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.
Various rescue and response units in the city conducted an earthquake rehearsal drill Saturday, June 24, in preparation for next week’s National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) 2017.
The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office will hold a city-wide drill in anticipation of earthquakes and tsunamis.
An environmental group on Thursday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to prioritize a bill that would address the alarming increase of electronic waste across the country.