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Not enough facilities for recyclable waste built in 2017 – COA

Aug 19, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Environmental Management Bureau only constructed 68 out of 225 materials recovery facilities

Fish kill hits towns in Bulacan, Negros Occidental

May 10, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The fish kill claimed P17 million worth of milkfish in Bulacan, spanning an area of at least 150 hectares

Cimatu deploys 'mission team' to rehabilitate Boracay

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(UPDATED) 'We will be using all our government and the DENR assets and personnel to do this job,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, who only has 6 months to address the environmental problems in Boracay

BORACAY. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu forms a 50-person 'mission team' to address the environmental problems in Boracay island

'Unified decision' needed on Payatas landfill – DENR exec

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

If you consider the environmental aspects we can say na puwedeng i close pero iba naman yung consideration ng MMDA iba rin naman yung consideration ng Quezon City says Environment Undersecretary Jonas Leones

Cimatu suspends Gina Lopez's order on ECCs

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says this move is consistent with the President s directive to fast track the issuance of government permits and licenses

TURNOVER. Gina Lopez turns over the DENR flag to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Screenshot by Rappler

Eastern Visayas office face complaints over open dumpsites

May 28, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Letecia Maceda regional director of the Environmental Management Bureau says the mayors have 6 months to submit and implement their corrective action plans

STILL IN OPERATION. This photo shows one of the open dumpsites in Eastern Visayas. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Environmental Management Bureau has identified and submitted the list of 350 LGUs with recurring and blatant violations of open dump sites to the Ombudsman

OPEN DUMP SITE. Many local government units in the Philippines have yet to comply with the Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

SC petition filed to shut down Payatas landfill

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:25 PM

A group of concerned residents is seeking a Writ of Kalikasan against government officials for allowing the Payatas sanitary landfill to operate despite violations of environmental laws

LOST IN THE LANDFILL. Most of the garbage generated by Quezon City residents end up in the Payatas landfill. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Gov't rolls out Metro Manila air monitoring portal

Mar 12, 2015 - 3:34 PM

By March 16 at least 12 cities in the capital region will be sending hourly updates on air pollution levels to a website the public can access

DENR to require sidewalks, bike lanes in all PH roads

Nov 28, 2014 - 1:40 PM

It is the first time for the DENR to incorporate the sidewalk and bike lane requirement in the Environmental Impact Assessment for roads

PDAF funds for Batanes heritage project not idle – Rep Abad

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Batanes lone district Representative Henedina Abad says most of the allocation from her Priority Development Assistance Fund for heritage projects has already been used and liquidated

PROTECTED AREA. A Commission on Audit report shows Batanes is sitting on funds allocated for projects that have yet to be implemented. File photo by Pia Ranada

Batanes sitting on idle cash – COA

Sep 22, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Funds allocated for environmental and cultural preservation projects have yet to be fully utilized

PROTECTED AREA. A Commission on Audit report shows Batanes is sitting in funds allocated for projects that have yet to be implemented. File photo by Pia Ranada

Philex says Padcal cleared for full operations by PAB

Jun 18, 2014 - 4:33 PM

The Pollution Adjudication Board lifts the cease and desist order it issued on Philex after the mining company fulfilled its obligations

MINE SPILL. A Philex Mining staff checks the penstock at the tailing pond of the Padcal mine in Benguet. Photo from Philex

Philex pays P189-M fine over 2012 Padcal mine spill

Jun 06, 2014 - 10:57 PM

The penalty has been imposed for the listed company s violation of the Clean Water Act during the period August 2012 to February 2014

MINE SPILL. A Philex Mining staff checks the penstock at the tailing pond of the Padcal mine in Benguet. Photo from Philex

Beyond CSR: 10 eco-friendliest companies

Feb 21, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The award is given by the DENR to companies that make environmental protection an integral part of their operations

SEAL OF APPROVAL. The DENR awards 10 companies with a seal of approval for their environmental initiatives. Background from DENR website

Cheat sheet: Manila Bay reclamation

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:59 AM

What s the Manila Bay reclamation issue all about and why should you care?

HUMAN CHAIN. Over 3,000 people formed a human chain last February 12 to oppose the Manila Bay reclamation by Manila Gold Coast Corporation. All photos by Pia Ranada

MVP-led Philex to spend P1-B for Padcal rehab, clean-up

Nov 24, 2012 - 7:02 PM

Pangilinan led mining firm Philex Mining will spend P1 06 billion for rehabilitation and clean up efforts at its copper gold mine in Padcal Benguet

Philex secures P2-B loan for Padcal, Silangan projects

Nov 10, 2012 - 3:14 PM

Pangilinan led Philex Mining secured a P2 1 billion loan to fund the capital expenditures of its Padcal mine in Benguet and its Silangan project in Surigao del Norte