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  • Paje urges public to help stamp out illegal wildlife trade

    QUEZON CITY, Oct. 25 -- The  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has called on the public to remain vigilant against wildlife crime and help authorities stamp out the illegal trade that is pushing endangered species toward extinction. Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje in a statement renewed his call for vigilance following the recent arrest of wildlife offenders in two separate cases by operatives of the DENR-led Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Trad... Read Full Story - Paje urges p...
  • DENR-6 top performing in NGP implementation nationwide

    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 25 (PIA6)—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Western Visayas now ranks as top performer in the National Greening Program (NGP) all over the country. The DENR Regional Public Affairs Office reported that through zealous implementation of the program, the agency was able to produce 7,900,137 seedlings including those produced by the clonal nurseries in the region. The seedlings produced, according to the same report, are expected to raise high ... Read Full Story - DENR-6 top p...
  • Abra state college hosts 1st Kalikasan Camp in Abra

     BANGUED, Abra, Oct. 24 (PIA) -- With the inspired energy and exuberance  from a campus tour on climate change advocacy,  students of the state college here  have come together to raise their commitment to a higher level.About  60 youth leaders participated in the 1st Kalikasan Youth  Camp with the  Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) - Bangued Campus as host institution last October 17- 19.The two-day live-in activity  under the P... Read Full Story - Abra state c...
  • ILOILO CITY, Oct. 24 (PIA6)—Barangay Bucari in Leon, Iloilo, dubbed as the “Summer Capital” of the province, is seen to enhance its eco-tourism potentials, with the signing of the Forest Land Use Plan (FLUP) of the town. Leon mayor Rolito Cajilig said the FLUP will serve as their bible in the implementation of environmental programs, primarily that for the development of Bucari. “Bucari will serve as a learning center, not just an area for planting trees,”... Read Full Story - ...
  • DENR Caraga releases captured tarsier to natural habitat

    BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 24 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo has advised the residents at the perimeters of the Promontory Park in Barangay Bood, Pinamanculan, this city to protect the first tarsier released by the DENR in the area where it will make its natural habitat for the rest of his life. The DENR Protected Areas and Wildlife Division (PAWD) personnel headed by regional technical director Ronilo Salac have fre... Read Full Story - DENR Caraga ...
  • Town heads vow stronger DRRM

    NEGROS OCC., Oct. 24 (PIA6) - A local chief executive here wants its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office to be effective in preparing and responding to disasters.Municipality of Pontevedra Mayor Jose Maria Alonso recently led local officials in signing a declaration of commitment held during the town’s first Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Summit.Regional and provincial government officials also joined the mayor in signing the vow that aims to strengthen the local DRRM Cou... Read Full Story - Town heads v...
  • DUPAX DEL NORTE, Nueva Vizcaya, October 20 (PIA) – Members of the Sangguniang Bayan here have asked the assistance of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) inorder to transform  odorous  wastes from piggery operators and owners into biogas fuel for domestic  and commercial use. The move came during the recent conduct of climate change  adaptation and mitigation advocacy campaign  in the town which was also attended by members of the academe, civil so... Read Full Story - ...
  • DSWD-initiated partnership combats poverty, climate change in Zambo Norte towns

    LILOY, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, Oct. 24 (PIA) – A local inter-agency partnership modeled after the National Greening Program and initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the region is literally reaping fruits and gradually improving the lives of its beneficiaries in two municipalities of this province, and mitigating the effects of climate change by getting more trees planted at the same time. The Convergence Initiative and Partnership for Poverty Reduc... Read Full Story - DSWD-initiat...
  • DOE, DTI set downstream oil industry confab in Ozamiz, Oct. 27

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Oct. 24 (PIA) – A Consumers’ Forum on Downstream Oil Industry and Energy Conservation will be conducted by the Departments of Energy and Trade and Industry (DOE/DTI) at the Royal Garden Hotel, here, on October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The forum is in line with the celebration of the 2014 Consumers’ Welfare Month, this October, with the theme: “Sapat na Impormasyon, Susi sa Wastong Paggamit sa Enerhiya (Adequate Information: Key... Read Full Story - DOE, DTI set...
  • 8th scientific confab set in Dagupan City

    DAGUPAN CITY, October 24 (PIA) – The Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Inc.-Northern Luzon (PSSN-NL) Chapter will hold the 8th Scientific Conference at the Lyceum-Northwestern University here from November 19-22. Dr. Irene De Vera, PSSN-NL chapter president, said the conference aims to provide sound scientific knowledge, technology and a dynamic system-based framework that enables management of human activity on a sustainable basis. “This can be done by identifyin... Read Full Story - 8th scientif...
  • Borongan Mayor supports REDD-Plus

    BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, October 23 (PIA) - City Mayor Ma. Fe R. Abunda is strongly supporting the new project tagged “The National REDD-Plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) System Philippines," which is being implemented by Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Her statement of support was done during the Ceremonial MOA signing and Project Laun... Read Full Story - Borongan May...
  • DENR, GIZ, LGUs ink MOA for environment

    BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, October 23 (PIA) - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Forest Management Bureau (DENR-FMB) and the Deutshe Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) together with the Provincial Government of Eastern Samar, City Government of Borongan and the Municipality of Maydolong signed a project aimed at reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through the National REDD-Plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Fores... Read Full Story - DENR, GIZ, L...
  • TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Oct 23 (PIA) –   St. Theresita School (STS) – Tabuk City launched this week  its  project on eco-bricks making.The project initiated by the School Family Council involves parents, mostly mothers, who stay in school during class-hours waiting for  their pre-school and kindergarten children.School Family Council Vice President Angelita Madarang explained  that while waiting, parents cut non-biogradable materials like plastics which the... Read Full Story - ...
  • DENR-BMB leads back-to-back conferences on local biodiversity conservation

    QUEZON CITY, October 23 (PIA) - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Biodiversity Management Bureau, will hold back-to-back conferences aimed at empowering indigenous peoples (IPs) and local communities in conserving the country’s rich biological diversity. Both the 2nd National ICCA Conference scheduled on October 21-22 and the National Conference on Local Conservation Areas (LCAs) set on October 23-24 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Manila Ga... Read Full Story - DENR-BMB lea...
  • Negrense youths should become heroes of environment

    AMLAN, Negros Oriental, Oct. 23 (PIA) – Negrense youths should stand and become heroes of the environment. This was the challenge posed by Philippine Information Agency Director General Jose Mari Oquiñena to some 2,500 public school students when he talked about climate change advocacy and heroism during a Youth Summit here recently. The summit held Oct. 17-19 was organized by the Department of Education-Division of Negros Oriental (DepEd-NegOr) and bannered the theme... Read Full Story - Negrense you...
  • BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 23 (PIA) – The partial accomplishments report on climate change advocacy (CCA) furnished by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 13 on Wednesday showed a remarkable feat in terms of performance and effective campaign strategies in the entire region. It can be recalled that on January 9, 2014, PIA Caraga led by regional director Abner Caga and DENR Caraga represented by regional direct... Read Full Story - ...
  • PIA Caraga turns-over CCA mugs to DENR

    BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 23 (PIA) – As the agency continues to innovate and intensify its Climate Change Advocacy (CCA) with partner government agencies, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga headed by regional director Abner Caga turned-over on Wednesday the CCA mugs to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga for distribution to its personnel and clientele. Representing DENR-Caraga regional director Nonito Tamayo, regional technical director Maritess ... Read Full Story - PIA Caraga t...
  • QUEZON CITY, Oct. 22 --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is hosting a two-day national conference for some local government units (LGUs) to prepare them for a much bigger role in biodiversity conservation. The National Conference on Local Conservation Areas, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Pasig City on October 23-24, will address the theme “Diversifying and Strengthening Participatory Governance in Biodiversity Conservation.”&nb... Read Full Story - ...
  • NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Oct. 22 (PIA6) - - Even before the year ends, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO) has already reached its target of 3,689 hectares planted or 100 percent of target for the National Greening Program.Since NGP started in 2011, 9,567.3486 hectares were already planted and covered by the NGP until 2013.This year, PENRO has reached its NGP target bringing to a total of 13,256.3486 hectares already re-f... Read Full Story - ...
  • Photo contest on environmental protection up

    ILOILO CITY, October 22 (PIA6) - - The Metro Iloilo Airshed launched a photo contest to engage young Filipinos in Western Visayas in the protection of the environment particularly the ozone layer.The ozone layer protects the earth from the harmful radiation of the sun.Invited to participate in the National Ozone Protection Month 2014 Photo contest are those aging 16 to 21 years old from Region 6. They are asked to submit entries that strictly adhere to the contest theme “Ozone Layer Protec... Read Full Story - Photo contes...
  • Davao Region students boost writing skills in Environmental Reporting Workshop

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, October 22 (PIA) - - High school campus writers in the region upgraded recently their writing skills through the Environmental Reporting Seminar Workshop held at Big8 Corporate Hotel. Conducted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), 52 high school students from 26 schools in the region participated in the seminar workshop conducted from October 16 to 18. The seminar-workshop featured topics on climate ... Read Full Story - Davao Region...
  • QUEZON CITY, Oct. 22 -- Mananagbalay an Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) hin duha ka adlaw nga national conference para han local government units (LGUs) pag-andam ha ira hin mas dako nga papel han  biodiversity conservation. An bubuhaton nga National Conference on Local Conservation Areas ha Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria ha  Pasig City han ika 23-24 han Oktubre in mabaton han tema nga  “Diversifying and Strengthening Participatory Governance in Bio... Read Full Story - ...
  • Climate Change Walk sa lalawigan ng Sorsogon suportado ng mga stakeholders

     LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Oktubre 22 (PIA) - Nagpahayag ng suporta ang mga opisyal ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaang nasyunal at lokal, non-government organization, people’s organization, transport, media, Philippine National Police at Phil. Army sa pagdating ng Climate Change Walkers sa lalawigan ng Sorsogon sa isinagawang press briefing sa Philippine Information Agency Sorsogon Information Center  Office kahapon. Sinabi ni Bb. Jing Laguilles, Support of Sorsoganon (SOS) ... Read Full Story - Climate Chan...
  • Tagalog news: Local conservation areas, nakatakdang talakayin ng mga lokal na pamahalaan

    LUNGSOD NG QUEZON, ika-22 ng Okt (PIA): Magpupulong sa Okt 23 ang ilang mga lokal na pamahalaan para pag-usapan ang pangangalaga ng biodiversity sa kanilang mga lugar. Sa National Conference on Local Conservation Areas na gaganapin sa lungsod ng Pasig at pangungunahan ng Biodiversity Management Bureau,  kasamang lalahok ang bayan ng San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro sa dalawang araw na talakayan hinggil sa pagtatatag ng local conservation areas. Ang Local Cons... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: Proyektong kontra-baha, pinag-aaralan sa OrMin

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Okt 21 (PIA) – Ayon sa ulat ng pamahalaang panlalawigan, pinag-aaralan nito ngayon ang mga proyektong nararapat gawin para sa problema ng pagbaha sa iba’t ibang lugar sa lalawigan. Bagama’t may mga proyektong kontra-baha nang naipatupad dito, tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang kampanya ng pamahalaang panlalawigan na magsama-sama muna ang lahat ng pamahalaang lokal sa paglalapat ng mga bagama’t maliliit at mabilisang solusyon para sa proyektong kontra-b... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • QC vows to implement proper disposal of hazardous waste

    QUEZON CITY, October 21 (PIA) - The Quezon City (QC) government through its Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Ecoglobal Foundation Inc. (EFI) and Ecoglobal Inc. (EI) last month for the proper transport, treatment and disposal of the city’s automotive batteries. The city donated 70 depleted hazardous wastes - lead acid battery (HW-LAB), which are known hazardous wastes, to EFI last October 14. EFI is ... Read Full Story - QC vows to i...
  • Victorias City inks project agreement with Japanese partners

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Oct. 21 (PIA6) - - The local government of Victorias signed an agreement with Japanese partners for its Agri-Business/Agri-Eco-Tourism Enhancement projects patterned on the Nanjo City model in Okinawa, Japan.Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca welcomed the city’s guests led by Nanjo City Okinawa Perfecture Mayor Keishun Koja, Nanjo City Chief of Planning Department Kenei Gushiken, Lequiowings Executive Director Chochu Awa, Lequiowings Director Takeshi Kushima,... Read Full Story - Victorias Ci...
  • Cebuano News: Lima ka barangay sa lalawigan nakadawat og ayuda alang sa dugang kahimanan pang emerhensya

    MISAMS ORIENTAL, October 21 -- Lima ka mga barangay sa lalawigan ang nakadawat og hinabang balor P280 mil gikan sa langyaw nga tinubdan alang sa dugang ekipos sa komunikasyon aron ilang magamit sa paingon sa provincial headquarters panahon sa mga emerhensya. Kini gihimo sa usa ka simpleng katiguman dili pa lamang dugay. Ang mga barangay mao kining mosunod: 1) barangay Poblacion, Magsaysay; 2) bEureka dakbayan sa Gingoog; 3) barangay Punong, dakbayan sa Gingoog; 4) barangay Poblacion, T... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Southern Leyte LGU ties up fuel wood production project with barangay councils

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, October 21 (PIA) - The Provincial Government of Southern Leyte partnered with the barangay councils to undertake a fuel wood production project to deter people from indiscrimate cutting of trees for a living and at the same time to address the impacts of climate change. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRMO) Provincial Head Dr Eva Abad said “ that the fuel wood production project shall be undertaken by the provincial government in clo... Read Full Story - Southern Ley...
  • 66 ka mga barangay sa Capiz ginbaha

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oktubre 20 (PIA) – Kapin sa 66 ka mga barangay sa Capiz ang nagbaha bangud sa tayuyon kag mabunok nga ulan kahapon.Suno sa rekord sang Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and management Office sa pagpamuno ni Esperedion Pelaez, kalabanan sa mga kabarangayan nga apektado sang pagbaha ang mga kauyaparan.Sa pinakaulihi nga datus sang amo nga talatapan sini nga aga, kapin sa 17 ka mga barangay sa Mambusao ang ginbaha, 15 sa Panitan, 13 sa Sigma, 6 sa Panay, 5 sa Ponteve... Read Full Story - 66 ka mga ba...
  • ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 21 (PIA) – The province of Capiz is now finalizing the various activities for the first year supertyphoon Yolanda commemorative program on November 8.Provincial Administrator lawyer Jose O. Villanueva disclosed that “we are not remembering the fate of Yolanda but the opportunity to work together and how people cooperate with each other to stand anew during the crisis.”Villanueva said that the first anniversary of the devastating typhoon Yolanda will serv... Read Full Story - ...
  • Patuloy na paglilinis ng baybayin ng Obando, tugon sa International Coastal Clean Up Day

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Oktubre 21 (PIA) -- Patuloy ang isasagawang paglilinis sa baybayin ng Obando bilang tugon sa inisyatibo ng katatapos na International Coastal Clean Up Day. Ayon sa Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, hindi biro ang dami ng mga basurang nahahakot sa lugar sa tuwing naglilinis sila na umaabot sa halos 700 sako o katumbas ng 54 tonelada. Pangunahin sa mga basurang nakukuha rito ay sari-saring klase ng plastik, goma, tsinelas, bulok na kahoy, tirang pag... Read Full Story - Patuloy na p...
  • ZNNHS students, teachers rally for climate change advocacy

    DIPOLOG CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) – The Zamboanga del Norte National High School (ZNNHS) students, teachers and guidance counselors including barangay officials of Turno accepted the call for heightened climate change advocacy campaign in a forum conducted recently by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9. “Dear students, I will lead the call that each one of us should take the challenge and do our share on this issue of climate change,” Rambelle C. Flores, guidance counselo... Read Full Story - ZNNHS studen...
  • Floods affect 66 Capiz villages

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 20 (PIA) – A total of 66 barangays in Capiz experienced flooding due to the continuous heavy rain here, October 19.Report from the Capiz provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office as of 6 a.m. today disclosed that the heavy rains put many barangays, especially the rice fields, underwater.Of the total affected barangays, 17 were in Mambusao, 15 in Panitan, 13 in Sigma, six in Panay, five in Pontevedra, four each in Dao and Sapian, and one each in Ivisan... Read Full Story - Floods affec...
  • Publiko ginpaandaman batuk sa mga sakit dala sang pag-inulan

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oktubre 20 (PIA) – Liwat nga ginpaandaman sang Provincial Health Office ang publiko angut sa mga sakit dala sang pag-inulan.Suno kay Dr. Leah Del Rosario nga dapat mag-andam ang publiko sa mga balatian dala sang ulan nga nagadulot man sang pagbaha.Suno sa iya nga dapat maghangay sa pag-ubog sa baha bangod sa sakit nga leptospirosis nga nagahatag piligro sa kabuhi sang tawo bangud sa impeksyon dala sa virus gikan sa mga higko sang kasapatan nga nagalakot sa tubi baha.Kala... Read Full Story - Publiko ginp...
  • MANILA, Oct. 19 --  More than one hundred kids and parents today gathered at Rizal Park—the country’s premier national park—at the launch of the weeklong global movement to protect children from lead, a toxic chemical that can permanently damage a child’s brain even at low doses.  Organized by the EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental network for zero waste, chemical safety and public health, the event also marked the release of a European Union-funded repor... Read Full Story - ...
  • Tagalog news: Mahigi 3,000 tree seedlings, itinanim ng mga INC members

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct 19 (PIA) – Mahigitt 3,000 na tree seedlings ang itinanim kahapon ng mga miyembro ng Iglesia Ni Cristto (INC) sa barangay Ibung sa bayan ng  Villaverde. Ayon kay Sandy Vergel Baptista,  pangulong kadiwa ng INC sa distrito ng Nueva Vizcaya, ang nasabing pagtatanim ay alay nila sa kapaligiran upang  dumami ang mga puno na siyang panangga sa mga kalamidad na maaaring dumating sa lalawigan. Ito rin anya, ay suporta nila sa pangkalahata... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Smart sustains rehab of Guimaras mangrove reserve

    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 19 (PIA6)—Through these years, since the M/T Solar I oil spill hit Guimaras. Smart Communications, Inc. has been there to assist in the long-term rehabilitation of marine life in province. It has been eight years since the tanker sank off the coast of Guimaras and Negros island, during a violent storm. The more than 2 million liters of bunker fuel destroyed marine sanctuaries and mangrove reserves in three out of five municipalities, rich fishing grounds in the ... Read Full Story - Smart sustai...
  • DENR: Be aware of our protected areas

    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 18(PIA)—The public must be aware of the declared or proclaimed Protected Areas in their localities for the benefit of the future generations. “Our Protected Areas are a life support system for our survival, which should be preserved and enhanced,” said Conrado Marquez, Regional Technical Director for DENR Wildlife, Coastal Management and Protected Areas Services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-6. Marquez was resource person dur... Read Full Story - DENR: Be aw...
  • QUEZON CITY, Oct. 18-- After laying down their arms, rebel returnees in Western Visayas are now ready to take on new roles as earth savers. The rebel returnees, who once were regulars of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade-Tabara Paduano Group (RPMP-RPA-ABB-TPG), have been tapped by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for reforestation activities under the Aquino administration’s National Gree... Read Full Story - ...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino nanawagan sa kabatan-onan sa pagpangandam alang sa global warming, uban pang hagit

    ILOILO CITY, Oktubre 18 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III nanawagan sa kabatan-onang Pilipino sa pagpangandan sa pag-atubang sa nagkadaiyang isyu sa kinaiyahan nga moigo sa nasud ug pagtabang sa paghimo ug eco-friendly nga sosyodad. Ang Pangulo naghimo sa maong panawagan atul sa paglusad sa Visayas-leg  “Greeneration” sa Oktubre 16, usa ka school-based nga kampanya nga naglantaw sa paghimo ug hiniusang kalihokan nga “empowered Filipino youth” ala... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Hiligaynon News: Bailan District Hospital nagpatigayon sang drill

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Oktubre 17 (PIA6) – Nagpatigayon sang isa ka earthquake kag fire drill ang mga opisyal kag empleyado sang Bailan District Hospital sining karon lang. Ini bilang pagpanghanda sa mga wala ginapaabot nga mga kalamidad subong sang sunog kag linog. Ginpahayag ni Dr. Venus Loretizo, hepe sang amo nga ospital, nga ang nasambit nga hilikuton ang isa ka paghanas sa ila mga empleyado sat ion sang emerhensya, ilabi na nga sila ang nagapanguna man nga mga ahensya ng... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Manila hosts 1st disaster preparedness summit

    MANILA, Oct. 16 (PIA) -- The City Government of Manilais conducting its first ever disaster preparedness and crisis management conference aimed at disseminating lifesaving information to the public. The event, which opened Wednesday at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, will run until Friday, Oct. 17. Mr. Johnny Yu, head of the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), said the event was organized with the need for better disaster preparedness and miti... Read Full Story - Manila hosts...
  • Hiligaynon News: Nobyembre 8 gindeklara nga adlaw sang pagpasalamat sa Capiz

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Oktubre 17 (PIA6) – Gindeklara sang Sangguniang Panlalawigan sang Capiz ang Nobyembre 8, 2014 bilang adlaw sang pagpasalamat sa probinsya sang Capiz. Sa isa ka resolusyon nga ginduso ni SP Member Eduardo Magallanes, iya ginpahayag nga daku ang dapat ipasalamat sang mga Capiceno bangud sa tunga sang daku nga halit sang Bagyo Yolanda sang Nobyembre 8,2013, nabuhi ang mga pumoluyo. Suno man sa iya nga ang Bagyo Yolanda indi lamang isa ka kahalitan apang nan... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • ZNNHS studes urged to participate in climate change advocacies

    DIPOLOG CITY, Oct. 17 (PIA) – High school students of the Zamboanga del Norte National High School (ZNNHS) attending the forum on climate change adaptation and mitigation on Wednesday here have been challenged to take it as a privilege to actively participate in sharing the information about the weather phenomenon to others. Ms. Rambelle Flores, the school’s guidance coordinator, urged the students to take an active role in the advocacy program of the government on climate chang... Read Full Story - ZNNHS studes...
  • More than 10M trees planted in CAR under NGP

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 17 (PIA) - - More than 10 million tree seedlings were planted in  21,016 hectares in the third year of  the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP) in the Cordillera region.According to Forester Eufronia Muyano of the  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)- NGP operation center, as of  October 10, CAR has  87 percent accomplishment. She is  confident that they will surpass their objective of planting more than 12 mill... Read Full Story - More than 10...
  • Nov. 8 is Thanksgiving Day in Capiz

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 17 (PIA) – Capiceños are thankful for the new life, unity and support amidst the great devastation of  supertyphoon Yolanda.In a resolution unanimously approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Capiz during its regular session, October 15, it declares November 8, 2014 as “Thanksgiving Day in the Province of Capiz.”The resolution was authored by Board Member Eduardo Magallanes, chairperson of the Sanggunian’s Committee on Ways and Mean... Read Full Story - Nov. 8 is Th...
  • Provincial gov't, Congresswoman Yap, DENR ink MOA for establishment of Modern Mechanized Forest Nursery

    TARLAC CITY, October 16 (PIA) -- Provincial government has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Office of 2nd district representative Susan Yap and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the establishment of a Modern Mechanized Forest Nursery (MMFN) within Tarlac Recreation Park (TRP) in San Jose town. “Under the MOA, the capitol shall allocate 1.26 hectares, with a potential expansion area of 7.39 hectares, at TRP for such initiative which supports the N... Read Full Story - Provincial g...
  • PNoy calls on youth to ready for global warming, other challenges

    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 16 (via PIA6) – President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the Filipino youth to be ready to face the various environmental concerns that plague the country and help establish eco-friendly societies.The President made the call in a statement issued during the launching here today, October 16, of the Visayas-leg of “Greeneration”, a school-based campaign that envisions to create a unified movement of empowered Filipino youth for a climate change resilient Philip... Read Full Story - PNoy calls o...
  • Cebuano News: DENR-8 naglusad sa Leyte Gulf Rehabilitation Project

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Oktubre 16 (PIA) – Ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources kon DENR sa rehiyon pormal ng naglusad dili pa lang dugay sa Leyte Gulf Rehabilitation Project sa Brgy. 89 Payapay, San Jose,Tacloban City. Si  Maita Reina G. Sucgang, ang Officer-in-Charge sa Regional Public Affairs Office sa DENR-8 nagkanayon nga adunay gibanabanang 300 ka beach forest nga binhi sa Talisay ang gitanom sa mga empleyado sa DENR ug ubang buhatan sa gobyerno, opisyales sa b... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Climate change curriculum to pilot in Region 6

    ILOILO CITY, October 16 (PIA) ---  The Climate Change Commission (CCC) said that Western Visayas is a pilot area for the climate change curriculum that will be introduced in 2015.In the Greeneration Summit held Thursday at Sarabia Manor Convention Center here, CCC Vice Chairperson Lucille Sering said that three schools in Region 6 particularly in Iloilo will have the climate change curriculum integrated in various subjects.“The curriculum will be integrated in HELE (Home Economics and... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • Environmental reporting workshop on climate change for students opens in Tagum

    TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Oct 16 (PIA) A three-day seminar workshop on environment reporting for high school students opened formally at the Big 8 Corporate Hotel, participated in by 67 students and teachers from various schools in Region 11. Efren Elbanbuena, director of the Philippine Information Agency Davao Region bared the event would be the first newswriting workshop conducted in the region. He said students are expected to write environmental issues, particularly local storie... Read Full Story - Environmenta...
  • BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 16 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government Caraga Region (DILG-13) recently capacitated 16 local government units (LGUs) within the Agusan River Basin (ARB) in the formulation of a Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) in a series of workshops in September 2014.  This activity is in response to the urgency of addressing climate change at the local level.   “Instituting the LGUs’ adaptive capacities in a document ... Read Full Story - ...
  • OCD-8 conducts regional consultation-workshop on disaster management

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, October 16 (PIA-8) - The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in coordination with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) sponsored the conduct of a regional consultative-workshop on disaster management. According to OCD-8 regional director Blanche T. Gobenciong, the consultative workshop aims to tackle the gaps, issues, shortfalls and tests experienced from the disasters both man-made and natural calamities that hit the region. The basis for this consultative-wor... Read Full Story - OCD-8 conduc...
  • Cebuano News: Pagdaginot sa electrisidad maoy sulbad sa dakong bayranan sa koryente, matud sa DTI

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Oct. 16 (PIA) – Bisan ang Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wala mahibalo kun aduna ba’y kahigayonan nga mokunhod ang balayronon sa matag kilowatt matag oras. Kini ang giluwatan ni provincial director Delia M. Ayano of DTI-Misamis Occidental, agi’g tubag sa mga mamahayag kung ang Misamis Occidental Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MOELCI) 2, mopakunhod ba sa ilang kantidad sa koryente, atol sa press conference nga gipahigayon pagbukas sa Co... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DENR asks students to fight Climate Change

    KALIBO, Aklan, Oct. 16 (PIA6)--  Climate Change is not just the concern of the government, so everybody must join in combating its effects on the environment. This was the message delivered by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Ivene D. Reyes here to students of the Aklan Catholic College and other nearby schools during the Campus Tour conducted on October 10 as part of the advocacy campaign on Climate Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. In his talk... Read Full Story - DENR asks st...
  • Cebuano News: Kompetisyon sa Zero-Basura, songwriting nagtutuk sa pagmenos sa climate change, orientation nagsugod na

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Oktubre 16 (PIA) – Dili  omenos sa pito ka Purok sa Barangay Asuncion, Maasin City ang magkompetensiya alang sa  Inter-Purok Zero Basura contest ug Songwriting nga kompetisyon isip apil sa mga kalihokan alang sa kampanya sa Climate Change Advocacy (CCA) sa Maasin City. Ang kampanya sa Climate Change kon pag-usab sa klima us ka hinusang proyekto sa  Department of Environment and Natural Resources kon DENR, sa Philippine Information Agency ug&... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • FEATURE: Trembling before the rain

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 16 (PIA) – “When I was a child, I really enjoyed the rain. “I remember playing outside our house in Jolo with my siblings. We even cheered as a thunder boomed! Ngayon, takot na ako (Now, I’m scared),” narrated Assistant Secretary Teodulo Romo Jr. of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in a meeting about four years ago while he was still the regional director for Western Mindanao. It has been years since I last saw Assec.... Read Full Story - FEATURE: Tre...
  • Wise use of electricity lowers electric bills, says DTI

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Oct. 16 (PIA) – Even the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) does not know if there is a chance to lower the rates of electricy per kilowatt/hour. This was the comment of provincial director Delia M. Ayano of DTI-Misamis Occidental, when asked by the media of the Misamis Occidental Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MOELCI) 2 will lower their electricity rates. However, she said that the only way to lower electric bills is to use electricity wisely li... Read Full Story - Wise use of ...
  • PRC: Bohol must not be allowed to become a forgotten disaster

    BOHOL, Oct 16 --  The tragedy of the earthquake that hit Bohol must not be allowed to become a forgotten disaster as there is still a lot to be done to get the province back on its feet again, according to officials of the Philippine Red Cross. Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon said that '' although the Red Cross movement has made a significant impact here, there is still a lot more that needs to be done. We cannot allow Bohol to become a forgotten disaster. &qu... Read Full Story - PRC: Bohol m...
  • Tagalog news: Kampanyang 'colors of life', inilunsad ng Baler MDRRMO

    BALER, Aurora, Oktubre 16 (PIA) -- Inilunsad kamakailan ng Baler Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) ang kampanyang “colors of life” na gagamitin tuwing may bagyo o matinding pag-ulan upang maiwasan ang mga pagkakasawi. Paliwanag ni Gabriel Llave ng MDRRMO, pinipinturahan ng dilaw, berde, at pula ang mga tulay, poste, at puno sa mga mabababa at malimit bahaing lugar sa kabiserang bayan upang magsilbing early warning system (EWS) ng mga residente.&nbs... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Feature: Resiliency of Cagayanos

    For decades now, Cagayan province, geographically situated at the northeastern tip of mainland Philippines, is said to be within the typhoon belt, a disaster prone province, vulnerable to multiple hazards. History is well versed with its experiences on various magnitudes and kinds of calamities, but be still and know of the Cagayano’s resiliency. Based on the PAGASA’s data archives on the frequency of tropical cyclone in the Philippines from 1948 to present, Northern Luzon was c... Read Full Story - Feature: Res...
  • Whirlwind destroys houses, topples electric posts

    VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon, Oct. 15 (PIA)-- A whirlwind or thunderstorm, locally known as “ipo-ipo” ripped through two villages in Valencia City that totally wrecked three houses, uprooted trees, and toppled electric posts  at 3:15 p.m, Tuesday. Described as a sudden occurrence of funnel-shaped strong winds from the sky, hitting down grounds in powerful twisting motion, the whirlwind partially devastated 28 houses and toppled two electric posts along its path in barangays Dabo... Read Full Story - Whirlwind de...
  • Apayao strengthens DRRM plan

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) - - The provincial government of Apayao, in coordination with the Office of Civil Defense Cordillera (OCD – CAR) opened  today at the Venus Parkview Hotel  here a  two-day  disaster risk reduction management (DRRM)  plan enhancement activity in line with their goal of ensuring zero casualty during disasters or emergencies. Spearheaded by Apayao Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Vincent Tallatag, the activity  is &nb... Read Full Story - Apayao stren...
  • CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Oct. 14 (PIA) – Members of provincial and city offices of Environment and Natural Resources, citizens, government officials and media practitioners from the province of Laguna showed their support in the launching of “Manila BAYanihan Para sa Kalinisan,” an advocacy campaign of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Oct. 14 at SM City Calamba, Laguna. Themed “Pangalagaan ang Laguna de Bay para sa Kalinisan ng Manila Bay&rdq... Read Full Story - ...
  • Guimaras PENRO urges adoption of upland refo areas

    ILOILO CITY, October 15 (PIA) ---  The Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Office (PENRO) Guimaras is encouraging schools in the island province to adopt upland reforestation area or the mangrove area rehabilitation project.In the climate change advocacy campaign campus tour held Wednesday at Guimaras State College Buenavista, Vicente Sardina, PENRO of Guimaras province, said that this endeavor can be accomplished through a memorandum of agreement between the school and the Departme... Read Full Story - Guimaras PEN...
  • Dapitan studes vow support to climate change advocacy

    DIPOLOG CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) – Some 210 students of Dapitan City National High School (DCNHS) who attended a forum on climate change adaptation and mitigation Friday, Oct. 10, took the challenge of becoming effective communicators and multipliers for climate change advocacy campaign. The forum, which was attended not only by the officers of the Supreme Student Government (SSG), class organizations, Youth for Environment and Science Organization (YES-O), boy scouts, girl scouts and scie... Read Full Story - Dapitan stud...
  • Cebuano news: Buhawi miguba sa mga balay, mipukan sa mga puno-an sa kahoy ug poste sa kuryente

    VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon, Oct. 15 (PIA)—Usa ka Buhawe, nailhan usab sa ubang dapit sa ngalang “alimpulos” ang miigo sa duha ka barangay sa Valencia City. Miguba kini sa tibuok tulo ka mga balay ug mipukan sa mga puno-an sa kahoy ug mga poste sa kuryente sa may alas 3:45 sa hapon ning milabayng Martes.Sa kalit lamang, ang kusog kaayo nga hangin nga porma ug embudo gikan sa ibabaw sa kawanangan mipa-ubos kini sa kusog kaayo nga pagtuyok ug mibundak sa mga kabalayan nga maoy hinung... Read Full Story - Cebuano news...
  • CCC, PNEJ hold media workshop in Visayas

     CEBU CITY, October 15 (PIA) --- The Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC) in partnership with the Philippine Network of Environment Journalists (PNEJ), recently conducted a media workshop in Cebu City for journalists from Regions 6, 7, and 8.  Topics tackled during the workshop included a briefing on climate change, its impacts and the need for adaptation from scientist Dr. Rosa Perez; updates on policy initiatives implemented by CCC from Vice Chairperson Sec. Lucille Sering... Read Full Story - CCC, PNEJ ho...
  • DTI-South Leyte calls on consumers to be environment-conscious in buying items

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, October 5 (PIA)  --  The provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urged consumers to think about the negative impacts the products they bought may bring to the environment, as well as on safety concerns. Mike Nunez, provincial head of the agency, likewise advised customers to be responsible even as he encouraged them to exercise their rights and privileges. October has been observed, among other mandated observance, as Consu... Read Full Story - DTI-South Le...
  • 15,000 youngsters in CL attend DENR-PIA-PN Climate Change, Nation Building forums

    BACOLOR, Pampanga, October 14 (PIA) -- Over 15,000 youngsters in Central Luzon have taken part so far in the ongoing series of forums on climate change adaptation and mitigation and nation building which is co-organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and Pilipinas Natin (PN). The landmark was highlighted Saturday during a stop at Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) which was graced by PIA Director-G... Read Full Story - 15,000 young...
  • IMWG-VI to build capability to support DRRM

    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 14 (PIA6) – The Information Management Working Group in Region VI will embark on a series of trainings to build its capacity to establish and maintain a data repository that would support government disaster risk reduction and management operations in case of an emergency.The first training that covers basic and advanced MS Excel and introduction of ArcGIS slated October 21-23, 2014. The other training on GIS using ArcGIS for government partners is scheduled for November ... Read Full Story - IMWG-VI to b...
  • Toledo school kids pledge to protect environment

    TOLEDO CITY, October 14 (PIA)--- Save the environment, it is yours.  This was the thrust of the message of Toledo City Mayor John Henry Osmena to the students of Awihaw National High School. Osmena gave his message during the second Campus Caravan and said, issues on environment are not something to be taken for granted.“Whenever there are meetings and consultations that deal with issues of the environment, I always make sure that I am the one attending,” Osmena said.The Ma... Read Full Story - Toledo schoo...
  • DENR starts empty bottle-donation drive to prepare for dry spell

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, Oct. 14 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources needs at least 20,000 empty plastic bottles for its greening program to help mitigate the effects of the long dry spell which is expected to occur during the last quarter this year. Samuel Songcuan, provincial environment and natural resources officer, said the plastic bottles would be recycled and used in growing seedlings which are currently planted in various national greening program sites in Sa... Read Full Story - DENR starts ...
  • CamSur seals DRR confab with a unity statement

    NAGA CITY, Oct. 14 (PIA) -- A commitment to build a resilient community by environment stakeholders capped the 2-day Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) event held over the weekend at the Villa Caceres Hotel here. Dubbed “Ugnayan at Bahaginan: Building resilience through Good Governance,”  the Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience and Development (ACCORD) gathered all environmental stakeholders, particularly members of vulnerable local government units and DRR pract... Read Full Story - CamSur seals...
  • DENR-8 launches Leyte Gulf Rehabilitation Project

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Oct. 14(PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the region has formally launched on Tuesday the Leyte Gulf Rehabilitation Project at Brgy. 89 Payapay, San Jose,Tacloban City.  Maita Reina G. Sucgang, Officer-in-Charge, Regional Public Affairs Office of the DENR-8 said, about 300 beach forest Talisay seedlings were planted by the employees of the DENR and other government agencies, barangay officials and residents, employees from ... Read Full Story - DENR-8 launc...
  • Environmental Science Quiz at Oratorical Contest tampok sa Aral Kalikasan Program sa Camarines Norte

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Okt. 14 (PIA) -- Tampok ang paligsahan sa Environmental Science Quiz at Oratorical Contest sa pamamagitan ng Aral Kalikasan Program ng Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office ng pamahalaang panlalawigan (PG-PENRO) ng Camarines Norte. Kabilang rin sa paligsahan ang Environmental Awareness Chalenge for Teachers (E-ACT) kung saan isasagawa ito sa darating na ika-29 ng Oktubre ngayong taon sa Audio Visual Production Center ng kapitolyo probinsiya dito. An... Read Full Story - Environmenta...
  • Nominations for Exemplary Gov't Social Workers open

    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 14 (PIA6) - - Nominations are now open for exemplary government registered social workers who were directly involved during the disaster operations of typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan).Mac Joven, Planning Officer II of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) said the council has been conducting orientation meetings with the Regional Sub Committees for the Welfare of Children in the different regions covered by the ‘Search for the Exemplary Government Registered... Read Full Story - Nominations ...
  • PCA steps up defense to curb threat of cocolisap infestation in Bicol

    LEGAZPI CITY, Oct 14 (PIA) – The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has been stepping up its information campaign, monitoring and eradication operations as key strategies in strengthening defense against the threat of Coconut Scale Insect (CSI) or cocolisap infestation in the Bicol region. PCA Bicol regional manager Mateo Zipagan said part of these strategies is the creation and training of the Bicol CSI Task Force held on October 8-9 at the PCA Albay Research Center in Banao, Gu... Read Full Story - PCA steps up...
  • DSWD Bicol to replace damaged food packs for distribution to Mayon evacuees

    LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 14 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Bicol stated the spoiled relief goods is very minimal only comprised of 20 family food packs and 13 cans of sardines which were delivered to the evacuation centers in Albay for the affected families of Mayon Volcano eruption. In a press statement earlier this morning, DSWD Bicol regional director Arnel B. Garcia said that the spoiled relief goods were only three family food packs in Ligao City, seven f... Read Full Story - DSWD Bicol t...
  • PIA-ZNPIC conducts 2nd CCAC forum in Dapitan

    DAPITAN CITY, Oct. 14 (PIA) - The Philippine Information Agency-Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Information Center (PIA-ZNPIC) in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Education (DepEd) has conducted on Friday, Oct. 10, the second leg of its advocacy forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation at the Dapitan City National High School (DCNHS) this city. A total of 210 students consisting of officers and members of the scie... Read Full Story - PIA-ZNPIC co...
  • Dragon fruit growers adapt to storm impacts

    LAOAG CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) - Dragon fruit farmers have switched to using concrete posts to grow the vine fruit after they incurred losses when a series of storms easily wiped out bamboo stands along with the creeping plant.    Edita Dacuycuy, owner of a dragon fruit plantation in Burgos town, said growers have been using bamboo or wood to serve as stand for the vine fruit because they were cheaper and readily available. Farmers realized they needed a sturdier port to grow the ... Read Full Story - Dragon fruit...
  • Sta. Ana community on war against Climate Change

    STA. ANA, Cagayan, Oct. 13 (PIA) – This town's various sectors have lined up activities to mitigate the impacts of Climate Change. Police Inspector Ericson Ania of the Lubac Patrol Base said his group initiated a massive tree-planting activity and coastal clean-up to lessen the adverse effects of this worldwide phenomenon. He said, they are working hand in hand with the Local Government Unit (LGU) here through Mayor Darwin Tobias, youth sector, Indigenous Peoples se... Read Full Story - Sta. Ana com...
  • IGACOS holds Climate Change Adaptation workshop

    Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte, (Oct. 13, 2014) -  Hopeful to be proactive in adapting climate change, the local government through the City Mayors Office-City  Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Division conducted a Climate Change Adaptation Planning Workshop attended by the members of the CDRRM Council at Davao City  on  October 1 to October 3. The invited speaker, Fr. Daniel Mc Namara S. J. , a scientist and expert on climate change, presented scient... Read Full Story - IGACOS holds...
  • Reg'l climate change essay writing tilt set Oct. 17

    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA6) – The regional level on-the-spot essay writing contest on climate change mitigation and adaptation, which is part of the advocacy campaign of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Philippine Information Agency, will be held on October 17 here.It will be participated in by winners of the writing contests that were conducted simultaneously in the different provinces of Western Visayas including Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo and Negros Occ. They are campus... Read Full Story - Reg'l climat...
  • Advocacy forum on climate change adaptation, mitigation draws support from high school studes

    IMELDA, Zamboanga Sibugay, Oct. 13 (PIA) – The advocacy forum on climate change mitigation and adaptation jointly conducted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA-9) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR9) this year has gained support from high school students in public schools. The forum, which aims to generate awareness among students on the adverse effects of climate change on the communities, has been conducted in various public secondary schools in the regi... Read Full Story - Advocacy for...
  • Statisticians plant trees to rehabilitate coastal areas after Yolanda

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, October 13 (PIA) – Some 200 statistical personnel joined the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-led inter-agency tree planting activity Friday conducted along the coastal areas in Brgy. Salvacion, one of the villages in Palo, Leyte, devastated by super typhoon Yolanda 11 months ago. In an interview with Evangeline Paran, regional head of the National Statistical Coordination Board, more than a thousand seedlings of talisay and mangrove species were planted in ... Read Full Story - Statistician...
  • ERDS-CAR promotes green technology to sequester pollutants in soil and water

     BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) - - A low-cost and environmentally sound green technology through the use of plants is an emerging alternative means of getting rid of pollutants in contaminated land and water systems.Ecosystems Research and Development Services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR(ERDS-DENR-CAR) Science Research Specialist II Randy S. Tubal said the technology  called  phytoremediation has been rapidly popularized worldwide   and now... Read Full Story - ERDS-CAR pro...
  • Zero-Basura, songwriting competitions focus on climate change mitigation, orientation starts

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Oct. 13 (PIA) – At least seven puroks in Barangay Asuncion, Maasin City will compete on the Inter-Purok Zero Basura contest and Songwriting competition are among  the activities for the Climate Change Advocacy (CCA) campaign in Maasin City. CCA campaign is a coordinated project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Philippine Information Agency and LGU-Maasin City in Southern Leyte. At the orientation in Purok Ipil-Ip... Read Full Story - Zero-Basura,...
  • Climate Change essay writing contest winners awarded

    KALIBO, Aklan, Oct. 13 (PIA6) --  Three top winners of the provincial level On-The-Spot Essay Writing Contest on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation received their awards October 11 in a simple awarding ceremony at Hotel Carmen, Kalibo, Aklan. The awarding of winners served as a special feature of the Kapihan Sa Aklan, a regular program organized by the Aklan Media Forum held every Saturday and covered by the tri-media. After the awarding ceremony, the winners, along with DEN... Read Full Story - Climate Chan...
  • Tagalog news: Unibersidad sa Vigan, kasama sa kampanya sa climate change

    VIGAN CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) – Dahil sa matinding epekto ng “Climate Change” at “Global Warming” tulad ng pagsalanta ng nakaraang Bagyong “Mario” sa Ilocos Sur, sinimulan na ng University of Northern Philippines (UNP) ang paglulunsad ng mga programa at proyekto para  maprotektahan ang Inang Kalikasan. Ito ang binigyang- diin ni Dr. Jimmy Soria, Bise- Presidente ng UNP, sa naganap na “Climate Change” forum sa UNP gym noong Setyembre 26 ... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) – An official of the Dumaguete City Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) disclosed that the Dumaguete City council is working on a proposal that would entice young residents of the city to practice proper waste segregation while at the same time providing economic benefits to them.Integrated Solid Waste Management Coordinator of Cty ENRO Armand Adanza, said that the city council is now deliberating on the proposed ‘Trash for Cash’ p... Read Full Story - ...
  • UNFPA donates 1,500 hygiene kits to evacuees affected by Mayon eruption

    LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 13 (PIA) – - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) donated 1,500 hygiene kits to the provincial government of Albay for distribution to lactating mothers presently at the evacuation centers in five municipalities and one city of Albay province under the threat of Mayon volcano eruption. The provincial government of Albay, with the support of UNFPA, distibuted the hygiene kits as part of the minimum initial service to pregnant and lactating women in the evacuati... Read Full Story - UNFPA donate...
  • Hiligaynon News: Rehiyonal nga climate change essay writing contest sa Oktubre 17 na

    SYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Oktubre 13 (PIA6) – Sa maabot nga Oktubre 17 na hiwaton ang rehiyonal nga On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest bilang kabahin sang Advocacy Campaign on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation sa Kabisayaan Nakatungadan.Magapasakup sa nasambit nga paindis-indis sa pagsulat ang nagdalaug sa probinsyal nga lebel nga ginhiwat sang nagligad nga bulan sa kaprobinsyahanan sang rehiyon. Sila ang mga manunulat nga estudyante sa ila mga buluthuan.Hiwaton ang aktibidad sa rehiyonal ... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Trust fund established for protected areas

    QUEZON CITY, Oct. 13 -- Efforts to reverse rapid biodiversity loss in the country got a major boost with the signing of a joint circular by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) retaining a substantial portion of revenues generated by protected areas (PAs) to finance development activities, DENR said in a statement.“This is certainly a new milestone in the country’s protected area management.  At the same tim... Read Full Story - Trust fund e...
  • MANILA, Oct. 12 -- The national government extended more than P55 million for Albay province through various government agencies as assistance to communities affected by Mayon volcano’s impending eruption. In a radio interview Saturday over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that national government agencies have been lending help to the province of Albay since the evacuation of affected families started. The government relocates the people a... Read Full Story - ...
  • Mount Mayon still under Alert Level 3, says Palace

    MANILA, Oct. 12 --  Mount Mayon remains in Alert Level 3, despite lava flow activities early Sunday, a Palace official said. "Batay sa pinakahuling ulat ng NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council), umiiral ang Alert Level 3 sa Mount Mayon na ang ibig sabihin ay ito: that magma is at the center of the volcano and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks,” Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., said an interview... Read Full Story - Mount Mayon ...
  • Climate Change Essay tilt winners cited

    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 10(PIA)—The top three winners for Iloilo Province, in the Essay Writing Contest on climate change adaptation and mitigation were cited in a simple ceremony, October 10, at the Philippine Information Agency Regional Office. The contest was a joint project of the PIA and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, as part of the region-wide climate change advocacy campaign. The winners were Connie Durana of West Visayas State University, first place; Herc... Read Full Story - Climate Chan...
  • Oct. 15 declared as a special non-working day in Bohol

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct. 11 (PIA)--President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III has officially declared Wednesday, October 15, 2014 as a special non-working day in the province of Bohol through Presidential Proclamation No. 887 that was approved on October 9 through Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.It recognized the significance of the first year anniversary of the Bohol earthquake which struck the province in 2013, causing loss of lives, destruction of properties and econ... Read Full Story - Oct. 15 decl...
  • Help mitigate climate change, PIA head urges students

    TUGUEGARAO ITY, Cagayan, Oct. 10 (PIA) – Philippine Information Agency (PIA) regional director Purita S. Licas has encouraged more than 2, 000 students of the Cagayan State University Carig Campus here to do their share in mitigating the adverse effects of Climate Change. Licas, during the Climate Change Symposium-Cum-Campus-Tour at CSU Carig Campus, said the youth sector has a vital role in protecting the environment and mitigating climate change impacts. “Everybody has a ... Read Full Story - Help mitigat...
  • CSU adopts Green Infrastructure strategy

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Oct. 10 (PIA) – The Cagayan State University (CSU) Carig Campus here has integrated Green Infrastructure in their programs, one way of addressing issues on Climate Change. Dr. Policarpio Mabborang, Officer in Charge, said  the university has started to assemble and fabricate  solar powered street lights from the university ground to Maharlika Highway, approximately more than a kilometer. A team of expert, he said handle the university'... Read Full Story - CSU adopts G...
  • Pagpapanatili ng kalinisan ng Lungsod ng Sorsogon tinalakay sa "Linig Kasanggayahan 2014"

     LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Oktubre 10 (PIA) - Malugod na dinaluhan ng mga kinatawan mula sa ibat-ibang ahensya ng pamahalaang nasyunal, lokal na pamahalaan, brgy. officials, business sector, academe, transport at Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) ang ipinatawag na pulong ng alkalde ng Lungsod ng Sorsogon, ala 1:00 kahapon ika-9 ng Oktubre 2014 sa Function Hall  sa Kapitolyo probinsyal. Ang pulong ay kaugnay sa isasagawang sabay-sabay na paglilinis sa barangay sa darat... Read Full Story - Pagpapanatil...
  • CIty Agriculture Office nagtuturo ng dagdag kaalaman sa mga magsasaka bilang panlaban sa negatibong epekto ng Climate Change

      LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Oktubre 14 (PIA)- Dibdiban ang pagsasanay sa 25 mga magsasaka na pinangunahan ni City Agriculture Officer(CAO) Adeline Detera para turuan ang mga ito ng makabagong paraan ng pagtatanim upang malabanan ang negatibong epekto ng Climate Change. Tuwing Huwebes ay buong tiyagang ginagabayan  ang mga magsasaka sa Brgy Capuy, Lungsod ng Sorsogon nina Ian Duka at Irma Concepcion, pawang agriculturist kasama ang DOST-PAGASA at Rice Watch and Action Network (RWAN... Read Full Story - CIty Agricul...
  • RDRRMC convenes to keep WV prepared for rains, floods

    ILOILO CITY, Oct. 10 (PIA6) – The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) here reminded the public to take precautionary measures amidst the rains and flooding caused by an Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).The reminder was made by RDRRMC chair and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Rosario Cabrera during the emergency meeting of the council held this morning.She also took cognizance of the contingency measures taken by local government units through the... Read Full Story - RDRRMC conve...
  • Lakbay para sa Kalikasan sinimulan na sa Metro Manila, daraan sa Bicol mula Oktubre 15 hanggang 26

     LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Oktubre 10 (PIA) - Sinimulan na  ang paglalakad  ng grupong pinangunahan ng Climate Change Commission (CCC) noong ika-2 ng Oktubre mula sa Luneta Park sa Maynila kaugnay sa Climate Walk o Lakbay Para sa Kalikasan. Aabutin ng 40 araw ang Lakbay Para sa Kalikasan na layuning magkaroon ng malakas at malinaw na panawagan sa sangkatauhan hindi lamanag dito sa ating bansa bagkus sa buong mundo na magkaisa at  magkaroon ng panibagong kasunduan uk... Read Full Story - Lakbay para ...
  • BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 10 (PIA6) - - An essay writer from the Bacolod City College bested 51 other essay writers from all over the province during the Philippine Information Agency and Department of Environment and Natural Resources sponsored On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest.Rosevill Solivio, 19, bested the  others in content, structure and mechanics on the topic: Why does the Philippines need to prepare for Climate Change?, apt for the advocacy campaign of PIA and DENR on climate change mitig... Read Full Story - ...
  • Project Agos launched

    MAKATI CITY, 10 Oct. (PIA)--To help move the country’s disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) system forward, and in celebration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Australian Embassy in the Philippines and Rappler launched Project Agos, a partnership that aims to harness technology to maximize the flow of critical data before, during, and after a disaster.Project Agos combines top down government action with bottom up citizen involvement to help communities pr... Read Full Story - Project Agos...
  • Cebuano News: Oktubre 15, gi-deklarar nga special non-working day sa Bohol

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct. 10 (PIA)--Gi-deklarar ni Presidente Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III pinaagi sa Presidential Proclamation No. 887 ang Oktubre 15, 2014 (Miyerkoles) isip  special non-working day sa tibuok lalawigan sa Bohol. Ang maong proklamasyon gi-aprobahan pinaagi ni  Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. niadtong Oktubre 9, 2014. Gi-ila sa maong proklamasyon ang kamahinungdanon sa unang tuig nga anibersaryo sa linog sa Bohol nga niresulta sa pagkakalas... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 10(PIA) --  Governor Nestor Fongwan called on the Benguet Provincial Police Office to beef up  security measures in Mount Pulag following the pullout of  Philippine Army troops from the province  recently. Not only for the peace and security in the province, uniformed personnel are also needed in the protection of forests, Fongwan said as  he told  PPO Director PSSupt. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. to add police presence in the vital areas in th... Read Full Story - ...
  • STA.  CATALINA, Ilocos Sur, Oct. 10 (PIA) – Kinatatakutan ng mga naninirahan sa bayang ito na tinaguriang “Vegetable Bowl of the North” na maaaring mabura sa mapa ang mga barangay na nasa tabi ng dagat dahil unit-unting nilalamon ng alon ang mga kabahayan at pananim  dito. Ito ang inihayag ng mga residente kabilang na ang mga kasapi ng nongovernment organizations (NGO’s) sa naganap na Barangay Forum  at Clean up Drive na kampanya ng Philippine Informat... Read Full Story - ...
  • LGUs now prepared against disasters

    ILOILO CITY, October 10 (PIA) --- National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)-6 Regional Director Ro-Ann Bacal said that local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas are now more prepared in dealing with disasters.In a PIA interview, Bacal said that LGUs here realized the importance of their compliance to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) for climate change adaptation (CCA) to their local development plan.“LGUs realized that they cannot take things for granted ... Read Full Story - LGUs now pre...
  • "Hakbang sa pagpapanatili ng kalinisan ng Sorsogon, tinalakay sa "Linig kasanggayahan 2014

    LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Okt. 10(PIA)- Malugod na dinaluhan ng mga kinatawan ng ibat-ibang ahensya ng pamahalaang nasyunal, lokal na pamahalaan, media at iba pang sektor ng lipunan ang ipinatawag na pulong ng alkalde ng lungsod ng Sorsogon kaugnay sa isasagawang sabay-sabay na paglilinis sa kanilang nasasakupang mga lugar sa  darating na Oktubre 15 ganap ng 6:30-8:00 ng umaga na pinamagatang Linig Kasanggayahan 2014. Inihayag ni CENRO-LGU chief Jonjie Gerona ng lungsod na ito na bawat tang... Read Full Story - "Hakban...
  • PIA brings Climate Change Write-shops to Tagum Sur

    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, October 10 (PIA) – In its effort to stir the critical mass to snowball people into insulating their communities from the effects of climate change, the Philippine Information Agency engages school writers in Tagum Sur, Trinidad town to write for the environment. By request of the school principal and administrators, PIA-Bohol brought its most requested Campus Writers Workshop for the Environment, a two day comprehensive school paper operation and mana... Read Full Story - PIA brings C...
  • PIA-DENR team to tackle climate issues on DepEd Youth Summit in Negros Oriental

    NEGROS ORIENTAL, Oct. 9 (PIA) – The climate change advocacy team from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – Negros Oriental and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office will once again tackle the challenges as well as the appropriate response to this environmental problem at the three-day Youth Summit organized by the Department of Education (DepEd) – Division of Negros Oriental on October 17-19 in Amlan town.This is part of PIA and DENR&... Read Full Story - PIA-DENR tea...
  • DENR, PIA conduct forum on climate change in Ifugao school

     LAGAWE, Ifugao Oct. 8 (PIA) - -  The  Department of Environment and Natural Resources  (DENR)  and the Philippine Information Agency in the province conducted a  forum  on climate change  at Lagawe National High School (LNHS) on October 8 in efforts to inform and inspire the students to do their part in saving the environmentFor the 130 participants to understand the essence of the forum, the PIA-Ifugao discussed the rationale while Gayle Astudillo from D... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA co...
  • Hiligaynon News: Climate Change ginhatagan pagtamod sa pagtililipon sang mga estudyante

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Oktubre 9 (PIA6) – Masobra sa 1,300 ka mga estudyante kag manunudlo sang Capiz National High School ang nagpasakup sa lecture tuhoy sa Climate Change mitigation kag adaptation. Ang nasambit nga topiko ang nalakip sa ginhatagan pagtamod sang pamunuan sang nasambit nga buluthuan sa ila ginhiwat nga Youth for Environment in Schools  Organization (YES-O) encampment sang nagligad nga semana. Ginpahayag ni School of the Future Coordinator Gilbert Galagate... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • Kinaray-a News: DENR nagapanawagan para pagbuligay agud mangin preparado sa epekto kang Climate Change

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Oktubre 9 (PIA6) - - Sa aton run na-eksperyensyahan nga kalamidad kag hitabu sa tunga kang pabalhin balhin nga panahon, dya nagapakita lamang nga ang epekto kang Climate Change aton run nabatyagan.Pero paano naton ma kombensi ang mga katawhan nga magbuligay para mangin preparado?Si Lani Sardina Administrative Officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources naghambal nga kinahanglan maman-an ka mga katawhan nga importante ang anda kontribusyon kag pagbuligay kaim... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Antipolo CDRRMO orients SM Masinag personnel on DRRM through Green Retail Agenda Forum

    ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, October 9 (PIA)—Around 100 security personnel and staff of SM City Masinag were recently oriented in basic disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) information through the efforts of the SM management in coordination with the Antipolo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.   The activity themed Green Retail Agenda – A Forum discussing the perils and preparations for disasters was  held at the SM City Masinag Event Hall last ... Read Full Story - Antipolo CDR...
  • Small scale miners' transition to safe mining methods impresses expert

    BALBALAN, Kalinga, Oct. 9(PIA) - - An expert who had been in this municipality for the past three years to educate local small scale gold miners shift to safer methods  is impressed with  the remarkable transition of  the small scale mining  site in Gaang, this town  to a mercury-free mining area.“The success of the project in Gaang to convert almost all the miners is exemplary and fantastic and this is world-news,” expressed Dr. Rasmus Rasmussen of... Read Full Story - Small scale ...
  • CCAC forum kicks off in Dipolog

    DIPOLOG CITY, Oct. 9 (PIA) – An advocacy forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) kicked off yesterday, Oct. 8, at the Dipolog City National High School (DCNHS) this city. The activity was attended by high school students consisting of officers of the Supreme Student Government (SSG) and class officers from Grade 7 to 4th year of the said schoo... Read Full Story - CCAC forum k...
  • DENR: Brace for the impact of climate change

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Oct. 9  (PIA6) - - With the recent occurrence of extreme weather events and rising sea level, there is no doubt that climate change is no longer a frightening scenario but a grim and unavoidable reality. Lani Sardina, Administrative Officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said that we need to raise a call for solidarity with all the islands of the world and work hand in hand with them to get our communities prepared. Speaking before the st... Read Full Story - DENR: Brace ...
  • PRC, PDRRMC tell locals to prepare, stay alert

    SIQUIJOR, Oct 8 (PIA) -- With the number of typhoons coming in, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) through the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)  recently issued advisory on the preparation before, during and post typhoon occurrence. PRC provincial administrator Rowena Maputi advised the public to stay alert, prepare and be vigilant so as not to be caught off guard when danger comes, she said. Maputi advised locals to store adequate supply of food and ... Read Full Story - PRC, PDRRMC ...
  • Simultaneous coastal cleanup caps PHL Civil Service celeb in Siquijor towns

    SIQUIJOR, Oct 8 (PIA)—All six towns in Siquijor province recently conducted coastal clean-up as part of the government’s effort towards abating the effects of climate change. The local government unit in each town spearheads each town’s activity in coordination with the barangays, national and local agencies based in the area. The coastal cleanup served as the culminating activity of the province’s celebration of 114th Philippine Civil Service Month in September... Read Full Story - Simultaneous...
  • US continues relief and reconstruction work in Yolanda-hit areas

    TACLOBAN CITY, Oct.8  --  Nearly 11 months after Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) devastated across the Philippines, the U.S. government continues to partner with the Philippines on recovery and rebuilding efforts. Last week, U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele led the turnover of two school buildings at the Tacloban National Agricultural School (TNAS). The schools—containing ten ... Read Full Story - US continues...
  • QUEZON CITY, 8 Oct. (PIA)- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has tapped the National Bureau of Investigation’s Environmental Crime Division (NBI-EnCD) to build airtight cases to ensure the conviction of illegal logging offenders. The partnership was formalized with the recent signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, together with NBI Director Virgilio Mendez. Paje said the ... Read Full Story - ...
  • Bulacan PDRRMC, nagkabit ng rain gauge sa mga paaralan sa tatlong bayan

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Oktubre 8 (PIA) -- Nagkabit kamakailan ng rain gauge ang Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) Council sa mga eskwelahan sa mga bayan ng Obando, Marilao, at Bocaue upang mas mapabuti ang kakayahan nito sa paghahanda sa bagyo o matinding pagulan. Bago ang pagkakabit, sumailalim ang mga guro at estudyante ng Obando National High School, Marilao National Trade School, at Illuminada Roxas Mendoza Memorial National High School sa Bocaue sa ory... Read Full Story - Bulacan PDRR...
  • PIA, DENR to conduct climate change symposium

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Oct. 8 (PIA) - - Some 2,000 students and other stakeholders are expected to participate in the climate change campus tour cum symposium, a component of the climate change advocacy campaign of the Philippine Information Agency and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 2, tomorrow at the Red Eagle Gymnasium of Cagayan State University, Carig Campus here. PIA regional director Purita S. Licas said the advocacy aims to promote public awareness... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR to...
  • ILOILO CITY, Oct. 8 (PIA6) – Prizes and honors await the winners of the regional on-the-spot essay writing contest on climate change mitigation and adaptation slated on October 17 here as part of an ongoing government advocacy campaign .Twelve student-writers from various universities and colleges in Western Visayas who were the top winners of the provincial level essay writing competition held simultaneously in their respective provinces in September will compete.Aklan will be represented... Read Full Story - ...
  • CEBU CITY, October 8 (PIA)---Accept challenges and inspire people.  These were the main points of Jose Mari Oquinena, director general of the Philippine Information Agency,  to business people in Cebu.  Oquinena was the closing keynote speaker of a two day gathering with business representatives initiated by Globe Telecom entitled “Business Continuity – a critical review of contingencies and measures to win over threats of calamities and disasters. “How... Read Full Story - ...
  • DENR, PIA beef up advocacy on environmental concerns

    PIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, Oct. 8 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) embark on a massive awareness and advocacy campaign on the protection, conservation and management of the environment and natural resources in this province starting this week. DENR-9 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable said the activity will spur the participation of stakeholders, particularly students and the academe to become partners in environmental protection. The Region... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA be...
  • Zambo Sibugay plants 95,653 seedlings for TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow

    TUNGAWAN, Zamboanga Sibugay, Oct. 9 (PIA) – Planters from all sectors of society who responded to the call to break India’s world record rushed early to the planting site on the historic TreeVolution day, Sept. 26, 2014. Driven by one goal, to break the Guinness World Record of having the most trees planted simultaneously in multiple locations held by India, people from all walks of life joined hands together under the scorching heat of the sun to plant mangrove propagules ... Read Full Story - Zambo Sibuga...
  • Cebuano News: Naapektohan sa Mayon Volcano, usa sa mga nag-unang prayoridad sa Presidente

    MANILA, Oct. 8 (PIA) – Bisan kung si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III atu-a sa dose ka adlaw nga pagbisita sa lima ka nasud (12-days, 5-nations), nag-una pa gihapon sa iyang lista ang kabalaka kabahin sa mga tawong naapektohan sa gihugon-hugon nga pagboto sa Bulkang Mayon. Kini ang gibutyag ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio B. Coloma, Jr., sa interbiyu sa dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, bag-ohay pa lamang. “Samtang atua pa kami sa Uropa ug Esta... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DOH keeps up with climate change

    ILOILO CITY, Oct 8(PIA)--Facilities and personnel of the Department of Health-6 are continuously being upgraded to respond to health hazards posed by climate change. Dr. Elvie Villalobos, DOH supervising health specialist, said the effects of climate change has brought about illnesses among the populations which the DOH is wary about. Villalobos was a resource person during one of the editions of the radio program, “Panahon: Hibaluon, Handaan, Aksyunan,” anchored by the Phi... Read Full Story - DOH keeps up...
  • US helps families displaced by Mayon unrest

    LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 8 (PIA ) -- The U.S. government has provided P4.4 million worth of aid  to assist displaced families affected by the abnormal activities of Mayon volcano in Albay province. In an email to U.S. Embassy to PIA Bicol News Desk, Ambassador Philip Goldberg said, "The United States stands ready to help families cope with the challenges posed by the temporary displacement due to the threats of erruption of Mayon volcano.” The same correspondence stated that ... Read Full Story - US helps fam...
  • ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 8 (PIA) – Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries, considered one of the most vulnerable groups in society, are especially in high risk of being affected by the effects of climate change, thus the need for them to be prepared. After a forum on climate change adaptation and mitigation held by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) during the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Vitali District Inter-Agency Committee (DIAC) meeting on Friday, Oct. 3, ... Read Full Story - ...
  • UP Baguio builds compendium of indigenous forest resource management systems and practices of CAR

     LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 8 (PIA) - - The University of the Philippines- Baguio  has come up with a compendium of researches on Indigenous Forest Resource Management Systems and Practices (IFMSP) of the Cordillera Administrative Region which will available to the public soon.The project commissioned to UP Baguio is a joint undertaking of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) – Department of Agriculture (DA) – Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resources Manag... Read Full Story - UP Baguio bu...
  • Smart joins 'Ocean Conservancy' act in Cebu

    Central Visayas, October 8 (PIA) --- Smart Communications recently took part in the conservation-advocacy of 'Ocean Conservancy' to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup in Cebu that was intended to help reduce trash and other waste that can harm marine life. This was then realized through a coastal cleanup in the shorelines of Barangay Suba Basbas with the combined efforts of the City of Lapu-Lapu, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, Department of Tourism-Central Visa... Read Full Story - Smart joins ...
  • DENR: PH committed to increasing public access to environmental information

    QUEZON CITY, 7 Oct. (PIA)- The Philippines is working toward increasing public access to data and information that are crucial to policy- and decision-making and management of its vast natural and environmental resources. This was the assurance made by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during the 2014 Asia-Pacific Regional Working Group on Environmental Information meeting, which was held early September 2014 in Mandaluyong City. Manila played host to repr... Read Full Story - DENR: PH com...
  • DENR, PIA invite composers in Central Luzon to join its Regional Songwriting Competition

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, October 7 (PIA) -- Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) invite professional and amateur composers based in Central Luzon to join its first Regional Songwriting Competition billed “LiKhALIKASAN: Likhang Awit para sa Kalikasan.” “This seeks to instill awareness on positive behaviors and perspectives as resiliency safeguards against the effects of climate change; promote environmental aw... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA in...
  • WWF study results on "urban corridor" known next week

      ILOILO CITY, Oct. 7 (PIA6) – The results of the study on identifying an “All-Weather Urban Corridor” for Iloilo City will be presented during a multi-sectoral presentation slated October 13 at Diversion 21 Hotel in Mandurriao district here.Atty. Angela Consuelo S. Ibay, Head of the Climate Change and Energy Programme of WWF-Philippines which spearheaded the study said in a letter that the results were achieved through a series of coordination work using secondary data fr... Read Full Story - WWF study re...
  • Rising volume, complexity of waste factor to Climate Change -- DENR

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, October 7 (PIA) – The rising volume and complexity of waste in the landfill and in each household is a big challenge in Solid Waste Management and also a big factor in the changing climate we have today. As discussed by Engr. Dovee Cherry Geollegue of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) region 10 during the Climate Change advocacy in Cagayan de Oro College-PHINMA recently, she said that we don’t even know where to put some of the garba... Read Full Story - Rising volum...
  • WPF turns over automated weather stations to CamSur towns

    NAGA CITY, October 7 (PIA) --- Eighteen municipalities in the province of Camarines Sur will now have the capability to monitor local weather scenario following the turn-over of Automated Weather Stations (AWS) from the Weather Philippines Foundation (WPF), Inc. and training of DRR workers in a simple hand-over ceremony held Friday at the New Crown Hotel, here. Dubbed as “ Camarines Sur Roll Out”, the event endeavors to  compliment the government’s efforts and desire ... Read Full Story - WPF turns ov...
  • Panabo City plants almost 20,000 tree seedlings on Treevolution

    PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte – The City Government of Panabo through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) joined the simultaneous tree planting activity targeting 25,000 seedlings in 50 hectares with 1,250 planters to break the Guinness world record of most trees planted within one hour now being held by India. As of September 26, 2014, 7:30PM, CENRO disclosed the partial and unofficial count of 18,289 seedlings planted at Purok 6 and 7 of Barangay Lower Pana... Read Full Story - Panabo City ...
  • CAGAYAN DE ORO, October 7 (PIA) - Nangandam ang buhatan sa Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) sa mga materyales sa pagpakaylap sa impormasyon mahitungod sa El Niño aron mahitso ang mag-uuma sa pagpangandam sa pag-abot sa panahon sa hulaw. Matud pa ni Jaime A. Manalo, pangulo sa Development Communication Division sa PhilRice nga ang maong mga materyales alang sa pagpakaylap sa mga impormasyon ipagawas sa website sa ahensya ug ipang-apod-apod sa mga rehiyonal nga buhatan sa ... Read Full Story - ...
  • Cebuano News: DENR: Pilipinas komitado sa pagdugang og abli sa publiko alang sa impormasyon sa kalikopan

    MANILA, 7 Oct.  -   Ang Pilipinas nagtrabaho ngadto sa pagdugang sa pag-abli sa publiko kalabot sa mga datos og impormasyon nga importante alang sa paghimo og palisiya og desisyon og pagdumala sa halapad nga natural og environmental nga mga rekurso.Mao kini ang pasalig nga gihimo sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) atol sa 2014 Asia-Pacific Regional Working Group on Environmental Information meeting diin kini gipahigayon sa sayo sa Septembre 2014 sa Mandaluyo... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DENR sets out roadmap to inclusive growth via biodiversity conservation

    QUEZON CITY, 6 Oct. (PIA)- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will focus on effectively managing natural resource wealth to achieve broad-based inclusive growth as the agency sets out a roadmap towards sustainable use and conservation of the country's rich biodiversity. DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP), which was launched recently at the Sulo Hotel in Quezon City, is a strategic plan that ... Read Full Story - DENR sets ou...
  • TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, October 6 (PIA) – Close to 50-thousand participants are expected to join the Candle Lighting Ceremony on November 8, as Eastern Visayas marks the first year of “Yolanda” devastation. The 24-kilometer stretch of  lighted candles will be spotted from the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport down to barangay Nula-tula to the north, including  the major city streets. “This is not a procession though," clarified Mr. Jeff Manibay,&nbs... Read Full Story - ...
  • TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, October 6 (PIA) – A Commemorative Walk from the Magsaysay boulevard up to the City Hall Grounds  will highlight the one-year memorial of super typhoon “Yolanda”. So informed Mr. Brando Bernadas of the city LGU, the very agency that spearheads the memorable program, assisted by the United Nations-Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA). One year ago come November 8, thousands of people  perished and  another th... Read Full Story - ...
  • Nat'l, local governments working on safety of residents near Mayon volcano

    MANILA, Oct 5 -- The national government is in close contact with the local government of Albay to ensure the safety of residents near the Mayon volcano, which could erupt anytime."Patuloy ang pakikipag-usap natin kina Governor Joey Salceda kung ano ang pwede pang maitulong ng national government," Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday."In fact, last week napag-usapan natin ang panawagan ni Governor Joey ... Read Full Story - Nat'l, local...
  • Civil service anniversary observed with a tree planting activity in Samar

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, October 5 (PIA) - Adding environmental impact in observance of the 114th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, a tree planting activity was held in the towns of Tarangnan and Jiabong, Samar. This activity was participated by all government employees from the different agencies in the province. With this year's theme, “Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako,”  CSC envisioned to imbibe government employees the  environmental c... Read Full Story - Civil servic...
  • Mt. Province approves DRRM/CCA 2015 Annual Investment Plan

     BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct.4(PIA) - - The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has approved the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Climate Change Adaptation Annual Investment Plan (DRRM/CCA AIP) for 2015.The DRRM/CCA 2015 AIP has a total budget of P30,2 million which is five percent of the estimated total revenues of the province next year.In the DRRM phases, preparedness gets the biggest allocation of almost P14.6 M. Programs, projects or activiti... Read Full Story - Mt. Province...
  • QUEZON CITY, 4 Oct. (PIA)- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging greater efforts to increase the involvement of local government units (LGUs) and communities in ensuring clean waterways to prevent flooding. Through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), the DENR underscored the importance of LGUs and communities to complement the efforts of the national government and the private sector through the highly praised “Adopt-an-Estero/Water Body&rdqu... Read Full Story - ...
  • USAID turns over typhoon resilient school buildings

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, October 4 (PIA) - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) turned over two school buildings with ten classrooms each in Tacloban City National Agricultural School (TNAS) located in Barangay Bagacay, Tacloban City. USAID Phillippines mission director Gloria Steele said that the two school buildings donated by their agency worth Php.17.5M was in response of the United States government to address the needs of typhoon stricken areas, specifically in ... Read Full Story - USAID turns ...
  • YDA leads coastal cleanup day

    LAGUNA, Oct. 4 (PIA) -- Over 600 volunteers from different schools and non-government organizations participated in the Laguna de Bay coastal clean-up drive initiated by the Youth Development Affairs (YDA)-Laguna. In the trash collection audited by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), a total of 150 kilograms recyclables wastes were reportedly collected in the clean-up drive. Meanwhile, 200 kilograms residual wastes and 250 kilograms biodegradable materials ... Read Full Story - YDA leads co...
  • DENR-Siquijor trains 36 wildlife enforcement officers

    SIQUIJOR, Oct 3 (PIA)—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Siquijor province through its Protected Areas Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Services (PAWCZMS) recently conducted a seminar for the Deputation of Wildlife Enforcement on RA 9147 at the Siquijor State College in Larena, Siquijor.  Some 36 attendees were equipped to function as Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEO). They were acquainted on the basics in Search and Seizure and Procedure for Envi... Read Full Story - DENR-Siquijo...
  • Nine DAR-Siquijor scholars finish college

    SIQUIJOR, Oct. 3 (PIA)--At least nine scholars under the Program Agraryo Iskolars (PAI) of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – Siquijor finished college recently. They are  Glendie Paquera , who graduated magna cun laude and Ailyn Ibas, cum laude, and both with a degree of  Bachelor of Science in Education.  Mary Jane B. Agan and Ryan Jessan D. Ponce completed the Bachelors degree of Science in Information Technology; Derbe Jane L. Laure, Bachelor of Sci... Read Full Story - Nine DAR-Siq...
  • Governor supports police programs

    SIQUIJOR, Oct 3 (PIA)-- Provincial governor Zaldy Villa pledged to support the Philippine National Police (PNP) of the province as he lauded its vital role and contribution for the province's development. During the celebration of the 113th Police Service Anniversary at the Siquijor PNP Headquarters, Caipilan, Siquijor, Siquijor , Villa assured the Siquijor Provincial Police Office (SPPO) of increased budgetary allocation for peace and order and intelligence fund for 2015. He said ... Read Full Story - Governor sup...
  • Larena moves for stronger GSO

    SIQUIJOR, Oct 3 (PIA)--In line with the province’s program to  alleviate poverty, the municipality of Larena spearheaded by municipal mayor Dean Villa initiated the first assembly intended to strengthen private and public partnership through the implementation of the Local Poverty Reduction Action Plan (LPRAT). In a message, Provincial governor, Zaldy Villa said that the event aimed to go beyond healthy relationship among the key players of the society  and partner... Read Full Story - Larena moves...
  • QUEZON CITY, 3 Oct. (PIA)- Quezon City has joined other cities around the world, including various non-government and grassroots organizations, in collaboration with the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Secretariat, in the People’s Climate March – dubbed as the largest and most diverse mobilization for climate action in history – on September 21.The People’s Climate March in Quezon City was highlighted by a tree-planting activit... Read Full Story - ...
  • Student org implements internal solid waste management policy

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Oct. 3, (PIA) - - To help government in the thrust towards sustainable environmental protection and preservation, the Campus Student Government (CSG) officials of Cagayan State University at Andrews Campus had crafted and implemented its internal regulation on solid waste management. Renz Umambong, CSG Congressman, said during the Climate Change radio program interview of PIA, the policy making body under the said academic organization has passed an environmental f... Read Full Story - Student org ...
  • Hiligaynon News: Estudyante sang CAPSU nagpangibabaw sa PIA kag DENR nga paindis-indis

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Oktubre 3 (PIA6) – Estudyante sang Capiz State University ang nagpangibabaw sa bag-o lang matapos nga paindis-indis sang Philippine Information Agency. Si Josie Ubierna, estudyante sa kolehiyo sang Capiz State University- Dayao Campus ang nagpanguna sa On-the-Spot Essay Writing on Climate Change – Provincial level nga paindis-indis nga ginhiwat diri sang nagligad nga Septyembre 26. Ang amo nga paindis-indis ang kabahin sa mga hilikuton nga ginapati... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • MinDA shares victory with Mindanaoans

    BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 3 (PIA) – Following the recently concluded TreeVolution: Greening MindanaNOW through a tree planting activity in multiple locations in Mindanao in one hour, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) shared victory with the rest of the Mindanaoans for the success of said historic event. “But more than the new world record, we are overwhelmed with pride and gratitude for the support and cooperation of all Mindanaoans who came out in droves to support the movemen... Read Full Story - MinDA shares...
  • Divers, stakeholders join hands in cleaning the coasts, underwater of Sto. Domingo

    LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 3 (PIA) – The Bicol Scuba Divers Foundation Incorporated (BSDFI) and municipal government of Sto Domingo led the underwater clean-up drive last Sunday at the fish sanctuary of the said municipality in time for the observance of the International Coastal Clean-Up Day. SOme 80 divers from the BSDFI, along with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Philipppine Navy – Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NAVFORSOL), scoured the underwater of Sto. ... Read Full Story - Divers, stak...
  • Feature: TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW, a sight to see

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, October 3 (PIA)---  The September 26 TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW was undeniably a sight to see.More than the fun it was an epic, a larger-than-life experience that one can remember by.To a simple man like Eduardo Lumahan, 37, a broadcast technician of RPN-DXDX, this memento was made even more special to see the leader of the city making his hands full knowing that his presence would be an inspiration to each eager beaver participant.Yes City Mayor Ronnel Rivera made... Read Full Story - Feature: Tre...
  • CAPSU stude tops Climate change essay writing tilt

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 3 (PIA) – A student from Capiz State University-Dayao campus won the On-the-Spot Essay Writing on Climate Change –Provincial level competition.Josie Ubierna, a college student of CAPSU-Dayao campus, outstripped 27 other contestants in the said competition here conducted by the Philippine Information Agency.The activity was part of the activities of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Western Visayas in its climate change mitigation and adapt... Read Full Story - CAPSU stude ...
  • Central Visayas, October 3 (PIA) ---- The Climate Change Commission (CCC) initiated the 40-day equivalent to 1000 kilometer by foot journey from Rizal Park, Luneta, Manila (Kilometer Zero) to Tacloban (Yolanda ‘Ground Zero’).This kicked off October 2 also set as International Day of Non-Violence until November 8- the first anniversary when Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated the Visayas Island.This will cross the San Juanico Bridge down to Tacloban City on November 8 the exact date Yola... Read Full Story - ...
  • OCD-7 holds 4-day course to strengthen civil-military relations on disaster response

      CEBU CITY, October 3 (PIA) --- Over 40 participants from the military and government  personnel graduated yesterday from the four-day Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Course undertaken by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD-7) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA).Mel Schmidt, civil-military coordination section officer of UN-OCHA based in the Philippines told the graduates composed of military officers mostly en... Read Full Story - OCD-7 holds ...
  • SAN JOSE, Antique, Oct.3(PIA) - - The high school student-contestants of the Col. Ruperto Abellon National School (CRANS) in Guisijan, Laua-an, this province bested other high school students in the just concluded Climate Change Quiz contest, held here. The activity is in line with the partnership between the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Climate Change Preparedness, Adaptation, and Mitigation advocacy. Some eleven high s... Read Full Story - ...
  • Cebuano News: DTI MisOcc miapil sa TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW

    SINACABAN, Misamis Occidental, Oct. 1 (PIA) – Ang Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), ning probinsiya, miapil sa pagtanum sa duolan tulo ka libo (2,825) ka mga bakhaw sa kabaybayonan sa Sinacaban, agi’g suporta sa proyekto nga “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” sa milabay nga Septembre 26.                           Naglangkub sa mga&nbs... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • QC joins international commitment to battle climate change

    QUEZON CITY, 2 Oct.  (PIA)- Quezon City government, along with mayors from other countries who included Mayors George Ferguson (Bristol, UK), Jürgen Nimptsch (Bonn, Germany), Frank Cownie (Des Moines, USA), Ronan Dantec (Nantes) showed their support by joining the thousands of marchers at the People’s Climate March held September 21 in New York. The event aims to draw the support of national governments into making strong commitments and action on climate change. Q... Read Full Story - QC joins int...
  • Albay forestry officers on high alert for potential wildfires on Mayon explosion

    QUEZON CITY, Oct. 2 --  Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has placed all forest and fire protection officers in Albay province on high alert against threat of potential wildfires due to the impending explosion of Mayon Volcano. Paje warned that volcanic eruptions and wildfires pose serious hazards not only to human population but also to the surrounding natural ecosystems, which the DENR is duty-bound to protect and preserve. ... Read Full Story - Albay forest...
  • Kinaray-a News: CRANS nagpanguna sa Climate Change Quiz Contest

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Oktubre.2 (PIA6) - - Nagpanguna ang mga contestants nga mga estudyante sa high school kang Col. Ruperto Abellon National School (CRANS) kang munisipalidad kang  Laua-an, sa bag-o lang ginhiwat nga Climate Change Quiz contest, kag ginpatigayon sa Tuburan sang Kabuhi, San Jose. Ang kahiwatan angut sa partnership kang  Philippine Information Agency kag  Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Climate Change Preparedness, Adaptation, and Mitigati... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Rehab activities in Aklan up in forum

    KALIBO, Aklan, October 2 (PIA6) --  The Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) in Aklan headed by Atty. Clarence Guinto, Provincial Rehabilitation and Recovery Coordinator, recently held a “Yolanda Response Forum” in Batan, Aklan. The OPARR, which was created by President Benigno S. Aquino III in December 2013 and headed by former Senator Panfilo Lacson is tasked in overseeing the implementation of rehabilitation activities in areas har... Read Full Story - Rehab activi...
  • Trees help dissipate typhoons

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Oct. 2 (PIA) - No less than the constituents of Southern Leyte observed that several typhoons which were forecasted to hit the province dissipated before it approaches the land. Unknowingly, this was due to the abundance of trees planted across the province. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer, Dr Eva Abad reported over Action Center Kapihan sa PIA recently “ that since Southern Leyte is now teeming with trees, it creates a micro climate o... Read Full Story - Trees help d...
  • DSWD releases P9M worth of assistance to Mayon evacuees

    LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Bicol has recorded more than P9 million worth assistance in the form of food packs and essential kits to evacuees since Mayon Volcano’s alert level 3 was up in recent weeks. “According to our latest count, a total of P9,098,282.14 worth of assistance was extended to the municipalities of Camalig, Daraga, Guinobatan, Legazpi City, Ligao City, Malilipot, Sto. Domingo and Tabaco City,” ... Read Full Story - DSWD release...
  • Camarines Norte to construct 80 disaster resilient school buildings this year

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Oct. 2 (PIA) – Some 80 disaster resilient school classrooms in 57 identified sites in Camarines Norte will soon to rise under the Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF) amounting to more than P84.4 million this year. During the pre-construction conference led by by Department of Education (DepEd), Architect Elmer Cezar A. Zaleta, assistant chief of the Planning and Design Section of DPWH district office here demonstrated the resiliency of the new designto disa... Read Full Story - Camarines No...
  • DTI-MisOcc participates in TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW

    SINACABAN, Misamis Occidental, Oct. 1 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Misamis Occidental, had participated in planting some 2,815 propagules in the coastal area, here, to support the “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” project, last Sept. 26. Of the “Api-api” and “Bacauan” species, this number of propagules was aside from the 15,000 trees submitted by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) to have been planted within an hour ... Read Full Story - DTI-MisOcc p...
  • Mangrove contributes to disaster prevention, says DTI-MisOcc chief

    SINACABAN, Misamis Occidental, Oct. 1 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), this province, believes that mangrove planting is a responsive contribution to disaster prevention and mitigation. “Participating in the project of planting 2,815 propagules in the shores of the municipality, during the ‘TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW’ project, last Sept. 26, suggested a message to the local residents to support the National Greening Program (NGP), as well as, the N... Read Full Story - Mangrove con...
  • National government provides P137.8M worth of aid to Mayon Operations in Albay

    LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) -– The national government has already poured in a total of P137.8 million financial assistance to Albay province in the wake of the threat of Mayon Volcano eruption that help sustain aid to over 54,000 individuals now evacuated in safe temporary shelter camps The provincial government of Albay has since evacuated locales within the 6 kilometer pemrnanent danger zone and 6-8 kilometer extended danger zone in the cities of Ligao and Tabaco and the municipalit... Read Full Story - National gov...
  • IGaCoS joins Treevolution

    ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, October 2 -  About 1196 registered planters participated the Treevolution: Greening MindaNow tree planting activity and were able to plant approximately 23,914 cacao seedlings in the 50 hectares DENR NGP planting  site located in Barangay Tagpopongan, Babak District, IGaCoS on September 26. At around 4:00AM, planters and stewards in white shirts swarmed at the registration area facilitated by  DENR-Panabo Community ENRO staff.  On the otherha... Read Full Story - IGaCoS joins...
  • Gov orders speedy investigation of electrocution incident

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, October 2, 2014 – Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario has created a fact-finding body to fully investigate the electrocution of a 12-year old girl involving a transistor radio given by the Capitol as part of its disaster preparedness program. “I have immediately ordered a full-scale investigation… to thoroughly look into the untoward incident,” the governor said in his official statement. Amity Grace Dela Cruz was discovered dead at ab... Read Full Story - Gov orders s...
  • BUUG, Zamboanga Sibugay, Oct. 2 (PIA) – Department of Agriculture (DA)-9 Regional Director Constancio Alama on Monday has called on the members of Buug Subanenen Workers Association (BSWA) to plant varieties of rice that can withstand the adverse impacts of climate change. Speaking before a group of indigenous peoples (IP) here, Alama said the DA is now promoting food staples sufficiency program to ensure that every Filipino will have food on his  table.   Alama sa... Read Full Story - ...
  • DENR Caraga exec declares success of the TreeVolution, thanks volunteers

    BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- Declaring the event successful, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga regional director Nonito M. Tamayo has expressed gratitude and thanks to all who participated on the TreeVolution‘s massive tree planting events last September 26, 2014 that contributed in the new Guinness World Record of the most number of tree seedlings planted in one hour in different locations.. He also commended the Department of Education (DepEd), the Philipp... Read Full Story - DENR Caraga ...
  • Tagalog news: Buwan ng Tamaraw, inumpisahan nang ipagdiwang sa Occ Min

    MAMBURAO, Occidental Mindoro, Okt 2 (PIA) – Inumpisahan na ng lalawigan kahapon ng umaga ang selebrasyon ng Buwan ng Tamaraw sa pamamagitan ng isang motorcade at maikling programa. Ang programa ay naganap sa kapitolyo sa bayan ng Mamburao at dinaluhan ng iba’t bang ahensya ng pamahalaan, mga departamento ng pamahalaang panlalawigan, opisyales ng mga  barangay at senior citizens. Ang selebrasyon  ngayong  taon ay may temang “Tamaraw sa Mindoro: Tatak Pil... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino nagdasig sa pagbubu og puhunan diha sa renewable energy

    MANILA, Oktobre 1 -  Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III kaniadtong Martes nagdasig sa sektor sa enerhiya sa pagpadayon sa pagpangita og pagbubu og puhunan diha sa renewable energy aron sa pagpadayon sa pagtagbo sa nagtubo nga panginahanglan alang sa enerhiya, diin kini gikinahanglan aron malambu og ekonomikanhon nga pagtubo. “It is of absolute importance that we continue exploring and investing in clean and renewable energy sources,” matud sa President atol sa iyang pakigpulo... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tagalog news: Pagpapalalim ng mga ilog, susi para luminis ang Manila Bay- DILG Bulacan

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Oktubre 1 (PIA) -- Iginiit ng panlalawigang tanggapan ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa Bulacan na hindi lamang paglilinis ang dapat gawin para muling ibalik ang balanseng ekolohikal ng Manila Bay kundi ang pagpapalalim din ng lahat ng ilog na nakakabit rito upang tuluy-tuloy ang pagdaloy ng tubig. Ayon kay DILG Provincial Director Darwin David, gumagawa na ngayon ng hakbangin ang iba’t ibang lokal na pamahalaan sa lalawigan upang tugunan ito... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • BAUKO, Mountain Province, Oct.1(PIA) - -  Concerns on severe weather conditions brought about by climate change, continued forest degradation and  low vegetable production prompted a local official here to propose for  the construction of more greenhouses for farmers.Bauko mayor Abraham Akilit said technology intervention like constructing permanent greenhouses for the vegetable farmers will partly address the issues on climate change, continued forest destruction as well as enhan... Read Full Story - ...
  • ILOILO CITY, Oct. 1 (PIA6) – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) will kick off tomorrow, October 2 the 40-day The Climate Walk from Manila to areas that were affected by typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan).Climate Change Commissioner Naderev Yeb Saño said the walk is primarily meant to raise the clarion call for all nations around the world to come up with a new climate agreement in 2015 that represents bold, concrete, serious and ambitious actions to avert the climate crisi... Read Full Story - ...
  • Insurance program helps farmers cope with Climate change

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Sept. 30 (PIA6) - - Negrense rice farmers are coping with climate change through the Negros First Universal Crop Insurance Program of the provincial government.NFUCIP, on its third year was primarily created to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change to Negrense farmers whose crops are affected by the changing climate.The Provincial Government recently released insurance claims amounting to P1,080,174 to farmer beneficiaries, a release from the Provincial Information Of... Read Full Story - Insurance pr...
  • Cebuano News: Kahoy nga bakhaw makatabang pagsumpo sa katalagman, matud sa Hepe sa DTI MisOcc

    SINACABAN, Misamis Occidental, Oct. 1 (PIA) – Ang Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), ning probinsiya, nagtuo nga ang pagpananum sa bakhaw maoy usa ka paagi sa paghatag ug ambag kun kontribusyon aron mapugngan o mamenosan ang epekto sa katalagman. Ug pinaagi sa pag-apil sa pagpananum sa duolan tulo ka libo (2,815) ka mga bakhaw, atol sa “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” sa milabay nga Septembre 26, naghatag sa mensahe ngadto sa mga residente nga mosuporta sa National G... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Climate Change Adaptation Advocacy tinalakay sa kapihan

    LUNGSOD NG SORSOGON, Oktubre 1 (PIA)- Matagumpay na naidaos ang isang araw na Kapihan sa PIA  noong lunes, ika 29 ng Setyembre sa Aemilianum College at dinaluhan ito ng mga piling  kinatawan mula sa hanay ng medya sa radyo, telebisyon at lokal na pamahalaan na pinag-usapan ang mahahalagang isyung may kaugnayan sa  mga aktibidad ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaan. Sa pangunguna ng PIA Sorsogon na siyang katuwang ng DENR sa pagpapalaganap ng adbokasiya o Climate Change Adaptation Adv... Read Full Story - Climate Chan...
  • NEWS FEATURE: A not-so-usual tourism activity for tarsiers of South Cotabato

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  Oct  1 – (PIA)  --  Tarsiers  are  quite a  formidable   tourist  attraction.   In fact,   visiting  Bohol   would not be  complete   without  a  stopover   to see  the tiny – only about the  size of a closed  fist – primate. Another  fact:  Tarsiers  (scientific  name: Tarsius syrichta)&... Read Full Story - NEWS FEATURE...
  • Philippines poised to take world record on number of trees planted in an hour

    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Oct 1 (PIA) --- Latest unofficial count of the number of trees planted in an hour during the “Treevolution: Greening MinDANow” project shows the country has a clean chance of unseating India as the present Guiness record holder. The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), which organized the massive tree planting activity in different areas of Mindanao on September 26 with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), posted the unoffici... Read Full Story - Philippines ...
  • Isabela City campus writers trained as climate change adaptation advocates

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Oct. 1 (PIA) – About seventy high school and college students and campus journalists from different schools here have undergone a journalism training with focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation advocacy at the Claret College of Isabela here recently. The seminar, organized by PIA and Claret’s Clarion school paper publication staff, aimed to equip the students on basic knowledge on journalism and writing, and to provide a refresher course fo... Read Full Story - Isabela City...
  • Aquino reiterates need for special power

    PASAY CITY, 1 Oct. (PIA)--President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday echoed his administrations need to get authorization from Congress to contract additional generating capacity in the face of a potential 300- megawatt shortfall of energy in 2015. During the Energy Smart Philippines conference in SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Aquino assured the private sector that the emergency powers he is asking from Congress to avert a power crisis next summer will not be abused and... Read Full Story - Aquino reite...
  • Belgian firm to have 11MW solar power project in Clark

    CLARK FREEPORT, September 30 (PIA) -- Belgian firm Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc. (EPRRI) has signed an agreement with Clark Development Corporation for the establishment of an 11-megawatt solar power project inside the Freeport. The P814 million initiative consists of putting up 220,200 panels in a 25 hectare leased property. “Clark power needs is at 50 to 70 megawatts daily and with the foreseen shortage next year, this project will be a big help to the locators ... Read Full Story - Belgian firm...
  • Tagalog news: Pagtatanim ng bakawan, tampok sa Maritime Week sa Romblon

    ROMBLON, Romblon, Setyembre 30 (PIA) --- Umabot sa 1,200 bakawan ang itinanim bilang bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng Maritime Week ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) – Romblon Station sa pakikipagtulungan ng Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAg) at mga barangay officials ng Bgy. Cajimos, Romblon, Romblon. Sinabi ni Chief Petty Officer Bartolome A. Villanueva, PCG Station Commander, na bilang pakikiisa nila sa pagdiriwang ng Maritime Week 2014 ay kanilang pinili na magsagawa ng mangrove p... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Group pushes environmentally-sound recycling of waste lamps as nation observes Consumer Welfare Month

    QUEZON CITY, Sept. 30 --   The EcoWaste Coalition, a public interest network promoting zero waste and chemical safety, appealed to all consumers of energy-efficient but mercury-containing fluorescent lamps to properly manage waste lamps to reduce risk to public health and the environment. The group called for the environmentally-sound recycling of waste lamps as the country marks the Consumer Welfare Month held every October pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1098.  The Dep... Read Full Story - Group pushes...
  • Pangu sa PENRMO nagpadayag og mga pamaagi pagpahaom sa climate change

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Sept. 30 (PIA)  --  Ang pangu sa Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Management Office (PENRMO) ning lalawigan naghan-ay sa pipila ka mga pamaagi aron ang mga katawhan ug mga komunidad maka-adjust sa ilang mga pamaagi, sa ilang kinabuhi, nunot sa nag-usob-usab sa klima nga nahitabo na karon. Kadtong namuyo daplin sa kabaybayonan, pananglitan, kinahanglan mobalhin na sila sa laing dapit, samtang kadtong dili makahimo niini angay mag-andam sa pa... Read Full Story - Pangu sa PEN...
  • NEW YORK, New York, Sept. 30 (PIA) – Magpadayon ang Pilipinas paghimo’g mga lakang aron mamentinar o kaha mapaayo pa ang gitawag nga “low-emission development strategy,” ingon man, sa “trajectory of energy mix” kun pagboga dala sa nagsagol nga tinubdan sa enerhiya. Kini ang gisaysay ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III atol sa iyang pakigpulong didto sa United Nations Climate Change Summit sa UN Headquarters, sa New York, bag-ohay pa lamang.  &qu... Read Full Story - ...
  • MAKATI CITY, 30 Sept.(PIA) -- The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Australian Government have brought together community leaders from areas hit by Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in a forum to discuss a people and job-centred approach to disaster response. The forum “Working out of disasters: Job-led growth after Typhoon Bopha (Pablo)”, was held at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City recently. The Australian Government and the ILO have worked toget... Read Full Story - ...
  • Antique students keep abreast on climate change issues

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Sept. 30 (PIA) - - Some 300 students of the Advance Central College, here were updated with the  current state of the environment of Antique province during the campus tour conducted by the Philippine Information Agency and Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The activity is in line with the PIA-DENR partnership to undertake various activities that promote climate change preparedness, adaptation and mitigation advocacy to all sectors of the community.&nb... Read Full Story - Antique stud...
  • OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 30 (PIA) – Mikabat sa kinse ka libo (15,000) ka mga nagkadaiyang matang sa kahoy ang natanum sa tulo ka mga dapit sa probinsiya, ubos sa proyekto sa “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW,” sa milabay nga Sept. 26. Misaka sa singkwenta porsento (50%), itandi sa napulo ka libo (10,000) ka mga kahoy nga gipunting nga itanum ubos sa nasangpit nga proyekto, kini gitanum sa kinatibuk-an nga baynte-singko ka ektarya (25 has.) sa probinsiya.&nb... Read Full Story - ...
  • NEW YORK, New York, Sept. 30 (PIA) – Ang gobyerno sa Pilipinas ang nakahimo na sa pagtag-an sa panahon kun “weather forecasting” aron makapadala’g tukmang pasidaan sa kahimtang sa panahon, ilabi na ngadto sa mga komunidad nga peligrong hapakon niini.  Kini ang gi-asoy ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III sa iyang pakigpulong didto sa United Nations Climate Change Summit sa UN Headquarters, sa New York, bag-ohay pa lamang. Alang sa mga lokal ug nasyonal nga m... Read Full Story - ...
  • Cebuano News: MisOcc mitanum 15,000 ka kahoy ubos sa TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 30 (PIA) – Mikabat sa kinse ka libo (15,000) ka mga nagkadaiyang klase sa kahoy ang natanum sa tulo (3) ka mga lugar sa probinsiya, ubos sa proyekto sa “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW,” sa milabay nga Sept. 26. Misaka sa singkwenta porsento (50%), itandi sa napulo ka libo (10,000) ka mga kahoy nga gipunting nga itanum ubos sa nasangpit nga proyekto, kini gitanum sa kinatibuk-an nga baynte-singko ka ektarya (25 has.) sa probinsiya.... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 30 (PIA) – Gipasalamatan ni gobernador Herminia M. Ramiro ang tanang miboluntaryo, kinsa nagpakita sa ilang kasibut pagtanum, atol sa “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” nga gipahigayon sa probinsiya sa Misamis Occidental, sa milabay nga Sept. 26. “Nakita nako ang kasibut sa matag-usa nga ania karon dinhi kalabut niining mahinungdanon kaayong proyekto nga atong gihimo karon,” ang Gobernador namulong sa dihang iyang nahiba... Read Full Story - ...
  • Kinaray-a News : Madinalag-on nga nahiwat campus tour bahin sa climate change

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Septyembre 30 (PIA6) - - Madinalag-on nga natigayon ang  Campus Tour angut sa hirikuton bahin sa Climate Change Preparedness, adaptation and  mitigation advocacy sa Advance Central College rudya sa San Jose. Ang campus tour  ginpatigayon kang Philippine Information Agency, Department of Environment and Natural Resources kag sa koordinasyon sa tagdumarahan kang Advance Central College. Ang nahinambitan nga advocacy gintambungan kang tres sientos (300) k... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW activity in Dipolog successful, says DENR

    DIPOLOG CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) -Hundreds of Dipolognons from all walks of life flocked to the two planting sites here in support of the“TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW”simultaneous tree planting activity last Sept. 26. The simultaneous Mindanao-wide tree planting activity,which was conducted from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. was an attempt to break the Guinness World Records of India which had planted 1,945,535 trees for one hour in 408 different locations with 340,200 participants.... Read Full Story - TreeVolution...
  • Treevolution unofficial count stands at 3.5 Million

    DAVAO CITY, Sept 30 (PIA) -- Despite unofficially breaking the world record of simultaneous planting of trees in one hour in Mindanao in September 26, the Mindanao Development Authority still awaits the final result of the tree planting activity in many parts of the island even in Region 11 which planted most of the trees. Yvette Villar, development manager officer of the MINDA said they still wait for the final results from Impasugong, Bukidnon, Mati City, Davao Oriental and even in Barang... Read Full Story - Treevolution...
  • Cebuano News : President Aquino nanawagan sa tanang kanasuran sa mas agresibong pagtubag sa climate change

    NEW YORK, New York, Sept. 30 (PIA) – Nanawagan si President Benigno S. Aquino III sa mga kanasuran sa linangkob nga pagtubag sa pagbag-o bag-o sa panahon kun “climate change,” gumikan sa dakung kadaut nga epekto niini ngadto sa mga kanasuran, dagko man o gagmay.  "Ang desisyon niini anaa ra kanato: Mag-usa kitang tanan sa pag-atubang niini nga mga hagit aron mabuntog nato kini o mag-uban kitang tanan sa pag-antus ug pagsagubang sa mga kadaut nga dala niini,&rdquo... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DENR pushes for early compliance to Euro 4 fuel standards, phase-out of ageing vehicles

    QUEZON CITY, Sept. 29 -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is pushing for the early implementation of improved fuel standards and the phase-out of older, polluting motor vehicles as strategies to improve air quality and reduce the carbon footprint of Metro Manila. DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje in a statement said  that around 70 to 80 percent of air pollution in the metropolis comes from mobile sources or vehicular emissions; while only 20 to 30 percent c... Read Full Story - DENR pushes ...
  • Soldiers help in greening Isabela secondary schools

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, September 29 (PIA) – The 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army's Civil Military Operations Battalion soldiers here has led a tree planting activity in two secondary school campuses in the province. Sergeant Jake Lopez of the army division’s civil military operations battalion, said the tree planting activity is in support to the National Greening Program (NGP) of the national government and help in mitigating the impacts of climate change. Lo... Read Full Story - Soldiers hel...
  • DENR warns against open burning

    BORONGAN CITY, Sept. 29 - Provincial environment and natural resources officer Arturo Salazar warned against burning of garbage in one’s backyard or open burning, locally known as “pagtap-ong,” as it is one of the causes of global warming and climate change. Salazar said this during the Kapihan Para sa Kalikasan, a radio program of the Philippine Information Agency and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources aired over Radyo ng Bayan Borongan-DYES on Friday, Se... Read Full Story - DENR warns a...
  • 500 participants join TreeVolution challenge in Dipolog

    DIPOLOG CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) – Some 500 participants from the different government and private organizations joined the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW activity on Friday, Sept. 29 in the two planting sites at Puting Bato, Barangay Upper Dicayas this city. Among those who joined the simultaneous tree planting activity were officials and employees of the city government of Dipolog, Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Department of Education (DepEd), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), 101... Read Full Story - 500 particip...
  • Climate change forum caps Sept 21, 1897 earthquake commemoration in Isabela City

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Sept. 29 (PIA) – Hundreds of Catholics flocked to the Sta. Isabel Cathedral recently to commemorate “Terremoto” (earthquake) miraculous event of September 21, 1897 that hit Basilan with the movement of the Sulu Trench. A seminar-forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation kick-off the commemoration with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Basilan. The PIA-produced 30-minute video documentation on climate change and disaster pre... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 29 (PIA) – Governor Herminia M. Ramiro has thanked the volunteer partners who showed their excitement in participating the “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” project in the province, last Sept. 26. “I see that you’re all excited of this very meaningful project, given the number of volunteer planters who are here now,” after knowing that the number of planter volunteers increased from the targeted 675 to 930 or by 3... Read Full Story - ...
  • OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 29 (PIA) – A total of 15,000 trees of various species have been planted in three areas of the province, relative to the project “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW,” last Sept. 26. Higher by 50 percent compared to 10,000 trees targeted under the project, the trees were planted in a total of 25 hectares i.e.,  15 hectares in Camp Burgos, Oroquieta City and five hectares, each, in Plaridel and Sapang Dalaga towns, both replacing Ca... Read Full Story - ...
  • Flood control project to save barangay from flooding

    CATBALOGAN City, Samar, Sept 29 (PIA) - Several infrastructure projects resilient to climate change are being constructed in Samar these days as the weather phenomenon confronts the communities. One of these projects is in Barangay Caglanipao Sur, Calbayog City where the public works and highways has just finished a flood control project. The inspectorate team of DPWH–Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO), Calbayog City led by Assistant District Engineer Alvin Ignacio c... Read Full Story - Flood contro...
  • Cebuano News:Campus Caravan alang sa kinaiyahan

    NAGA CITY, CEBU, Setyembre 29 (PIA)--- Kapin sa 100 ka mga narra seedlings ang gipananom sa bukirang bahin sa Cantao-an, dakbayan sa Naga, diin gilusad ang programang Campus Caravan for Climate Change. Ang Campus Caravan for Climate Change, usa ka programa tali sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) og sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) alang sa pagpasaka sa kasayuran sa pag atiman og pag-amping sa kinaiyahan  para sa maga kabatan-onan. Didto sa Cantao-an Na... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • NAGA CITY, CEBU, Sept. 29  (PIA)--- The hills were alive at the back of Cantao-an National High School morning of September 25, as over a hundred students participating in the first PIA-DENR Cebu Campus Caravan, made their mark by planting their respective narra seedlings. And just as the last seedling was planted, the heavens immediately dropped rain as if sealing the commitment made by the students to do ways to protect the environment. These ways, according to main sp... Read Full Story - ...
  • EMB 12 to involve LGUs in campaign to phase out HCFCs

    KORONADAL CITY South Cotabato,  Sept 29 (PIA)  --   The Environmental Management  Bureau  (EMB) is seeking  collaboration with   local government  units  in its  campaign  for the  phase  out of  Hydrochloroflourocarbons (HCFCs), an official  of the agency said.   Engr.  Elias Mamongcal, ozone  desk office and  chief  of  the  Toxic Chemicals and Hazardous Waste Section &n... Read Full Story - EMB 12 to in...
  • TANDAG CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) – Aside from breaking the good news that the Philippines was able to set a new record for the most trees planted in an hour in multiple locations, toppling down India’s feat in 2011, of which Surigao del Sur was one of the provinces in Mindanao that took part in the bid, Governor Johnny Pimentel extended his thanks and gratitude to all capitol employees who took time out to plant trees on September 26 for the “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow.”&... Read Full Story - ...
  • SORSOGON CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in its bid to enhance the monitoring network of Mt. Bulusan, will be holding a three-day series of seminar-workshops in the direct impact and highly susceptible municipalities to volcanic eruption in Sorsogon. Phivolcs Director Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr. in his communication to PIA Sorsogon Information Center said that their office is currently enhancing the monitoring network of Bulusan ... Read Full Story - ...
  • DepEd allots funds, assures continued delivery of basic ed in Albay in view of Mayon restiveness

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) will be downloading over P23 Million in funds to procure 15,000 chairs and immediately construct 300 temporary learning spaces (TLS) for schools used as evacuation centers (ECs) to ensure continued delivery of basic education services to around 52,800 affected learners in Albay. DepEd in a press statement said that as of Sept 26, 77 schools are affected by the declaration of Alert Level 3 for Mt. Mayon. 38 of the ... Read Full Story - DepEd allots...
  • DAVAO DEL NORTE- The Philippine Red Cross-Davao del Norte Chapter  early this month (September) gathered the clinic teachers in all public elementary and secondary schools under the schools division of Tagum City and Panabo City for the 1st DepEd (Department of Education) Disaster Risk Management Summit. PRC Davao del Norte Chapter Administrator Luzviminda C. Neri said that the  summit aimed to organize Red Cross 143 in every school; organize the Red Cross Youth Council; and ... Read Full Story - ...
  • Underwater clean-up drive begins in Ilocos Norte's shorelines

    CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte, September 29 (PIA) - Researchers from a state-run university in Ilocos Norte said scuba diving is efficient in ridding beaches of litter.  Dubbed as “scubasurero,” the beach clean up was formed by the College of Aquatic Science and Applied Techonology (CASAT) of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) to address the problem on solid waste underwater at sea causing dangers for fishermen and tourists. Professor Andres V. Tungpalan, the dean of ... Read Full Story - Underwater c...
  • P93 milyon infra projects sa Ilocos Sur napinsala

    VIGAN CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) – Matindi ang pinsala sa Manila North Road kabilang na ang mga flood control projects sa Ilocos Sur dahil sa hagupit ng Public Storm “Mario.”Ayon kay Engr. Reynaldo Organo, District Engineer, Department of Public Works and Highways  (DPWH) sa Primero Distrito, umabot sa P33 .6 milyon ang halaga ng nasirang bahagi ng national road  kabilang na ang secondary road. Sinabi ni Organo na kabilang na nasalanta o nasira  ang slope protecti... Read Full Story - P93 milyon i...
  • Help continues to pour for storm victims in Ilocos Norte

    LAOAG CITY, September 28 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development said typhoon victims in the province will continue receiving relief packs as more affected families continue to trickle in. Marcelo Nicomedes Castillo, DSWD director for Ilocos, at least P 4.6 million worth of assistance equivalent to 13,630 family food packs have been dispatched to Region 1. He said the Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Office (DRRRO) continues to receive and consolidate reports of typhoon-... Read Full Story - Help continu...
  •  BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) - - Climate change mitigation and adaptation through learning, communication and cooperation. This is the approach Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Jan Co Chua wants literacy stakeholders  to push  in her keynote message during the 2014 National Literacy Awards at the Benitez Hall, Teachers Camp here on September 19. Chua pointed out that climate change is now a reality that we have to face as a nation, as o... Read Full Story - ...
  • DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – Negros Oriental and the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office has recently tagged Junob National High School in Barangay Talay as a ‘Maka-Kalikasan’  school for its environmental protection practices.It was the second school to be identified as ‘Maka-Kalikasan’ or environment friendly campus. The first was Hermenegilda National High School in ... Read Full Story - ...
  • DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 27 (PIA)--Dumaguete City has joined recently the largest “People's Climate March” to demand actions addressing the issue of human-induced climate change.Dumaguete People's March co-organizer, John Lumapay said the march highlighted the call to stop the cutting of trees in Mount Talinis brought about by the expansion of the geothermal power plant of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC).More than a thousand environmental advocates from Dumaguete City a... Read Full Story - ...
  • PIA-DENR team strengthens school climate change advocacy in Dumaguete City

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 26 (PIA) -- About 4,000 students in four public high schools in Dumaguete City are challenged to help combat climate change during the PIA-DENR  series of “Climate Change School Caravan,” this week with the theme, “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago.”Both PIA-7 regional director Minerva BC Newman and DENR Forester Sabina Silva explained on the importance of trees to mitigate negative effects of global warming caused by climat... Read Full Story - PIA-DENR tea...
  • E-jeeps to roll in QC streets Saturday

    QUEZON CITY, 27 Sept. (PIA)--The City-Optimized Managed Electric Transport (Comet) will formally roll the streets in Quezon City after its official launch at the SM North Edsa mall in Quezon City Saturday. The Comet is said to be the earth-friendly replacement of the old-fashioned, smoke-belching jeepneys plying the streets of Metro Manila and other areas nationwide. It relies on lithium ion batteries, which can be fully charged in five hours. It can travel up to 80 km on a full charge... Read Full Story - E-jeeps to r...
  • DENR sets out roadmap to inclusive growth via biodiversity conservation

    QUEZON CITY, Sept. 27 --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will focus on effectively managing natural resource wealth to achieve broad-based inclusive growth as the agency sets out a roadmap towards sustainable use and conservation of the country's rich biodiversity. DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP), which was launched recently at the Sulo Hotel in Quezon City, is a strategic plan that highli... Read Full Story - DENR sets ou...
  • Hiligaynon News: Paindis-indis sa essay writing tuhoy climate change ginpatigayon

    SYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Septyembre 27 (PIA6) -- Nagpatigayon ang Philippine Information Agency (PIA) sa Rehiyon 6 sang isa ka paindis-indis sa on-the-spot essay writing kahapon, Septyembre 26, sa rehiyon bilang kabahin sang mga hilikuton kaangut sa DENR-PIA Advocacy Campaign on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.Ang paindis-indis ginpatigayon sa apat ka mga probinsya sang rehiyon lakip ang Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo kag Negros Occidental. Ang mga una nga tatlo nga tagdaug sa kompetisyon sa kapr... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • ComVal joins TreeVolution, plants more than half a million seedlings in an hour

    COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE ---The province joined the Mindanao-wide Tree Planting Campaign dubbed as “TreeVolution:  Greening MindaNOW! held last Friday (September 26).  The event is a simultaneous tree planting campaign which aims to target 4.6 million trees planted in one hour in multiple locations in Mindanao from 8:30-9:30 in the morning on the said day.  In Compostela Valley alone, 1,320 hectares are allocated as planting sites with 600,000 seedlings... Read Full Story - ComVal joins...
  • DENR-8 implements SCREMP in 3 marine protected areas

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Sept. 27 (PIA) – In order to protect and rehabilitate the coral reefs not only in Eastern Visayas but all over the country, a new program is being introduced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) dubbed as “Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystem Management Program” (SCREMP) to be implemented this year until 2020. This is based on the DENR administrative order number 2013-12 which calls for the conduct of a strategic, sustainable and ... Read Full Story - DENR-8 imple...
  • CEBU CITY, September 26 (PIA)--- Cebu information officers pledged to do part in conserving the environment. More than 20 members of the Cebu Association of City and Municipal Public Information Officers (CAOCAMPIO) had speakers on Climate Changer mitigation in this month’s assembly. The Climate Change Briefing for IO’s forms part of an extensive campaign jointly conducted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DE... Read Full Story - ...
  • Ilocos Norte eyes animal shelters during typhoons

    LAOAG CITY, September 26 (PIA) - Animals need temporary shelters, too during storms. With this in mind, the Ilocos Norte provincial is looking to put up animal shelters in the villages where farm animals could be stored while waiting out a storm. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said the province's zero casualty for humans also applies to animals. According to the governor, there’s a need to protect all farm animals because these are farmers' sources of livelihood. ... Read Full Story - Ilocos Norte...
  • MANILA, Sept. 26 -- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will lead on Saturday (Sept. 27) the coastal clean-up of Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) at Long Island in Las Piñas City. Around 4,000 volunteers from 32 organizations, including government agencies, are expected to join the clean-up, which starts at seven o’clock in the morning. Also expected to participat... Read Full Story - ...
  • SAN JOSE, Antique, Septyembre 26 (PIA6) - - Ginpahanumdum kang  Department of the Interior and Local Government Antique provincial office ang mga nanuhaytuhay nga mga Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers (MDRRMO)  nga kay-adun ang andang natungdan nga mga ‘strategic plans’ agud nga mangin preparado sa mahimo nga pagluntad kang mabaskug nga bagyo nga nagadara kang flash floods kag landslides. Suno  kay Provincial Director Victorio S. Pagapulan ... Read Full Story - ...
  • PAGADIAN CITY, Sept. 26 (PIA) – Zamboanga Peninsula region will plant today 700,000 trees in 1,000 hectares in support of the “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW,” a simultaneous tree planting activity for an hour in six regions of Mindanao. TreeVolution aims to plant 4.6 million trees to break India’s record for most trees simultaneously planted in multiple locations. Regional Director Arleigh Adorable of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-... Read Full Story - ...
  • ILOILO CITY, Sept. 26 (via PIA6) – A number of national government agencies and the media will join the “Punoan” Tree Planting Activity of the DENR at the segment of the Iloilo Circumferential Road in Brgy. Ungka, Pavia, Iloilo on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Hundreds of participants will converge at the planting site at around 6:30 am for a short program prior to the tree planting. The activity is part of the month-long celebration of the 114th Philippine Civil Service A... Read Full Story - ...
  • Butuan dad commends TreeVolution participants

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 26 (PIA) – “I commend the full support and participation of our co-Butuanons from all sectors who undoubtedly volunteered themselves to achieve our goal for the Guinness World Record. It was a noble act, not only for the environment but also for the next generation to experience a greener surroundings. What we did was indeed historic for we are able to unite and finished planting the target seedlings before one hour.” This was the statement of Butuan Cit... Read Full Story - Butuan dad c...
  • DAVAO ORIENTAL, PIA 11 (Sept. 26) ---- Two controlled sites in Davao Oriental  received high turnout of Treevolution planters way beyond the  expected number. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Chamberlain Babiera of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XI saw huge influx of willing planters who came to  the sites in barangays Ompao and Tubaon in Tarragona, Davao Oriental. Based on  the tally of  PENRO Davao Orien... Read Full Story - ...
  • MINDA assures growth of trees planted in the Treevolution:Greening MindaNOW

    DAVAO CITY, Sept 26 (PIA) The top official of the Mindanao Development Authority expressed confidence that the Treevolution simultaneous planting of trees in six regions in Mindanao will reach its target of planting the most number of trees. Secretary Lualhati Antonino, chair of the MINDA said the enthusiasm of participants had been observed in most planting areas not only in Davao Region but also in other areas in Mindanao where the number of participants exceeded than expected. ... Read Full Story - MINDA assure...
  • COMPOSTE VALLEY PROVINCE, Sept 26 (PIA)--  Provincial Environment and Natural  Resources Officer (PENRO)  Pablito Ofrecia  of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 11 this morning declared initial success of the Treevolution in the province of  Compostela Valley. Though PENRO-DENR operation center has yet to consolidate  the tally  of actual registered planters province-wide, he was sure  that  committed number of seedlings&n... Read Full Story - ...
  • 7000 plus planters flock Sitio Cabadiangan for TreeVolution

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, September 26 (PIA) - - More than 7,000 individuals swarmed earlier in Sitio Cabadiangan, Brgy. Sto. Nino, Talaingod for the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW. The number of participants for the town alone exceeded to more than 2,000 from its target of only 5,000 planters. This was declared by Engr. Jose Erwin Clemenia, community environment and natural resources officer based in Tagum City. Engr. Clemenia said that the support of the people of the province was overw... Read Full Story - 7000 plus pl...
  • MinDA secretary recognizes efforts of Treevolution planters in Mindanao

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 26 (PIA) – Secretary Luwalhati Antonino of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) expressed her appreciation and recognition to all the participants of the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW tree planting activity held Friday in multiple locations in Mindanao.   "I'm so happy to witness the participation of young people during today's TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW tree planting activity in most of the planting sites in Mindanao. This means that they... Read Full Story - MinDA secret...
  • Tagalog news: Training needs ng mga mamamahayag hinggil sa Naujan Lake, inaalam

    CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Setyembre 26 (PIA) – Nagsagawa kamakailan ng perception training needs assessment (PTNA) para sa mga mamamahayag at estudyante ng Journalism kaugnay sa pagpapatupad ng programang Philippine Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience o B+WISER sa lalawigan. Pangunahing layunin nito ang matasa at masukat ang kaalaman at kasanayan ng mga mamamahayag sa lalawigan, kasama ng ilang piling mag-aaral ng kursong Journalism sa u... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Caraga region ready for the Guinness World Record Breaking event

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) --  “We’re ready for the big event,” thus declared by the top officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) about the massive tree planting activities on September 26, 2014.   Organizers and the DENR top officials in Region 13 are pulling up every strings to meet the requirements set for the World Guinness Record Breaking event on September 26, 2014 in Mindanao for the most number of tree seedli... Read Full Story - Caraga regio...
  • TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow is all set

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Sept 25 (PIA)----  Everything is set for the massive treegrowing activity on Friday, September 26 dubbed “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow.This was assured by Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) coordinator for South Central Mindanao Jojo Reynaldo during Tuesday’s Kapihan sa Rehiyon Dose of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) XII.TreeVolution attempts to simultaneously plant 4.6 million trees in just an hour at identified various sites throughout Minda... Read Full Story - TreeVolution...
  • Cebuano News: Oroquieta City, usa na ka Red Orchid Awardee

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 25 (PIA) – Ang Oroquieta City nga gitawag ug “City of Good Life,” ang bag-ohay pa lamang nakadawat sa Red Orchid Award (ROA) gikan sa Department of Health (DOH) sa pag-ila sa iyang hugot nga kampanya batok pagpanigarilyo.Ang ROA gihatag sa DOH ngadto sa mga local government unit (LGU) nga makatuman, aron mahimong sento porsento (100%) nga  “tobacco-free” ang ilang mga palibut subay sa nga kriterya nga gitakda sa DOH ubo... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) – Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Regional Director Rafael Evangelista on Monday, Sept. 22, enjoined the residents here to participate and be counted on Friday’s TreeVolution, Mindanao’s attempt to break the world record for most trees planted in one hour. “Join us and be counted,” said Evangelista, speaking live over Radyo Mindanao Network (RMN) and Brigada News FM last Monday. “You can come and visit ... Read Full Story - ...
  • Dipolog supports TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW

    DIPOLOG CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) – The city government here in collaboration with the 101st Infantry Brigade of Philippine Army and the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Public Safety Company (ZNPPSC) has expressed support to the Sept. 26 “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW,” a simultaneous tree planting activity in six regions of Mindanao. This is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of India for having planted the most number of trees in an hour. India has planted 1,945,5... Read Full Story - Dipolog supp...
  • Antique LGUs urged to update disaster plans

    SAN JOSE, Antique Sept.25 (PIA) - - The Department of Interior and Local Government here urged the various Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO) to update their respective strategic plans in order to be prepared for stronger typhoons that induce flash floods and landslides. Provincial Director Victorio S. Pagapulan said that the local government units in the province are exerting best efforts to upgrade the capability of their respective Municipal Disaster Risk R... Read Full Story - Antique LGUs...
  • Cebuano News: Bise mayor nanawagan sa katawhan suportahan Trevolution: Greening MindaNOW

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, September 25 – Si bise mayor Caesar Ian Acenas hugot nga nanawagan sa katawhan sa dakbayan pagsuporta sa gitakdang Treevolution: Greening MindaNOW ugmang adlawa. Ang proyekto nga gipasiugdahan sa Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) gilaumang makatanom og dili mominus sa 4.636 milyones mga mga binhi sa kahoy sulod sa unom ka rehiyon. Dugang pa, gipaabot nga mokabat sa 185,440 ka mga tawo ang mosalmot sa kalihokan nga ipahigayon sa 228 ka dapit sulod sa 690 ... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Sept 25 (PIA)  --   Datu Tungko  Saikol, regional  director of the Department of Environment and Natural  Resources  assured SOCCSKSARGEN Region  is  100 percent prepared   for the  TreeVolution: Greening  MindaNOW   Friday, September 26. TreeVolution  is  an  activity spearheaded  by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and  DENR to plant 4.6 million tre... Read Full Story - ...
  • Oroquieta City, now a Red Orchid Awardee

    OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 25 (PIA) -- The city of Oroquieta, the “City of Good Life,” has recently received the Red Orchid Award (ROA) from the Department of Health (DOH) in recognition of the city’s tough campaign against smoking.The ROA is given by DOH to local government units (LGU) that meet the criteria for implementing a 100 percent tobacco-free environment set by DOH under the World Health Organization’s (WHO) framework.Mayor Jason Almonte, who rece... Read Full Story - Oroquieta Ci...
  • 28 college studes vie for Climate Change essay writing tilt

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Sept. 25 (PIA6) – Twenty – eight students from various tertiary schools in the province will join the “On-The-Spot Essay Writing Contest on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Region 6” tomorrow, Sept. 26, here.The writing competition will be also conducted simultaneously in the provinces of Aklan, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.The participating schools for the contest include Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion, Hercor College, Filamer Christian Un... Read Full Story - 28 college s...
  • Cebuano News: Caraga andam na sa dakong aktibidad nga mopatik sa nasud Pilipinas ngadto sa Guinness World Record

    SURIGAO DEL SUR, Setyembre 25 (PIA)  – "Andam na kita alang sa dako nga aktibidad," kini ang pamahayag nga gideklarar sa mga taas nga mga opisyales gikan sa buhatan sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) kabahin sa dakong kalihokan sa pagpananom og mga kahoy nga ipahigayon karong Biyernes, Setyembre 26, 2014. Ang mga organizers ug ang mga opisyales sa DENR sa Rehiyon sa Caraga ang nagpailalom sa paglihok aron  nga makab-ot ang mga kinahanglanon s... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • All set for Sept. 26 'TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW' in Surigao Norte

    SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Sept. 24 (PIA) –  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Surigao del Norte Provincial Office (PENRO) and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) are all set for the significant and historic Mindanaowide simultaneous tree planting activity dubbed “Tree Volution: Greening MindaNow,” here on Friday, September 26, 2014. Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Cliff C. Abrahan bared that... Read Full Story - All set for ...
  • All systems go for the 'TreeVolution' event in Agusan Norte

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) – Planting sites, stewards, personnel and other concerned under the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Agusan del Norte are now ready for the conduct of the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW event on Friday, says regional technical director (RTD) Maritess M. Ocampo of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Caraga region. According to RTD Ocampo, her team has already made an ocular inspection to the different identified... Read Full Story - All systems ...
  • DENR, participants all set for 'TreeVolution' in SurSur

    TANDAG CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office in Surigao del Sur, along with all those who committed to take part, is all set to join the conduct of September 26 Mindanao-wide tree-planting activity dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow.” The said event aims to break the Guinness World record set by India in 2011 that planted the most number of trees in an hour—1,945,535—in 408 locations across i... Read Full Story - DENR, partic...
  • Greeneration to gather 700 students in Iloilo

    ILOILO CITY, September 25 (PIA) --- Some 700 students from different universities and colleges in Iloilo will gather for “Greeneration” slated on October 16, 2014 at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center here.The Greeneration Philippines is a campaign spearheaded by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) that envisions a unified movement of empowered Filipino youth for a climate change resilient Philippines.Assistant Secretary Joyceline Goco, Deputy Executive Director of CCC, said t... Read Full Story - Greeneration...
  • MinDA Caraga chief expresses confidence to break record on TreeVolution

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) - "We are optimistic that Caraga region will break the record more than the target number of seedlings to be planted simultaneously in different areas in the region in just one hour. For those who will not be able to join us in the planting sites, we encourage you to plant in your respective houses even with just ornamentals as your support to this endeavor. Let us all unite and pray for the success of this historic event." This was the statement of Cec... Read Full Story - MinDA Caraga...
  • DAVAO CITY, Sept 25 (PIA) A top official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Davao Region has urged residents to participate in the simultaneous tree planting today dubbed as the “TreeVolution: greening MindaNow an initiative of the agency and the Mindanao Development Authority. Joselin Marcus Fragada, director of the DENR 11 said the activity is slated from 8:30 to 9:30 in the morning and aims to target 2.5 Million seedlings covering 4,906 hectares of land in Re... Read Full Story - ...
  • Secretary Roxas cites early warning system in reducing storm casualties

    LAOAG CITY, September 25 (PIA) - Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said the government's early warning system has helped reduce the number of casualties and losses during typhoon situations. He said the national government invested hundreds of millions of pesos for the procurement of radars, dopplers and other scientific gadgets to gather specific and accurate weather forecasts and alert people to prepare early. "(Through these gadgets) we are able to alert peo... Read Full Story - Secretary Ro...
  • Phivolcs: Mayon lull may indicate stronger explosion

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PIA) – Abnormal activities of the restive Mayon Volcano slowed down in the past days but that might be an indication of preparation for a strong eruption said the Philipppine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) here. “Although the numbers have lowered in the past days, still our uptrend tilt data indicates continous inflation at the base of the edifice which signifies continous replenishment of magma,” Philvolcs science research specia... Read Full Story - Phivolcs: Ma...
  • DIPOLOG CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) -The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga del Norte together with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENROs) based in the cities of Dipolog and Dapitan has reported that Zamboanga del Norte is now 90 to 95 percent ready for the conduct of “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow” on Sept. 26. Jose Mario Reyes of CENRO-Dapitan, Geoffrey Zayas of CENRO-Dipolog and Maribel Acama of PENRO-Zamboanga d... Read Full Story - ...
  • Waray News: Presidente Aquino nanawagan hin mas agresibo nga gios han bug-os nga kalibutan pag-atubang han climate change

    NEW YORK, New York, Sept. 25 – Nanawagan hi Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III para han matulanoy nga higwaos pangkalibotan pagtratar han climate change dara han nagbabag-o nga panahon, madako o maguti man nga nasyon nagiging sagpi han epekto hini."An desisyon aadi na ha aton, klaro ini. Pag-urusa kita nga atubangon an mga ayat ngan pukanon kun kinahanglan,di ngani mag-aantos kita han mga epekto dara han ka waray naton aksyon.” Ha iya pulong ha English durante han iya mensahe han ... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Sept. 24 (PIA) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) region 2 is fastracking the attainment of its target for the National Greening Program (NGP) until 2016. Forester Dionicio C. Deundo, chief- forest priority programs coordination office, said their target is 60,000 hectares within the six-year period 2011-2016, in which they already accomplished about 40,000 hectares. He said that in 2011, they already planted about 3, 660 hectares a... Read Full Story - ...
  • PIA partners with KBP for climate change forum during 'Press Freedom Week' celeb in Cebu

    CEBU CITY, September 24 (PIA) --- Over 100 participants from tri-media and students combined gathered yesterday for a forum on climate change as one of the series of activities in celebration of the Cebu Press Freedom Week that kicked off on September 21. The forum tackled the alarming issue of climate change and its impact on extreme weather patterns and water supply and balancing environment with development amid the construction boom in Cebu.Resource speakers were Engr. Os... Read Full Story - PIA partners...
  • MANILA, Sept. 24 (PIA)--Nanawagan si Presidente Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III og pagnaghiusa sa tanang mga nasud aron batokan ang climate change sa iyang mensahe sa United Nations Climate Summit nga gipahigayon sa UN headquarters sa New York City. Usa si PNoy sa 120 ka mga world liders nga nitambong sa maong summit nga pipangunahan ni UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nga nagtinguhang mapalig-on ang kampanya batok sa climate change. "The time of debate of whether climate ... Read Full Story - ...
  • IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, Sept. 24 (PIA) – In preparation for the forthcoming “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow” activity on Sept. 26, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Zamboanga Sibugay conducted simultaneous briefings and meetings with participating groups since last week. The 102nd (Igsoon) Brigade, 44th Infantry Battalion, and the 6th Special Forces of the 1st Tabak Division, Philippine Army (PA) will join the tree planting activity, together wit... Read Full Story - ...
  • OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 24 (PIA) -- Ang Oroquieta City ug ang local government unit (LGU) sa Calamba, ning probinsiya, ang nakatakdang mo-apil sa “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” sa Septembre 26, ning tuig.                         Ang nasangpit nga proyekto ang mosulay pagkuha sa “Guinness World Record for Most Trees Planted Simultaneou... Read Full Story - ...
  • DENR presents best NGP sites in region 2

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Sept. 24 (PIA) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) region 2 has showcased 8 of its National Greening Program sites in the region with ‘best practices’. Forester Dionicio Deundo, chief-forest priority programs coordination office, said the 8 NGP sites have sustained and exceeded its survival rate.  He said these NGP plantations are located in Camalaniugan and Sanchez Mira in Cagayan; Cordon and Naguilian in Isabela; D... Read Full Story - DENR present...
  • Vice mayor calls for public support on Treevolution Challenge

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, September 24 -- Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas is calling for the support of everyone on the Treevolution: Greening MindaNOW project. He said on September 26, 2014, participants from six regions in Mindanao will simultaneously plant trees as a strategy to enhance the forest cover of Mindanao and a bid to break the Guinness record of India. About 185,440 people are expected to plant 4.6 million trees in 228 sites in Mindanao, including Cagayan de Oro. Thi... Read Full Story - Vice mayor c...
  • CCC presents knowledge management strategies to LGUs, line agencies

    ILOILO CITY, Sept. 24 (PIA6) --- The Climate Change Commission (CCC) presented the proposed Knowledge Management (KM) Communication Strategy and Community of Practice (CoP) among agricultural and environmental staff of line agencies and local government units here.Assistant Secretary Joyceline Goco, Deputy Executive Director of CCC, said that the workshop on KM and CoP enabled project beneficiaries and stakeholders to share information and practices on climate change initiatives.“This inte... Read Full Story - CCC presents...
  • 'Mario' damages in Region 1 breaches P.5 billion-mark

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, September 24 (PIA) – Typhoon damages in agriculture and infrastructure in the Ilocos region has reached more than P.5 billion, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) said on Tuesday, September 23. Damage reports from the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan have begun trickling in and showed damages at nearly P560 million. Damages are expected to still rise in the coming days as local disaster councils receive ... Read Full Story - 'Mario' dama...
  •  LAGAWE, Ifugao, Sept. 24 (PIA)- - The Muyong Project (MP) jointly funded by the Philippine-Italy Debt for Development Swap Program (PIDDSP) and the Provincial Government of Ifugao   is now in full swing . The MP which was negotiated under the administration of Governor Denis Habawel  in  2013 costs  P37,942,540.00  with the PIDDSP sharing P35 million and the  provincial government  with P2,942,540.00 as counterpart. “Muyong” is ... Read Full Story - ...
  • 204 Typhoon Pablo Survivors transfer to New Bataan Relocation Site

    COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE, September 24, 2014 – Colorful, concrete and comfortable houses now stand completed in the 22-hectare relocation site for the 204 family-beneficiaries in Barangay San Roque, New Bataan. Most especially, the survivors whose houses were totally damaged from Typhoon Pablo now have a safe place to go home to. The blessing and turn-over of the resettlement project (offsite) of the National Housing Authority (NHA) was held on September 18 at the said site. The ben... Read Full Story - 204 Typhoon ...
  • OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 24 (PIA) – The City of Oroquieta and the local government unit (LGU) of Calamba, this province, are set to take part in the “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” project on Sept. 26, this year.                                          &nbs... Read Full Story - ...
  • DOST promotes the use of technology to address climate change

    TAGUIG CITY, 24 Sept. (PIA)—The Department of Science & Technology (DOST) came up with various technological inventions to address climate change.In a statement, DOST assistant secretary Raymund Liboro said building technological self-reliance in the country can address climate change. “Technology is out there, but we should have mastery over these technologies for us to continue and come up with appropriate programs that can directly benefit our people,” Liboro said.&... Read Full Story - DOST promote...
  • DavNor planters for TreeVolution exceed number of target

    DAVAO DEL NORTE, September 24 (PIA) - - The number of planters registered in this province for the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW exceeded to more than 3,000 from its target. With 701 hectares enrolled for the TreeVolution, which is a Mindanao-wide simultaneous tree planting on September 26, more than 16,000 individuals pre-registered to join as planters surpassing the target of 13,550. This was disclosed on Monday (September 22) during the final coordinative meeting for the TreeVolut... Read Full Story - DavNor plant...
  • SurSur guv eyes 'TreeVolution' to set a new world record

    TANDAG CITY, Sept. 24 (PIA) – Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel expressed optimism that the Philippines can indeed set a new world record on September 26 by planting the most number of trees in one hour in multiple locations through the spearheading of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). “I think we can surpass the 1,900,000,” stressed Gov. Pimentel, citing India’s feat. Reportedly, based ... Read Full Story - SurSur guv e...
  • Albay assures safe tourism, convention activities despite Mayon restiveness

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 24 (PIA) – Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) authorities here has assured that holding of conventions, gatherings and other similar tourism activities is perfectly safe particularly in Legazpi City. “Consequent to Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) hoisting of Alert Level 3 over Mayon Volcano restiveness, local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) authorities assured that Albay’s capital Legazpi City remains perfe... Read Full Story - Albay assure...
  • PIA, DENR Mimaropa launch campus tour series on Climate Change Advocacy

    CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Sept. 24 (PIA) – The Mimaropa offices of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have jointly conducted the pilot activity of the series of Campus Tours on the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign in the region. The series of campus tours will be held in all provinces of Mimaropa, and the first of these series was conducted recently in Calapan City. The regional advocacy campaign with the core ... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR Mi...
  • PNOY: PhL addresses climate change despite limited resources

    QUEZON CITY, September 24 (PIA): The Philippines has been addressing Climate Change to the maximum but within its limited resources. This was what President Benigno Simeon Aquino III reported on Tuesday to  his contemporaries from various countries at the United Nations Climate Change Summit 2014 in New York, USA. Aside from passage of landmark pieces of legislation like the Renewable Energy Act, the President said government has “empowered forecasting agencies to ... Read Full Story - PNOY: PhL ad...
  • LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Setyembre 23 (PIA) -- Umabot sa 395 na pamilya o may 1,975 indibiduwal mula sa 15 bayan sa lalawigan ng Bulacan ang naapektuhan ng pinagsanib na pwersa ng bagyong Mario at Habagat nitong nakalipas na linggo. Ayon sa pinakahuling ulat ng Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, umabot din sa 319 pamilya na may kabuuang bilang na 1, 289 katao ang inilikas sa iba’t ibang evacuation center. Samantala, nasa siyam na kabahayan ang ... Read Full Story - ...
  • PIA-DENR Climate Change School Caravan kicks off in Dumaguete City

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) – The 8-day School Caravan on Climate Change kicks off today at he Hermenegilda F. Gloria Memorial High School, Barangay Banilad in Dumaguete City.This is the first among eight identified public schools in Dumaguete City to participate in a series of climate change school caravan initiated by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – Negros Oriental and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office with the Dumaguete City... Read Full Story - PIA-DENR Cli...
  • PNoy thanks donors from Boston for helping typhoon-devastated Visayan region

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sep 23 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his gratitude to Boston College and Filipino-Americans who had extended assistance to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda."Without the help of our friends in the international community, the path to recovery and rehabilitation would not have been traversed as early and as efficiently," the President said in his speech at Boston College here Sunday.The President attended a convocation and a reception hosted b... Read Full Story - PNoy thanks ...
  • VIGAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) – Agpeggad ti pagsidsiddaawan iti sangalubongan a Heritage City ken pito pay nga ili iti Ilocos Sur no manglayus ti Abra River gapu iti napigsa a bagyo agsipud iti nakaru nga apektonan ti panagbalbaliw ti klema. Daytoy ti waragawag ni Provincial Local Government Officer Federico Bitonio bayat ti nagtipon a miting ti Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) ken Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) a naangay iti Baluarte iti daytoy a... Read Full Story - ...
  • PAGADIAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) – Brigadier General (BGen) Gerardo Barrientos Jr. of the 1st Tabak division will lead his troopers in joining the Mindanao-wide tree planting activity dubbed “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” on Sept. 26 in Barangay Binayan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur. Captain Frank Salvador Suelto, division’s public affairs chief, said in a text message taht BGen. Barrientos, an ardent environmental advocate, had expressed his strong support to the act... Read Full Story - ...
  • PIA, DENR hold first Eco-Art Olympics in Tarlac

    TARLAC CITY, September 23 (PIA) -- The provincial offices of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently held its first Eco-Art Olympics in Tarlac in a bid to make the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation advocacy closer to the youth. PIA Tarlac manager Lorie Gene Cruz said the competition was designed to incorporate creativity and innovation in the course of strengthening environmental awareness among youngsters. “This ini... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR ho...
  • Search for Best Performing Paper Adviser On

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, September 24 (PIA6) -- The Philippine Information Agency is now accepting entries to the Search for Best Performing School Paper Advisers for 2014.The search is open to all high school and college paper advisers in Western Visayas who have already served two years as advisers and have participated in any of PIA’s campus paper journalism seminars.Nominees must be recommended by school head and must meet all criteria prescribed in the evaluation and nomination form, P... Read Full Story - Search for B...
  • PARIS, France, Sept. 23 (PIA) – Ang Pilipinas ug France ang nagkasabut nga kinahanglang estoryahan ang pagbag-o, bag-o sa panahon aron makakab-ot ang konkreto ug epektibo nga resulta niini ug makahimo’g mga lakang nga maatiman ang mga kabalaka nga dala niini. Atol sa panagtagbo nila ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III sa Pilipinas ug Francois Hollande sa French Republic, didto sa Paris, bag-ohay pa lamang, ang duha ka lider mipahayag sa ilang kaakuhan nga motrabaho, sa pag-abag ... Read Full Story - ...
  • DENR to hold annual forum for estero partners

    QUEZON CITY, Sept. 23 --  Close to 200  barangay officials, community leaders and representatives from national and local  governments, academe, civil society and the private sector partners will gather for the fourth annual Partners’ Forum of the Adopt-an-Estero/Water body Program on September 24-25, 2014 at the Microtel, UP-Ayala Land Technohub, in Quezon City. The Adopt-an-Estero/Waterbody Program is one of DENR’s priority program, which is being impl... Read Full Story - DENR to hold...
  • Cebuano News: City ENRO mipahigayon og citywide clean-up day

    SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Sept. 25 (PIA) – Ang lokal nga pangagamhan sa syudad pinaagi sa buhatan sa City Environmental and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) mipahigayon bag-ohay pa lamang og usa ka city-wide Clean-up Day libot ning syudad. Sumala pa ni City ENRO Officer Engr. Elmer Tecson ang maong kalihukan gipahigayon subay na sa Executive Order nga gipagawas ni Surigao del Norte Governor Sol F. Matugas nga nagdeklara sa bulan sa Septeyembre isip bulan sa Kalimpyo, Kahapsay S... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DA promotes biogas technology to abate pollution

    ILOILO CITY, September 23 (PIA) --- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas is actively promoting the use of biogas technology among animal raisers here to abate the problem of environmental pollution.In a PIA interview, Glenn Mariano, Animal Waste Management Coordinator of DA-6, said that farmers engaged in livestock, swine, and poultry can take advantage of the biogas technology that converts animal wastes to another form of energy and fertilizer.“Under the Animal Waste Man... Read Full Story - DA promotes ...
  • Brgy. Bagong Silang in QC to join 29th Int'l Coastal Cleanup

    QUEZON CITY, Sept 23 (PIA) -- The community of Barangay Bagong Silangan, in District 2 Quezon City, in celebration of the 2014 National Clean-up Month, will join and participate in the 29th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) with this year’s theme, "Turn the Tide on Trash."  The activity will be on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 A.M. Spearheaded by the Ocean Conservancy (OC), the ICC will be held simultaneously worldwide. Why join the IC... Read Full Story - Brgy. Bagong...
  • Project NOAH Chief IO stresses communication, literacy in climate change and DRRM

    BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) - - More than ever, we are equipped with the information we need. But information is all for nothing if not communicated effectively. There are ways of effectively sending out information. Social media is one of those ways. Project NOAH Chief Information Officer Oscar Victor Lizardo stressed these as he spoke to a group of educators, local chief executives, and other literacy stakeholders about climate change and disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) during t... Read Full Story - Project NOAH...
  • DepEd supports TreeVolution activity

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) Caraga will support and participate in the conduct of the activity dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” on September 26 in all the identified planting sites of the region. In a regional memorandum order no. 177 dated September 12 signed by DepEd Caraga regional director Atty. Alberto T. Escobarte, he directed the schools division superintendents to enjoin their teachers in the elementary and seco... Read Full Story - DepEd suppor...
  • Overwhelming volunteers for Guinness World Breaking Record noted in Caraga

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) --  A steady stream  of volunteer planters in Caraga region who want to join the  World Guinness Record breaking for the most number of tree seedlings planted in one hour have kept pouring in just few days before the big event on September 26, 2014, officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 13 said on Monday. DENR 13 regional director Nonito M. Tamayo said while the required planters for the 1,000 hectares planting sit... Read Full Story - Overwhelming...
  • Inter-Purok zero basura, garbage creativity, and songwriting contests for CCA launched

    BRGY. ASUNCION, MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Sept. 24 (PIA)  --  A barangay-wide competition that would complement the Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) advocacy campaign has formally rolled into motion with the launching held at the barangay gym Thursday evening, September 18. The activity, dubbed CCA support activities, was attended by City Mayor Maloney Samaco, along with representatives from the DENR, the provincial environment management office, and the city general services of... Read Full Story - Inter-Purok ...
  • Tagalog news: PIA, DENR inilunsad ang kauna-unahang Eco-Art Olympics in Tarlac

    LUNGSOD NG TARLAC, Setyembre 23 (PIA) -- Inilunsad kamakailan ng mga panlalawigang tanggapan ng Philippine Information Agency (PIA) at Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ang kauna-unahang Eco-Art Olympics sa Tarlac upang mas mapalapit ang Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation advocacy closer sa kabataan. Ayon kay PIA Tarlac manager Lorie Gene Cruz, layunin ng kumpetisyon na mapalawig ang sining sa paghubog ng kamalayan ng mga nakababatang Tarlakenyo tungkol sa pangang... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • QUEZON CITY, Sept. 22 -- Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje has urged the people of Mindanao to throw their full support behind the region’s bid to break a Guinness World Record for the most trees planted simultaneously in various locations. Dubbed “TreeVolution:  Greening MindaNOW,” the massive tree planting activity slated on September 26, 2014, seeks to plant in one hour some 4.6 million trees in 9,200 hectares in various parts of Mind... Read Full Story - ...
  • PAGADIAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-9 has reported that all is set for the first of its kind event dubbed “TreeVolution” come Sept. 26 starting at 8:30a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Mr. Carlito Tuballa, regional technical director for Forest Management Services (FMS) in a media forum held on Tuesday said “this is a very significant event because we will be breaking the record established by India for having planted 1,945,... Read Full Story - ...
  • Tarlac City government reminds tricycle drivers, motorists of implementation of mufflers/silencers ordinance

    TARLAC CITY, September 22 (PIA) -- The city government reminds tricycle drivers and motorists that it is strictly implementing Ordinance No. 01-015 otherwise known as the Motorized Tricycle and Motorcycle Mufflers/Silencers Ordinance which took effect earlier this year. It mandates all operators and drivers to install mufflers or silencers on their vehicles to prevent noise pollution in the provincial capital. “This undertaking is essential in minimizing noise pollution in our ar... Read Full Story - Tarlac City ...
  • 700 state workers in Aurora join tree-planting activity

    BALER, Aurora, September 22 (PIA) -- Around 700 state workers from national government agencies and local government units in Aurora took part Friday in a tree-planting activity that is in line with the 114th anniversary of Philippine Civil Service. This year’s celebration carries the theme “Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko, Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako.” “Participants braved the rains brought by the combined forces of Tropical Storm Mario and the southwest monsoon as they... Read Full Story - 700 state wo...
  • LAMUT, Ifugao, Sept. 22 (PIA) - - State workers and barangay officials conducted  last Friday a clean-up activity at Halog creek in Barangay Nayon in this municipality. About 50 participants consisting  of employees from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine Information Agency and barangay officials of Nayon, were able to gather about  20 sacks of garbage like plastics, diapers and other non-biodegradable materials dumped along the creek. ... Read Full Story - ...
  • 1,300 families awarded with new homes in typhoon-hit towns

    DAVAO ORIENTAL, September 22, 2014 – Some 1,300 families became recipient to anew batch of housing units implemented under the Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP) of the Provincial Government and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The beneficiaries, who were awarded with these new homes on Tuesday, September 19 at the typhoon-affected towns of Cateel and Baganga, said this means a lot to them as it signals the beginning of a fresh start in their lives.&nbs... Read Full Story - 1,300 famili...
  • PARIS, France, Sept. 22 (PIA) – Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III ug Presidente Francois Hollande sa French Republic, ang dungang mipasabut nga kinahanglang iduso ang pagdawat sa pagbag-o bag-o sa panahon kun “climate change.” Sila usab miingon nga kinahanglan ipatuman ang mga lakang aron matubag ang kabalaka sa mga nasud kabahin sa climate change, ilabi na kadtong dali kaayong maapektohan niini, atol sa ilang panagtagbo didto sa Paris, bag-ohay pa lamang. “Na... Read Full Story - ...
  • DSWD Bicol extends P5.4M financial aid to Mayon evacuees

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 22 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Bicol region has turned over to the Albay Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO)some 8,000 essential kits worth P4, 670,000 and food items amounting to P734, 273.93 as assistance to the families evacuated due to the impending eruption of Mayon Volcano. DSWD Bicol director Arnel Garcia said the assistance amounted to a total of P5, 404,273. 93 noting that the department has su... Read Full Story - DSWD Bicol e...
  • MGB affirms continous rehabilitation at Rapu-Rapu mine site

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 22 (PIA) – Major mine rehabilitation activities are currently conducted by the Rapu-Rapu Polymetallic Project (RRPP) at its mine site in the municipality of Rapu-Rapu. “The Rapu-Rapu Polymetallic Project (RRPP) continues to undertake major mine rehabilitation activities at its mine site in the Island Municipality of Rapu-Rapu.” Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Bicol regional director Engr. Theodore Rommel E. Pesta?o said. Pesta?o said the company ... Read Full Story - MGB affirms ...
  • Climate change also affects animal agriculture

    ILOILO CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA6) --- Shifts in weather patterns and extreme weather events brought upon by climate change have negative impact on animal agriculture.In a PIA interview, Glenn Mariano, Animal Wastes Management Coordinator of the Department of Agriculture-6, said that higher incidence of heat stress impacts on the productivity of animals particularly swine and poultry.He said that heat stress occurs when the body heat exceeds the minimum optimum temperature of the animal.“The sud... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • 2 dead from drowning in La Union due to Typhoon Mario

    SAN FERNANDO, September 22 (PIA) - Two people were dead from drowning while nearly 7,000 families were displaced by Typhoon Mario (international name: Fung-Wong), the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) said on Monday (today). As of 10 a.m. Monday, Bobby Valdriz of the PDRRMC said the bodies of five-year old Clyde Maverick Acosta and Federico Nillo, 60, both of Luna town La Union were retrieved separately. “The victims died from drowning,” said Va... Read Full Story - 2 dead from ...
  • DENR spearheads ICC in Region 8

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Sept. 22 (PIA) – Hundreds of volunteers from various agencies, both from the government and the private sector, participated  Saturday in the collection of trash and debris in beaches, coastal areas and waterways in the region as the country joined the rest of the world in the celebration of the 29th International Coastal Clean-Up Day. The objective of the activity is to remind and re-awaken the people of their roles in support to the continuing crusade agai... Read Full Story - DENR spearhe...
  • DENR, PIA hold Climate Change Ad Campagin in Maasin City

    MAASIN CITY , Southern Leyte, Sept. 22 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-CENRO/PENRO and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) conducted a Climate Change Advocacy Campaign in Barangay Asuncion, Maasin City, September 18. The activity held in the evening of Thursday is in coordination with the city government of Maasin and the provincial government of Southern Leyte. It was participated by Asuncion Barangay Officials, Purok Presidents, among other con... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA ho...
  • SEA-K members, students express support to climate change advocacy campaign

    MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato, Sept. 22 (PIA)—Members of the Self- Employment Assistance- Kaunlaran in the first district of North Cotabato and the National Service Training Program (NSTP) students of the Southern Christian College (SCC) in Midsayap, North Cotabato   joined climate change adaptation forum last Friday  to  express their   support  to  the climate  change  advocacy. The forum which was divided in two sessions, one in the morn... Read Full Story - SEA-K member...
  • AgNor ENRO readies TreeVolution event

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) – The office of the Environment and Natural Resources of Agusan del Norte is now ready for the conduct of the TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW activity on September 26. During the briefing and updates on the preparation for the conduct of the big event on Friday, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) officer Paterno Olivera said that PENRO is now ready for the big event. Site validations are being conducted and the volunteer planters... Read Full Story - AgNor ENRO r...
  • Climate change road show continues in Ilocos Sur

    VIGAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) – The third leg of the Philippine Information Agency's climate change road show will gather thousands of environment advocates at the University of Northern Philippines here on September 26, Friday. The campus and barangay tour comes on the heels of Typhoon Mario which dumped heavy rains last Friday and submerged Metro Manila and nearby provinces including northern Luzon. At least 2,000 participants composed of students, teachers and nongovernment o... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • Sorsogon National High School main building to rise again soon

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) --  Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the new building of the Sorsogon National High School (SNHS) will soon emerge from the rubbles of the fire that gutted the century-old building of the biggest secondary school in the province. Rehabilitation of the damaged building started this week following the bidding process conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the awarding of contract using the Disaster Risk Reducation and Management funds of th... Read Full Story - Sorsogon Nat...
  • RDC convention draws hundreds

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, September 21 (PIA)---Hundreds of regional and local planners regionwide have attended this year’s 3rd Annual Regional Planners Convention at Crown Pavilion here initiated by the Regional Development Council (RDC) Region 2 recently. The event, with the theme: “Advancing Green Economy: Adopting Green Growth Strategies in Steering Local Development for Cagayan Valley”, aimed to emphasize green growth strategies as a valuable tool in local planning an... Read Full Story - RDC conventi...
  • Doctors call for sustainable multisectoral action on climate change

    MANILA, Sept 22 -- The medical community headed by the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) and the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) expressed alarm on the never-ending disasters facing the Filipino people and called for concrete actions to mitigate, if not prevent the impact of climate change through sustainable and multisectoral programs. The PCP, PMA, educational institutions like University of Sto. Tomas and University of the Philippines and other NGOs added their voices to the gl... Read Full Story - Doctors call...
  • DENR wooing support to Sept. 26 'TreeVolution'

    PAGADIAN CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) -- Local government units (LGUs), academe, civic groups and people’s organizations have expressed support to the Sept. 26, 2014 “TreeVolution,” a Mindanao-wide tree planting activity spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in partnership with the Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA). Dubbed “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow,” aims to plant 4.6 million trees throughout Mindanao at 8:30-9:30 a.m. on... Read Full Story - DENR wooing ...
  • Tagalog news: 700 kawani sa Aurora, nagtanim ng puno

    BALER, Aurora, Setyembre 22 (PIA) -- Humigit kumulang 700 kawani sa Aurora ang nakiisa nitong Biyernes sa tree-planting activity na kaalinsabay ng 114 anibersaryo ng Philippine Civil Service. Sumentro ang selebrasyon ngayong taon sa temang  “Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko, Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako.” Ayon kay Governor Gerardo Noveras, di alintana ang ulan mula sa pinagsamang pwersa ng bagyong Mario at Habagat sa mga kalahok dahil itinuloy nila ang pagtatanim ng narra sa Siti... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Tagalog news: Pamahalaang lungsod ng Tarlac, pinaalalahanan ang mga tricycle drivers, motorista sa mufflers/silencers ordinance

    LUNGSOD NG TARLAC, Setyembre 22 (PIA) -- Pinaalalahanan ng pamahalaang lungsod ng Tarlac ang mga tricycle driver at motorista na mahigpit itong ipinatutupad ang Ordinance No. 01-015 o mas kilala bilang Motorized Tricycle and Motorcycle Mufflers/Silencers Ordinance na nagkabisa ngayong taon. Inaatasan nito lahat ng operator at driver na maglagay ng muffler o silencer sa kani-kanilang mga sasakyan upang maiwasan ang noise pollution sa kabisera. Ayon kay Mayor Gelacio Manalang, ito ay kab... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • LAMITAN CITY, Basilan, Sept. 21 (PIA) – The issues of climate change or global warming are now getting the attention of the barangay officials and barangay information officers, as they discover its impending impact on the lives of the people of this city. In an information campaign on climate change, coconut scale insect infestation, and solid waste management program here last Aug. 26, the barangay information officers identified some issues and concerns that contribute to or r... Read Full Story - ...
  • CCT grantees run for family solidarity and climate change

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, Sept. 21 (PIA) - Some 3 thousand Conditional Cash Transfer (aka Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) grantees ran for family solidarity and climate change  in downtown Catbalogan City. Richard Peru, City Link for the CCT grantees said that during  their family development sessions, they would include climate change in their lectures to ensure that they fully understand the implication of climate change in their lives. “Our grantees are most vulne... Read Full Story - CCT grantees...
  • PNoy oversees storm situation in Manila, sees no reason to cancel US trip

    BERLIN, Germany, Sep 21 -- President Benigno Aquino III said he is overseeing government efforts in dealing with the effects of Typhoon Mario and sees no reason to cut short his visit in Europe and postpone his engagements in the United States.Speaking to reporters during his regular coffee meeting with the Philippine media delegation here Friday night, President Aquino said he is constantly getting updates from Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. and other Cabinet secretaries in charge o... Read Full Story - PNoy oversee...
  • PH, Germany agree to address worsening effects of climate change

    BERLIN, Germany, Sep 21 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III underscored the need for cooperation between developed and developing countries to combat the destructive effects of climate change, citing the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. During a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel following their meeting on Friday, President Aquino emphasized the shared determination of both nations to address the adverse impacts of climate change. “T... Read Full Story - PH, Germany ...
  • MANILA, Sep 21 -- Members of the Cabinet are scheduled to conduct an inspection of areas affected by Typhoon Mario, a Malacañang official announced on Saturday morning.In a radio interview, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that members of the Cabinet and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) will assess the condition of the typhoon victims. “Ngayon po, alam ko mag-iikot sila kasama si NDRRMC Executive Director Alexander Pama, pa... Read Full Story - ...
  • Tagalog news: Pagkatapos ng malakas na pag-ulan, Mimaropa balik-normal

    QUEZON CITY, Setyembre 2I, (PIA):  Mas maganda na ang kalagayan ng panahon ngayon sa Mimaropa kumpara noong mga nakaraang araw na maulan dahil sa Hanging Habagat. Kaya naman nanumbalik na ang mga papunta at pabalik na mga byahe (mga nasuspinde dahil sa sama ng panahon) sa Mimaropa tulad ng Calapan-Batangas; Banalacan (Mogpog, Marinduque) – Dalahican (Lucena City); Abra De Ilog (Occidental Mindoro) – Batangas; Odiongan (Romblon) – Batangas at Romblon (Romblon)- Batanga... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Cebuano News: Pilipinas ug Pransiya, nagkahiusa nga padayong atubangon ang 'Climate Change'

    MANILA, Sept. 20 (PIA)--Nagkahiusa ang Pilipinas ug Pransiya nga angay hugot nga magtinabangay aron mahimong mapahimoslan og maayo ang mga panagpulong ug pagtubag  sa mga suliran nga adunay kalabot sa pag-usab sa klima o ‘climate change.’ Sa pagnagpulong nila Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III ug Presidente Francois Hollande sa  Pransiya nga gipahigayon niadtong Miyerkoles sa Paris, misaad ang duha ka lider nga magtinabangay nilang ipatuman ang bag-ong  kasabotan ng... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DPWH, naglaan ng P2B para sa rekonstruksyon ng Bulo Dam

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Setyembre 20 (PIA) -- Naglaan ng kabuuang dalawang bilyong piso ang Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) para sa rekonstruksyon ng Bulo Dam sa bayan ng San Miguel. Ito ang ibinalita ni Gobernador Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado sa pulong ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council sa kasagsagan ng paghagupit ng Habagat at bagyong Mario. Ayon kay Alvarado, magmumula ang pondo mula sa savings ng ahensya. Nawasak ang naturang dam noong Setyembre 2011... Read Full Story - DPWH, naglaa...
  • BAGUIO CITY, Sept  20 (PIA) -- The Balili River System Revitalization Coalition(BRSRC) said that the condition of the Balili River continues to improve with the  all the efforts  being done  to revive it.During the Balili River Day program held at the University of the Philippines- Baguio on September 16, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said that the collective efforts of the different local government units, line agencies, private sector and the other stakeholders in... Read Full Story - ...
  • 1st Red Cross Youth 143 Run For Humanity set in Maasin City

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Sept. 20 (PIA) --  The Red Cross-Southern Leyte Chapter will conduct a Youth 143 Run for Humanity, the first in province, OIC Chapter Administrator Jonas P. Maco disclosed. He said that the run carries the slogan, “If others run to save themselves, you can run to save others,” has a registration fee of P50.00, free singlet, refreshments and a certificate will be given to those who can complete the run. The categories include a 500-kiddy run... Read Full Story - 1st Red Cros...
  • Open areas in So. Leyte mostly covered by NGP

    MAASSIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Sept. 20 (PIA)  --  Almost all open timberland areas in this province have already been planted with trees under the National Greening Program (NGP) vigorously pursued by the administration of President Benigno S Aquino III. This was learned from Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Ricardo Tomol of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) provincial office. In a press briefing, PENRO Tomol disclosed that... Read Full Story - Open areas i...
  • QUEZON CITY, Sept 20 -- As heavy rainfall brought about by Tropical Storm Mario continues, there are now 146 evacuation centers providing temporary shelter to 13,247 families or 61,167 persons from Central and Southern Luzon, Bicol Region, Central Visasyas, and the National Capital Region (NCR), as of 3 pm. In NCR, from 16 evacuation centers in the morning of Friday, there are now 113 evacuation centers providing temporary shelter to 10,320 families or 51,772 persons. Twelve of the 17 local... Read Full Story - ...
  • DSWD releases P6.6 -M worth of aid for Mayon evacuees

    LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Sept. 20 --  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided P6.6 million worth of assistance to the province to meet the needs of families who fled their homes due to the increasing unrest of Mt. Mayon. This includes essential kits, family food packs, assorted food items, and  non-food items. Likewise,  the National Resource Operations Center (NROC)  in Pasay City delivered to DSWD-Field Office V food and non... Read Full Story - DSWD release...
  • Cebuano News: Bise mayor miaksyon sa hangyo sa Bonbon

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 19 – Giduso ni bise mayor Caesar Ian Acenas ngadto sa komite sa public works ni konsehal Alden Bacal ang resolusyon nga gipasaka sa konseho sa barangay Bonbon, ning syudad alang sa konsiderasyon ug rekomendasyon. Kini naghangyo nga matabangang ma-realign ang gisugyot nga Mega Dike Project sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) nga matod pa naglatas sa sentrong bahin sa barangay. Gibutyag sa mga opisyal sa barangay nga dako ang ilang kahi... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • PH, France agree to continue addressing climate change

    PARIS, France, Sep 19 -- The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change.During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, both leaders committed to work closely to adopt a new agreement applicable to all countries during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the Framewo... Read Full Story - PH, France a...
  • TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Sept. 19 (PIA) – The capitol employees of Surigao del Sur were again told to keep in mind the scheduled tree planting activity dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow” on September 26. Efren Rivas, provincial administrator, said offices that have signified to join the event in a bid to break the Guinness World record set by India in 2011 for the most trees planted simultaneously in an hour in multiple locations should remember to honor thei... Read Full Story - ...
  • DENR-8 spearheads observance of Int'l Coastal Clean-up Day in EV

    TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) – On September 20, the annual International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day will be observed and this will be spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). In Region VIII, DENR Regional Director Leonardo R. Sibbaluca, in coordination with the local government units, calls on the cooperation of one and all, most especially those living in the coastal areas to be a part of the annual event by helping in the clearing up of debris from... Read Full Story - DENR-8 spear...
  • Benguet farmers support advocacy on proper disposal of fertilizer bottles

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 19(PIA) - -Benguet farmers showed support to the advocacy to help collect fertilizer bottles and dispose off  properly by joining the Magtriple-Rinse at Manalo! raffle incentive program in the province. Croplife Director Cris Michelena said  the  raffle contest  was designed to encourage the farmers to exchange their empty fertilizer bottles to raffle tickets and win cash and other items.  The first  draw which was conducted on ... Read Full Story - Benguet farm...
  • DSWD extends P5.4M worth of aid to Albay

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) -- Some  P5,404,273.93 worth of aids was turned-over to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Bicol regional office intended for the displaced families affected by Mayon Volcano's eruption. DSWD Bicol director Arnel Garcia said the relief assistance was comprised of 8,000 essential kits worth P4,670,000 and food items worth P734,273.93. Governor Salceda cited DSWD in its ... Read Full Story - DSWD extends...
  • Davao del Norte, September 19 (PIA) - - As contribution to the Mindanao-wide simultaneous tree planting dubbed as TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW on September 26, the residents of this province will cover a total area of 701 hectares from 10 different locations. This was revealed yesterday (September 18) by Engr. Jose Erwin Clemenia, head of community environment and natural resources office (CENRO) based in Tagum City during the Kapihan sa Kapitolyo. Engr. Clemenia said that the ident... Read Full Story - ...
  • Cordillera DRRMC deploys assessment team in Apayao, Kalinga

    BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC)  has   deployed a team of specialists to several municipalities in Kalinga and Apayao for the conduct of Regional Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA)  following the  onslaught of Typhoon Luis last week. RDANA is a disaster response tool which aims to determine the extent of damages brought by a disaster which includes secondary threat, critical needs,... Read Full Story - Cordillera D...
  • SORSOGON CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) – Youths from the different schools of Sorsogon showed strong support and participated dynamically to the recently concluded Regional Environmental Summit held at the Aquinas University of Legazpi (AUL) Dome in Legazpi City, September 12. The summit was organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Bicol regional offices, along with Aquinas University of Legazpi (AUL), to serve as a d... Read Full Story - ...
  • Hligaynon News: Mga opisyales sa barangay nagpaidalum sa paghanas

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Septyembre 19 (PIA6) – Kapin sa 40 ka mga opisyales sang barangay gikan sa duha ka isla sa Capiz ang nakatapos sang ila tatlo ka adlaw nga paghanas para sa pagpanghanda sa tion sang emerhensya. Kalakip sa mga nagpasakup sa amo nga paghanas gikan sa Barangay Olotayan, Roxas City kag Manapao, Pontevedra, Capiz ang ila mga kapitan, barangay kagawad, barangay health workers, barangay tanod kag iban pa nga mga nagapanguna sa pagresponde sa tion sang kalamidad kag ... Read Full Story - Hligaynon Ne...
  • Kinaray-a News: Caluya PNP nagasuporta sa pagpreserbar kag pagprotektar kang palibot

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Septyembre 19 (PIA6) – Magluwas sa mayor nga tinutuyo kang PNP sa pag mentinar kalinong kag katawhay ang mga kapulisan sa banwa kang Cluya nagsuporta sa lihuk kang pagpreserbar kag pagprotektar kang isla kang Caluya.Suno kay PCI Rolando T. Cabatin, Chief of Police ka  Caluya Municipal Police Station sa sangka paghinu-anon, sanda nagabulig man sa pagprotektar kang manggad kang kadagatan kang Caluya, pagtapna kang iligal nga pagpangisda kag iba pa nga lihuk sa pagbant... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Greenpeace campaign for ecological agriculture continues

    OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Sept. 19 (PIA) – The advocacy for saying “Yes to Ecological Agriculture,” of Greenpeace Philippines (Greenpeace), continues. This was emphasized by Beau Baconguis, Greenpeace country manager, during the Media Forum on Ecological Agriculture held at Pearlmont Inn, Cagayan de Oro City, on Sept. 18, this year. Attended by media practitioners all over the region, the forum discussed issues on the Ecological Agriculture Situation of the reg... Read Full Story - Greenpeace c...
  • Solano town intensifies coconut planting

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya,September 19 (PIA) -  The local government unit here has implemented coconut planting to propagate the number of coconut trees in various barangays as a source of income among farmers and homeowners.  Through the “Adopt a Street Program”, planting of coconut seedlings along the barangay roads are also being undertaken, said Ramon Ramento, municipal agriculturist. He said a coconut nursery has been established in front of the municipal hall... Read Full Story - Solano town ...
  • Climate change advocacy campaign involves CCT members

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, Sept 19 (PIA)-- Some 2,500 members of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) also known as Pantawid Pamilya program beneficiaries joined the government's call to heed the call to change their ways due to climate change. Richard Peru, Catbalogan City Link said that on September 20, these families will join a Fun Run with the theme: Run and Clean. He added that since the whole country is all agog on the advocacy of preparing the people through disaster because of... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • Tagalog news: Habagat sa Mimaropa, sanhi ng malakas na ulan

    ORIENTAL MINDORO, Setyembre 19 (PIA): Bagamat walang babala ng bagyo sa Mimaropa, hindi pa rin nakaligtas sa mga malalakas na ulan ang ilang mga lalawigan ng rehiyon.  Ayon sa Pagasa-DOST, nahahatak ng bagyong Mario ang umiiral na Hanging Habagat pa kanluran kaya inulan at naapektuhang pagbyaheng pandagat sa mga lalawigan ng Mindoro, Marinduque at ilang bahagi ng hilagang Palawan.Kaya naman agad nagdesisyon ang mga awtoridad sa mga pantalan at ang iba't ibang istasyon ng  Coas... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Pagasa-DOST: Saturday a better weather in Mimaropa

    ORIENTAL MINDORO, September 19 (PIA): The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration-Department of Science and Technology (Pagasa-DOST) is expecting weather conditions in Mimaropa to improve on Saturday. Tonight, Pagasa-DOST warned Typhoon Mario will continue to strengthen the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habagat) which will pour moderate to heavy rains and create thunderstorms over seaboards of Luzon including Mimaropa. Mimaropa is facing the West Philippi... Read Full Story - Pagasa-DOST:...
  • LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Setyembre 19 (PIA) -- Umabot hanggang dibdib ang taas ng baha sa Mac Arthur Highway sa bahagi ng Marilao at Meycauayan sa kasagsagan ng pagbayo ng Habagat na sinabayan ng pagpasok ng bagyong ‘Mario’. Resulta ito ng pag-apaw ng mababaw nang Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS) at pag-abot sa 5.4 metrong taas ng tubig sa ilog ng Sta. Maria. Ayon kay Gobernador at Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) chair Wi... Read Full Story - ...
  • Four PIA-NegOr climate change documentaries for screening at GSP Event

    NEGROS ORIENTAL, Sept. 18 (PIA) – Four climate change advocacy documentaries produced by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – Negros Oriental Information Center will be shown at the 32nd Council Junior/Senior Cadet Encampment of the Girls Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) on September 19 in Camp Lily I. Gamo, Sibulan.Some 3,000 GSP members from Negros Oriental and Siquijor are expected to attend the encampment that will start on Sept. 17. The three-day event is organized by G... Read Full Story - Four PIA-Neg...
  • Isabela exec urges DepEd to include DRR, climate change in school curriculum

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, September 18 (PIA)  - Isabela governor Faustino G. Dy III has urged all education officials in Isabela to include disaster risk reduction and climate change in the school curriculum to ensure that pupils and students are knowledgeable on disaster risk reduction and climate change. Dy made the appeal during the 1st provincial disaster risk reduction and climate change educators summit held at the Faustino N. Dy Sr session hall at the capitol on September 10, 2014, ... Read Full Story - Isabela exec...
  • PSWS 1 nakataas na sa Catanduanes dahil sa Bagyong Mario, biyahe sa barko kanselado

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, Sept. 18 (PIA) -- Nakataas na ang public storm warnign signal 1 sa limang lugar sa bansa kasama na ang lalawigan ng Catanduanes, kaugnay ng bagyong Mario. Kaugnay nito, kasalukuyang nakakaranas ang lalawigan ng malalakas na pagbuhos ng ulan at kaunting pagbugso ng hangin. Ayon kay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) OfficeJ chief erry Beo, bandang alas 10:30 ng umaga ngayon ay namataan ang bagyo sa layong 477 km Silangan ng Virac, Catanduanes n... Read Full Story - PSWS 1 nakat...
  • Benguet holds module writeshop for climate change

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 18(PIA) --   Through the collaborative efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Benguet, Philippine Information Agency- Benguet, and Benguet State University,  module writeshop for Benguet Climate Change Advocacy project at conducted at BSU  last September 8-9. Octavio Cuanso, Officer in Charge of DENR- Benguet, said the writeshop aims to come up with appropriate module for students, community and the general public. This... Read Full Story - Benguet hold...
  • President Aquino gets updates on Mount Mayon's impending eruption, official says

    MANILA, Sep 18 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III, who is on an official tour of Europe, receives regular updates from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) on the impending eruption of Mayon volcano in Albay, a Palace official said Wednesday."The NDRRMC updates the President. So, wala tayong problema doon sa Mayon volcano, or any natural calamity that has happened," Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during a press briefing in Malacañang.La... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • President Aquino, Belgium's Prime Minister agree to move forward Joint Action Plan

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sep 18 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo both acknowledged the need to further strengthen the ties and cooperation between the Philippines and Belgium under the Joint Action Plan signed by the two countries in 2013. In a bilateral meeting held on Tuesday at the Lambermont building in the Belgian capital to discuss issues of mutual interest, both President Aquino and Prime Minister Di Rupo agreed to further advance the dynamic ... Read Full Story - President Aq...
  • BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA) - - The Office of Civil Defense Cordillera Regional Office (OCD-CAR), expresses its gratitude to the region’s local chief executives, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) partners/stakeholders and media practitioners for their invaluable contribution in ensuring zero-casualty during the recent   typhoon Luis.Storm  signal No. 3 was raised in almost all of the Cordillera provinces (except Benguet with signal No. 2) over the weekend. Expect... Read Full Story - ...
  • ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, September 18 (PIA) – Typhoon ‘Luis’ has left a total damage of nearly P100 million worth of agricultural crops after pounding Isabela province Sunday evening. The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC), in its terminal report, recorded a total damage of P62.933 million on palay while P26.580 million on corn. The report also showed that there were 12,924 farmers affected by the typhoon all over the province. Among ... Read Full Story - ...
  • AgSur set to plant 116,000 fruit trees, high value trees

    PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Sep. 18 (PIA) – The province of Agusan del Sur is set to plant 116,000 fruit and high value trees on September 26, 2014 and be part of the Mindanao-wide campaign dubbed as “Treevolution, Greening MindaNOW.” Of the 13 municipalities and the lone city of Bayugan, three municipalities namely Sibagat, San Luis and Sta. Josefa were not in the list of the municipal local government units (LGU) that will participate in the Mindanao-wide tree plan... Read Full Story - AgSur set to...
  • Cebuano News: President Aquino kumpiyansa pa gihapon kang Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman

    MANILA, Sept. 18 (PIA) – May kumpiyansa pa gihapon si President Benigno S. Aquino III kang Secretary Dinky Soliman sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), matud sa Palasyo.                                 “Padayon pa gihapon ang kumpiyansa ni Presidente Aquino kang Secretary Soliman gumikan sa iyang dedika... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Pres. Aquino mihangyo sa Kongreso nga tugotang sulbaron ang problema sa kakulang sa koryente

    MANILA, Sept. 18 (PIA) – Gihangyo ni President Benigno S. Aquino III ang Kongreso nga tugotan ang gobyerno nga mosulod sa kontrata alang sa kakuhaan sa dugang koryente aron masulbad ang pagahikit-ang kulang nga 300 ka megawatt power sa sunod tuig.  Aron mahimong mas epektibo ug daku’g epekto sa madaling panahon, pormal nga atong hangyoon ang Kongreso alang sa usa ka hiniusang resolusyon nga magtugot sa national government nga mosulod sa kontrata alang sa dugang nga kakuhaan... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Cebuano News: Nanguna pa gihapon ang gobyerno sa sitwasyon sa koryente, matud ni Presidente Aquino

    MANILA, Sept. 18 (PIA) – Gipasalig ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III nga nanguna pa gihapon ang gobyerno sa sitwasyon sa kakulang sa koryente sa nasud.“Atong gipasalig nga kontrolado pa gihapon nato ang sitwasyon ug nasayud ako nga ang gobyerno dili magpabaya sa pagsulbad sa isyu sa kakulang sa koryente,” ang Presidente namulong atol sa “ceremonial launch” sa 420 ka megawatt nga Pagbilao III Power Plant Project sa Fairmont Hotel sa Makati City.  Matud pa... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Caluya PNP supports environmental protection, conservation initiatives

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Sept. 18 (PIA6) – Aside from its foremost objective of crime prevention, the men and women of Caluya PNP also support environmental protection and conservation.PCI Rolando T. Cabatin, Chief of Police of Caluya Municipal Police Station in an interview said, they also focus on protection of marine resources, campaign against illegal fishing and implementation of  ‘bantay kalikasan initiatives.'“I am more concerned about the protection of the coral reef... Read Full Story - Caluya PNP s...
  • 'Luis' aftermath: 5 Pangasinan towns under calamity state

    DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA) – Five Pangasinan towns were declared under calamity state days after Typhoon Luis dumped from heavy to intense rains submerging communities and agricultural lands in northern Luzon provinces. The towns of Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Umingan, Laoac and San Manuel were declared under state of calamity due to high flood waters. Classes remain suspended in seven public schools and seven private schools until Thursday. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction a... Read Full Story - 'Luis' after...
  •  LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA, Setyembre 18 (PIA) --Nagsagawa ng dalawang araw na regional media seminar ang United States Embassy ng na tampok ang mga paksa ukol sa pangangalaga ng kalikasan, siyensya at teknolohiya at pagpapatupad ng batas noong Setyembre 15-16, 2014 sa tanggapan nito sa Roxas Boulevard. Sa pananalita ni US Ambassador Philip Goldberg, sinabi nito na patuloy ang magandang pakikipag-ugnayan ng Pilipinas at Estados Unidos kung kaya’t bilang bahagi nito ay patuloy ... Read Full Story - ...
  • Tagalog news: DENR-PIA Climate Change advocacy campaign, isinagawa sa Batangas

    LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Setyembre 18 (PIA) --Nagsagawa ng Climate Change Orientation ang Philippine Information Agency (PIA) sa pakikipagtulungan sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) noong ika-12 ng Setyembre sa Days Hotel na may temang “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago”. Sinabi ni Erwin Husmalaga, Information Officer ng Climate Change Commission at isa sa mga resource speakers sa naturang okasyon, na ang orientation ay bahagi ng advocacy campa... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Cavite all set to join ICC Day

    TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, Sept. 18 (PIA)  --Cavite advocates for clean environment is set to join in the world’s biggest coastal clean-up known as the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day this coming Saturday, September 20. This was the result of a series of meetings initiated by the provincial government thru the Provincial Government-Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO) Integrated Costal Management Division to all stakeholders in the province. Cavite (... Read Full Story - Cavite all s...
  • Tagalog news: DENR Batangas, patuloy ang mga programang pangkapaligiran laban sa climate change

     LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS,Setyembre 18 (PIA) --Patuloy ang nararanasang epekto ng climate change kung kaya’t paruloy din ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa lalawigan ng Batangas sa pagpapatupad ng mga programang makakatulong upang maibsan ang epekto nito. Sinabi ni Mildred Cepillo mula sa PENRO Batangas na mahigpit nilang ikinakampanya ang Executive Order No. 26 o mas kilala bilang National Greening Program (NGP) kung saan kinakailangang makapagtanim ng... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Cebuano News: Pabutang og basurahan sulod sa PUJs, rela giawhag

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 17 – Nanawagan si konsehal Dante Pajo, chairman sa  komite sa panglawas, sa mga driver sa  pampublikong sakyanan ug motorela pag-abag ug pagtabang sa kagamhanan diha sa pagmintinar sa  kalimpyo sa palibot sa syudad. Gidasig sa konsehal ang mga driver sa pagbutang kanunay og basurahan o’ garbage receptacle nga adunay taklob diha sa ilang gimanehong mga salakyan. Matod ni Pajo nga kun adunay  mga basurahan sul... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Aquino thanks the European Union for assistance after 'Typhoon Haiyan'

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sep 17 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III conveyed his appreciation to the European Union for its assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).In his meeting with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, President Aquino reiterated the “profound appreciation of the Filipino people for the solidarity that the European Union has demonstrated.”“The overwhelming humanitarian assistance of the European Union represents a great cont... Read Full Story - Aquino thank...
  • PNoy to address U.N. climate summit, meet with Filipino community during U.S. visit

    MANILA, Sep 17 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III will address a United Nations climate summit, speak to American businessmen, and meet with the Filipino community when he visits the United States from September 20 to 24.“As in all of the President’s trips abroad, the primary objectives of the visit will be to continue to project the Philippines as an emerging economy and investment destination in Asia; to promote the country as having an economy with sound credentials built on ... Read Full Story - PNoy to addr...
  • Volunteers to clean up Pangasinan waters

    DAGUPAN CITY, Sept 17 (PIA) – Volunteers will wade into the waters of Pangasinan and scour for garbage as their contribution to the International Coastal Clean-up  (ICC) Day on September 21 with the theme ‘Turn the Tide on Trash.’ Leduina Co, provincial environment and natural resources officer, said the ICC Day is led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)  in consonance with Presidential Proclamation No.470 dated September 2003  to p... Read Full Story - Volunteers t...
  • Iloilo River quality improving, says DENR-EMB6

    ILOILO CITY, Sept. 17 (PIA6) – The quality of water at the Iloilo River is improving as indicated by its decreasing total and fecal coliform content, according to DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau in Region 6.EMB-6 Regional Technical Director lawyer Jonathan Bulos said over the September 14 edition of Bombo Radyo’s “Good Morning Philippines” here that also improving is the dissolved oxygen and biochemical oxygen demand.Bio-oxygen demand refers to the amount of ... Read Full Story - Iloilo River...
  • Kinaray-a News: Magkatuwang ang PIA,PNP Antique sa kampanya sa pag amlig kang environment

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Septyembre 17 (PIA6) - - Magabaskug pagid ang kampanya kang gobyerno bahin sa climate change mitigation and adaptation pinaagi sa suporta kang Antique Police Provincial office ukon APPO. “Bahul gid ang kinahanglanon para sa pagsuporta kang publiko para sa pag amlig kang  aton environment,” pahayag ni PIA Antique Infocen Manager Margie L. Gadian samtang tana nagpatigayun kang koordinasyon sa talatapan ni PSSupt Edgardo O. Ordaniel, Officer-in-Charge kang A... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • PIA-PNP Antique partner for Climate change advocacy

    SAN JOSE, Antique Sept. 17 (PIA) - - The government’s advocacy on climate change preparedness and mitigation got another boost with the support recently extended by the Antique Police Provincial office or APPO. “The urgency for a call to action to protect our environment needs everybody’s support,” said PIA Antique Infocen Manager when she coordinated with PSSupt Edgardo O. Ordaniel, Officer-in-Charge of the APPO. Gadian turned-over to the APPO the 18 tarps to b... Read Full Story - PIA-PNP Anti...
  • Masobra 50 ang magakarera sa Paindis-indis sa baroto

    SIYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Septyember 17 (PIA6) - - May kabilugan nga 59 ka mga bangka ang magapasakop sa  ‘baroto race’ nga magabulig sa pagpataas sang ihibalo sang publiko sa mga inisyatibo nga ginapatigayon sa pagtinlo, pagpasanyog kag pagproteher sang Iloilo River.Magasugod ang ‘Bombo Radyo and Star FM Baroto Race’ sa Carpenter Bridge nga nagaagi sa Iloilo River sa Sabado, Septyembre 20 humalin alas siyete sa aga.Sini nga tuig, ang watersport event isa ka partnership u... Read Full Story - Masobra 50 a...
  • 'Luis' destroys P58M worth or crops, Isabela Agri office claims

    ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, September 16 (PIA) – The Isabela provincial agriculture office has recorded an initial P58 million worth of agricultural damages left by typhoon Luis in Isabela last Sunday evening. Danilo Tumamao, rovincial agriculturist, said most of the damages are incurred by rice farmers particularly those at the second and third district municipalities and the city of Cauayan in Isabela. Based on the initial reports from localities of Isabela, there are a total of 2.21... Read Full Story - 'Luis' destr...
  • TULUNAN, North Cotabato, Sept. 17 (PIA)—A total of 640 families from Tulunan. North Cotabato who were affected by flashflood, recently received family packs from the provincial government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO). Marchita Capilitan of the PSWDO disclosed that from the said number, 370 families are residents of Barangay Minapan while the remaining 270 families are residents of Barangay Damawato. “The family packs which include ric... Read Full Story - ...
  • PAGADIAN CITY, Sept. 17 (PIA) – To meet its target of planting 4,888,888 trees, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has appealed to the media to drum up the “TreeVolution” activity on Sept. 26 at 8:30-9:30 a.m. throughout Mindanao. In a media forum on Tuesday, Mr. Carlito Tuballa, regional technical director for Forest Management Services (FMS) called on the fourth estate to help promote the said activity to encourage active participation among stake... Read Full Story - ...
  • Over 50 boats to race, spur protection of Iloilo River

    ILOILO CITY, Sept. 17 (PIA6) - - A total of 59 boats will participate in a baroto race that will help spur public awareness on the initiatives undertaken to clean-up, develop and protect Iloilo River.The ‘Bombo Radyo and Star FM Baroto Race’ will commence at the Carpenter Bridge that passes Iloilo River on Saturday, September 20 starting at 7 A.M.This year, the watersport event is a partnership undertaking of Bombo Radyo-Iloilo and Star FM with the Department of Environment and Natur... Read Full Story - Over 50 boat...
  • Running priest calls on Negrenses to save Mount Talinis

    DUMAGUETE CITY, September 17 (PIA) – Running priest and chair of Save the Trees National Coalition, Father Robert Reyes strongly advocates to stop cutting of trees to save Mount Talinis being one of the last remaining forest in Negros Oriental in a recent environmental forum held at Saint Paul University-Dumaguete City.Father Reyes addressed a big crowd of students, faculty and staff of Saint Paul University, environmental advocates and local media to support his advocacy campaign in ... Read Full Story - Running prie...
  • CEBU CITY, September 17(PIA) --- Metro Cebu residents have no cause to fear of a water shortage when the effects of El Niño will be visibly felt in the last quarter of this year that will continue in the first quarter of 2015.Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) acting general manager Engr. Ernie Delco assured residents of eight localities in Metro Cebu that the water utility firm has a seven percent current reserve.“We are also increasing our water production tapping Carmen t... Read Full Story - ...
  • CEBU CITY, September 17 (PIA) --- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD-7) and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC-7) held a 3-day Regional Contingency Plan Formulation Workshop recently to prepare and harmonize respective roles of agencies in times of emergencies and disasters.RDRRMC-7 chairperson and OCD-7 regional director Olivia Luces said the formulation of a Contingency Plan can better prepare member agencies to address an emergency and its potential humani... Read Full Story - ...
  • EDC saves 96 falling native trees

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept 17 (PIA)--The Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) ‘BINHI Greening Legacy’ with 99 program partners has rescued 96 vanishing indigenous trees.According to Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Rei Medrano of EDC community partnership strengthens its BINHI program which started to host the country’s most endangered and premium among 3,000 native Philippine trees.BINHI is EDC's model reforestation and biodiversity preservation program.“EDC... Read Full Story - EDC saves 96...
  • Philippines joins global celebration of Ozone Day

    QUEZON CITY, Sept. 16 --  As part of the global celebration of International Ozone Day on September 16, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Analiza Rebuelta-Teh will lead the ceremonial hand over of information kits on ozone protection to the selected high schools in Metro Manila at the DENR grounds in Quezon City. With this year’s theme, Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On, the celebration seeks to galvanize all stakeholders to increase ... Read Full Story - Philippines ...
  • 2,000 youngsters attend DRRM Awareness event of National Youth Commission in Dingalan

    DINGALAN, Aurora, September 16 (PIA) -- Over 2,000 youngsters in Aurora trooped to Dingalan town Sunday for a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Awareness event which was organized by the National Youth Commission (NYC) in partnership with the provincial government. Carrying the theme “KABATAAN Handa sa Nagbabagong Panahon,” it is part of a greater DRRM advocacy, which the Commission has been lobbying since 2009.  “We want to raise the awareness of our... Read Full Story - 2,000 youngs...
  •  BAGUIO CITY, Sept.16 (PIA) --  More 200 hundred  pine trees seedlings were planted recently by the Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP), Baguio-Benguet chapter at the Emerald Mountain along Kias barangay in this mountain resort city.Dubbed as “Oplan Broadcastreeing Project”, it  aims to protect and sustain the green environment of the city   and in support  to the National Greening Program  of President Benigno S  Aquino III.Ac... Read Full Story - ...
  • Bagyong Luis, di gaano ang pinsala sa Ilocos Sur

    VIGAN CITY, Sept. 16 (PIA) – Hindi nagdulot ang Typhoon Luis ng malaking pinsala habang dumadaan sa lalawigan noong gabi ng Setyembre 14. “Mapalad pa rin tayo sa lalawigan  dahil pinapatawad tayo ng mga malalakas na bagyo na sumasalanta sa Isabela, Cagayan  lalo na  sa Kabisayaan na kung saan marami ang mga casualties,” ani Gobernador Ryan Singson sa pakikipanayam ng media. Sa naturang bagyo,  walang naiulat na namatay o nasugatan maliban lamang sa... Read Full Story - Bagyong Luis...
  • Climate change is one of the factors affecting oil prices, says DOE official

    DIPOLOG CITY, Sept. 16 (PIA) – As climate change has been one of the identified factors affecting the oil prices, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 has presented the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign (CCAC) to the participants attending the multi-sectoral advocacy campaign on downstream oil industry held here today at Ariana Hotel. More than 70 participants composed of mayors, city/municipal information officers, business permit issuing officers, licensing officers and municipa... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • TUAO, Cagayan, Sept. 16 (PIA) - - To produce quality and affordable rubber tree seedlings, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)  region 2 has established a 2-hectare rubber bud wood garden here. Lilia de Leon-Abel, regional technical director for research and development service, said the project serves as source of bud sticks in support to the massive seedling production of the government for National Greening Program and livelihood opportunities for fa... Read Full Story - ...
  • Emergency responders undergo basic life support training

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 16 -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Camiguin Council conducted a 10–day training workshop on Basic Life Support (BLS) at five municipalities in the province on August 30 to September 8, 2014. Dr. Luis S. Bollozos, provincial chair of the PDRRM-Camiguin said the workshop aimed to revisit and reorient the accredited responders of the Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council (MDCC) on the Basic knowledge and tools on Community-Based (DRRM)... Read Full Story - Emergency re...
  • Evacuation starts as Mayon escalates to Alert level 3

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 16 (PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in Albay has ordered all local government units (LGUs) and DRR authorities to implementforced evacuation late Monday night on all settlers within the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone while at the same time preparation for an imminent evacuation of the 10,000 families in the 6-8 kilometer extended danger zone down slopes of Mayon Volcano following raising the alert level from 2 to 3 hoisted... Read Full Story - Evacuation s...
  • Feature: Empowering Pangasinense youth to take action on climate change

    DAGUPAN CITY, September 16 (PIA) – “If Pangasinan is your home, join your leaders and fight for your forests, your trees, your rivers, and your fishes.” This was the challenge posed by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Jose Mari Oquiñena, also Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director-General, to some 4,000 students who participated in the first-ever climate change advocacy campaign campus roadshow. The campus tour was atten... Read Full Story - Feature: Emp...
  • Hiligaynon News: Deadline para sa Best LGU project on CC tubtub Oktubre 10

    SYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Septyembre 16 (PIA6) - - Pagabatunon sang Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – Iloilo ang nominasyon para sa Search for Best LGU Project on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation sa Kabisayaan Nakatungdan tubtub Oktubre 10, 2014.Ang paindis-indis gin-organisar sang rehiyunal nga talatapan sang PIA kag Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) agud makilala ang importante nga papel nga ginadala sang lokal nga panguluhan sa rehiyon sa pungsodnon nga pagpan... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • TUKURAN, Zamboanga del Sur, Sept. 16 (PIA) – Students of Tukuran Technical-Vocational High School (TTVHS) have been encouraged by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-9 and Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 to help solve climate change problems. In a forum on climate change adaptation jointly conducted here on Tuesday by the DENR and PIA, Regional Public Affairs Officer Roservirico A. Tan challenged the students to do their share in helping solve climate... Read Full Story - ...
  • Climate change advocacy draws more people to build resilient communities

    MOLAVE, Zamboanga del Sur, Sept. 16 (PIA) – An Advocacy Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation was held here on Sept. 11 at Molave Vocational Technical School attended by officers of the Supreme Student Government (SSG) and 2nd Year Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) students Major in Social Studies from the Western Mindanao State University, Molave Campus. Nilo C. Villarubia, SSG adviser said the young leaders will re-echo and share what they have learned from the... Read Full Story - Climate chan...
  • BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya, September 16 (PIA)  - More than  500 assorted tree seedlings were planted in various areas of this town and in Aritao town over the weekend. The tree planting activities were conducted in barangay Salinas here and in barangay Darapidap in Aritao town. Dubbed as OPLAN Sagip Kalikasan, the activities were joined by the members of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines R II-A, Philippine Army, Order of the Amaranth and barangay officials. Forest... Read Full Story - ...
  • BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, September 15 (PIA) – A mountain biker here recently launched a book on off-road biking in the province. The book entitled  Padyak Tulak Mountain Bikers: Life in the Off Roads, was authored by lawyer Orville Ibarra. It was  launched last September 6 at the  Barangay Hall of Aggub in Solano town after the Mt. Singian Challenge sponsored by the Padyak Tulak Mountain Bikers (PTMB). PTMB members said the book is a compilation of ... Read Full Story - ...
  • Roxas, humanga sa disaster preparedness ng Bulacan

    LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Setyembre 16 (PIA) -- Nagpahayag ng paghanga si Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas sa palagiang maagap na ginagawang paghahanda ng lalawigan ng Bulacan sa anumang uri ng kalamidad. Sa kanyang talumpati sa ika-116 anibersaryo ng pagbubukas ng Kongreso ng Malolos sa Simbahan ng Barasoain, sinabi ni Roxas na palaging updated ang contingency plan ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council at may sapat ng kagamitan at kaalaman ang mga rerespon... Read Full Story - Roxas, human...
  • CamSur EDMERO conducts orientation on disaster preparedness in provincial coastal towns

    NAGA CITY, Sept. 15 (PIA) -- All village chiefs and Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (BDRRMO) authorities from the two coastal towns of Camarines Sur trained on strategies strengthening DRR preparedness and mitigation spearheaded by Camarines Sur Environment Disaster Management and Emergency Response Office (EDMERO).The activity, dubbed “Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change: an Orientation to strengthen the Disaster Preparedness of Barangay Local Government Un... Read Full Story - CamSur EDMER...
  • Site validation for 2014 NGP to Taguibo Watershed conducted

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 15 (PIA) – On Friday, a team from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Butuan City Water District (BCWD) and Agusan del Note First District Constituency Office (DCO) conducted a preliminary site validation to 49 of the 130 hectares reforestation project to Taguibo Watershed lodged under the partnership of BCWD, DENR, Fr. Saturnino Urios University Foundation Inc. (FSUU FI), and DCO. Accompanying the team were members of the partner people'... Read Full Story - Site validat...
  • M/V Maharlika II capsizes off So. Leyte

    SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Sept. 15 (PIA) – A Roll-on, Roll-off (RORO) ferry boat, Maharlika II, bound for Liloan, Southern Leyte from Lipata Port, this city sank off the coast of Pintuyan, Southern Leyte on Saturday evening, September 13, 2014. The vessel manned by Captain Juan B. Cayago departed the port of Lipata at around 11:30 in the morning, carrying about 58 declared passengers including 32 crew and 13 cargoes vehicles when it sank. As of 12:15 noon, Sunday, Sep... Read Full Story - M/V Maharlik...
  • Deadline for Best LGU project on CC Oct. 10

    ILOILO CITY, Sept. 15 (PIA) - - The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – Iloilo will accept nominations for the Search for Best LGU Project on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Western Visayas until October 10, 2014.The regional offices of the PIA and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) organized the search to acknowledge the important role of local government units in the region in the nationwide efforts on mitigation and adaptation to climate change.PIA 6 Di... Read Full Story - Deadline for...
  • PIA, DENR to hold climate change fora in schools

    ILOILO CITY, September 15(PIA)—The Philippine Information Agency  and the Department of environment and Natural Resources will jumpstart their climate change advocacy campaigns in schools in Iloilo province on September 18. The fora will be held at the Northern Iloilo Polytechic State (NIPSC) College-Ajuy    campus and the Iloilo State College of Fisheries-main campus in Bgy.Tiwi Barotac Nuevo. The campus fora is a partnership between PIA and the DENR, which s... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR to...
  • In Pangasinan, roads under water, impassable to light vehicles

    DAGUPAN CITY, Sept 15  (PIA) - Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino, Jr. suspended work in government offices on Monday including classes in all levels as flooding occurred in some parts of the province. Pre-emptive evacuation was imposed in the towns of Mangaldan and Manaoag due to rising flood waters. Flash flood was also reported in the town of Aguilar and some portions of Bugallon last night. The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council was verifying  inform... Read Full Story - In Pangasina...
  • In La Union, work, classes suspended as 'Luis' pummels north Luzon

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, Sept. 15 (PIA) - Work was suspended at the La Union capitol until 12 noon today after typhoon Luis (international name: kalmaegi) brought from moderate to heavy rains and strong winds beginning Sunday night until early Monday morning. Adamor Dagang, provincial information and tourism officer, said Governor Manuel Ortega suspended work earlier today to allow employees to secure their families and attend to community concerns first. "The suspension covered only em... Read Full Story - In La Union,...
  • PIA, DENR install LakasLikasan billboard in Turtle Islands

    TURTLE ISLANDS, Tawi-Tawi, Sept. 15 (PIA) – During its recent visit here on Sept. 5-10, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has installed the LakasLikasan billboard, the first in Western Mindanao. It bears the logo of “Karagatan,” as Turtle Islands municipality consists of seven small islands, which may be affected by seawater rise wrought by climate change. It also bears the thematic slo... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR in...
  • DENR-AgNor to plant 12,500 seedlings on 2014 TreeVolution

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 15 (PIA) – In line with the upcoming TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW on September 26, 2014, the Agusan del Norte Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) will be planting 12,500 seedlings covering a total of 25 hectares with an expected 625 planters distributed at the identified planting sites at Maug and Tungao, this city. The activity will start at 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. “In support to the fourth year implementation of the National... Read Full Story - DENR-AgNor t...
  • ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept.  15 (PIA) – Engr. Allan Rommel Labayog, station chief of Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS9) admonishes the  public to be ready at all times in case disaster strikes. Labayog was one of the resource speakers in the 2-day Trainors’ Training on Advocacy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation at the Seafood House, San Roque, Zamboanga City on September 4-5, 2014 hosted by PIA. The PHIVOLCS chief, who lectured on earthqua... Read Full Story - ...
  • 8-day school caravan on climate change set in Dumaguete City

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept 15 (PIA) --The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Dumaguete City Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) will hold a series of “Climate Change Advocacy School Caravan” from September 23 to October 2 in eight identified high schools in Dumaguete City.With the tagline, “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago”, the climate change advocacy campaign aims to raise t... Read Full Story - 8-day school...
  • 'Luis' to bring intense rains in Ilocos provinces

    SAN FERNANDO CITY, Sept. 14 (PIA) – Weather authorities said Tropical Storm Luis (international name: Kalmaegi) was expected to bring heavy to intense rains beginning Saturday night in the Ilocos provinces as it intensifies into a typhoon.   Luis, which is enhanced by the southwest monsoon, was seen to bring intense rains in the towns of Sinait and Cabugao in Ilocos Sur and Badoc in Ilocos Norte, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said. In a briefing among membe... Read Full Story - 'Luis' to br...
  • Palace advises residents of Northern Luzon to prepare for 'Typhoon Luis'

    MANILA, Sept. 14 -- Malacañang has advised residents of Northern Luzon to brace themselves for 'Typhoon Luis,' which is expected to make landfall on Sunday evening.Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte told reporters in a press briefing over radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Sunday that the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) has mobilized its local councils in the provinces affected by the typhoon. According to the Philippine Atmospheric,... Read Full Story - Palace advis...
  • Cebuano News: President Aquino mopahayag mga inisyatibo sa Pilipinas kalabot sa climate change atol sa Summit sa New York

    MANILA, Sept. 14 (PIA) – Hatagan ug bulok ni President Benigno S. Aquino III ang gihimo sa Pilipinas sa pagbuntog sa pagbag-o bag-o sa panahon, ingon man, ang mga inisyatibo aron matubag kini sa iyang pagtambong sa Climate Summit 2014 didto sa New York sa umaabot Septembre 23. Ang Presidente mokuyog sa mga lider sa ubang mga kanasuran, atol sa usa ka adlaw nga summit aron ipakita nga samtang ang Pilipinas gihapak sa natural nga kalamidad agi’g resulta sa pagbag-o bag-o sa panaho... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • MANILA, Sept. 14 (PIA) – Gihangyo sa Malacañang ang publiko sa ilang pasensiya sa pagpagawas sa mga “audit report” sa gipahigayon nga mga “relief” ug “rehabilitation” sa mga dapit nga nakatagamtam sa kalamidad. Kini ang giluwatan ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., agi’g komento sa mga pangutana kabahin sa “audit findings,” atol sa usa ka press briefing ni Social Welfare Se... Read Full Story - ...
  • LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 13 (PIA) - - The  Balili River System Revitalization Coalition (BRSRC) spearheads the observance of the Balili River Day on September 16. Carrying the theme, “Save Balili River; Count Me In,” the Balili River Day kicks-off  with a  motorcade which starts at  7:00A.M.  from the  Provincial Capitol here to Baguio City  passing by Magsaysay Avenue to  Session Road  to the Baguio Convention Center  then&nb... Read Full Story - ...
  • Cebuano News: Drainage project sa Barra gisugdan

    OPOL, Misamis oriental, Sept. 11 -- Gisugdan na ang proyektong drainage system diha sa zone 4, barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental. Kini agig kabahin sa commitmment kun pasalig sa kasamtangang mayor Maximino B. Seno inabagan ni kapitan Jun Otacan ug ang Barra barangay council sa kantidad P900,000.00 kapin gikan sa pondo sa lokal nga pangagamhanan sa lungsod sa Opol. Ang maong proyekto gidumala sa local nga pangagamhanan sa Opol pinaagi ni municipal engineer Lilibeth Uy. Ang maong proyek... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • LGUs, DENR, PIA undertake action-oriented advocacy on climate change in So. Leyte

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, September 13 (PIA)  --  The advocacy campaign on climate change adaptation here is headed to produce concrete results in terms of waste reduction, especially in the pilot barangay of Asuncion. This developed following an orientation with barangay officials and heads of various sectors within the barangay Monday, September 8, with speakers from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and from the General Services and Disaster Risk Re... Read Full Story - LGUs, DENR, ...
  • DAGUPAN CITY September 12 (PIA) – Some 500 residents in Barangay Bonuan Gueset joined the government’s coastal clean-up drive and information campaign on environment protection during the Barangay Forum held on Thursday here. The campaign, a joint project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), aimed at raising awareness and understanding of the effects of climate change and develop dedicated Filipinos who will f... Read Full Story - ...
  • Campus, village roadshow on climate change begins in Pangasinan

    DAGUPAN CITY, September 13 (PIA) – The Pangasinan youth has accepted the challenge to do more for the environment during the first climate change campus roadshow in Region 1. The Pangasinan leg of the campus tour last September 10 was part of the climate change advocacy campaign of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) with the theme “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago.” The DENR and PIA a... Read Full Story - Campus, vill...
  • DENR, PIA, Pilipinas Natin tap CL youth in climate change adaptation, mitigation initiatives

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, September 12 (PIA) -- Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and Pilipinas Natin (PN) presently tour various schools, colleges, and universities in Central Luzon in a bid to inform, inspire, and involve the youth on the climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives. “This activity is still part of the standing nationwide advocacy agreement on Climate Change between DENR and PIA. In this phase,... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA, P...
  • Zambo Advocates training seek to boost climate change awareness

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept 12 (PIA) – Zamboanga advocates for climate change resiliency underwent a Trainors’ Training on Advocacy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation last September 4-5 that aims to enhance advocates’ knowledge and skills to address public apathy on the issue of global warming and its impact to people’s lives. Some forty advocates participated in the training-workshop, to include ZABIDA, Social Action Center of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga, SILSIL... Read Full Story - Zambo Advoca...
  • QUEZON CITY, Sept. 12 --  The Philippines is working toward increasing public access to data and information that are crucial to policy- and decision-making and management of its vast natural and environmental resources. This was the assurance made by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during the 2014 Asia-Pacific Regional Working Group on Environmental Information meeting, which was held September 1-3, 2014 in Mandaluyong City. Manila played host to repres... Read Full Story - ...
  • BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) – “The National Greening Program is expected to succeed even before its expiration on 2016 as shown by the manifestation of support to the Mindanao-wide TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow campaign which seek to break the Guinness World Record of the most number of trees planted in one hour keeps outpouring,” Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional director for Caraga Region Nonito Tamayo said during a live broadcast intervie... Read Full Story - ...
  • IEC on anti-Littering ordinance started

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 12 -- In its effort to address the looming waste disposal problem in the city, an information and education campaign (IEC) has been intensified by the city government of Cagayan de Oro through the various youth sector groups, barangay officials and some City Hall departments recently. This, as members of Pag-asa Youth Association, Oro Youth Development Council, barangay health workers and nutrition scholars including the barangay council of Barangay Camaman-an spe... Read Full Story - IEC on anti-...
  • PENRMO head bares ways to adapt with climate change

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, September 12 (PIA)  --  The head of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Management Office (PENRMO) in this province listed a number of ways wherein individuals and communities can adjust their ways, their lives, in relation to changing climate conditions now happening. Those living along the coastal areas, for instance, must transfer elsewhere, while those unable to do so must always be prepared to evacuate  --  pre-emptive evacu... Read Full Story - PENRMO head ...
  • Power corporation in Iligan City supports national greening program

    ILIGAN CITY, September 11 (PIA)- Anchored to its anniversary theme: “Mapalad ang Karagatan na Pinangangalagaan,”  Mapalad Power Corporation (MPC) supports the national greening program by planting mangrove seedlings in  Sitio Fuentes, Barangay Maria Cristina, Iligan City, on September 5.Ruben B. Ramilo, MPC Plant Manager, said they planted around 1,000  seedlings in celebration of their First Anniversary, which served as the corporate social responsibility in support t... Read Full Story - Power corpor...
  • DENR-Biliran top official shares ways to mitigate climate change

    NAVAL, Biliran, September 12 (PIA) – The top official of the provincial environment department in the province shared several ways on how to mitigate the effects of climate change in a students’ forum held in a private school,  this town on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Dr. Mario L. Tubania, provincial environment and natural resources officer (PENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Biliran province told  students of the Cathedral School ... Read Full Story - DENR-Biliran...
  • Biliran Environment Chief prefers 'adopt a tree' concept in tree planting

    NAVAL, Biliran, September 12  (PIA) - Dr. Mario Tubania, Officer in Charge of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Biliran Provincial Office  opts for the “adopt a  tree” concept in tree planting to minimize mortality rate of the seedlings planted. He made the declaration in response to the question of Trisha Caliao, a student leader of Lucsoon National High School ( LNHS), Naval, Biliran, during the open forum on Climate Change Adaptation and M... Read Full Story - Biliran Envi...
  • IGaCoS gearing up for Treevolution

    ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL - The local government of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) is gearing-up for its participation to the treevolution : Greening MindaNow  initiated  by  the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDa). The event will have participants simultaneously planting 4.6 Million trees  in 9,200 hectares in an hour in several areas in Mindanao on September 26, 8:30 ... Read Full Story - IGaCoS geari...
  • PAGADIAN CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) – To beat India’s record as having planted 1,945,535 trees for an hour in 408 locations with 340,200 participants, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-9 is joining other regions in Mindanao to plant 4.6 million trees in 9,200 hectares across the island on Sept. 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Dubbed “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNow,” the activity aims to achieve the 2014 target of the National Greening Prog... Read Full Story - ...
  • 8 Automated Weather Stations equipment granted to LGUs in Camarines Norte

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Sept. 12 (PIA) – Eight  automated weather stations (AWS) equipment were granted to the local government units of this province by the Weather Philippines Foundation Inc. (WPF) during the turn-over ceremony held Sept. 10 here. Acting chief of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Arnel Ferrer said that the realization of the project was through the effort of Governor Edgardo Tallado wherein the latter was represented by Board Member Pol Ga... Read Full Story - 8 Automated ...
  • PSWS 1 nakataas sa Catanduanes dahil sa bagyong Luis

    VIRAC, Catanduanes, Setyembre 12, (PIA) - Nakataas na ang public storm warnign signal 1 sa lalawigan ng Catanduanes dahil sa pagpasok ng bagyong Luis sa Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) madaling araw ng Setyembre 12, 2014. Ayon sa Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) na pinamumunuan ni PDRRM officer Jerry Beo, ang bagyo ay namataan dakong alas 7:00 ng gabi sa layong 610 km east ng Virac, Catanduanes. Ayon sa opisyal, bagaman wala pang direktang ... Read Full Story - PSWS 1 nakat...
  • South Cotabato partners with NGO for mercury-free mining

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  Sept 12 (PIA) --  The  provincial  government of  South Cotabato   has  aligned  with   nongovernment  organizations  to  eliminate the use  of  mercury  in mining operations, particularly in the Minahang  Bayan  in  Tboli. South Cotabato Governor Daisy  Avance-Fuentes,  representing   the provincial  government, signed  Wednesday... Read Full Story - South Cotaba...
  • SouthCot partners with leading NGO on mercury elimination

    CENTRAL VISAYAS, Sept. 11 (PIA) --The South Cotabato provincial government partners with leading environmental justice group BAN Toxics (BT) to eliminate the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale mining operations in the province.A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between BT and the provincial government of South Cotabato thru governor Daisy Fuentes to mark the beginning of activities that will help transition small-scale miners away from mercury to safer and toxic-free mining ... Read Full Story - SouthCot par...
  • Solon calls on public utility jeepneys to provide garbage cans

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 11 -- The City Council committee on health and sanitation appeals to all public utility jeepneys (PUJ) and motorela drivers to help maintain the cleanliness of the city of Cagayan de Oro by providing garbage receptacles with covers in their respective units. “Kung adunay basurahan sa matag sakyanan, masayon ra unya sa mga pasahero ang paglabay sa ilang mga ginagmay nga basura,” (It would be easy for passengers to throw their garbage when ther... Read Full Story - Solon calls ...
  • Mindanao bids for Guinness in TreeVolution

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, September 11, 2014 (PIA) - Mindanao targets to beat India in the Guinness book of record by planting 4.6 million seedlings in just one hour, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on September 26, 2014. India has set a record of 1,945,535 trees across 408 locations with 340,200 participants in 2011. TreeVolution: Greening Mindanao Challenge will pitch some 244,444 participants to plant at least in 9,200 hectares inside the National Greening Program (NGP) areas and other areas ide... Read Full Story - Mindanao bid...
  • 2014 National Literacy Conference to focus on climate change, risk reduction

    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Sept. 11 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs), and non-government organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2014 National Literacy Conference in Baguio City on September 17-20, 2014. Centered on the theme ‘Literacy for Resilient Communities,’ the Conference aims to provide a venue for ... Read Full Story - 2014 Nationa...
  • Capiz isolated, disadvantaged areas to undergo preparedness training

    ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Sept. 11 (PIA) - Barangay officials and disaster frontliners from two geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) in Capiz are undergoing a three-day training on emergency preparedness.In partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Capiz Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) led by PDRRM Officer Esperedion Pelaez spearheaded the event to capacitate the participants on what to do before, during and after any disaster.The ... Read Full Story - Capiz isolat...
  • Flood-affected towns in NorthCot to receive aid

    KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Sept. 11 (PIA)—Five municipalities in North Cotabato affected by flashfloods brought by heavy rains few weeks ago are set to receive aid from the provincial government. Cynthia Ortega, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center (PDRRMOC) disclosed that municipalities affected include Tulunan, Kabacan, Pikit, Midsayap and Pigcawayan. Ortega said that at present, there were no reported displacements despite report... Read Full Story - Flood-affect...
  • DAVAO CITY, Sept. 11 (PIA) – Ang uling kun “coal” mao pa gihapon ang labingdali nga kakuhaan sa elektrisidad alang sa Mindanao, sa pagkakaron, matud ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III. Kini ang gipahayag sa Presidente atol sa usa ka media interview sa iyang pag-anhi dinhi sa siyudad aron ilusad ang Mindanao Inclusive Agribusiness Program (MIAP), bag-ohay pa lamang "Kung gikinahanglan sa Mindanao ang elektrisidad karon dayon, ang ‘coal’ mao ang labing... Read Full Story - ...
  • DepEd, DSWD, NGOs formulate advocacy plan for climate change adaptation

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, September 11 (PIA) – Newly-trained climate change mitigation advocates coming from government and non-government institutions here have drafted an action plan to address community issues related to disaster preparedness after a trainors’ training on advocacy sponsored by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on September 4-5.Participants, including Pantawid Pamilya city links from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), teachers from the Depart... Read Full Story - DepEd, DSWD,...
  • IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, Sept. 11 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will be at the forefront of “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW,” which aims to break the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the Most Trees Planted Simultaneously in Multiple locations. The present GWR is held by India which planted 1,945,535 trees for one hour in 408 locations across the country with 340,200 planters. TreeVolution is a giant leap of faith seeking to plant 4.6... Read Full Story - ...
  • ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Sept. 11 (PIA) --A series of tree-planting activities to be led by the Rizal provincial government coinciding with the upcoming Save Sierra Madre Day and anniversary of Typhoon Ondoy is scheduled to take place throughout Rizal Province from September 20-26. The Province-wide tree planting activity is set to take off at Rodriguez and San Mateo on September 20; Antipolo City and Cainta on September 21; Taytay, Angono and Binangonan on September 22, Cardona and ... Read Full Story - ...
  • ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao, Sept.10 (PIA) - - A total of 15,000 various seedlings of trees were planted by the local government unit (LGU) here recently as part of its rehabilitation and forestation program. The tree planting activity was held  in the 31.19 - hectare Municipal Forest Park (MFP)  at barangay Sto. Domingo  to rehabilitate  open and denuded areas especially in watershed areas. The forestation of the MFP is inline also with the three-year development project... Read Full Story - ...
  • Butuan bishop urges faithful to participate in tree planting activity

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA) -- Most Rev. Juan de dios Pueblos, DD of the diocese of Butuan has called on the faithful to actively participate in the massive tree planting event on September 26, 2014 that would attempt to break the Guiness World Record of the most number of tree seedlings planted in a span of one hour. During the press conference and launching of the Mindanao-wide campaign dubbed as "TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW" held on September 4 at the Robinso... Read Full Story - Butuan bisho...
  • Entries for climate change essay writing tilt due Sept. 15

    ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA6) – The names of contestants nominated by their schools to join the On-The-Spot Essay Writing Contest on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation must reach the provincial offices of the Philippine Information Agency on or before September 15, Monday.This is to give time to the organizers to go over the list of the contestants vis-a-vis the mechanics of the contest which is one of the activities of the advocacy campaign on climate change mitigation and adaptation... Read Full Story - Entries for ...
  • Kinaray-a News: Reforestation project sa 4 ka barangay kang Valderrama may pundu nga P1.7 milyones

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Septyembre 10 (PIA6) - - Apat ka mga barangay sa Munisipalidad kang Valderrama, Antique ang may pundu nga nagabalor P1.7 milyones para igasto sa pagpadasig kang pag implementar kang programa kang gobyerno nga  National Greening Program. Suno  kay  Head Executive Assistant Mirza Samillano kang PENRO DENR Antique, ang nahinambitan nga pundu pagagamiton sa pagpananum kang gutuk kang kahoy sa  161 ka ektariya nga bahin kang mga kabukidan sa Valderrama.&nbs... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • MIA team to test refrigerants

    ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA6) - - The Metro Iloilo Airshed (MIA) in partnership with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 6 (DENR 6) will conduct a random vehicle roadside Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Testing as part of the efforts to monitor the use of and educate the public on environment friendly refrigerants.DENR-EMB 6 Air and Water Clearance and Permitting Division Chief Engr. Ronald Limua said the refrigerant testing is part of th... Read Full Story - MIA team to ...
  • SAN JOSE, Antique, Sept. 10 (PIA) - - Four barangays in the Municipality of Valderrama, Antique were allotted P1.7 million aimed to fast-track the government’s National Greening Program. According to Head Executive Assistant Mirza Samillano of PENRO DENR Antique, the amount will be used to reforest some 161 hectares of denuded areas of the said Municipality. Samillano said that the Valderrama Municipal government signed a memorandum of agreement for the Grassroots Participatory B... Read Full Story - ...
  • VIGAN CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA) – Dahil sa tumitinding epekto ng “Climate Change” sanhi ng pagkalagas ng mga kabundukan, nagbabanta ang Abra River na maaaring panggalingan ng pagbaha kapag ito ay umapaw. Ito ang babala ni Provincial Local Government Officer Federico Bitonio, miyembro ng  Ilocos Sur- Abra River Basin Management Council (ISARBMC), sa naganap na Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council at Provincial Peace and Order Council Conference sa Balua... Read Full Story - ...
  • Kinaray-a News: DENR nagpanugyan sa mga opisyales kang barangay sa pagprotektar kang kabukidan

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Septyembre 10 (PIA6)  - - Kinahanglanun gid ang pagprotektar kang kabukidan kang Antique para mamentinar ang ‘biodiversity’ kag ‘natural ecosystem’  ka isla kang Panay.Ang kabukidan kang Antique nga ginauli-an kang sari sari nga kasapatan kag mga tanum nagalapad kang 62,341.50 ka ektariya.  Ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources nagreport kang 18,033.50 ka ektariya nga ‘closed forest’ (rainforest) kag 41,142 ka ek... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • Bicol youths to join climate change adaptation advocacy campaign

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 10 (PIA) – At least a thousand participants from the youth sector will take the center stage to help mainstream climate change adaptation through the Regional Environmental Summit set on Friday, September 12 at the Aquinas University of Legazpi (AUL), this city. With the theme Kapalibutan ko, Aatamanon ko (I will take care of my environment) : Bicol Goes Green Part II, Focus on Climate Change Adaptation, the event will gather student leaders coming from Bicol ... Read Full Story - Bicol youths...
  • TURTLE ISLANDS, Tawi-Tawi – Joining a group of personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-9 brought us to this nesting ground of sea turtles at the southern tip of Philippine Archipelago last Sept. 5-10. Our journey started with a short briefing at the La Viña Hotel in Zamboanga City to apprise us of the specific itinerary to Bongao, the capital of Tawi-Tawi Province, and to this municipality, which is composed of six islands, namely, Taganak, Bag... Read Full Story - ...
  • MANILA, Sept. 10 (PIA) – Sulayan pagbugtuon sa Mindanao sa umaabot Septembre 26, ang “Guinness World Record for Most Trees Planted Simultaneously, Multiple Locations (Labingdaghang Kahoy nga Dungang Gitanum sa Lain-laing Lokasyon).                                         Gitawag nga... Read Full Story - ...
  • PDRRMC approves P47 M budget for DRRM/CCA 2015 programs in Camarines Norte

    DAET, Camarines Norte, Sept. 10 (PIA) – A total of P47 million was approved to fund programs for the Disaster Risk Reduction Management/Climate Change Adaptation (DRRM/CCA) of Camarines Norte in 2015. The budget allocation was approved by members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) during the quarterly meeting presided by provincial administrator Jose Boma, who represented council chairman Governor Edgardo Tallado. Acting PDRRM officer Arnel ... Read Full Story - PDRRMC appro...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino maghatag og importansya sa mga inisyatibo sa Pilipinas diha sa pagsulbad sa climate change atol sa Climate Summit sa New York

    MANILA, Septembre 10 - Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III maghatag og pagbug-aton diha sa pagka-abli sa nasud ngadto sa disturbo sa panahon maingon man sa inisyatibo sa gobierno sa Pilipinas diha sa pag-sulbad sa climate change sa diha nga motambong siya sa Climate Summit 2014 sa New York sa Septembre 23. Ang Presidente mo-apil sa ubang mga pangulo atol sa usa ka adlaw nga summit aron sa pagpakita nga samtang ang nasud na-igo sa makadaut natural nga kalamidad ingon sa resulta sa nagka-usab sa... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Waray News: PNoy igprepresentar an PH climate change initiatives ha New York summit

    MANILA, Sept. 10 – Tatagan highlight ni President Benigno S. Aquino III an kanan nasud ka tangpi (kon vulnerability) han mga kataragman han panahon sugad man han kanan gobyerno mga inisyatibo pagbaton han  climate change ha iya pag atender han  Climate Summit 2014 ha New York yana nga ika 23 han Setyembre. An Presidente in matig-ob ha iba nga lideres han usa ka adlaw nga summit pagpakita nga bisan kun natatarap an nasud hin mga kalamidad dara han nagbabag-o nga panahon, nagp... Read Full Story - Waray News: ...
  • Cebuano News: Iduso ni PNoy ang mga inisyatibo sa climate change dinhi sa nasud adto sa New York Summit

    MANILA, Sept. 10  --  Si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III mopasalintara sa kahuyang sa nasud sa mga pag-usob-usob sa panahon ingon man ang mga nahimo na nga mga inisyatibo sa Philippine government pagtubag sa climate change inig tambong niya unya sa Climate Summit  2014 sa New York karong Septembre 23. Moduyog ang Presidente sa ubang mga leaders atol sa naasoy nga usa ka adlaw nga summit aron ipakita nga samtang ang nasud naigo sa grabeng natural nga mga katalagman resulta sa... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Seed Production Area establishment in Southern Leyte underway

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, September 10 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO)-Maasin City is now establishing its Seed Production Area (SPA), the best source of mother trees to produce quality seedlings in the province. According to DENR-CENRO Maasin Technical Staff Edilberto Alcarde, the environment government agency in the province has chosen to propagate the mahogany specie, which is the favor... Read Full Story - Seed Product...
  • PNoy to underscore PH climate change initiatives in New York summit

    MANILA, Sept. 10 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III will highlight the country's vulnerability to weather disturbances as well as the Philippine government's initiatives in addressing climate change when he attends the Climate Summit 2014 in New York on September 23. The President will join other leaders during the one-day summit to show that while the country is hit by devastating natural calamities as a result of changing weather, the Philippines is also doing several initiatives ... Read Full Story - PNoy to unde...
  • CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, September 9 (PIA) -- Member-agencies belonging to the Information, Education, and Communication group of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project currently hold a series of forums that seeks to educate and tap barangay captains and local leaders in the coastal towns of Pampanga to be part of the its crusade. “The Supreme Court Decision of December 18, 2003 ordered for the immediate rehabilitation and cleanup of Manila Bay and restore its waters to Class SB... Read Full Story - ...
  • Tanauan City launches "A tree for every newborn baby"

    TANAUAN CITY, Batangas,September 9 (PIA) --A simple but purposeful initiative, this was the gist of Mayor Thony C. Halili’s speech as he led the grand launch of Tanauan City Ordinance No. 2014-17 otherwise known as “A Tree for Every Newborn Baby of 2014” held last Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Tanauan Gymnasium 2 in this city. Authored by City Councilor Joseph M. Castillo, this only of its kind ordinance in the country is the city’s answer to the call for nat... Read Full Story - Tanauan City...
  • Youth advocates for Climate Change resiliency organized in Tukuran town

      TUKURAN, Zamboanga del Sur, Sept. 9 (PIA) – About 81 students of Tukuran Technical-Vocational High School (TTVHS) attended the Advocacy Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation which was held today, September 9. Mr. Alfredo Sapuay, TTVHS principal welcomed the participants and expressed his gratefulness for being chosen as the venue for the climate change forum. “The forum aims to address public apathy on climate change, adapt and strengthen mitigation ... Read Full Story - Youth advoca...
  • Antique teachers train on CC resilient farming

    SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA) - - Antique is fortunate to send two (2) participants to the Philippine Rice Research Institute who attended the training on Climate Change under the Infomediary Module at PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Nueva Ecija.In a memorandum, Undersecretary for Programs and Projects Dina S. Ocampo enumerated the 36 schools nationwide and two of which are from Antique, the Antique Vocational School (AVS) in Bugasong and General Leandro Fullon National School (GLFNS) in Hamtic... Read Full Story - Antique teac...
  • IMWG formed to handle DRRM database

    ILOILO CITY, Sept. 9 (PIA6) – An Information Management Working Group was  formed by the  Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council  (RDRRMC) to establish and maintain a database that can help facilitate and coordinate DRRM activities during disasters.The group, composed of representatives from the RDRRMC Preparedness Committee, has undergone a two-day training on information management in April and held a meeting, September 8 at  the NEDA office to discus... Read Full Story - IMWG formed ...
  • DENR Bicol pegs forest fire damage at P20M

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 9 (PIA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol has estimated the cost of forest fire damage in Albay, Sorsogon and Camarines Sur at P20 million. DENR Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales said the identified impacted areas were about 2,518 hectares (has.) alienable and disposable agricultural land and timberland areas located in seven towns and a city in the region. Gonzales said the Rapu-Rapu Island forest fire has the most subs... Read Full Story - DENR Bicol p...
  • Power interruption in parts of Albay tomorrow

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 9 (PIA) –The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has issued a notice of power interruption tomorrow, September 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in some areas covered by the Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC). The scheduled shutdown of its transmission facilities is due to repair of 15MVA Washington Aerial Disconnect Switch (ADS) blade and catcher and transfer of 25 MVA Bitano ADS guy wires to stub pole affecting the Daraga-Legazpi 69 KV Line.&nbs... Read Full Story - Power interr...
  • DENR, PIA, AUL to hold Regional Environmental Summit

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 9 (PIA) — A thousand student leaders are expected to join the Regional Environmental Summit to be hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, Phil. Information Agency (PIA) and Aquinas University of Legazpi City (AUL) on September 12, 2014 at the AUL Dome in Rawis here. DENR Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales said the confab is part of the DENR-PIA national Climate Change Advocacy campaign, which aims to temper public apathy tow... Read Full Story - DENR, PIA, A...
  • Solon urges Samarnons to accept climate change

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, Sept 8 (PIA)—Samar solon urged all Samarnons to accept that climate change is here to stay and that we should just adapt to the situation. This was one of the messages aired by Samar First District Representative Mel Senen Sarmiento in a presscon, Friday. He said that even infrastructure has to be retrofitted and have to be disaster-resilient. “The Philippines ranks 3rd on the list of most vulnerable countries to climate change,” he said q... Read Full Story - Solon urges ...
  • CG Commander issues reminders to fisherfolks relative to climate change

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar,  Sept. 8 (PIA) T- he Commander of the Philippine Coast Guard in Samar issued safety reminders to fisherfolks in the province. During PIA’s Huruhimangraw/Nagbabago ang  Panahon,  Panahon na Para Magbago on Thursday aired at DYMS Aksyon Radyo and telecast at Channel 4 over Leopards CATV, Fr Lowie Palines aired 12 reminders to fisherfolks that abound in the Samar Sea. Of the 12 reminders in Filipino, Palines warned the fisherfolks that indeed c... Read Full Story - CG Commander...
  • TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Sept. 8 (PIA) -- In continuing efforts  to create awareness and understanding on climate change,  the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) provincial office  was tapped to lecture on climate change to a group of students of Tabuk Institute (TI) and members of Christian Women Association (CWA) of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP) here recently.The lecture  held  during the  opening of the joint event on TI’s annual Math a... Read Full Story - ...
  • Solon asks program of works of projects to avert flooding

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, September 8 -- The City Council committee on public works asked the City Engineering Office (CEO) to prepare the program of works and cost estimates of proposed projects that will address flooding problem in Cagayan de Oro city. This, after receiving the list of flood-prone areas and recommendations of the local engineering office on the matter. To address flooding along Villarin St and Max Suniel Streets, the CEO proposed th... Read Full Story - Solon asks p...
  • Search for best LGU climate change program on

    NEGROS OCC., September 8 (PIA6)—The Philippine Information Agency with the DENR have recently launched the search for the best LGU Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Program, MAP, in Region 6.In Negros Occ. cities and towns have already been notified and invited to join the search, PIA6 Regional Director Lawyer Janet Mesa said.Entries should be submitted to PIA Negros Occ. Information Center, Burgos-Gatuslao Sts., on or before October 10, she added.Evaluators in each province will sc... Read Full Story - Search for b...
  • EDC receives ISO Environmental Management System Certification

    NEGROS ORIENTAL, Sept. 8 (PIA) – The Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Southern Negros Geothermal Project (SNGP) in Valencia town in Negros Oriental recently received the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification from the certification firm SGS Philippines.The recognition is granted to companies that serve as models in imparting the identification and reduction of environmental risks and negative impacts in their management system. The ISO certification is acc... Read Full Story - EDC receives...
  • MANILA, Septembre 8 (PIA) – Nanawagan si Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla sa Department of Energy (DOE) alang sa kahimoan sa mga “regional energy plan” nga magseguro sa suplay sa koryente sa tibuok nasud.                                  Kini agi’g tubag sa sugo ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, kinsa ... Read Full Story - ...
  • Cebuano News: 10-megawatt Puerto Princesa City Solar Power Project gi-award na ngadto sa Enfinity Phil. Renewable Resources

    MANILA, Septembre 8 (PIA) – Ang 10-megawatt Puerto Princesa City Solar Power Project, ang na-award na ngadto sa Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc., matud ni Secretary Jericho Petilla sa Department of Energy (DOE). Siya miingon usab nga sa probinsiya sa Mindoro, ang DOE mi-award na sa kapin usa ka gatus ug otsenta e nuybe (189.3) ka megawatts nga proyekto sa gitawag nga “renewable energy.” Ang labing daku niini mao ang 48-megawatt Puerto Galera Wind Power Pr... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • DENR calls for protection of the rainforest

    SAN JOSE, Antique  (PIA)  - - Protection of Antique’s rainforest is a must  to maintain its biodiversity and natural ecosystem of Panay Island.Antique’s forest, home to various plants and animals has a total land area of 62,341.50 hectares. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources reported a total of 18,033.50 hectares of closed forest (rainforest) and 41,142 hectares of open forest.Mirza Samillano, Chief Executive Assistant, DENR-Antique during the climate ... Read Full Story - DENR calls f...
  • SOCCSKSARGEN Region earmarks 969 hectares for TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW

    KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  Sept 8 (PIA) --  Some 969  hectares  across   SOCCKSARGEN Region  have been  identified  as  planting  sites   for the  TreeVolution: Greening  MindaNOW. TreeVolution, a campaign  led  by the  Mindanao Development Authority  (MinDA) and the  Department of  Environment and  Natural Resources (DENR)  is an attempt   to plant  a ... Read Full Story - SOCCSKSARGEN...
  • SAN JOSE, Antique, Sept. 8 (PIA6) - - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Antique is doing its best to tap all sectors of the community to improve the forest cover of Antique from its current 29.14 percent status. Chief Executive Assistant Mirza Samillano of PENRO DENR Antique said that the province’s forest cover is better compared to other provinces of Western Visayas. Samillano said during the recent PIA-DENR-Antique Association of Information Officers ... Read Full Story - ...
  • TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Sept 5 (PIA) –Three government agencies in collaboration with Boholano sectors successfully conducted its billed “Lima Para sa Kalikasan:” a five activities in one day for the environment in Ubay today.The Philippine Information Agency (PIA), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Education (DepED) implemented 'Lima Para sa Kalikasan' to jumpstart the implementation of environmental projects that could in... Read Full Story - ...
  • DILG calls LGUs to participate in TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 8 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 13 (Caraga) is calling-out to all local government units in Caraga region to participate in the Mindanao-wide campaign dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” on September 26, 2014. Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas issued Memorandum Circular No. 2014-103 dated August 27, 2014 enjoining all Local Chief Executives (LCEs) of Mindanao, specifically of ... Read Full Story - DILG calls L...
  •  TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Sept. 8 (PIA) - - The provincial government commissioned another test on rivers in the province to determine if these water systems still contain mercury despite the ban against this hazardous element. It will be carried out by a composite team o composed of members of the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) and the Provincial Development Council. The PRMB during its meeting approved the conduct on September 11 of water sampling and test analysis on mer... Read Full Story - ...
  • DSWD,DENR,SMFI ink MOA on greening program

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 8 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Department of Social Welfare and Development and SM Foundation Inc. have signed a memorandum of agreement for massive greening program in the Bicol region in an effort to bring back the forest cover of Bicol and mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change in the countryside. The project, dubbed as “Grow a Million Trees,” was signed by DENR Bicol regional executive director Gilbert Gonzales... Read Full Story - DSWD,DENR,SM...
  • PIA, DENR conduct Climate Change Advocacy Campaign in Maasin City

    MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Sept. 8 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Community Environment and Natural Resources Office and Provincial ENRO conducted a Climate Change Advocacy Campaign in Barangay Asuncion, this city, September 8, 2014. Discussed by Edel Alcarde from CENRO-Maasin the day's activity which tackled DENR’s priority programs such as the National Greening Program, Cada... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR co...
  • LUNGSOD NG ANTIPOLO, Rizal, Setyembre 8 (PIA) --“Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago” Ito ang naging tema ng orientation na isinagawa ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa pakikipag-tulungan ng Philippine Information Agency (PIA) hinggil sa pagbabago ng panahon o Climate Change na ginanap sa Cloud 9 Sports and Leisure Club sa Barangay Sta. Cruz, Antipolo City noong nakaraang Huwebes (Setyembre 5, 2014). Ang aktibidad ay bahagi lamang ng ... Read Full Story - ...
  • 2 LPAs to dump rains until weekend -- PAGASA

    MANILA, Sept. 6 – The two weather disturbances inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will continue to dump rains in most parts of the country until weekend, the state weather bureau said on Friday.In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Manny Mendoza said that as of 4:00 p.m., a low pressure area (LPA) was spotted at 310 km southwest of Dagupan City (14.2ºN, 117.0ºE) while the other was estimated at 660 km east of Aparri, Cagayan (18.5ºN 128.8ºE).Ac... Read Full Story - 2 LPAs to du...
  • SAN JOSE, Antique, Septyembre 6 (PIA6) - - Ginadugangan kang Department of Environment and Natural Resources sa probinsya kang Antique ang pagpaninguha para nga mabuligan kang tanan nga sektor kang kumunidad ang pagpananum kang kahoy agud nga magmayad ang ‘forest cover’ kang provincia gikan sa ana tulad nga  29.14 porsyento nga kahimtangan. Suno  kay  Chief Executive Assistant Mirza Samillano of PENRO DENR Antique said ang forest cover kang probinsya mas mayad uko... Read Full Story - ...
  • Iapayaos commit to help in climate change mitigation

    LUNA, Apayao, Sept.  6 (PIA) -- More than 2500 Iapayaos  attended the iSpeak Climate Change Adaptation and Nation Building Forums held in Connor and Luna in Apayao last week.The forum organized by the Philippine Information Agency with the Pilipinas Natin (PN) Movement, both under the Presidential Communications Operations Office,  and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in partnership with the Apayao State College gathered more than 2500 students and f... Read Full Story - Iapayaos com...
  • MANILA, Sept. 6 – Padayon nga magbububunok ha sakob han  Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) ha damo nga parte han nasud tubtub weekend, segun han weather bureau han Biyernes. Segun hin usa nga interview kan PAGASA weather forecaster Manny Mendoza, basar han alas kwatro han kulop usa nga low pressure area (LPA) in nakit-an ha 310 km southwest han Dagupan City (14.2ºN, 117.0ºE) samtang an usa naman in nakit-an ha 660 km east han Aparri, Cagayan (18.5ºN 128.... Read Full Story - ...
  • Nueva Vizcaya town eyes $450M foreign investment on alternative energy

    SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya, September 5 (PIA) – A $450 million foreign investment is set to be received by the local government unit here to fund renewable energy project. Councilor Roland Carub said the investment  will be poured by a U.S. – based  Corporation through a joint venture with the LGU. The proposed venture involves processing and recycling of  2,000 metric tons of solid wastes into electricity, gasoline, kerosene and biofuels. “This is an o... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • PIA, DENR to launch Climate Change Advocacy Campaign in Tawi-Tawi

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 5 (PIA) – A group of personnel of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-9 will leave today for the province of Tawi-Tawi to formally launch the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign (CCAC) in this southernmost part of the country. In a pre-departure meeting held here last night, it was learned that the Protected Area Management Board (PMAB) would also be holding a meeting at the Turtle Islands in Tawi-... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR to...
  • Group addresses biodiversity situation in Central Panay

    ILOILO CITY, Sept. 5 (PIA6) -- Members of the Iloilo Biodiversity Partnerships Project Local Project Site Committee recently met to discuss solutions to the worsening condition of the natural resources and biodiversity in Central Panay Mountain Ranges (CPMR). The CPMR spans the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo, which were represented in the meeting. A DENR-6 press release said that Central Panay has globally significant biodiversity and the remaining lush forest of the CPM... Read Full Story - Group addres...
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