Below normal La Mesa water level fans conservation call

MANILA — Water at the La Mesa Dam is at below normal level, raising the need for water conservation among its customers to help ensure the availability of reserve until…

DENR eyes more corporate support for Manila Bay rehab

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is seeking more corporate partners for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. The participation of companies — such as in the case…

DENR prepares for Manila Bay rehab

MANILA — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is in the thick of preparations this week for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay set to begin later this month. DENR…

Solving garbage problem starts at home: Cimatu

MANILA — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said solving the country’s garbage woes can start at home. Speaking before employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City…

3-meter-high sea waves possible in N. Luzon as ‘amihan’ resurges

MANILA — The weather bureau warned Friday the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” is resurging and affecting northern Luzon, likely causing some disturbance in the seas in the area this weekend.…

Near-spilling Magat, Ipo dams seen unlikely to release water soon

MANILA — The water reserves at the Magat and Ipo dams in Luzon are both nearing spilling levels, but weather bureau scientists see a nil chance for these facilities to release…

Heed nature’s tsunami warnings: expert

MANILA — An expert is urging the public to take notice of nature’s warnings about a looming onslaught of tsunami, the series of sea waves that underwater or offshore earthquakes generate.…

‘Rosita’ worsens north Luzon’s landslide risk: geologist

MANILA — Landslides may recur in Northern Luzon due, this time, to Typhoon Rosita, which the weather bureau has forecast to strike on Tuesday (Oct. 30), a government geologist has warned.…

‘Rosita’ may fan rough seas till Nov. 1

MANILA — Rough seas are likely until Thursday (Nov. 1) along Luzon’s western portion due to Typhoon Rosita, endangering small vessels in those waters. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services…

BFAR eyes more ‘galunggong’ imports

MANILA — The government is mulling to import more “galunggong” or round scad fish, given the prevailing lean fishing season and the upcoming no-catching season for the Filipinos’ staple fish, the…

Vegetables posted highest price increases among food items

MANILA — Vegetables posted the highest year-on-year price increases in August among other food and non-alcoholic drink products in the market, latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority have revealed. Data…

Vietnam, Taiwan, China to ship tons of ‘galunggong’ to PH

MANILA — At least 17,000 metric tons of galunggong or roundscad from Vietnam, Taiwan, and China are expected to be shipped to Metro Manila by next month, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on…

LGUs urged to reward environment-friendly businesses

MANILA — The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) is urging local government units (LGUs) to issue ordinances in rewarding establishments that use environment-friendly packaging. “LGUs can consider issuing respective ordinances…

Bid to solve Boracay encroachment problem advances

  MANILA — The government is making headway in addressing Boracay Island’s woes on encroachment in wetlands, forest land, and easements nearly a month after the shutdown of this top tourist…

Piñol eyes NFA as trading arm for PH farmers, fishers

  MANILA — Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is eyeing the National Food Authority (NFA) as a trading arm for Philippine farmers and fishers to sell their produce abroad. Piñol said the…

Hundreds of establishments face raps for polluting Boracay: DENR

  MANILA — Establishments that go on polluting top tourist destination Boracay Island will face legal charges before the government’s new Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB). Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu made sure…

Producers must pay for their share in pollution: Cimatu

  MANILA — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu sees the need for a law that would make manufacturers pay up for their share in polluting the environment. “Perhaps we must consider enacting…

NegOr warned of possible stronger quake after series of tremors

MANILA — Negros Oriental may experience an earthquake stronger than those that have been striking the province lately, particularly on the province’s southern portion, state geologists have warned. “A potentially active…

Initial Mayon crop damage, loss reach P1.56M

  MANILA — Mayon Volcano’s eruption has so far affected 112 hectares of agricultural areas, resulting in production loss and damages to high-value crops, amounting PHP1.56 million. Such loss and damages…

Mayon’s edifice might collapse with more lava flows: Phivolcs

MANILA — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned on Monday that a “hazardous eruption” might occur in the coming days, when the Mayon Volcano’s cone-shaped portion, called edifice,…