Tarsiers rescued in Agusan Marsh

Bohol Tarsiers - Worlds Smallest Primate

 September 11, 2021

BUTUAN CITY – Three Philippine tarsiers (Carlito syrichta) were rescued by the personnel of Protected Area Management Office of the Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary (PAMO-AMWS) in Barangay Katipunan, Loreto, Agusan del Sur on Friday.“We responded to a report about the discovery of three… Read Mor

 September 11, 2021

BUTUAN CITY – Three Philippine tarsiers (Carlito syrichta) were rescued by the personnel of Protected Area Management Office of the Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary (PAMO-AMWS) in Barangay Katipunan, Loreto, Agusan del Sur on Friday.“We responded to a report about the discovery of three… Read More

ANTI-CANCER BACTERIA IN MT. MAYON SOIL DISCOVERED

UPLB’s Mt. Mayon discovery ‘a breakthrough’ for PH, Asean

 August 12, 2021

MANILA – The discovery of bacterial species with antibiotic and anti-cancer properties from the soils of Mt. Mayon Volcano is a breakthrough for both the Philippines and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).”These bacterial isolates may be turned into potentially useful… Read More

CHINA DENIES CHINESE VESSELS DUMPING HUMAN WASTE IN WEST PHILIPPINE SEA

Slams Simularity report

 

July 17, 2021

MANILA – The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Friday night criticized the United States-based firm Simularity for “discrediting” Beijing over its report that called on Chinese ships to stop dumping human waste in the Spratlys.”The Chinese Embassy strongly condemns the said company’s act of… Read More

DENR studies possible lifting of ban on open-pit mining

 June 17, 2021

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is still studying the possible lifting of the ban on open-pit mining, Malacañang said on Thursday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that Executive Order No. 130, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on… Read More

BARMM now supervises Turtle Islands wildlife sanctuary

Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary - The Philippines Today

 May 28, 2021

COTABATO CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 9 has turned over the protection, administration, and conservation of marine turtles in Tawi-Tawi to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy… Read More

Bishop links lifting of mining ban to 2022 polls

Politicians need money for the elections. Big mining firms are the ones giving away these money in exchange of getting permits

The lifting of the ban on new mining deals is just one sign that next year’s national election is fast approaching, a Catholic bishop said.

As the Church opens the Laudato Sí Week celebration Sunday, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, administrator of the Manila archdiocese, lamented how the government allows further destruction of the environment allegedly for the sake of election funds.

“They really need the money for the elections. And these big mining firms are the ones giving away these money in exchange of getting permits,” said Pabillo in his homily at the St. Joseph Parish in Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila.

President Rodrigo Duterte, in April, lifted the moratorium on new mining agreements imposed in 2012, reopening the door to investments.

But the move alarmed church leaders and environmental activists.

“In our current situation, it will not benefit the country, but only just a few,” Pabillo said.

The bishop warned that more mining operations also means more human rights violations against the poor communities and environmentalists.

“Mining is one of the causes of destruction of communities of lumads and the poor,” he said.

“We will again see more human rights violations, red-tagging of indigenous people, farmers, fishermen, and environmentalists that are against mining,” Pabillo added.

The Laudato Sí Week celebrates the anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical, Laudato Sí, which was issued in 2015, through prayer, education and online activities. CBCPnews

Over 200 dolphins spotted in Sarangani Bay

Sightings happen as Philippines joins celebration of Ocean Month, which focuses on the theme “The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want

MORE DOLPHINS. Photo shows the pod of dolphins spotted by environment workers off the coasts of Alabel town, Sarangani province during the regular marine mammal monitoring in the Sarangani Bay from May 12 to 13. Some 150-200 Spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) and 16 Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) were monitored and documented at the site during the activity. (Photo courtesy of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape-Protected Area Management Office)

 May 14, 2021

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Environment workers and concerned stakeholders have spotted over 200 dolphins in parts of the Sarangani Bay while monitoring the area for the last two days.Joy Oloquin, protected area superintendent of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS), said Friday the dolphins… Read More

DOT ‘scubasureros’ hold Igacos reef cleanup

 

ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, Davao del Norte – To kick off the month of the Ocean in May, the Department of Tourism in Region 11 (DOT-11) partnered with various government agencies and scuba diving communities for a synchronized cleanup in Brgy. Sta. Cruz Talikud here Friday.DOT-11 Director Tanya… Read More

VELASCO PUSHES BAN ON PLASTICS

Curbing plastic pollution via ban on single-use plastics

 April 22, 2021

MANILA – Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Thursday called for direct and tangible actions to curb plastic pollution, such as a ban on harmful and unnecessary single-use plastic products.Velasco made the call as the world celebrates Earth Day amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, which… Read More

PHILIPPINES to cut down greenhouse gas emission

As part of commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Duterte OKs 75% emissions reduction by 2030

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the country’s first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which sets a 75-percent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction and avoidance by 2030, as part of the Philippines’ commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The NDC… Read More