Communicating the Impact of Climate Change is 9th Mindanao Media Summit’s theme

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 April) – Mindanawon experts will discuss with Mindanawon media executives the impact of climate change in Mindanao, the theme for the 9th Mindanao Media Summit… »

TURNING POINT: The Earth: Ours to Love, to Live

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/23 April) — The 22 of April is celebrated annually as Earth Day to raise worldwide awareness on the need to care for and protect the planet… »

Bukidnon creates climate change body

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 April) – The Bukidnon provincial government has created the Ecological Solid Waste Management Board (ESWMB) and the Provincial Climate Change Committee (PCCC) with the issuances… »

BISAG UNSA: Hulaw/Climate Change

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews / Marso 17) – Karon pa ko kakita og mga prutas sa rambutan nga nangliki sa punoan mismo. Mao nay nahitabo sa mga rambutan sa akong… »

Davao Oriental governor asks SP to declare state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon on Monday asked the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to declare the province under a state of calamity following the massive devastation due… »

40,000 families displaced by floods in NE Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 January) — The number of people affected by floods spawned by a Low Pressure Area (LPA) over Mindanao has climbed to 40,640 families or 199,327 individuals, the… »

CRUCIBLE: Two Birds in the Nest

(A Friday Khutbah delivered at the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman on 06 December 2013). QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/7 December)– There are some encounters we usually have… »

Good governance must address climate change issues, says bishop

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 November)–Good governance must also address issues on climate change, Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan told participants at the launching Thursday of Barog Bukidnon (Rise Bukidnon), a group advocating… »

Flooded Koronadal

Heavy rains inundate some parts of downtown Koronadal City in this photo taken shortly before 6am on October 28, 2013. Photo Courtesy of Love Bacongco

GenSan gets serious on climate change adaptation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 Oct) – In a bid to strengthen the city’s climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives, the city council here is pushing for the creation… »

Cooking hot to keep the climate cool

VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – Buying a new cookstove is not easy. Sellers offer heaps of different models that look alike and as a buyer, how do you… »

IPM adopted to protect trees in ‘greening’ sites

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 September) — Environment personnel in Region 12 have adopted the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to ensure the survival and proper growth of trees planted in… »

Rehab for ‘Pablo’ victims to continue, Coloma says

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 July)—The rehabilitation of those severely affected by super typhoon Pablo last December remains a top priority of the government, Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said on Friday.… »

Addressing climate change among the top priorities of Surigao Norte gov

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/16 July)—Addressing climate change is among the top priorities of Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol Matugas in her second term in office. Matugas, who presented her plans to… »

Bukidnon SP creates committee on climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness

MALAYBALAY CITY(MindaNews/03 July) – In its inaugural session last Monday, the Bukidnon Sangguniang Panlalawigan included four new areas among its existing committees, including climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness. Provincial… »

Flashfloods turn parts of downtown Davao City into a river

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 June) – Heavy rains Wednesday nights turned parts of downtown Davao City into a virtual river and caused power outage and water interruption in the Matina-Bangkal area… »

Climate Change Commission inks MOU with Davao Oriental, ComVal on risk reduction

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 Feb) — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) will sign on Monday a memorandum of understanding with the local government units of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley to… »

Nicky Perlas-led ‘Liwanag’ climate change confab shows the way

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Jan) – The Liwanag World Festival can contribute in the process of climate change adaptation in two ways, according to Nicanor Perlas, festival director and… »

Residents of Davao’s Jade Valley Homes: ‘We have no other place to go’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) – “If we only have a choice, we don’t want to live here.” This is the common sentiment of those living at the flood-prone… »

Residents fear more floods in Asuncion

ASUNCION, Davao del Norte (MindaNews/18 January)— Having experienced the worst flooding when typhoon Pablo hit this town last December, residents here feared they will have more floods this year due… »

State of calamity declared in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – A state of calamity was declared by the city council Monday afternoon to speed up the release of additional funds for the estimated 4,500 families… »

Davao to enact climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction in one ordinance

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Sept) – The committee on environment and natural resources of the city council here will combine disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in one… »

Rampaging Waters

RAMPAGING WATERS. Residents retrieve whatever possessions they can find in their houses destroyed by a flood in Kidapawan City. The flood carried away three houses along Nuangan River on June… »

SouthCot, Kudarat farmers rejoice with the rain

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – The early onset of the rainy season has brought some relief to farmers in nearby South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces who were affected… »

2,500 families displaced by floods in Agusan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/17 February) – Some 2,500 families in the lakeside town of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte were displaced by floods brought by a low pressure area that hit parts… »

Wind convergence triggers flooding in 7 towns, 2 cities

ASUNCION, Davao del Norte  (MindaNews/15 January) –  Rains brought about by wind convergence triggered floods in seven Mindanao towns and two cities over the weekend.  But learning lessons from the… »

FASTLANES: Emano’s ‘pamulika’ defense and public accountability

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT (MindaNews/3 Jan) – The horrific impact of Sendong exposes not just the geo-hazards faced by the premier city of northern Mindanao but the deep social malaise relegated… »

Bukidnon declares state of calamity in 4 towns

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 Dec) – The provincial government of Bukidnon today declared a state of calamity in the towns of Baungon, Libona, Manolo Fortich and Impasug-ong upon the recommendation of… »

SouthCot sending P1.5M in relief goods and coffins to ‘Sendong’ victims

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/20 Dec) – Responding to pleas for help, the provincial government of South Cotabato is sending P1.5 million worth of relief goods, mostly rice, and coffins to victims… »

Path of Tropical Storm Sendong

View Typhoon Sendong in a larger map UPDATED: 6a.m. of December 21, 2011. NOTE: Figures on this map are based on the situation reports (sitreps) of the the National Disaster… »

The other tragedy in Cagayan de Oro: in search of missing loved ones in the city’s dumpsite

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 December) – As a journalist, I have covered so many tragedies in Mindanao: wars, floods, landslides, bombings, massacres, airplane crashes, etc.. I have cried with relatives of the dead and the missing but I was not prepared for what I saw at noon in the city’s landfill in Zayas, Barangay Carmen.

Donated Clothes

Flood victims pick on donated dry clothes in Sitio Basak, Barangay Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City after last Saturday’s flood that destroyed villages beside Cagayan de Oro River. MindaNews photo… »

CDO: Sendong Aftermath

AFTERMATH. Survivors return to look for items to salvage from what used to be their homes in Sitio Basak, Barangay Macasandig on Sunday , Dec. 18. Basak is one of… »

Need More Water

WATER. Long queues of residents are a common sight in Cagayan de Oro City after the main distribution line was damaged in Saturday’s flooding. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo |… »

Sendong Aftermath: Cagayan de Oro and Iligan

NDRMMC Casualties Update as of 6a.m. of December 20, 2011: Cagayan de Oro City:  579 Iligan: 279 Bukidnon: 47 Download NDRMMC Situation Report

At least 40 dead as Sendong sends residents in CDO, Iligan to their roofs

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 December) –   Tropical storm Sendong raged across Northern Mindanao at 1 a.m. today, sending thousands of residents to their roofs as floodwaters rose rapidly in… »

Davao City council overrules mayor’s veto of ordinance favoring Aboitiz coal plant

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 December) — Twenty-one councilors voted on Monday to override Mayor Sara Duterte’s veto of an ordinance reclassifying a parcel of land in Barangay Binugao, Toril District from… »

DSWD-12 calls for more volunteers as Cotabato City flood victims grow

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 June)— The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Southwestern Mindanao or Region 12 needs more volunteers to help the rising number of flood victims in… »

COMMENTARY: On the Cotabato flooding: “It is a matter of justice to the present and future generations to look for solutions”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/18 June) — The rehabilitation and development of the Mindanao River Basin is the long term solution to the natural disasters and man made calamities afflicting Central Mindanao.… »

Aboitiz coal-fired plant gets nod from barangay officials

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Apr) – Aboitiz Power Corp.’s proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant has gained the approval of Barangay Inawayan in Sta. Cruz town, Davao del Sur as its village… »

Aboitiz eyes 51-hectare area as site for coal-fired plant in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 Feb) – Aboitiz Power Corporation is eyeing a 51-hectare property spanning Binugao and Inayawan barangays in the boundary areas of Santa Cruz town in Davao del Sur… »

21 dead in Mindanao floods; total of 54 since January 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – The death toll from the floods and landslides in four Mindanao regions from January 31 to February has risen to 21,  bringing to 54 the… »

Portions of Agusan-Surigao highway still flooded but trucks, buses pass

MAINIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/04 February) — Traveling from Agusan del Norte to Surigao del Norte Thursday was like an obstacle course for trucks and buses that dared to cross over five portions of the highway that remain flooded when waters from Lake Mainit overflowed Tuesday night.

Flooded town

Flood waters reach the town proper of Mainit town in Surigao del Norte. Heavy rains since last week caused the overflow of the nearby Lake Mainit and displaced 1,200 families from… »

Lake Mainit overflows; portions of Agusan-Surigao highway under water

SANTIAGO, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/02 February) – The highway is now a virtual sea. Hundreds of commuters between Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte were stranded Wednesday when the waters of Lake Mainit overflowed into the highway, rendering portions of the highway impassable.

Malagos Birdshow

A parrot shows its basketball prowess at the Malagos Birdshow in Barangay Malagos, Davao City on Sunday. The weekly birdshow tackles climate change and disaster risk mitigation using different bird… »

COMMENTARY: Gensan flooding: Who is to blame? By Edwin G. Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 January) — Before somebody else jumps on the gun and blames climate change as the culprit behind the flooding the city has experienced over the last… »

Agham’s Palmones defends coal-fired power plant

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/07 January) – Agham Party-list Rep. Angelo Palmones has asked the public to ignore calls made by leftist and environment groups to oppose the plan to build a… »

Big power firms cashing in on CDM while destroying environment – report

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 December) — One hand reaches out to protect the environment while another hand continues to destroy it. This was how the Focus on Global South and groups… »

'Defer implementation of 10-% bio-ethanol content in gasoline'

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/26 November) – Government should defer the implementation of the 10-percent ethanol content in fuels owing to a shortage in sugarcane, a major source of ethanol, most participants… »

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