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Climate Change/Environment

"Brahminy Kyte" rescued in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XII on Monday, July 29 secured the safety of a Brahminy Kyte after it was turned over to the agency by a concerned citizen.

According to Evangeline Marfil, Brgy. Chairperson of Katipunan, Sto. Nino town in South Cotabato, a concerned citizen named Raymond Tejada found the raptor weak and wet due to heavy rainfall.

The barangay officials immediately coordinated with Brigada News FM in Koronadal City who asked the assistance of the DENR 12 to surrender the said wildlife.

DENR 12 inaugurates first wildlife rescue center in "Sox"

KORONADAL CITY - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Soccsksargen region (also known as Sox) in partnership with Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) - Lutayan Campus, formally opened the first Regional Wildlife Rescue Center (RWRC) in the region at the SKSU Campus in Barangay Blingkong, Lutayan on Wednesday morning, July 24.

Basilan execs embark on environment protection drive

COTABATO CITY  --- The Isabela City government is setting up an environment protection outfit to preserve the remaining rainforests in its barangays and help address illegal logging in nearby towns.

Isabela City is one of two cities in Basilan, whose provincial government again intensified two weeks ago its campaign against poaching of timbers in highlands in the province.

Officials told reporters Thursday there is now a draft framework for the proposed outfit but subject yet to approval by the Sangguniang Panglunsod chaired by Isabela City Vice Mayor Kifli Salliman.

DENR, EMB invest in the youth on solid waste management

KORONADAL CITY - Top officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Region 12 are now "engaging and investing" on the youth in the campaign for proper waste disposal in the Soccsksargen region.

In a statement, DENR XII Regional Executive Director Dr. Sabdullah C. Abubacar, CESO IV emphasized that one of the main roles of the DENR is to extend technical assistance to the local government units and other stakeholders in protecting and conserving the environment and natural resources.

BARMM exec collects, disposes garbage in Isabela City during free time

COTABATO CITY --- There is a member of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao parliament, preacher Alzad Sattar, who engages in community work beyond BARMM duties.

Sattar of Basilan province is often seen collecting garbage for disposal along streets in Isabela City during free time despite his being a member of the BARMM parliament.

He belongs to the Basilan Ulama Supreme Council that actively supports the cleanup drive in Isabela City of newcomers Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin Hataman and Vice Mayor Kifli Salliman.

Task force intensifies protection of Basilan forests

ISABELA CITY --- The Basilan Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force will intensify its crackdown on poaching of forest products in tropical timberlands in the province.

The task force is comprised of representatives from the Army’s 104th Brigade, whose units are deployed in different towns in Basilan, from the provincial police office and the environment and natural resources department.

BARMM exec leads Environment Month clean up drive

COTABATO CITY – Environment officials and volunteers joined hands Thursday in a simultaneous cleanup drive in Maguindanao province to mark the Environment Month.

Minister Abdulraof Macacua of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MENRE-BARMM) led environment officials in holding a coastal cleanup drive in barangays Badak and Kusiong, both in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

Tantangan flash floods displace 50 families after heavy down pour

KORONADAL CITY -- Iniligtas ng local ng pamahalaan ang mahigit 50 pamilya sa Barangay New, Iloilo, Tantangan, South Cotabato.

Ito ay matapos malubog sa hanggang bewang na baha sanhi ng malakas na pagulan kahapon ang kanilang lugar. Ang mga nailigtas na mamamayan ay dinala ng mga kasapi ng rescue team ng Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council sa Barangay Gym.

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.

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