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Climate Change/Environment

MENRE distributes land titles, seedlings, ECC on BARMM anniv

COTABATO CITY — The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) distributed Tuesday, Jan. 18, a total of 18 land titles, 60 seedlings, and an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) to its clients and partners as part of the celebration of the Bangsamoro region’s third founding anniversary.

2 minors perish, thousands displaced by Central Mindanao floods

PIKIT, North Cotabato --- Two minors were drowned Thursday in floods that hit dozens of barangays along the 220,000-hectare Liguasan Delta, swelled by recurring downpours since Monday.

Thousands of residents here and in nearby Pagalungan and Montawal towns in Maguindanao, touted as the gateways to the Liguasan Delta, were forced to relocate to higher grounds as floodwaters began inundating their villages Thursday.

Libungan, North Cotabato binaha, kagamitan ng mga mamamayan dinala sa gilid ng highway

LIBUNGAN, North Cotabato - KASUNOD NG MALAKAS NA BUHOS NG ULAN kahapon, binaha ang ilang low-lying areas sa Libungan, North Cotabato.

Tinatayang mahigit 100 mga pamilya ang apektado at napilitang hakutin ang kanilang kagamitn sa gilid ng highway na inabot na din ng tubig baha alas 8 kagabi.

Sinabi ni Municipal agriculturist Tereista Bingil Testado na nagsimulang tumaas ang tubig at pumasok sa mga bahay sa gilid ng highway ilang oras makaraan ang malakas na buhos ng ulan.

Bukod sa mga bahay, napasok na rin ng tubig baha ang Catholic chapel sa Barangay Batiocan.

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.


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