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Climate Change/Environment

Mayor alerts public vs. floods, landslides as rainy season sets in

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The local government unit of Kidapawan has issued reminder to its constituents about possible landslides and flash floods as the state bureau officially announced the coming of rainy season.

On Monday afternoon, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) reported the overflow of at rivers in the city residential areas.

Mayor Joseph Evangelista of Kidapawan City said the city has prepared evacuation plan for residents living near creeks and rivers should the river water rises to critical level.

Environment agency leading revenue generator for BARMM

 

COTABATO CITY  – The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MENRE-BARMM) has become the first BARMM agency that remitted huge amount of revenues to the regional treasury, an environment official said.

Since MENRE-BARMM Minister Abdulraof A. Macacua took over the leadership of the defunct Department of Enrivonment and Natural Resources (DENR-ARMM) on March 1 this year, the environmental agency has already remitted a total of P207,010,832 as of June 13.

BARMM prepares seedlings for future planting

COTABATO CITY  -- In celebration of the Environment Month this June, environment officials and employees have conducted soil bagging activity on Thursday to prepare young trees for tree planting activities.

Minister Abdulraof A. Macacua of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MENRE-BARMM) led employees in soil bagging at the ministry’s regional nursery in Barangay Dimapatoy, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

It is among the major environmental efforts of MENRE to be actualized this June.

Floods swamp 3 Maguindanao schools

COTABATO CITY -- Three public elementary schools in Maguindanao have been underwater due to torrential rains affecting the province and the rest of Mindanao the past few days.

The flooded schools are the Pagatin Elementary School in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town; Sambulawan Elementary School (Shariff Saydona Mustapha); and Barurao Elementary School (Sultan sa Barongis).

Alibai Benito Aliuden, Maguindanao 1st division schools’ superintendent, quoted a report from the school principals of the affected schools that flooding had been a perennial problem.

"Tornado" destroys homes in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY – At least 10 houses made of light materials were destroyed after what residents believed was a freak tornado that hit farming communities in Barangay Buayan, Mlang, North Cotabato Sunday night, a belated report showed.

Bernardo Tayong, Mlang Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (MDRRM) officer, said strong wind during heavy down pour at past 6 p.m. totally destroyed four homes while the rest sustained partial damages.

A huge mango tree and several coconut trees were also toppled down and hit several homes.

DENR-12 intensifies campaign to protect PH eagle

KORONADAL CITY - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 is intensifying campaign to save Philippine Eagle from extinction and celebrated its life as a national bird in observance of the Philippine Eagle Week on June 4-10, 2019. 

DENR 12 Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria emphasized the significance of Philippine Eagle as a symbol of pride of the country during the launching of the Philippine Eagle Week (PEW) at the Atrium of Robinsons Place in General Santos City last week.

Soldiers, tourism officials rescue, free bird in Maguindanao marshland

GEN SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao - The military and tourism officials  on Monday freed a captured Oriental Darter, one of the endangered bird species in Maguindanao marshland, back to the wild.

"No bird was born to live in a cage. Oriental Darter was saved, rescued and released (to) where it belonged," said 1Lt. Mary Grace Orden, the 33rd Infantry "Makabayan" Battalion Civil Military Operations (CMO) officer.

1Lt. Orden and Tacurong City Tourism Officer Emelie Jamorabon lead the sending back to the wild of the endangered bird.

Army arrests 3, seized illegally cut lumbers, gun in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY  – Alert soldiers intercepted Tuesday illegally cut forest products, a firearm and arrested three persons in Barira, Maguindanao, the military here said. 

First Lieutenant Ric Pitallano, commanding officer of the Bravo company of the 37th Infantry Battalion, said in a report that 1,832 board feet of lumber of various sizes in two cargo trucks were intercepted in Sitio Kalilangan, Barangay Lamin, Barira, Maguindanao.

Olive Ridley sea turtle released in Sarangani Bay

KORONADAL CITY – Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DERN-12) have released an olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtle in Sarangani Bay on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

At 7:00 in the morning, officials of DENR Region XII headed by Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria, CENR Officer of Glan Abdul C. Cariga and Technical Service Division Chief, Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez and some local folks finally freed the estimated to be less than a year old olive ridley sea turtle to the ocean to live normally in their natural habitat.

DENR 12 to protect SarBay, sad over death of marine animals

KORONADAL CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region XII will intensify actions on the need to protect Sarangani Bay alarmed on the death of at least three sea turtles on the shores of Sarangani on May 3, Friday.

DENR Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS) Joy C. Ologuin revealed that there were several incidents on the death of marine animals for the past few months.

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