By Jose Santino S. Bunachita
THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) will include in its geohazards mapping and information campaigns the vulnerability of towns and cities in Central Visayas to storm surge. This came as a lesson after the storm surge caused by supertyphoon Yolanda devastated buildings and houses in Eastern Visayas leaving thousands dead. “If geologists see that a [...]
THE 6.5 hectare relocation site in barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City is susceptible to liquefaction and flooding, results of a geo-hazard assessment report of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) showed yesterday. The agency also recommended converting two blocks located between an active and dry river bed into a green zone. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes [...]
By DJ Yap
, Riza Olchondra
President Benigno Aquino III’s marching orders to Environment Secretary Ramon Paje brooked no argument: Do not compromise on the environment.
A team of environment and mining experts, as well as indigenous people and church groups, have cleared the San Roque Metals Inc. (SRMI) of environmental violation charges coming from local politicians in Agusan del Norte.
By Joey A. Gabieta
Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone has filed a bill seeking to declare the province as mining-free.