Wednesday Jan, 22 2020 01:53:52 PM

Climate Change/Environment

DENR-12 hosts 3rd eNGP Peoples Organizations’ Summit 2020

CITY OF KORONADAL – Some 160 People’s Organizations (POs) have participated in the 3rd enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP) Summit 2020 conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 in Koronadal City last January 16 to 17, 2020. 

The activity aims to enhance and improve the implementation of eNGP through collaborative partnership with various POs, recognize achievements, and encourage POs to sustain the gains of eNGP for their benefits and the environment.

DENR Usec. Sampulna graces peoples organization summit in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY - Environment Undersecretary for Enforcement and Muslim Affairs Jim O. Sampulna, CESO III graced the 3rd Enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP) People's Organizations (PO) Summit of DENR Region XII on January 16 in Koronadal City.

Usec. Sampulna encouraged the participants especially those who are under the Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) of eNGP to nurture and cultivate their land areas.

No looming threat of Mt. Apo eruption: Phivolcs

MANILA -- There are no imminent signs of unrest that might lead to the eruption of Mount Apo, the head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Saturday.

"Right now, as we speak, no abnormal activity has been observed. We didn't see any different volcanic activity," Phivolcs director Renato Solidum Jr. said in a text message to the Philippine News Agency.

Mount Apo, an active stratovolcano in Mindanao, has no recorded eruption yet.

NAIA ops halted due to ash clouds from Taal eruption

MANILA -- Due to the presence of volcanic ash clouds on major traffic airways, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) temporarily suspended flights to/from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Sunday night. 

In an advisory, CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was issued suspending departing flights from NAIA from 6:22 p.m. to 11 p.m., and arriving flights from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Classes in Metro Manila suspended due to Taal eruption

MANILA – Classes at all levels in Metro Manila on Monday (January 13) has been suspended due to ash fall from the phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano.

In an advisory on Sunday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the suspension of classes include all 17 cities within Metro Manila, aside from the southern provinces Cavite and Batangas, as well as Santa Rosa and Biñan, Laguna.

Injured baby serpent eagle rescued in Kidapawan City

KIDAPAWAN CITY — A couple rescued on Friday afternoon an injured baby eagle and turned it over to a local radio station.

Rebeca Bacat and her husband were walking by the roadside in Barangay Luvimin when they heard a loud chirping coming from a bushy area near rows of rubber trees.

She followed the source of the chirping and found the wounded baby bird, which she described as "looking like an eagle."

“I picked it up and wrapped it in handkerchief and turn it over to dxND Radio station,” Bacat said.

MGB-12 supports declaring Asik-Asik Falls as NGM


In support to the proposal to declare Asik-Asik Falls as a national geological monument, personnel of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau XII, led by MGB 12 OIC Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad Jr., visited the wondrous site at Alamada, North Cotabato on December 11, 2019.

OIC RD Gacad and the team ventured on the winding stairs that descends and ascends around the mountain side of the area. A portion of the falls can be seen from afar and only after the team descended that they encountered the majestic falls and its lush greenery that covers the entire landscape.

Plant a tree and see world smallest primates in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY  - Environmentalists in the Soccsksargen region are asking visitors of a tarsier sanctuary to plant a tree during their tour to help preserve the world’s smallest primate.

Director II Omar Saikol takes over EMB XII leadership

Director II Omar Saikol takes over EMB XII leadership

In line with the DENR Special Order 2019-1031 signed by Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, EMB XII Outgoing OIC-Regional Director Engr. Alex D. Jimenez turned over the leadership to Director II Engr. Omar M. Saikol on December 16, 2019 at EMB XII Conference Hall, Brgy. Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City which was officiated by Undersecretary for Enforcement and Muslim Affairs Jim O. Sampulna.

DENR execs order probe of discovery of dead sperm whale in Sarangani

Dead Sperm Whale found in Sarangani Bay  

GLAN, SARANGANI PROVINCE - Environment officials have ordered an investigation into the discovery of a dead male Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) by fishermen along Gumasa town in SArangani.

Fishermen in the area said that they have already noticed the floating dead whale before it was stranded in the Crystal Beach Resort in Barangay Gumasa on Sunday, November 24.


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