While it lauded Philippine President Duterte for signing the Paris Agreement, the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice said on Tuesday that it wanted more “concrete and stronger policy actions” from government to address the country’s goal to be independent from using coal.
70-year old Ric Obenza said Secretary Gina Lopez ”needs to continue what she started because the closure of mining companies should have happened a long time ago.”
This city would host a “mirror station” of the data collected by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), a decentralization plan of the agency operation and to protect the data should the central office be destroyed by a severe earthquake.
Two women were injured after an old and concrete waiting shed collapsed outside a public school here Thursday morning following an earthquake with 4.6 magnitude.
Progressive organizations expressed their support to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez as the 75 mining deals posed a threat to the watersheds across the country.
Independent think tank and research group IBON said that Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte should stand firm with the decision of Department of Environment and Natural Resources to close several mining companies after it failed to pass the agency’s mining audit.
An official of the MGB Region 11 said Davao City only supplies materials for the mining industry and is not dependent on it.
The City Engineer’s Office here said that high-rise buildings in the city are earthquake-ready, pointing out that these buildings could withstand a 7.0 magnitude quake.
“Due to persistent rains prevailing in the City of Davao, the Office of the President ordered the cancellation of classes on all public and private primary and secondary levels today,” the message reads.
AdDU University President Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, said the campus “will be completely green so that we can teach our students how to be environmentally responsible.”