To better prepare residents and emergency responders in handling calamities, the city conducted a citywide earthquake and tsunami drill Friday.
The population in Mt. Diwalwal, Monkayo, Compostela Valley province has decreased to about 11,000 compared to the 100,000 recorded since 1980’s when the area was discovered to be a gold rush site, an official said.
The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippine East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) held its 6th Environmental Cluster Meeting to discuss the best environmental practices and the challenges faced by each member country, an official said Wednesday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will resolve the mining impasse in the country, as he warned mining companies anew to shape up.
An environmental group expressed concern on the move of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu to decentralize the processing of Environmental Compliance Certificate to the agency’s regional offices.
The Davao City Water District (DCWD) held its first community tie-up in a northern tribal area for this year to strengthen the campaign on watershed conservation.
An environmental group expressed dismay on the decision of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau for reversing the mining reforms implemented by former environment secretary Gina Lopez, a day after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte concluded his first year as the country’s chief executive.
The city’s own “Big One” could come in the form of a magnitude 7, intensity 8 earthquake due to its proximity to the Central Davao Fault System, which lies 7.1 km southwest from the center of Davao City, said Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction Renato Solidum, Jr.
The preparedness of several emergency responders were tested during the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill held along Bolton Street in Davao City on Thursday.
The nationwide earthquake drill that will take place at 2 PM on Thursday, June 29 will test the readiness of the city government of Davao and its residents if the city is hit by a tremor with a magnitude of 7.1.