDC Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Rei Medrano signed a memorandum of commitment for the BINHI Tree for the ... Read Full Story - National art...
  • Info and tourism officers urged to support 'National Greening Program' 

    CEBU CITY, June 13 (PIA7)--- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) in the region calls on information and tourism officers in Central Visayas to realize the National Greening Program goal.DENR-7 regional technical director Dr. Isabelo Montejo, calls on participants of the Regional Association of Development Information Officers (RADIO7) and local tourism officials to help the government realize the NGP goal to cover 1.5 million hectares with trees by 2016.Th... Read Full Story - Info and tou...
  • Panabo City welcomes pilgrimage journey to Save Davao Gulf

    PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte, June 13 (PIA) – Last June 5 the Community Walk for Davao Gulf advocates spent their sixth day of their pilgrimage journey at Barangay Cagangohan to explain the “Closed Season for the Conservation of Small Pelagic Fishes in Davao Gulf” to government employees, officials and Panaboans. The pilgrimage journey started from Don Marcelino in Davao del Sur to Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental, visiting all LGU’s, churches, and ... Read Full Story - Panabo City ...
  • Abrenios sign pact with Mother Earth in celebration of World Environment Day

    SAN JUAN, Abra, June 13(PIA) -- Inspired by the theme, “Pabago-bagong Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago” and the challenging slogan, “Raise your Voice, not the Sea Level”, the people of Abra led by the local officials, heads of national and local government agencies, and the people of San Juan signed a pact  committing themselves to help save Mother Earth  last  June 10. The celebration of the World Environment Day in this municipality was   s... Read Full Story - Abrenios sig...
  • Gov’t set to launch new branding campaign for Climate Change advocacy

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, June 13 (PIA) – “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para magbago” is the new branding campaign that the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) is adopting for Climate Change Advocacy in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). This is a sneak peek of the coming national launching of the new branding campaign that the DENR will make public soon. Regional Director Noemi Edaga of the Philippine Information Agency ... Read Full Story - Gov’t set to...
  • DA distributes 18,000 marine engine for Yolanda affected areas

    QUEZON CITY, June 12 -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has already distributed 18,000 marine engines to typhoon Yolanda affected regions, fully achieving its distribution target under the Yolanda Rehabilitation and Recovery Program for the Fisherfolk Sector, the Department of Agriculture said in a statement. Secretary Proceso Alcala made the announcement at the send-off of the Department’s multi-mission sea vessel M/V DA-BFAR at Pier 3 of the Navotas Fish Port as part of the ... Read Full Story - DA distribut...
  • Hiligaynon News: Kaso sang dengue sa Capiz nagnubo

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Hunyo 12 (PIA6) – Kapin sa 33 porsyento ang gin-nubo sang kaso sang dengue sa probinsya sang Capiz sa nahauna nga lima ka bulan sining tuig. Ginpahayag ni Information Officer Joeffry Espiritu sang Capiz Provincial Health Office nga humalin sang bulan sang Enero tubtob Mayo sini nga tuig, naglab-ot lamang sa 456 ka mga kaso sang dengue ang narekord sang ila talatapan, sa diin, 442 sa mga ini ang nagikan diri sa probinsya sang Capiz kag ang 14 ang gikan sa... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Kinaray-a News: NIA nagtanum 1,000 ka kahoy suporta sa ‘National Greening Program’

    SAN JOSE , Antique, Hunyo 12 (PIA6) - -  Ang National Irrigation Administration nagpananum kang kahoy bilang suporta sa National Greening Program (NGP).Suno kay Engr. Randy Alipis, Division Manager, National Irrigation Administration -Antique Project Management Office, dya sangka pungsudnon nga lihuk kang NIA para makabulig sa pagpanumbalik kang mga kakahuyan sa bukid.Ang mga kakahuyan hambal ni Alipis kinahanglanun sa tayuyon nga serbisyo ka irigasyon tungod amo dya ang ginahalinan kang tu... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Kinaray-a News: Mga mangunguma ginpanugyan sa pagsunod skedyul kang pagpatubig

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Hunyo 12 (PIA6) - -  Ang mga mangunguma ginahinyu gid kang National Irrigation Administration sa pagsunod sa ‘water distribution schedules’ ukon ti-un kang pagpatubig ilabi na gid sa oras nga gamay lang ang tubig sa irigasyon tuga kang malawid nga init.Bisan sa ti-un kang tag-ururan, ang mga mangunguma ginapanugyan gihapon sa pagsunod sa ginkasugtan nga oras sa pagpatubig kang taramnan para nga ang marayu sa mayor nga kanal maka-agum man ka bastante nga tubig.... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
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