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MANILA, Philippines?The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has taken steps to protect the country’s largest flower and will enlist the help of local communities in ensuring the survival of the threatened species. The DENR has issued an administrative order declaring a two-hectare piece of land in Sitio (district) Kalanganan, Baungon, Bukidnon, as the critical habitat of the Rafflesia schadenbergiana
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines?The campaign against illegal logging by the regional Department of Environment and Natural Resources would proceed despite the murder of an environment official believed related to the war on timber poaching, a regional DENR official said. DENR Regional Executive Director Primitivo Galinato Jr….
MANILA, Philippines?An environmental group is challenging President Benigno Aquino’s logging ban, saying he should ‘walk the talk’ by stopping influential politicians from cutting trees.
MANILA, Philippines?For the sake of cleaner air, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) wants to achieve what Metro Manila residents have long considered an impossible dream: To cut down travel time from Makati City to Cubao in Quezon City to just 15 minutes. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said his department and other agencies like the Land Transportation Office and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) were reviewing several proposals to decongest…
MANILA, Philippines?Completion of a planned sewerage system for Metro Manila, which has one of the world’s most polluted waterways, is set to be delayed by over 20 years, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Friday. Two private companies had been…
MANILA, Philippines?The quality of the air that residents of Metro Manila breathe has worsened, prompting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to launch a crackdown on smoke-belchers along one of the busiest thoroughfares in the metropolis. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said DENR tests on air quality in the first half of the year showed an increase in solid or liquid particles suspended in the air. ‘In the first half of 2010, it increased to 163 micrograms (ug)/normal cubic meters (Ncm)
BY ANGELA LOPEZ DE LEON IN celebration of World Water Day today, Environment Secretary Horacio Ramos yesterday reiterated his call to conserve water to cushion the impact of the El Ni
BY VICTOR REYES THE Philippine Army has broken tradition by inviting President Arroyo as guest of honor and speaker in its 113th foundation anniversary today.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources has implemented a water management action plan in Metro Manila, which includes reduced water pressure and delivery to water-deficient areas amid the El Ni
OZAMIZ CITY, Philippines? Environmental activists have expressed apprehension about the appointment of Horacio Ramos as secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Carl Cesar Rebuta of the Legal Rights and Natural Resources…
MANILA, Philippines?Acting Environment Secretary Eleazar Quinto, who stirred up a furor for engineering a major reshuffle in his department, has gotten a dose of his own medicine. After a month-long stint, Quinto has been replaced by President Macapagal-Arroyo and appointed to head a presidential office in a fresh Cabinet reshuffle, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said yesterday. Quinto was tapped in January…
MANILA, Philippines?Key environment officials have asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to stop acting Environment Secretary Eleazar Quinto from pursuing his ‘massive reshuffling’ in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, saying they feared the DENR would be used as a political tool in the May elections. In an ‘urgent petition,’ the 10 officials?almost all holding the posts of directors?said the DENR should be shielded from partisan politics to ‘avoid the repeat of the case of former Undersecretary Jocelyn ‘Joc-joc’ Bolante.’ Bolante is a former agriculture undersecretary accused of facilitating the release of P728 million in 2004 to officials said to be favored by…
THE local government of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya on Thursday petitioned the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order enjoining the Department of Environment and Natural Resources against allowing mining company Oceana Gold to operate in the ore-rich Didipio region.
MANILA, Philippines — Education Secretary Jesli lapus defended the Philippines’ track record on education reform, on Sunday, saying a recent United Nations (UN) report critical of the country’s accomplishments overlooked some bright signs in the last three years.
EDITORIAL 01/25/2010 It appears that the civil socialites that are conversely known as the Yellow Army are priming up for another major upheaval when President Arroyo, who by the treacherous nature she was known for in the past nine years, imminently picks a new Chief Justice before she leaves the presidency on June 30. Arroyo and the group, which are avidly pushing a Noynoy presidency, used to be fierce allies during the 2001 power grab that yanked democratically-elected President Joseph Estrada from office. It appears that the group is getting inspiration from the so-called constitutional expert Fr
LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo could have averted the disaster brought by storm Ondoy if she acted to stop rampant corruption at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which was believed to have abetted illegal logging, a Quezon Catholic priest and head of the Sierra Madre protection group said Tuesday. ‘Madame President, if you have acted immediately last year after our dialogue, we would not have been lost thousands of big and small trees