Prosecutor dismisses case against 20 persons charged with cutting 982 trees

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Prosecutor dismisses case against 20 persons charged with cutting 982 trees 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 21 — The Toledo City Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed for insufficient evidence the complaint filed against 19 officials of two corporations and a lot owner for cutting down 982 trees to pave the way for a solar power project in Barangay Talavera, Toledo, some 50 kilometers west of Cebu City.

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DENR exec to implement green passport program in NIR

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on DENR exec to implement green passport program in NIR 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 4 – Regional director Al Orolfo of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Negros Island Region (NIR) has announced he will implement the “green passport program” in the region.

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DENR exec urges study on bills seeking to ban export of unprocessed minerals

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on DENR exec urges study on bills seeking to ban export of unprocessed minerals 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 4 — An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has urged a feasibility study on the pending bills in the House of Representatives and the Senate seeking to ban the export of unprocessed minerals.

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Orolfo installed DENR director for Negros Island Region

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Orolfo installed DENR director for Negros Island Region 

BACOLOD CITY, Dec. 22 — Al Orolfo has been installed regional director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 18 or the Negros Island Region (NIR).

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Army, DENR seize illegally cut lumber

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Army, DENR seize illegally cut lumber 

TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 19 – Forest guards and military have seized illegally cut lumber in a joint operation in the upland village of Villa Corazon in Burauen, Leyte.

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DENR reiterates warning vs. catching ‘pawikans’ after infamous "selfie" in Samar

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on DENR reiterates warning vs. catching ‘pawikans’ after infamous "selfie" in Samar 

PARANAS, Samar, Aug. 10 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reiterated its warning to fishermen not to catch sea turtles following the capture of the reptile last week in Marabut town.

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All-out ban on illegal fish pens in Dagupan City backed

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on All-out ban on illegal fish pens in Dagupan City backed 

DAGUPAN CITY, June 30 –Let's give our rivers a breathing spill so that they will have a chance to recover.

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Angeles City trims trees along highways, main thoroughfares

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Angeles City trims trees along highways, main thoroughfares 

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, June 30 — The Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) has initiated the trimming and pruning operations on overhanging branches of trees planted alongside McArthur Highway and other main thoroughfares in the city.

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Alcala says convergence gains must be sustained beyond 2016

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Alcala says convergence gains must be sustained beyond 2016 

By Ceilito M. Reganit

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) — Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Wednesday challenged rural development stakeholders to sustain the gains achieved through the government’s National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD) to realize inclusive development in the countryside.

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Rediscovering picture-perfect Biri Rock Island

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Rediscovering picture-perfect Biri Rock Island 

BIRI, Northern Samar, April 23 – From afar, the rocks look like walls that protect this island-municipality from the ferocious waves of the Pacific Ocean.

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