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Climate Change/Environment

Whale rescued, treated in Sarangani province

KORONADAL CITY  – Environment officials today said an injured female pygmy sperm whale was rescued Monday and being treated in coast of Saranggani province.

Atty. Fellix S. Alicer, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-12) regional executive director, said the 2-meter weak and wounded whale (Kogia breviceps) was found by fishermen along the coast of Barangay Mabay, Maitum town.

“Our people in the area have been educated and trained to help and not to harm endangered species,” Director Alixer said.

DENR-12 inks MOA with DepEd-South Cotabato for environmental advocacy

KORONADAL CITY - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through DENR Region 12 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer, donated through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) a total of fifty (50) Pocket WIFIs to the DepEd- South Cotabato Division on October 12, 2021, at Koronadal City.

DENR seizes illegally cut lumber, shuts construction of tourist spot in Tboli

KORONADAL CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 and its partners on Tuesday, September 7, have apprehended illegally-cut lumber and ceased the construction of a tourist spot project within a virgin forest in Tboli, South Cotabato due to lack of necessary documents.

DENR-12 Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer said that his office received a report regarding the possible illegal logging, occupation and damage to natural resources within forestland of the said town.

South Cotabato farmers opposed open pit mining, want SP to listen

KORONADAL CITY - Umaasa si South Cotabato Irrigators Agricultural Federation o SCIAF Inc. President Teodorico Fadrigo Jr. na marinig ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang kanilang mga hinaing kaugnay sa pag-amyemda sa environment code ng lalawigan.

Ito ay ang pagbabago sa probinsyon ng ordinansa na nagbabawal ng open pit mining operation sa South Cotabato.

Sinabi ni Fadrigo na kung matutuloy kasi ang open pit mining operation sa karatig bayan ng Tampakan, maaring maapektuhan ang kanilang kabuhayan.

BARMM grants ECCs to Aboitiz firm, LGUs and other companies

COTABATO CITY  – An Aboitiz power firm, two other companies and three local government units in the Bangsamoro Region were given Environmental Compliance Certificates (ECCs).

During awarding rites Wednesday here, Environment Minister Abduraof A. Macacua awarded the ECCs to representatives of Cotabato Light and Power Company, Eka Salam Agriventures Corporation, and Delinanas Development Corporation.

Thousands displaced by flashfloods in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY --- More than 2,000 villagers got displaced by flashfloods that swept through low-lying barangays in South Cotabato province Friday.

Worst hit by flashfloods Friday night, spawned by heavy rains several hours before, are lowlands in Tantangan town, which is near Koronadal City, the capital of South Cotabato.

South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo said Saturday rescue and calamity responders from the provincial government have been reaching out since late Friday to flood-stricken communities.

Girl dies, dad missing in South Cotabato flashfloods

KORONADAL CITY - A 14-year-old girl was drowned while his father went missing after they were taken away by floodwaters when a major river traversing South Cotabato towns overflowed due to heavy rains spawned by TD Dante Sunday.

The body Divine Grace Moreno, a resident of Barangay San Miguel, Norala was fished out by search and rescue teams beside the Banga River in Purok Lambunao, Barangay BS Aquino, also in Norala.

His father Prudencio, 55, is still missing as of Monday noon.

DENR-12 turns over Cotabato City land records to MENRE-BARMM

COTABATO CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region 12 (DENR-XII) on April 30 turned over the initial batch of Cotabato City's land-related documents to the management of the Bangsamoro region's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE).
 
DENR-XII Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon and MENRE Land Management Services (LMS) Director Eshan Karl O. Mabang led the turnover ceremony held in Koronadal City.
 

Environment ministry staff rescue slow loris in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY – Locally known as “Kokam”, a Philippine slow loris held captive in Tawi- Tawi was turned over to the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy’s (MENRE) provincial office last week, April 16.

A local resident found the animal in a malnourished condition in Barangay Mandulan, Bongao municipality.

According to Community ENRE Officer of Tawi-Tawi 1st District Saido Espiliro, the animal was held captive for a few months before it was rescued.

Bishop rallies faithful to defend environment after gov’t lifts mining ban

On Earth Day, a Catholic bishop rallied the people in mineral-rich Surigao del Sur to unite in protecting the environment after the government lifted a ban on new mining deals.

Bishop Raul Dael of Tandag urged the people to be steadfast, assuring them that the diocese will never back down on its mission to “care for the creation”.

“We will never give up in protecting, preserving and allowing the fruitfulness of our creation to be witnessed in abundance,” Dael said.

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