DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) -- Councilors here used the regular session's privilege hour today to criticize groups for insulting them with a "Kalabasa (Squash) Award" last week.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 September) -- The city government here is convening around 140 tribal leaders from its five major indigenous groups to draw out issues, concerns and their support for environmental protection, Councilor Leo Avila, chair of the City Council’s Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/September 8) -- Church and community groups in remote Cateel town in Davao Oriental want Environment Secretary Angelo Reyes to ban logging in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley provinces, citing unchecked activities of illegal loggers.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 August) -- Local officials in the municipality of Glan in Sarangani province raised a howl after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) released a vessel laden with suspected illegal logs earlier seized by Maritime police, the Sarangani provincial information office (PIO) reported.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 August) – Banana firms should not threaten the city government that they will move out of if an ordinance banning aerial spraying is passed, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said.
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The period between 2000 and 2001 was turbulent for Mount Kitanglad. It was during this time that Migketay Saway openly challenged the authority of the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) and PAMB (Protected Aeras Management Bureau) as park managers. The only instance perhaps that he sounded cooperative was sometime in February 2000, during a Senate public hearing on the protected area bill. Quite unexpectedly, he expressed no opposition to the bill despite the fact that it would strengthen PAMB authority.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 25) – Filipino-owned petroleum distributor, Flying V, said it was optimistic that Congress would soon pass the bill on the use of biodiesel and help speed up the use of the renewable and environmentally-clean source of energy.
on a proposed ordinance banning the use of aerial spray by agricultural
plantations here turned out to be a showdown of sorts between experts,
alleged victims, supporters and opponents of the proposal.
Authority brushed aside speculations that the price of palay offered by
commercial traders might drop by as much as P5 per kilo by September during
which palay harvests are expected to peak. NFA regional director Ernesto Macasinag assured that the farm gate price of palay will drop by “only one peso per kilo” in the commercial market.
Region will join the nationwide tree planting activity on Friday dubbed
Green Philippine Highways and organized by the Department of Environment and
Natural Resources. Benjamin T. Tumaliuan, DENR regional executive director, said the participants will form a “human chain” along the both sides of the highways
from Barangay Lipata in Surigao City down to Alegria town in Surigao del
Norte, and RTR town in Agusan del Norte to Barangay de Oro in Butuan City to
Trento town in Agusan del Sur.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 August) – The Philippine Coast Guard has the capability to respond to maritime accidents around Mindanao but not to major oil spills of the Guimaras-type, the coast guard's top official for Southeastern Mindanao said.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / August 18) -- Mindanao's government and civic groups should begin planning on how to manage water resource to prevent conflicts arising from it, a Unesco hydrology official said on Thursday.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 August) -- An international mining company based in the United Kingdom has signed an option agreement to acquire 95% shares of a coal development project in the hinterlands of South Cotabato. Crew Gold Corp. signed the option agreement recently with Daguma Agro Minerals, Inc. through its 100%-owned subsidiary Crew Minerals AS. The project, located in Lake Sebu town, is opposed by residents of Barangay Ned, a village affected by the venture, as reflected in a manifesto.
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.
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).