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Warning out on fish uncaged by ‘Glenda’

Using only sticks to stun the fish, these men are rewarded with a mouthful. LYN RILLON

They may come cheap, but better check where they come from. Local health officials are warning the public against buying and consuming bangus and tilapia that were caught in the Pasig River in the wake of Typhoon Glenda, whose strong winds destroyed fish pens in Laguna de Bay on Wednesday and released their stock into the polluted waterway.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Power coop plants trees in Mt. Magdiwata watershed


The endangered Mt. Magdiwata watershed here gets a reprieve with the planting of some 1,000 rubber tree seedlings on its buffer zone by about 200 officials and workers of Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Aselco) on Saturday morning.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No records of lawmaker’s properties on mountain

At least, based on official records, Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. does not own any property at the Mt. Santo Tomas watershed where he was accused by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of building an illegal road that has reportedly affected a water source of Baguio City and nearby communities.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Solon charged with water pollution

Representative Nicasio Aliping Jr. PHOTO from http://www.congress.gov.ph

BAGUIO CITY—Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. is facing charges in the city’s Pollution Adjudication Board in connection with the alleged pollution of water sources of Baguio City and nearby communities, an official of  Baguio Water District (BWD) said on Friday.   In a complaint filed on June 26, BWD blamed an illegal road construction attributed to [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR to rehabilitate Cebu’s Butuanon River

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

Environment officials are working to restore and rehabilitate a highly polluted river that traverses a densely populated area in Cebu.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »