Mindanao watersheds have 37 mineral production sharing agreements, a number which Environmental Secretary Gina Lopez described as “horrifying.”
There are now eight fatalities in Surigao City after the 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the province of Surigao del Norte.
Militant solons coming from the Makabayan bloc hit out on Saturday the reversal of the closure and suspension orders issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment statement came as the Duterte administration reportedly stopped the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ closure and suspension orders to some 28 large-scale mining operations to “observe due process.”
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice on Wednesday urged the Phinma Energy Corporation to abort the planned 900 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Sual, Pangasinan.
An environmental activist group on Thursday lauded Environment Secretary Gina Lopez for ordering the closure of 21 large-scale mining companies in the country.
Each landfill, located in Paquibato and Marilog districts, span five to 10 hectares of land.
A total of 135 sinkholes were identified by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in different areas of Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte.
The country must shift from coal to renewable energy, an official of the Caritas Philippines said Monday.
A watershed advocacy group said on Friday that Davao’s Watershed Code is under threat of nullification after agricultural companies have filed a civil case to stop the imposition of environmental tax for plantations near the Panigan-Tamugan Watershed in Baguio District, this city.