Residents, local government officials and environment advocates rode bicycles on Saturday evening to join the global observance of Earth Hour 2015.
Science and technology has helped farmers in Davao Region in terms of disaster preparedness of recent typhoons and from improving their livelihood, a regional government executive said.
A resource center named after a local environment activist was formally opened to the public here on Saturday.
Eight years after an ordinance here banned aerial spraying of fungicides on banana plantations, advocates say the fight must continue to prevent unmonitored practices to contaminate the watersheds.
A guerrilla leader here said that celebrating the Communist Party of the Philippines 46th founding anniversary “is a show of force and unity” against perceived government neglect in typhoon Pablo-hit areas.
Tropical Storm Seniang on Sunday lashed the entire Southern Mindanao region triggering land slides in some areas in Compostela Valley province and swelling of rivers in Davao del Norte.
On the 40th day following the death of environment advocate, Francis Morales, his colleagues from the disaster response group Balsa Mindanao launched a fund raising for a memorial mobile which will be used during disaster response.
A German corporation pledged a total budget of P1,268,000.00 to facilitate researches and activities for the Davao City’s marine protected areas (MPA).
The congressman said the alerts must be provided with no cost or charges, as he noted that the phone companies have been sending out free messages about their services.
Thousands of barn swallow, a migratory bird, locally known as “layang-layang” have found their way home in this rustic town as they perched on kilometer-long power lines and tall buildings.
Storm signals over Davao Region were lowered Thursday morning as Typhoon Quennie continued to pound Southern Visayas, state weather bureau PAG-ASA said.
The local government units of Compostela Valley and Tagum City have declared a suspension of classes effective Wednesday afternoon in all levels for both public and private schools as a safety precaution due to Tropical Depression Quennie.