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SUPPORT REHABILITATION OF MANILA BAY – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) expressed full support for the government’s initiative to clean-up and revive the polluted Manila Bay by replicating the same rehabilitation strategy used in Boracay. In a statement, the agency noted that such efforts “are for the best interest of the tourism industry” and are in line with their thrust to […]

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CLEAN UP, REHAB OF MANILA BAY LONG OVERDUE – LUNTIANG PILIPINAS PARTYLIST

Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist has supported the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año for the immediate cleanup of Manila Bay. Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist First Nominee Michael Ubac said Secretaries Cimatu and Año face a three-pronged problem in cleaning the bay: lack of wastewater treatment facilities of hotels […]

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MANILA BAY CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN TO BE TIGHTENED – DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will tighten its campaign to clean up Manila Bay. Aside from assuring the agency’s action against solid waste pollution in Manila Bay, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu will be inspecting sewage outfalls and pipes that lead to the bay. The inspection aims to help DENR and other authorities […]

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NEA ISSUES IRR OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES EMERGENCY AND RESILIENCY FUND ACT – MASONGSONG

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) has issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11039, also known as the “Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) Act.” The 15-page IRR was approved and signed by NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong on December 14, 2018. It has already been registered with the Office of […]

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DENR TO INTENSIFY MANILA BAY REMEDIATION – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will further intensify its remediation efforts in Manila Bay starting next year to help improve water quality and stop further environmental degradation as so ordered by the Supreme Court (SC). The DENR is scheduled to meet with stakeholders to discuss measures to reduce the volume of indiscriminately […]

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MORE SURPRISE VISITS TO EL NIDO NECESSARY – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said her department will be making frequent “surprise visits” to El Nido in Palawan to ensure the municipal government will seriously implement sustainable tourism policies. “I will come back here very often, it will be a surprise, it will be unannounced,” Romulo-Puyat said. The tourism chief, who was in El Nido […]

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EL NIDO TO UNDERGO 6-MONTH REHAB – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the municipal government of El Nido to immediately rehabilitate the environmental condition of the resort town. “You told us last time that it will take you six months to rehabilitate. We will give you six months to rehabilitate El Nido,” Cimatu told town Mayor Nieves Rosento while doing site inspection […]

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DTI LIVELIHOOD ASSISTANCE TO MARAWI CONTINUES – LOPEZ

Over a year after the guns fell silent in Marawi City, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has continued to provide livelihood assistance for families and individuals whose lives were turned upside down by the months-long fighting. The Small Business (SB) Corp. said disbursement of the P100 million budget for livelihood assistance to internally […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DEPED: PRIORITIZE REPAIRS OF SCHOOLS DAMAGED BY TYPHOON ‘OMPONG’

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to prioritize the repair of schools damaged by Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) and maximize the utilization of its Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF) for the repair and rehabilitation of school buildings. Gatchalian issued the call after the DepEd revealed that some 7,007 schools in […]

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HOUSE TO DENR: SUBMIT 2019 BUDGET TO PROTECT PH TOURIST DESTINATIONS

Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources have asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to submit a workable and attainable budget for 2019 aimed at addressing the environmental concerns of different tourist destinations in the country. The lawmakers issued the call during the hearing of the Committee on Natural Resources on […]