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“Baybayin ng karagatan at yamang dagat sa Silangang Asya pangangalagaan ng Pilipinas” — DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu

Ni Santiago Celario   TINATANGGAP ng Pilipinas ang hamon na pangalagaan ang mga baybayin ng karagatan at yamang dagat sa mga karagatan ng Silangang Asya. Ito ang sinabi ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu sa kanyang pagtanggap sa mga lumahok sa East Asian Seas Congress (EASC) na ginaganap ngayon sa Iloilo […]

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Altintuning pangkalikasan mahigpit na ipatutupad sa Boracay – DENR

Ni Santiago Celario MAHIGPIT na ipatutupad ang mga alituntuning pangkalikasan sa isla ng Boracay upang matiyak na mapoprotektahan ito sa inaasahang pagdagsa ng mga turista kaugnay sa “dry run opening” ng pamosong tourist spot ngayong Lunes. Ayon kay Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, na siyang pinuno ng Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), sa loob nang […]

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu nagbabala tungkol sa pagaalaga ng mga “wild animals”

Ni Santiago Celario MARIING nagbabala kamakailan si Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu sa sino man na nagaalaga ng mga “wild animals” dahil ito ay labag sa batas at maaring maging dahilan ng pagkakakulong ng mga nag-aaruga nito. Ipinalabas ni Cimatu ang babala matapos mailigtas ang isang Pangolin, isang uri ng hayop na kumakain ng langgam, […]

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8,000 volunteer lumahok sa paglilinis ng baybayin ng Look ng Maynila

Ni Santiago Celario TINATAYANG 8,000 volunteers ang lumahok sa ginawang paglilinis ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources sa Manila Bay at mga ilog sa Metro Manila nitong nagdaang Sabado. Ayon kay DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu ang sabay-sabay na coastal cleanup sa iba’t ibang lugar ng Metro Manila, kabilang na ang Manila Bay area, […]

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Maliitang pagmimina sa Cordillera ipinahinto ni Secretary Cimatu

Ni Santiago Celario IPINAGUTOS ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu sa Mines and Geosciences Bureau na muling repasuhin at i-validate ang lahat ng aplikasyon para sa pagtatayo ng People’s Small-Scale Mining Areas o “Minahang Bayan” sa bansa upang makatiyak na ang mga ito ay ligtas sa panganib. Ang kautusan ay ipinalabas […]

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Paint industry mogul cited cooperation with gov’t and environmentalists that led to the phase-out of lead contaminated paints in PH

THE unique collaboration between the government, industry and civil society players was a crucial element in the historic phase-out of lead-containing paints in the Philippines. This according to Johnson Ongking, Vice-President of Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. and erstwhile President of the Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers (PAPM), as he hailed the multi-stakeholder collaboration for […]

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DENR nanawagan sa publiko na maging mapagmatyag sa panahon ng malakas na pag ulan

Ni Santiago Celario NANAWAGAN SI Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu sa mga residente na nanirahan sa mga geohazard-prone areas na maging mapagbantay at mag-ingat laban sa posibleng landslides at flash floods sa panahon ng malakas na ulan upang maiwasan ang sakuna. “Residents and communities near mountains and within low-lying areas should […]

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EcoWaste Coalition urges DOH and DENR to investigate alleged bio hazard dumping in Benguet

AN environment and public health watchdog urged Health Secretary Francisco Duque and Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu to investigate the reported bio hazard dumping in Tuba, Benguet. In letters sent to Duque and Cimatu through the DOH and DENR offices in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the EcoWaste Coalition called the incident a […]

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Mananatiling bawal ang ‘open pit mining’ – DENR

Ni Santiago Celario MANININDIGAN ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources na mananatiling bawal ang “open pit mining” dahil nakasisira ito sa kalikasan. Ito ang napagalaman ng mga mamamahayag mula kay DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu sa isang panayam nitong Miyerkoles, habang ginaganap ang ika-31 taon na paggunita ng kagawaran sa pagkatatag nito. Idiniin niya na […]

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DAR installs Cebu farmers

CEBU CITY—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recently installed 32 agrarian reform beneficiaries in landholdings formerly owned by the Paz Luna Corporation. The official installation of the ARBs was conducted in a ceremony held at the Panugnawan Activity Center in Panugnawan, Medellin. The landholdings were covered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in […]

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DENR exec to face graft charge for Canadian trash mess

THE Office of the Ombudsman today it will prosecute a Department of Environment and Natural Resources official for the screw up leading to the abandonment of Canadian trash in the country. Specifically, DENR Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will be prosecuted for violation of Section 3(e) of Republic […]