Proclaim Mt. Inawayan range as protected area

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 August) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region1-10 has asked the Regional Development Council to endorse its proposal for the proclamation of Mount Inayawan Range in Nunungan, Lanao del Norte as a protected area in the category of natural park.

6 persons die in Lanao Norte, Zambo Sur landslides

KAPATAGAN, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/14 Aug) -- Landslides triggered by last weekend's heavy rains killed at least six people, buried eight villages in Lanao del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, and swept a bus.

Bishop condemns violent dispersal of anti-mining rally

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/14 Aug) -- A Catholic bishop here condemned last week's violent dispersal by government authorities of a peaceful protest-rally opposing the ongoing mining operations in a remote fishing village in Tubay, Agusan del Sur.

Coal exploration in South Cotabato opposed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 August) -- Residents of a remote village in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato have asked government to stop coal exploration activities by two companies there for fear these would destroy their livelihood.

Barangays urged to take charge as big waves displace 4,000 in S. Minda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 August) -- Barangay officials should activate their local disaster coordinating councils (DCCs) for quick and coordinated responses as big waves continue to batter coastal communities in the Davao Gulf, an official of the Office of Civil Defense said.


Plant a tree along the highway on Aug. 25

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 August) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched Tuesday the "Green Philippine Highways,” urging all sectors around the country to plant trees along the country's three major highways on August 25. 

Police deployed in T?boli town to stop banlas mining

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 July) -- The provincial government deployed a team of policemen today to go after illegal miners in T’boli, South Cotabato, warning them they would face administrative charges if operators of sluice mining method, popularly known in the area as banlas, continue with their illegal activity.


Allah Valley development to get ideas from Bukidnon, Davao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/21 July) -- Development planners of the Allah Valley in two Cotabato provinces will try to draw best practices in watershed and environmental management from a Bukidnon town and a coastal project in the Davao Gulf.

T’boli sits on tons of gold

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – This sleepy but scenic interior town of South Cotabato sits on tons and tons of gold that have remained untapped, a government geologist announced.

The deposit is estimated at four million metric tons but “much of the gold deposits in T’boli is waiting to be excavated despite the rush of small scale miners in the area for a long time now,” said Jaime Flores, chief of the geosciences division of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of Region 12 (Southwestern Mindanao).