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Environment Month, Pista kang Kagubatan in Antique

By: Pilar S. Mabaquiao SAN JOSE, Antique – The Province of Antique joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the Environment Month in June, which was themed “Beat Plastic Pollution.” The celebration is mandated by Presidential Proclamation No. 237 series of 1998. The Provincial Board of Antique had passed an ordinance declaring every last Friday […] The post Environment Month, Pista kang Kagubatan in Antique appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

             Education and Environment

  In our country the month of June primarily focuses on educational concerns, be it public or private. Although free education is already In full implementation of the K-12 program  realized through the collective efforts of the executive and legislative branches of government of the Duterte administration, this is still a priority concern of parents […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Jaro river cleanup underway

A TOTAL of  24 Iloilo City barangay officials of villages along the waterway joined the workshop for Jaro River Clean-Up this month held at Panay Power Training Center in Brgy. Ingore, La Paz on June 1, 2018. The initiative organized by City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and General Services Office (GSO) was held […] The post Jaro river cleanup underway appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Sugbo Bike Lanes Board and CCENRO will Launch Bike Clinic Board

Cebu City Government, through the Sugbo Bike Lanes Board and the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO), will conduct a Bike Clinic Caravan on the month of June and July to increase awareness about the importance of using bicycle for health and environment. Bicycles are one of the oldest modes of transportation that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Firms brave turbulent market to raise funds

A FLURRY of fund raising lies ahead this month, even as jarring volatility presents a challenging environment for companies seeking to raise funds on the stock market. The post Firms brave turbulent market to raise funds appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Boracay may open in less than 6 months – DENR chief

MANILA, Philippines – Exactly a month after the island was closed to tourists, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Saturday, May 26, that top tourist destination Boracay may open in less than 6 months. Referring to the erring establishments, Cimatu said, "We are almost sure na wala nang iba. (We ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Viral posts on mountain flattened in Boracay false – DENR

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) disputed reports that a mountain in Boracay is being flattened during the island's 6-month closure. In an interview with Rappler on Wednesday, May 16, DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones said that leveling activities in the area started even prior to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Boracay: From cesspool to DENR showcase

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) hopes to use Boracay as instructional material to tell the world what environmental destruction and efforts to reverse it could bring. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said he expected to tell a good story about Boracay's rehabilitation during its six-month closure to tourism. In a statement, he said Boracay's case showed "how neglect and blatant disregard of environmental laws lead to destruction." Stop ocean destruction The DENR, he said, hoped to turn Boracay into a showcase of rehabilitation when the Philippines host the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress in November. The regional conference, set in Iloilo, would b...Keep on reading: Boracay: From cesspool to DENR showcase.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

‘Curious’ Cimatu barred from entering Boracay casino site

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan --- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday visited the site of a proposed mega-casino by a Macau-based company on this island, but he was barred entry by the guards there. "Nakita ko lang naman for the sake of curiosity, just in case may matangap akong mga request later on. Wala pa naman. Merong matangap na they have plans of building. Wala pa naman akong natanggap," Cimatu told INQUIRER.net in an interview. Cimatu was here to oversee the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) projects and activities as part of the interagency task force to rehabilitate Boracay. Boracay's six-month clean up shutdown started on April 26. "I went ar...Keep on reading: ‘Curious’ Cimatu barred from entering Boracay casino site.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

DENR-7 to Mark 48th Anniversary of Earth Month

This year’s celebration of “Month of Planet Earth” will banner the theme: “Green the Cities, Green the Oceans and Plastic Pollutions” to mark the 48th anniversary of Earth Month this April. According to Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Supervising Ecosystem Management Specialist, Felimon Alex Selor, the activities for Earth Day will include mangrove […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Boracay rehab masterplan to include other islands — DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be updating the master plan for Boracay to include the neighboring islands in the Northern Aklan region. In a statement on Tuesday, April 24, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said that the revision of the masterplan, which will be undertaken during the six month-long closure, will […] The post Boracay rehab masterplan to include other islands — DENR appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

DENR gives 75 business owners in Coron a month to remove illegal structures

PALAWAN, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday, April 19, started serving eviction notices to 75 business owners in Coron town, and gave them 30 days to remove and self-demolish their structures built on the waters and within the easement zones. “It is clear in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Audit reveals discrepancy in Boracay environmental fee collection

AN INITIAL audit has uncovered a “discrepancy” in the local government’s records of environment fees collected in Boracay, an official said Thursday, as the famous holiday island faced an imminent 6-month shutdown. Visitors in Boracay are required to pay a P75 environmental fee, part of which should go to the cleanup of the island’s waters. […] The post Audit reveals discrepancy in Boracay environmental fee collection appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Duterte approves six-month closure of Boracay starting April 26

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the recommendation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Tourism (DoT) to close Boracay for six months starting April 26. The President announced his decision during the Cabinet meeting at Malacañang on […] The post Duterte approves six-month closure of Boracay starting April 26 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

BSP defends move to keep rates steady

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is trying to strike a delicate balance between keeping prices of basic goods and services in check while maintaining an environment that will promote economic growth, according to a ranking official who defended the monetary authority's decision to keep key interest rates unchanged last month. In a statement e-mailed to reporters, BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo stressed that the central bank remained "firmly committed" to its primary mandate of fighting inflation, amid questions among bankers and economists as to whether regulators should have acted sooner to cap the acceleration in price increases. The domestic inflation rate hit a three-year h...Keep on reading: BSP defends move to keep rates steady.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Pimentel backs two-month Boracay closure

SENATE President Aquilino L. Pimentel III supports a two-month closure of Boracay to the one-year period recommended by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). “If we should close it, maybe two months,” he told reporters when sought for comment. He said a long closure would affect the livelihood of the workers and the […] The post Pimentel backs two-month Boracay closure appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Task force recommends 6-month Boracay closure

AN interagency task force has recommended the six-month closure of Boracay island to allow the rehabilitation of the world-famous beach destination, a day after President Duterte said he was willing to support a one-year closure. “In view of the recent developments and concerns surrounding the island of Boracay, [the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources, [...] The post Task force recommends 6-month Boracay closure appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Boracay off limits

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Tourism (DoT) have recommended a 6-month closure of Boracay starting April 26 to pave the way for the rehabilitation of the world famous island resort. DILG Assistant Secretary for Plans and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Vigan City all set for Palarong Pambansa in April

Vigan City is ready to roll out the red carpet for the more than 15,000 delegates from the country’s 17 regions expected to converge in the Ilocos Sur capital for this year’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa next month. Department of Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali made the pronouncement on behalf of the provincial government after personally inspecting the different venues where the various sports events for the April 15-21 meet will be held. “Vigan is definitely ready. The province hosted a regional qualifier of the Batang Pinoy last year and that shows its readiness to stage such big multi-sports event such as the Palaro,” said Umali during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Tapa King Restaurant at Farmers Market in Cubao on Tuesday. “We had our final technical conference meeting a couple of weeks ago para tingnan sa huling pagkakataon yung preparation ng lalawigan. And no doubt, the facilities are of international standards. Handang-handa na sila,” said the Deped official. “Overall, I would say Vigan, Ilocos Sur is definitely ready.” Umali said DepEd expects the official athlete-delegates to be at around 12,000 competing in 21 regular sports events featured in the secondary level and 15 in the elementary side of the event for student-athletes 18-year-old-and-below. Perennial champion National Capital Region is again favored to win the overall title this year, although Umali noted the emerging rivalry between Calabarzon/Southern Tagalog and Western Visayas regions, which engaged in a close-battle for runner-up finish in the 2017 edition of the annual event held in Antique. In addition, Negros Island Region, which placed fourth last year, has now been made part of Regions 6 (Negros Occidental - Western Visayas) and 7 (Negros Oriental - Central Visayas). “So we’ll have to see ano ang effect pag ibinalik ulit as Regions 6 and 7 yung Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental,” added Umali in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. DepEd will continue to hold the demo sports of pencak silat, aero gymnastics, and dance sports, the same thing with the special Para events in aquatics, track and field, bocce, and goal ball. Being summer season, Umali said the Palaro will observe the same practice of not holding games from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “All games to be held during that time are indoor events,” said the government official. There will also be water dispensers stationed at the different sports venues for both athletes and officials, medical ambulances, doctors, and nurses are also on standby in both the playing court and billeting quarters, as well as police personnel. Umali also said the host province will be providing transportation unit for those coming from the Visayas and Mindanao regions which will carry them all the way to Vigan. “This is the first time the host LGU will shoulder transportation means or cost by providing buses to our athletes from Mindanao and the Visayas coming from a drop-off point lang. And lahat sila dadalhin sa Vigan, Ilocos Sur ng libre,” he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Study readied to save Manila Bay from man, climate change

A 15-month vulnerability study will be conducted in Manila Bay to preserve mudflats, coral reefs and mangroves which are now threatened by climate change, waste dumping and illegal settlement. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (DENR-ERDB) will conduct the study. DENR-ERDB Director Dr. Henry….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Another drug peddler killed in Antique drug sting

ANTIQUE province posted its third fatality in a month’s time after the PNP relaunched its anti-illegal drugs campaign. Aldrich Encarnacion, 36, of Barangay Maybato North, San Jose, Antique, was killed after allegedly trading shots with anti-narcotics police at around 8:03 p.m. on March 12, 2018. Members of the Antique Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU), Antique […] The post Another drug peddler killed in Antique drug sting appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018