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  • 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 ...
  • Cabinet members to inspect areas affected by Typhoon ‘Mario’

    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 - Cabinet memb...
  • 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...
  • State of  Balili River  improving 

    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 - State of &nb...
  • 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...
  • More evacuation centers open for ‘Mario’ evacuees

    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 - More evacuat...
  • 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...
  • Hanggang dibdib na baha sa Mac Arthur Highway sa Bulacan, dala ng sabayang hagupit ng Habagat at bagyong ‘Mario’

    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 - Hanggang dib...
  • 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...
  • SurSur-LGU reminds employees to join “TreeVolution”

    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 - SurSur-LGU r...
  • 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 disposing 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...
  •  701 hectares for TREEvolution in DavNor

    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 -  701 he...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • OCD lauds stronger ties among stakeholders in ensuring a safer Cordillera  

    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 - OCD lauds st...
  • ‘Luis’ leaves P100M agri, infra damage in Isabela

    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 - ‘Luis’ leave...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tagalog news: Pangangalaga sa kailaksan, tampok sa ikatlong US Embassy regional media seminar 

     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...
  • 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...
  • 640 flashflood-stricken families in N.Cotabato town receive aid from prov’l gov’t

    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 - 640 flashflo...
  • DENR bats for media support to Sept. 26 “TreeVolution”

    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 - DENR bats fo...
  • 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...
  • MCWD assures ample water supply for Metro Cebu despite El Niño

    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 - MCWD assures...
  • RDRRMC, OCD-7 hold 3-day Reg’l Contingency Plan Formulation Workshop

    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 - RDRRMC, OCD-...
  • 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...
  • KBP Baguio-Benguet  carries out  ‘Oplan Broadcastreeing’

     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 - KBP Baguio-B...
  • 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...
  • DENR puts up rubber bud wood garden  

    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 - DENR puts up...
  • 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...
  • PIA, DENR to Tukuran studes: Be active partners in climate change advocacy 

    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 - PIA, DENR to...
  • 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...
  • Over 500 trees planted  in Nueva Vizcaya

    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 - Over 500 tre...
  • Nueva Vizcaya biker launches book on  off road biking

    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 - Nueva Vizcay...
  • 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...
  • PHIVOLCS9 chief cautions public to be ready at all times 

    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 - PHIVOLCS9 ch...
  • 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...
  • Cebuano News: Gobyerno, tataw kun “transparent” sa pagpagawas sa taho kalabot sa pundo sa rehabilitasyon, matud sa Palasyo

    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 - Cebuano News...
  •  Coalition celebrates Balili River Day on  Sept. 16

    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 -  Coalit...
  • 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 village folks join government’s drive on climate change

    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 - Dagupan vill...
  • 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...
  • DENR:  PH committed to increasing public access to environmental information

    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 - DENR:  ...
  • Support to “TreeVolution” mounts, NGP success seen in 2016

    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 - Support to “...
  • 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...
  • DENR-9 readies for Sept. 26 “TreeVolution”

    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 - DENR-9 readi...
  • 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...
  • Cebuano News: “Coal” pa gihapon ang labingdaling kakuhaan sa elektrisidad alang sa Mindanao, matud ni Presidente Aquino

    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 - Cebuano News...
  • 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,...
  • TreeVolution targets to plant 4.6 million trees to beat India’s world record 

    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 - TreeVolution...
  • Ifugao  LGU plants 15,000 seedlings in municipal forest park

    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 - Ifugao  ...
  • 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 ...
  • P1.7 M refo  projects up for Valderrama barangays

    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 - P1.7 M refo ...
  • Epekto ng Climate Change: pagbabaha sa Vigan, 7 bayan sa Ilocos Sur

    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 - Epekto ng Cl...
  • 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...
  • FEATURE: Turtle watching at Turtle Islands 

    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 - FEATURE: Tur...
  • Cebuano News: Kampanya sa “Treevolution: Greening MindaNOW” gipaabot nga mohimo’g bag-ong Guiness world record

    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 - Cebuano News...
  • 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...
  • Gov’t agencies orient Pampanga barangay captains on Manila Bay rehab efforts

    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 - Gov’t agenci...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PIA-Kalinga explains climate change to students, women’s group

    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 - PIA-Kalinga ...
  • 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...
  • Cebuano News: Department of Energy nanawagan sa mga rehiyon nga maghimo’g plano sa suplay sa koryente

    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...
  • 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...
  • More efforts   to  improve Antique’s forest cover

    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 - More efforts...
  • “Lima Para sa Kalikasan” Climate Change advocacy for environment in Bohol

    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 - “Lima Para s...
  • 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...
  • Prov’l mining board  to conduct water test on Kalinga rivers

     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 - Prov’l minin...
  • 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...
  • Antipolo City Gov’t, PIA, DENR nagsanib vs Climate Change

    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 - Antipolo Cit...
  • 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...
  • Kinaray-a News: Dugang nga paghimakas para mapamayad ang ‘forest cover’ kang Antique

    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 - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • 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...
  • Waray News: Duha nga LPA magdudurot hin bubunok tubtub  weekend -- PAGASA

    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 - Waray News: ...
  • 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...
  • 'Talakayan sa PIA' launches CCA advocacy campaign in Camarines Norte

    By: Rosalita B. ManlangitDAET, Camarines Norte, Sept. 5 (PIA) – The Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) advocacy campaign of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) has conducted its provincial launching through the monthly kapihan “Talakayan sa PIA” held here recently. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ponciano Mabeza Jr. said that several activities have been lined up for the different province... Read Full Story - 'Talakayan s...
  • Closer cooperation among stakeholders, communities for watershed management pushed

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Sept. 5(PIA)- -  Closer cooperation among stakeholders and communities is vital in the protection and management of watersheds. This call for a concerted effort in watershed management was emphasized during the orientation of the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Program (INREMP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). INREMP is  an eight -year (2014 – 2020) watershed management project to be impl... Read Full Story - Closer coope...
  • NGP on track

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Sept. 5 (PIA6) - - Environment and Natural Resources Regional Director Jim Sampulna revealed, in a press conference for the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Campaign, the National Greening Program implementation in the region is on track and exceeds target.Regional Technical Director for Forest Management Services Livino Duran said Western Visayas has 45,000 hectares target for greening and to date, the environment department was able to record 48,000 hectares covered.... Read Full Story - NGP on track...
  • PIA, DENR launch climate change radio program

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Sept. 5 (PIA) - - The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) regional office, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), launched today a radio program on climate change adaptation and mitigation. Purita S. Licas, PIA regional director said, the live 30-minuter radio program over DZGR-Bombo Radyo will be replayed in other radio stations regionwide to reach the countryside. Licas said the program is very significant considering... Read Full Story - PIA, DENR la...
  • ‘TreeVolution’ gains support from various local communities

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 5 (PIA) – The TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW, an attempt to plant 4.6 million trees simultaneously in multiple locations in Mindanao in just one hour to beat India’s Guinness World Record of 1,945,535 trees is getting an increased number of partakers and volunteer planters who will join on September 26, 2014 at 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Speaking from religious sector, Butuan Auxiliary Bishop Zacarias Jimenez declared that  “launching the ‘TreeVolutio... Read Full Story - ‘TreeVolutio...
  • Kinaray-a News: Mga punong barangay magatambong sa climate change advocacy

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Septyembre 5 (PIA6) - - Ginalauman nga makabulig ang mga punong barangay kang Munisipalidad kang Valderrama sa pag edukar kag pagpaathag sa anda natungdan nga mga pumuluyo bahin sa problema sa climate change. Ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippine Information Agency kag ang Association of Antique Information Officers nagtalana kang September 4 bilang sangka importante nga adlaw sa pagtalakay kang mga isyu bahin sa environment kag climate change sa... Read Full Story - Kinaray-a Ne...
  • TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW launched in Butuan

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 4 (PIA) – Through the efforts of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga, with its partner government agencies and private sector, the Mindanao-wide campaign dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW” was finally launched on Thursday held at the Robinson’s Atrium, this city. Cecilia Triño, Caraga Area Manager of MinDA revealed that the Tre... Read Full Story - TreeVolution...
  • Adventure enthusiasts  promote ‘Cordillera Great Traverse’

     BAGUIO CITY, Sept.4 (PIA) - - A team of sports and adventure enthusiasts is set to conduct the “Cordillera Great Traverse”, an expedition that aims to establish the longest, most scenic and sustainable hiking /trekking destination in the Philippines by connecting the mountain trails and eco-walk paths of the six provinces of Cordillera and  this city. To promote the event, CGT proponents headed by ultra-runner Jonnifer Lacanlale spearheaded a press conference at ... Read Full Story - Adventure en...
  • PCIC-7 implements free insurance, productivity interventions for fisherfolks, farmers 

    Central Visayas, September 4 (PIA) --- The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC-7) is now implementing the “Free Crop Insurance Schemes” or the productivity enhancing interventions for farmers, fisherfolks, and other agricultural stakeholders. This is apart from the Integrated Farming Systems Development Program in which the Cebu Provincial Government commits to shoulder 100% of the farmers’ premium share. In a press release to PIA, PCIC-7 also clarified that A... Read Full Story - PCIC-7 imple...
  • Hiligaynon News: Sapian nakabaton bulig gikan sa NHA kag DSWD

    SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Septyembre 4 (PIA6) – Kapin sa of 4,150 ka mga pamilya sa banwa sang Sapian ang nakabaton sang bulig gikan sa National Housing Authority. Ginpahayag ni Sapian Information Officer Roberto Opina nga ang nasambit nga mga pamilya ang nagkalasamaran totally kag partially sang nga balay bangud sang paglaslas ni bagyo Yolanda sang nagligad nga tuig. Suno kay Opina nga ang NHA ang naghatag sang kapin sa P10 milyones nga balor sang mga materyales subong sang sim,... Read Full Story - Hiligaynon N...
  • MinDA, DENR, partners all set for this year’s TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW

    BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 3 (PIA) – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and other partners in the government are all set for this year’s Mindanao-wide campaign dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW,” on September 26, 2014. The MinDA together with its partner agencies in the government and private sector aims to plant 4,636,000 trees in multiple locations covering a total... Read Full Story - MinDA, DENR,...
  • Smart Communications powers Cebu Archdiocese to link parishes to communities

    CEBU, September 3 (PIA) ---- Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) recently turned over Infoboard service to the Archdiocese of Cebu for fast and efficient dissemination of information and announcements within its community of parishes.In a press release, Smart clarified that Infoboard is a communication tool and web-based solution that offers various short messaging service (SMS) facilities with different functions and capabilities catering to the needs of a particular community. This is a ha... Read Full Story - Smart Commun...
  • DENR seizes 75,000 board feet of hot logs in Camarines Sur

    LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 3 (PIA) – The Regional Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (RAILTF) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol nabbed anew some 75,000 board feet of alleged hot logs in Partido Area, Camarines Sur. DENR Bicol regional executive director and RAILTF chair Gilbert Gonzales said the recent apprehension was an offshoot of follow-up operations of the task force in the area after an earlier successful apprehension of 20,000 board feet of lumber in Tam... Read Full Story - DENR seizes ...
  • CC advocacy for punong barangays set

    SAN JOSE, Antique, Sept.3(PIA) - - The various punong barangays of the Municipality of Valderrama, Antique  are expected to help educate their constituents about the issue on Climate Change. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippine Information Agency and the Association of Antique Information Officers set September 4 as an important day to tackle environmental concerns with the local government unit of Valderrama. PIA Antique Infocen Manager Margie L. Gadian... Read Full Story - CC advocacy ...
  • BOC-Cebu says foreign donations of used clothing banned

    CEBU CITY, September 3 (PIA) -- Around 150 balikbayan boxes of foreign donations that included used clothing for Yolanda survivors are stockpiled at the Cebu International Port as the Bureau of Customs (BOC-Cebu) awaits an order from their head office to dispose of said items.BOC-Cebu chief of staff, Atty. Kenneth Kern Sesante said under RA 4653, foreign donations or importations of used clothing are prohibited entry into Philippine shores to safeguard the health of the people.RA 4653 enact... Read Full Story - BOC-Cebu say...
  • Abra River threatens Ilocos Sur with flooding

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

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

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

    SIQUIJOR, Aug 29 (PIA)--The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in partnership with Siquijor provincial government conducted a workshop on Sustainable Development: Convergence Initiative and Local Governance recently at the Infinity Heights Resort, Pili, Siquijor.Attendees were included department heads and representatives from government line agencies from the  Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Labor a... Read Full Story - DENR-Siquijo...
  • Bangued LGU  implements ‘no smoking’ policy 

    BANGUED, Abra, Sept. 2 (PIA) --  In efforts to promote a healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle among the Abrenians, the local government unit (LGU) of this capital town  started the implementation of its “No Smoking’  policy  in public places  last   month. Benedict Bersamira of the Public Information Office said  that for its initial implementation, municipal officials and employees were not  allowed to smoke inside the municip... Read Full Story - Bangued LGU ...
  • Cebuano News: Presidente Aquino ipalig-on ang relasyon sa laing nasud ug i-isa ang kahibalo sa climate change sa pagbiyahe sa Uropa ug Estados Unidos

    MANILA, Septembre 2 (PIA) – Mas malig-on nga relasyon sa pagbayloa-ay ug mga produkto, ingon man, pag-isa sa kahibalo kalabot sa pagbag-o, bag-o sa panahon kun “climate change,” ang iduso ni Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III sa iyang pagbiyahe ngadto sa mga kanasuran sa Uropa ug Estados Unidos sa America sa sunod bulan. Kini ang gibutyag sa Presidente, kinsa modu-aw sa Espa?a, Spain, France, Germany ug Belgium, dayon ngadto sa Estados Unidos, sa tunga-tunga sa Septembre, at... Read Full Story - Cebuano News...
  • Tagalog news: AURELCO, DENR magkasamang nagtanim ng isang libong puno ng bakawan

    BALER, Aurora, Setyembre 2 (PIA) -- May kabuuang isang libong puno ng bakawan ang magkasamang itinanim kamakailan ng mga kawani ng Aurora Electric Cooperative (AURELCO) at Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Baler Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) sa Sitio Puntian, barangay Zabali. Ayon kay CENRO head Raul Batang, ang pagtatanim ng bakawan ay magandang paraan upang makatulong sa kapaligiran lalo na sa panahong ito na nagbabago na ang klima. Ang natu... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Robredo calls on stakeholders to help find solutions to brewing power crisis, stresses use of renewable energy

    NAGA CITY, Sept. 2 (PIA)--- Rep. Leni Gerona-Robredo of the third congressional district of Camarines Sur has raised the challenge to all energy stakeholders, particularly entrepreneurs and business owners, to help find long term solutions to the brewing energy crisis now besetting the country. Robredo keynoted the Renewable Energy Forum held Friday at Villa Caceres Hotel here when she posed this call to find an alternative solution on the problem in the power sector not only in Matro Manil... Read Full Story - Robredo call...
  • Valencia, NegOr promotes eco-friendly bags to its constituents

    VALENCIA, Negros Oriental, Sept. 1(PIA) – The municipality of Valencia convinces its residents to shift from using non-biodegradable plastic bags to utilizing ‘greener’ alternatives like eco-friendly bags.Valencia town Mayor Edgar Teves explained the move aims to diminish the use of plastics in the town. He noted that plastic bags can become pollutants to their land and water resources and cause clogging to the town’s drainage systems.On Aug. 31, the local government of V... Read Full Story - Valencia, Ne...
  • Nueva Vizcaya PLGU pushes solid waste mgt to villages

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, September 1 (PIA) – Solid Waste Management (SWM) projects and activities will be cascaded by the provincial government to the barangays in the province. “This is a concern of everybody to reinforce our solid waste management program,” said Governor Ruth Padilla. She said the provincial government has partnered with Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) for the implementation of the P4.2 million SWM program which will initially cover 40 barangays.&nbs... Read Full Story - Nueva Vizcay...
  • Tagalog news: 600 puno ng caballero at mahogany, itinanim sa STAR Tollway

    LUNGSOD NG LIPA, Batangas,  Setyembre 1 (PIA) --May 600 puno ng caballero at mahogany ang magkatuwang na itinanim ng iba't-ibang tanggapan at samahan sa tabi ng Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway kamakailan. Pinangunahan ng Batangas Police Provincial Office ang naturang pagtatanim na layong maipalaganap ang kamalayan sa panganagalaga ng kapaligiran. Ang programa ay bahagi din ng National Greening Program (NGP) kung saan layong makapagtanim ng maraming puno upang mal... Read Full Story - Tagalog news...
  • Panukalang naglalayong muling ideneklara ang kabuuan ng Biak na Bato bilang national park, inihain sa Kamara

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

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

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 1 -- The City Council committee on environment and natural resources, on Wednesday reminded concessionaires of sand and gravel to follow  rules and procedures in extracting minerals. This, after the committee received reports from barangay Macasandig that several concessionaires allegedly extract sand and gravel  along the river bank instead of operating at the middle portion of the river. “Kon tinood man kini angayan lang sumpo... Read Full Story - Solon warns ...
  • SurSur LGU supports 'TreeVolution' on Sept 26

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

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Sept. 1 (PIA6) - - Environmentalist and lawyer Antonio A. Oposa Jr. will have an audience of environmental warriors and advocates at the 47th Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) where he will talk on Environmental Governance.The Provincial Government through the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) will hold its CEI forum on September 3, 2014, 1PM at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol Building, Bacolod City.Oposa is an environmental law and policy... Read Full Story - NegOcc  ...
  • DPWH constructs calamity-resilient school buildings  

    CATBALOGAN CITY, Sept. 1 (PIA)—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be constructing calamity-resilient school buildings in Samar. Some Php 105 M will be used for the calamity-resilient school buildings under the FY 2014 Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF) of the Department of Education (DepEd). This will be implemented by the Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO), DPWH, San Policarpo, Calbayog City. The Php 105 M allocation will be used to c... Read Full Story - DPWH constru...
  • Happy Birthday Tree project: a call for unified action to give back to the environment

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

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

    STA. CRUZ, Laguna, Sept. 1 (PIA) --The Multi-Hazard and Risk Maps Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign was held at the Cultural Center of Laguna, Provincial Capitol Compound, Sta. Cruz, Laguna from August 13-15, 2014. Experts in different fields taught the representatives of the 25 municipalities and five (5) cities of Laguna the proper way to read and analyze hazard maps on landslides, severe wind, liquefaction, and flood. The experts also conducted workshop sessions to ... Read Full Story - Laguna LGUs ...
  • Mayor urges public to practice proper solid waste management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Aug. 29 (PIA6) - - The province is set to celebrate its 10th Wildlife Month in November with activities already lined up for the celebration.The celebration is being organized by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PBCFI) and the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc. (NFEFI).Selected local government units in the province will host localized exhibits and biodiversity symposia with focus on aw... Read Full Story - Preps for Wi...
  • PENRO Camarines Sur graces FORUM@PIA

    By: Ana-Liza S. Macatangay NAGA CITY, Aug.28 (PIA)--- Highlighting its support to the National Greening Program (NGP) being pushed by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, Camarines Sur Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Atty. Arnel Rodriguez reiterated to the media the need for an active dissemination of proper information to the people to help combat the ill-effects of climate change. During the FORUM@PIA held over the weekend, Rodriguez s... Read Full Story - PENRO Camari...
  • Hiligaynon News: 'Bisita Barangay' ginahatagan importansiya ang matinlo nga hangin

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

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

    ni: Danilo AbadLUNGSOD NG NAGA, Agosto 28 (PIA) ---Halos 500 katao ang dumalo sa pormal na paglunsad sa Lalawigan ng Camarines Sur noong Martes, Agosto 26 ang Climate Change Advocacy Campaign na ginanap sa Capitol Convention Center sa bayan ng Pili at pinangunahan ng Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman o DENR at ng Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Office. Dumalo sa naturang okasyon kabilang na ang mga high school students mula sa 3rd at 4th district ng lalawigan pati... Read Full Story - Climate Chan...
  • Tabuk City jail inmates involved in environment preservation

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

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

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

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

    LUGAIT, Misamis Oriental, Aug. 28 (PIA) – Lugait town through the Manticao-Lugait-Naawan (MANLUNA) cluster of Misamis Oriental will join on September 26 the entire Mindanao vying for world record by planting 4.6 million trees. In one hour, simultaneous with other planters in various areas in Mindanao, 75 persons will plant three hectares in Dongki Hill in Naawan town with 20 seedlings per persons or about 4,500 seedlings. In exactly one hour next month, Mindanawons will simultane... Read Full Story - MisOr joins ...
  • DENR, PIA launch CCA campaign in Bicol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 26 (PIA) – Students of Bayog National High School (BNHS) here have expressed their support to protecting the environment, as they formulated an action plan aimed at addressing the adverse effects of climate change. In a climate change advocacy forum conducted on Friday by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), a 30-minute video documentary on climate change produced by PIA and a six-minute video produced by the GMA Network were shown to the students, f... Read Full Story - BNHS studes ...
  • Tinglayan LGU  plants  trees  along  Chico River

    TINGLAYAN, Kalinga, Aug. (PIA) - -  The local government unit here is taking the initiative of reforesting the mountains in the area in efforts to bring back  the old state of the Chico River. The mighty Chico River  referred to as a "river of life" for the those who live along  its banks is in under threat  with  water flowing  into it getting lesser and the  river bed  getting smaller.According to Mayor Johnny Maymaya,  they are&... Read Full Story - Tinglayan LG...
  • Nueva Vizcaya dads urge public to attend public hearings on  env’t code

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    CEBU CITY, August 18 (PIA)--- The Philippine Coconut Authority calls on farmers and local government to push for coco coir production as a disaster preparation tool.PCA technical head Aurora Paquibot said now that the effects of climate change are worsening it is high time that local government units push in terms of adaptation and production of coco coir.“The coco coirs are entwined and made into nets and placed in landslide prone areas,” Paquibot said.The coco coir has the capabili... Read Full Story - PCA urge LGU...
  • PAGASA to install Doppler Rader in Siquijor soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DUMALINAO, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 6 (PIA) – “In a nutshell, the simplest thing to do to address climate change is to go back to the basic: plant and grow a tree,” Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Adelaida Borja told the students of Dumalinao National High School here. In her message during the Information Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction held at the Dumalinao National High School on Friday, P... Read Full Story - PENRO Borja ...
  • Benguet solon  helps in Mt. Pulag  preservation

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, (PIA) - - Benguet Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan,  who chairs the Committee on Public Works,  sees to it that he does not concentrate on public infrastructures alone.Cosalan said in an effort to keep the natural environment in the Mount Pulag National Park intact, he allotted P4 million for the delineation of the metes and bounds of the Ibaloi sacred mountain in 2011.Mt. Pulag  which stands at 2,922 meters above sea level,  shares its boundaries with the ... Read Full Story - Benguet solo...
  • Cebuano News: CDRRMC, MHARS-RTTH sa Ozamiz midaug sa Search for Gawad Kalasag Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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