Members of the legislative body of the city government of Davao have raised concern over the need to rehabilitate the Davao River following reports of the high concentration of fecal coliform bacteria in its water.
The air quality in the city remains in the good to fair level but people with respiratory problems are advised to take precautionary measures, an official from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) Davao Region said.
Environment groups are convincing the City Government of Davao to reconsider its P2.5 billion waste-to-energy (WTE) facility as they recommend cost-efficient ways to reduce waste disposal in the city.
Davao City produces 570 to 600 metric tons of waste daily, one fourth of these or 150 metric tons are single-use plastics.
Women from Lumad group Sabokahan trooped to the regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) on Friday (Aug. 23) to file a petition to defend the Pantaron Mountain Range and other ancestral lands from threats of mining and other “development” projects.
Environmental group Greenpeace-Philippines has urged legislators to craft a law that would totally ban waste importation for good following the illegal entry of tons of garbage from South Korea, among others.
The Office of the City Mayor distributed a total of P2.5 million to the families affected by the strong waves brought by the southwest monsoon over the weekend.
Fifty-one houses were totally damaged due to strong waves and high tide brought by the southwest monsoon on Saturday, August 3.
Hundreds of millions of pesos worth of agricultural crops, structures, and properties were damaged in at least five towns in Lanao del Norte when Tropical Depression Falcon swept through Northern Mindanao on July 16, reports from the Office of Civil Defense-10 (OCD-10) and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRMO) reported Wednesday, July 31.
The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office gets ready for the monsoon waves by meeting the residents of the coastal communities.