Incinerators: Do they really help?

Proper solid waste management in the Philippines remains a serious problem. In the midst of the alarming increase of garbage Filipinos generate resulting in garbage-filled streets, rivers, and drainage as well as insufficient over-burdened landfills, the country is still searching for an effective solution to waste problem. In an effort to reduce and eventually obliterate the worsening effects of the overwhelming increase of garbage on health and environment, the government, Specifically the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), is looking into smart alternatives with …

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Gina Lopez accepts Duterte’s offer to be DENR secretary

ABS-CBN Foundation chairwoman Gina Lopez has accepted the offer to head the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the next administration. LOOK: LED streetlights brighten-up Estero de Paco “After much introspection, I decided to accept it (DENR post). Let’s see what happens,” Lopez confirmed the news to Philippine Daily Inquirer report. Gina Lopez met with incoming president yesterday (June 20) at the Presidential Guest House, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Panacan Depot in Davao City. Honored by the invitation, Lopez earlier said she would seriously consider …

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“Enchanted Garden” plants trees in Bataan with Alagang Kapatid Foundation, DENR

TV5’s first eco-fantasya Enchanted Garden continues to impart the network’s thrust of environmental responsibility and sustainable development. It recently partnered with Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for a tree-planting project held at Roosevelt National Park, Dinalupihan, Bataan. Six hundred seedlings were provided by Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc. and DENR for the said activity, which involved Enchanted Garden’s stars, DENR and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) employees and Dinalupihan-based student-volunteers. After the activity, participants visited the Enchanted Garden …

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Ted Failon investigates of country’s disaster plan

What can people possibly do to survive a disaster if they are not warned? This Saturday, Ted will look into the calamities that hit the country and find out whether measures could have been taken to prevent the damages they caused? According to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippines is one of the world’s most hazard-prone countries. For this reason the MGB devised a geo-hazard map to inform the public what areas in the country …

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Save Philippine Rivers Campaign kicks off with Oblation Run

The Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement launches the Save Philippine Rivers Campaign with Alpha Phi Omega-UP Chapter during the Great Oblation Run. “We wanted to launch the campaign with a bang and we are glad that APO has adopted the advocacy for the protection and rehabilitation of our rivers, as their own. It is interesting how this much-awaited annual event turned out with this advocacy as a twist for this year’s run,” Myrna Jimenez, SiPM Executive Director said. Indeed, the public noticed the different mood in …

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