The coastal areas affected by an oil spill from a sunken cargo ship is now slowly returning to normal, a village official said on April 19.
Various groups slammed the lifting of the nine-year moratorium on new mining agreements through Executive Order No. 130 that President Rodrigo Duterte signed on April 14, 2021.
An old cargo ship docked five years ago in a shipyard in Barangay Lower Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental sank early morning on April 3 which resulted to oil spill affecting the fishing community there.
The Roman Catholic Church’s Caritas Philippines together with EcoWaste Coalition is appealing to its faithful and to those who observe the Holy Week to mark it with acts that could lessen pollution in the environment.
Some highly toxic spray paints containing lead beyond regulated mixture were found sold online, the EcoWaste Coalition said.
Environmental groups reiterated on their stand urging the Philippine government to join other member-states in the Southeast Asian region in ratifying an international statute that will ban the transport of garbage from one country to another.
Environment groups in Davao hail the city government for heeding their calls to ban single-use plastic and implement a zero waste management policy in place to the city’s garbage incineration project.
As the Davao City Council adopts the National Climate Change Action Plan, an environmental group has pushed for more specific actions for environment protection in the city.
Mayor Sara Duterte admitted that the City Government is facing challenges in seeking approval for the operation of its P2.5 Billion Waste-to-Energy (WTE) project.
A recent study by a local environment group showed that youth in two Mindanao regions have high awareness on environmental issues and are interested to join initiatives for its protection.