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Public urged to conserve water


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging the public to be mindful of their water consumption “not only to save money on water bills, but more importantly, to protect this precious resource.”

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Group denounces ‘no-build zone’ policy

THE DESIRE to rise from the destruction wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” manifests itself in the form of makeshift homes that have been built around a ship that was swept inland by storm surges in Anibong, Tacloban City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An environmental advocacy group is calling for the revocation of the government’s “no-build zone” policy within 40 meters of shorelines, saying it was only an excuse to eject coastal communities for commercial interests.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

200 Mindanao villages enlisted in reforestation project


The government is aiming to turn at least 200 Mindanao villages into reforestation areas where the villagers themselves will generate at least two million seedlings of forest tree species, Malacañang’s development arm in the south said Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DENR probes bird hunting in Ilocos Norte

THE WILD Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) took this photograph of an Adams town bird hunter displaying a dead hornbill in Ilocos Norte which enraged bird advocates when it was posted online. WBCP FACEBOOK PAGE

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking into reports of illegal bird hunting in Adams town in Ilocos Norte, an emerging ecotourism destination recently declared as the “last frontier of dipterocarp forest.”

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR halts Laguna town tree-cutting


An online video of fallen trees has sparked outrage among environmentalists and other netizens over a road-widening project in Los Baños town, Laguna province, which proceeded despite the absence of a tree-cutting permit from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Third fire breaks out on Mt. San Cristobal

File Photo courtesy of Jerome Quejano

Another brushfire broke out early Thursday on Mount San Cristobal, the third fire there since March 18, prompting an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to suspect the fires were deliberately set.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

New rules set on privately used but untitled agricultural land

DAR Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

Untitled agricultural lands under private use or occupation are now subject to new guidelines under an administrative order issued jointly by the Department of Agrarian Reform and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Devotees, mountaineers oppose Mt. Banahaw permanent closure


Following recent fires that swept patches of forests and grasslands on Mt. Banahaw and nearby Mt. Cristobal, environment authorities are seriously considering plans to permanently close the mystical mountain from public intrusion but may not convince religious devotees and mountaineers.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Theft, vandalism expose Mt. Banahaw to poaching, intrusion

VIEW of Mount Banahaw, a protected area that continues to be under threat from intrusion and poaching DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The theft of signs and fences that are supposed to help protect Mount Banahaw from poachers and intruders is keeping the job of forest guards very difficult.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Plea to protect Banahaw rings louder after 2 fires


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), a nongovernment organization and a mountaineer group on Friday called on pilgrims and nature trippers to keep off areas tagged off limits on Mt. Banahaw.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Water and energy use closely related – DENR


The country’s observance of World Water Day on March 22 will focus on the link between water and energy consumption, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Saturday.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leave the uncut trees alone, groups urge


Environmental and church groups have pledged to exert all efforts to save the remaining 770 trees along the Manila North Road (MacArthur Highway), most of them in Binalonan and Pozorrubio towns in Pangasinan province, including those that have been girdled or marked for cutting.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR issues 3 other tree-cutting permits

TREE stumps litter the road shoulder of the MacArthur Highway (Manila North Road) in Binalonan town, Pangasinan province. The trees were cut to give way to the ongoing road-widening project from Rosales to Sison towns. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

More road-widening projects, more tree-cutting permits. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office based in San Fernando City, La Union province, has issued three other permits to remove trees, two of them weeks earlier than the Nov. 4, 2013, special permit for the project covering a 42-kilometer stretch of MacArthur Highway.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
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  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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