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DPWH PUSHES FOR A CLEAN, GREEN METRO MANILA

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Roger Mercado is marshaling for support to his advocacy to clean up and green up the National Capital Region (NCR). Mercado said that the campaign to revitalize the center islands of roads coupled with the strategy to instill a cleanliness discipline will make a healthier Metropolis that […]

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DENR HONORS MINING GROUPS, MINE WORKERS

Recognizing that mining activities and environmental protection can co-exist, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) honored exemplary mining firms during the culminating event of the 67th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference recently. “These awards are not only individual accolades but are actual testimonies that responsible mining is indeed possible and is […]

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NOGRALES CALLS FOR SAFE DISPOSAL OF FACE SHIELDS

With the use of face shields no longer required in many places across the country, Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has called on concerned local government units to organize a plastics waste drive to help ensure these are properly disposed of. “We have a mounting waste problem that needs intervention both the local and […]

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CIMATU TO PRIVATE GROUPS: HELP PROTECT PEATLANDS

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu urged the private sector to follow the lead of telecommunications giant PLDT-Smart in contributing to the conservation of peatlands in the country. Cimatu issued the statement after the DENR, through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), received additional equipment from PLDT-Smart for the protection and conservation of the Agusan […]

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YTPI PLANTS 250 SEEDLINGS IN ANGELES CITY

Members of the Yokohama Tire Philippines, Inc. (YTPI) planted native tree seedlings at Sitio Saw Mill, Sapang Bato, Angeles City for the recently-concluded fifth expansion of the Forever Forest Project. YTPI President Tetsuya Nagao and Executive Vice President Kazutoshi Morimoto led the tree-planting activity in collaboration with the Angeles City Environment and Natural Resources Office […]

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CIMATU TO LGUS: REHABILITATE OPEN DUMPSITES

Six months after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has completed the closure of all operating open dumpsites in the country, Secretary Roy Cimatu prodded local government units (LGUs) to implement their plan of action for the safe closure and rehabilitation of these garbage dumps. “After our successful feat to close dumpsites all […]

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PROTECT HERITAGE TREES IN SCHOOLS – BRIONES

The Department of Education (DepEd) has recently called for the protection of heritage trees in public schools and promotion of its educational and historical values in the 64th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Philippines’ Heritage Trees in Schools”. “It is always a good opportunity for DepEd and for us educators to bring environmental education […]

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Politics

MOTIVATE PACKAGING UPSCALING, RECYCLING – VILLAR

Saying that the globe is in the middle of a climate emergency, Senator Cynthia Villar cited the need to find the strategic interventions to drastically redeem what would have been valuable materials from the waste stream. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, has sponsored Senate Bill No. 2425, […]

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RIZAL REP. NOGRALES TO LGUS: USE CLIMATE FUND

As a P1-billion fund for climate change projects remains under-utilized, a neophyte lawmaker urged local government units to apply for funding for their projects.According to Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles, “the fund remains underused even as our communities are perennially laid to waste because of calamities that have become more intense.” The Climate Change […]

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DOE PUSHES WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGY – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian expresses support for the Department of Energy’s move in advancing the promotion and enhancement of the development of Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facilities in the country. The latest DOE Circular is consistent with Gatchalian’s proposed Waste-To-Energy Act (Senate Bill No. 1789) which primarily seeks to establish a regulatory framework for facilities utilizing WTE technologies […]