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.
The provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, and in Caraga and Northern Mindanao regions are placed under state of calamity after torrential rains flooded several towns, causing destruction to properties and displacements of thousands.
A Manila-based environmental group condemned China on Tuesday for its continued construction of missile bases across the reefs at the Spratlys Islands.
In order to strengthen the enforcement of marine environment protection, the city government of Panabo launched a Sea-Borne Floating Patrol Base.
A total of seven persons died and 4,536 persons are currently staying in 28 evacuation centers in Northern Mindanao and parts of Eastern Visayas after a low-pressure area and a tail end of a cold front brought heavy rains on Monday.
The local government of Kapalong ordered the suspension of classes on Monday, January 9, due to Tropical Depression Auring.
The city government is mulling to acquire an equipment that provides immediate relief to affected residents, including cooking equipment.
Local disaster units in the provinces of Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley provinces are closely monitoring the intermittent rains brought upon by the low pressure area.
Continuous heavy rains hit Davao city starting at around middle of the afternoon on Monday, caused water levels of the river to rise at two populated barangays of the city’s first district, Matina Crossing and Matina Pangi.
A climate change advocate warned the public Wednesday of the dangers of hydroflourocarbons or HFCs over its recently discovered contribution to worsening conditions of global warming.