Tuesday Nov, 29 2022 03:05:09 AM

Climate Change/Environment

Body formed to study revision that lifted SoCot mining ban

KORONADAL CITY – The South Cotabato government has created a Technical Working Group (TWG) to study the Sangguniang Panlalawigan's (SP) amendment to the province's environment code that lifted the open-pit mining ban.

In an interview Friday, South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. said his decision on whether to veto or not the lifting of the open-pit mining ban will depend on the TWG’S recommendations.

Tamayo said he has yet to receive the amended ordinance.

“We only have one home, one planet. Let’s invest in it”

Happy #EarthDay

Here at AboitizPower, we recognize the impact of the power industry on our planet and we believe that by investing in sustainable energy solutions, we can help minimize the adverse effects of power production globally.

Higit 60 bahay nasira ng malakas na hangin sa Cotabato City.

COTABATO CITY - Mahigit 60 mga bahay ang totally damaged habang inaalam pa ang bilang ng mga partialy damaged makaraang manalasa ang buhawi sa Purok Kidepo, Barangay Kalanganan Uno at Mother Kalanganan sa Cotabato City pasado alas singko ng hapon kamakalawa.

Sinabi sa DXMS Radyo Bida ni Kalanganan Uno barangay kagawad Fahad Arap Bacol, na sa kasagsagan ng kanilang paghahanda para sa buka biglang bumuhos ang malakas na ulan at kasabay nito ang malakas na hangin.

Thousands affected by flashloods in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY -- More than 50 barangays in lowlands in central Mindanao got inundated after the 220,00-hectare Liguasan Delta overflowed due to heavy downpours the past three days.

Hundreds of families were displaced by flashfloods that swept through dozens of barangays on Saturday in the neighboring Pikit, North Cotabato and in Pagalungan and Montawal towns both in Maguindanao.

3 strong quakes rock east of Surigao del Sur

DAVAO CITY -- Three quakes rocked Surigao del Sur on Sunday night, the Phil. Institute of Volcanology and Seismology announced today.

Ang first tremor was magnitude 6.1 that came at 6:24 p.m. It was tectonic in origin and was traced east of Bayabas town.

About an hour later, at 7:22 p.m. another quake hit Bayabas town and it was recorded at Magnitude 5.8, still tectonic in origin, Phivolcs said.

Phivolc released the following Earthquake Information on the second earthquake.

Date and Time: 03 April 2022 - 07:22 PM

Magnitude = 5.8

Depth = 020 km

EARTH HOUR 2022

EARTH HOUR 2022

Every year, millions of people from around the world come together for Earth Hour, a global event to raise awareness about climate change and energy saving.

This year's theme is "Shape Our Future", and in solidarity, let us all switch off our lights at home and offices for one hour.

Flood submerge low-lying villages in 2 NoCot towns

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Low lying villages in Matalam and Antipas, North Cotabato have been submerged to a knee-deep flood water following heavy downpour brought about by intense thunderstorm in Monday afternoon.

The villages of Linao, Sta Maria and Minamaing in Matalam and Luhong in Antipas were severely affected damaging several hectares of rice fields and fish pens.

About half million worth of agricultural products and about P300,000 worth fish cages with matured tilapia due for harvest were damaged after strong water current swept through the villages.

Biggest herd of sea mammals sighted in SarBay

KORONDADAL CITY  – Environmentalists in the Soccsksargen region today reported the sightings of five “sea cows,” commonly known by locals as “dugongs” off Sarangani Bay (SarBay) looking for food.

The sea mammals were spotted by the drone camera of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS) Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) foraging in the coast of Glan, Sarangani today, Friday (March 11), the last day of SBPS Week celebration.

Floods, landslides displace 300 SoCot town residents

KORONADAL CITY – At least 300 individuals were temporarily displaced after flash floods hit parts of the municipality of Lake Sebu and the near environs in South Cotabato the past two days.

In an interview on Wednesday, Rolly Aquino, officer-in-charge of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said the evacuees were from the villages of Takunel and Poblacion, and two other sub-villages submerged by floodwaters following hours of moderate to heavy rains.

Landslides destroy 8 houses in upland Maguindanao town 

COTABATO CITY --- Eight houses of ethnic Tedurays in Upi, Maguindanao were destroyed before dawn Tuesday by mud and rocks that cascaded from a hillside, loosened by heavy downpours.

The Upi Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said no one was hurt in the incident.

Emergency responders said about 300 cubic meters of mud and rocks from a hill in Purok 3A in Lower Bialong in Barangay Nuro, Upi ploughed through a road and hit adjoining houses along the route.

Eight houses made only of light materials were flattened by the debris.

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