Mindanao LGU leaders call for immediate access to adaptation funds;  seek clarity on use of People’s Survival Fund

Davao City (October 6, 2014) —– Local government leaders from 23 municipalities from Maguindanao, Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, Agusan, and Surigao provinces flocked to Davao City to renew… »

LGUs urged to adopt crop diversification, other measures for climate change

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 October) – Local government units should explore crop diversification and an improved water resource management for them to quickly adapt to changing weather patterns, a member of… »

Construction boom expected as a result of climate change

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Aug) – Engineers here say that there is a “tremendous opportunity” for construction projects in the region because of climate change. In an interview held… »

Climate Change Adaptation

Commissioner Naderev Saño of the National Climate Change Commission speaks at the workshop on ecosystem-based climate change adaptation in Cebu City (August 6). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

‘PH disaster rehab, preparedness plans ignore ecosystems’

CEBU CITY (MindaNews/06 August) – The country’s response to disasters like super typhoon Yolanda and its strategies for disaster preparedness have not been linked to ecosystem degradation and grassroots participation,… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: Going ‘green’ in Baguio City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — Over the weekend, I travelled by bus for the first time to Baguio City, the country’s summer capital 5,000 feet up in the sky for… »

BIMP-EAGA environment cluster OKs climate change proposal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/20 June) – A proposal by the Philippines to implement a US$ 1.2-million environment project in the BIMP-EAGA was adopted by the sub-regional cooperation’s environment cluster, a government… »

DENR-IX to reorganize regional task force on climate change

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to reorganize Regional Task Force on Climate Change. Arleigh Adorable, DENR Regional Executive Director, cited… »

Mindanao state universities and colleges to offer DRMM and climate change courses

DAVAO CITY (May 30, 2014) – Mindanao’s state universities and colleges are stepping up efforts in making the island-region and its people more adaptable to climate change by integrating disaster… »

PAGASA: Prepare for long dry spell

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) urged Region 12’s four provinces and five cities to start preparing for the predicted onslaught… »

LGUs in Region 12 urged to adopt disaster management tools

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is pushing for the full adoption by local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 of various disaster… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise (Last of a series)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Science says planet Earth is around 4.5 billion years old, and the universe at least 13 billion years old. Interestingly, many of humanity’s technological advances… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise (3)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 May) — If, as scientists say, there’s no stopping the collapse of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland as global warming has reached a threshold no thanks… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise (2)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — The first part of this series cites three findings related to global warming in reports released recently by climate experts: [1] Sea level rise has… »

6 Davao City villages ‘most vulnerable’ to disasters due to climate change–DENR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 May)–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has classified six barangays here as “most vulnerable” to disasters brought by climate change based on the data of… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 May)—Sea level rise has become irreversible, scientists said at the Weather and Climate Forum in Paris last month. And on May 12, a news item in www.newsweek.com… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Climate Change!

Karong semanaha nakapagtataka sa buntag paskang inita kung di ka maligo mura ka’g gisugba pero sa hapon kalit mobunok ang ulan dala sa maitom nga dag-om Ang alisngaw sa init… »

Climate Change Talk

Raoul Geollege, former environment regional director for Northern Mindanao, says upland communities should receive economic incentives to motivate them to protect the forests. Geollege spoke in a forum on climate… »

Mindanao Energy Outlook

Mindanao Development Authority Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro III explains to reporters the prospects of renewable energy in the island, on the second day (26 April 2014) of the 9th Mindanao… »

Think Global, Act Local

Darrel Blatchley, curator of D’Bone Museum, posts a challenge to journalists to take an active role in the community with respect to the environment during the second day of the… »

Why World Is Warmer

Fr. Daniel McNamara ,  SJ chair of the Ateneo de Davao University’s Environmental Science Department, explains the impact of climate change to Mindanao media executives during the 9th Mindanao Media… »

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… »

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