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Climate Change/Environment

DENR execs order probe of discovery of dead sperm whale in Sarangani

Dead Sperm Whale found in Sarangani Bay  

GLAN, SARANGANI PROVINCE - Environment officials have ordered an investigation into the discovery of a dead male Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) by fishermen along Gumasa town in SArangani.

Fishermen in the area said that they have already noticed the floating dead whale before it was stranded in the Crystal Beach Resort in Barangay Gumasa on Sunday, November 24.

MP Candao lauds BARMM’s deployment of forest rangers

COTABATO CITY – The remaining forests in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will now be secured from man-made forest destruction with the deployment of some 400 former Moro rebels to serve as forest rangers, a BTA Member of Parliament (MP) today said.

BTA MP Bai Maleiha B. Candao lauded the move of Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim to deploy about 400 Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as “palaw” or forest protectors.

49 forest protectors trained to protect Alamada's remaining forest covers

ALAMADA, North Cotabato - In a bid to save the remaining forest covers of Alamada in North Cotabato, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Midsayap, North Cotabato have organized and trained "forest protector."

Last week, 49 Forest Protection Officers (FPOs) in Alamada have underwent a two-day orientation on environmental laws rules and regulations facilitated by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Midasayap.

DENR-12 releases Hawksbill Turtle in Sarangani Bay

GLAN, Sarangani - A Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) commonly known as "Pawikan", returned to its natural habitat after it was released on Thursday noon, October 31 in Sarangani Bay by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12 and its partners.

MGB-12: Sagittarius mining project likely to push through

KORONADAL CITY - The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region 12 is confident that the Tampakan Mining Project in South Cotabato will proceed with the approval of Malacañan.

Engr. Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr, MGB-12 regional director, revealed in an interview with Radyo Bida, a local radio station here, that there is already a timeline on the reactivation of the Sagittarius Mines Incorporated's (SMI) Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).

Bishops push for greater mining accountability

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Mindanao bishops have joined the initiative for the government to hold mining firms accountable for the environmental and social impacts of the industry.

Bishops Cerilo Casicas of Marbel and Jose Colin Bagaforo of Kidapawan said that mining-affected communities never had an effective way to hold mining firms accountable.

DENR 12 exec witness launching of giant Christmas tree in SoCot

TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato  - Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-12) Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Technical Services Ma. Socorro C. Lanto graced the ceremonial lighting of the 100 feet Christmas tree made of recyclable materials in Tampakan, South Cotabato.

Speaking during the event, Lanto said that RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 is one of the 10 point socio-economic agenda of DENR.

DENR-12, partners hold "run for a cause"

KORONADAL CITY  – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-12) and partner agencies conducted on Saturday a “run for a cause” in the city in a bid to strengthen awareness on proper was disposal.

Dr. Sabdullah C. Abubacar, DENR-12 regional executive director, led the program as part of the implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

DENR 12, partners distribute land titles to 396 beneficiaries in Sultan Kudarat

ISULAN, SULTAN KUDARAT – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 has distributed 397 land titles to beneficiaries here on Friday morning, September 27.

The land titles were distributed through the DENR’s "Handog Titulo" program, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Sultan Kudarat (SK) and the Land Registration Authority (LRA).

DENR-CENRO Glan, stakeholders spearhead 2019 International Coastal Clean-up in Glan, Sarangani

GLAN, Sarangani -  Multi-stakeholders exemplify private-public partnership in a coastal cleanup as Department of Environment and Natural Resources DENR - Community Environment and Natural Resources Office CENRO Glan with stakeholders led the holding of the International Coastal Cleanup ICC which carries the theme: Battle for Litter – Free Seas”, September 21 in Glan town.

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