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Climate Change/Environment

Caritas Philippines denounces unlawful detention of farmers in Lake Sebu

MANILA - Caritas Philippines strongly condemns the recent arrest and detention of Ricks and Meljean Mosquera, as well as Helberth and Analie Mosquera, by DAMI and SEPC security personnel in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

The Mosqueras, who own farms adjacent to the DAMI and SEPC coal mining site, were denied access to their land due to a collapsed access road caused by mining activities. Despite a Memorandum of Agreement guaranteeing their access, they were arrested after peacefully entering through the company gate when the usual road became impassable.

"Octogenarian" green sea turtle released back to the wild in SarBay

KORONADAL CITY - An elderly female green sea turtle, locally known as ‘pawikan’ that was rescued in Barangay Luma Kiamba, Sarangani Province, has returned to its natural habitat on Monday (May 13) after it was released to Sarangani Bay.

The sea turtle, estimated to be in its 80s and weighing approximately 250 kilograms, with a carapace width of 90 centimeters and a length of 101 centimeters, was tagged before it was freed by the CENRO Kiamba in collaboration with the barangay officials and bantay dagat.

Suspected 'false killer whale' sighted in SarBay

KORONADAL CITY - The Protected Area Management Office of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (PAMO-SBPS) reported the sighting of a suspected ‘false killer whale’ (Pseudorca crassidens), as identified by the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN), foraging off the coastal waters in Barangay Burias, Glan, Sarangani Province.

Cirilo A. Lagnason, Jr., SBPS protected area superintendent (PASu), said the solitary marine mammal was spotted during their biodiversity assessment and monitoring activity in SBPS on May 9.

City hall at ibang lugar sa Cotabato City, binaha kasunod ng malakas na buhos ng ulan

DAHIL sa matinding pagbuhos ng ulan na dulot ng easterlies, binaha ilang mga nasa low lying areas sa Cotabato City.

Nakakaranas din ng matinding pag-ulan ang Pigkawayan sa North Cotabato at Lanao del Sur.

50K-80K flying foxes documented in Banisilan

COTABATO CITY  – About 50,000 to 80,000 flying foxes of various species were closely monitored by a team from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-12) in the forested area of Banisilan, North Cotabato on Wednesday (May 8).

Personnel from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Midsayap documented the flying foxes in the mountains of Barangay Malagap in the upland town of Banisilan.

DENR-12 MANP Cotabato documents encounter with "Ibong Adarna"

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Four birds of the Philippine Trogon (Harpactes ardens), a bird species associated with the mythical Ibong Adarna, were documented within the confines of the Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP) during the recent Biodiversity Monitoring System (BMS) activity.

This sighting marks the second encounter with the species, following its initial discovery during the BMS in 2023.

The Philippine Trogon, locally known as Arak by the Obo Monuvu people of Mt. Apo, is the sole species of trogon endemic to the Philippines.

State of Calamity, idineklara na sa buong BARMM dahil sa matinding epekto ng El Niño

COTABATO CITY - IDINEKLARA na ang State of Calamity sa buong Bangsamoro Region batay sa inilabas na Proclamation No. 002 s. 2024 ng Office of the Chief Minister nitong April 29 dahil sa matinding epekto ng El Niño.

Sa ilalim ng deklarasyon, bibigyan ng karampatang tulong ang mga apektadong komunidad at papabilisin ang mga gagawing interbensiyon kabilang ang response operations at recovery efforts ng regional government.

Binigyang diin ng regional government na magkakaroon ng prize freeze sa mga basic goods and commodities sa mga apektadong lugar sa BARMM.

Civet cat and PH deer turned over to DENR-12

KORONADAL CITY - A Philippine Palm Civet Cat (Paradoxurus philippensis) locally known as “Milo” and a Philippine deer (Rusa Marianna) were surrendered by concerned residents from Sitio Pulang Lupa, Brgy. Taconel, and Brgy. Bacdulong, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato to the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO)-Lake Sebu, on April 23, which were later turned over on the next day, Wednesday to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Banga.

DENR-12, partners kick off tree planting efforts in Sarangani tree park

KIAMBA, Sarangani Province – A total of 300 native tree seedlings were planted on Monday, April 22, by the DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba and its partners to kick off the establishment of a two-hectare tree park in this town.

Sultan Kudarat province, isinailalim sa state of calamity dahil sa El Niño

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - Gov. Datu Pax Ali Mangudadatu has placed the entire province of Sujltan Kudarat under state of calamity due to El Niño that devastated the province's agriculture sector.

Nilagdaan ni Mangudadatu ipinasang Resolution 136 na pinagtibay ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan na naglalagay sa buong lalawigan under state of calamity upang magamit ang 5 percent calamity fund ng lalawigan.

Hindi naman sinabi sa resolution kung gaano kalawak at magkarno ang pinsalang dulot ng El Nino sa agrikultura at kung ilang mga magsasaka ang apektado. 

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