The Philippine Eagle Foundation has appealed anew for the protection of the forests and the ancestral domains of indigenous peoples in Mt. Apo saying this is vital to preserving the Philippine Eagle, a critically endangered species endemic to the Philippines.
“These companies are enjoying the income tax holidays, because they know that it’s a part of the social marketing of the national government to attract more foreign investment.”
As the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is still busy evaluating the mining companies in the Philippines, pro-mining groups insisted that the Mindanao mining companies abide and do responsible mining and they are open for talks with DENR.
Jesuit priest Fr. Joel Tabora called the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 treasonous and said that it is time for the government to replace the mining policy.
Environmental Secretary Regina Lopez announced that the DENR has suspended on Thursday, August 4 the Claver Mineral Development Corporation in Claver, Surigao del Norte.
President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to attend the Mindanao Environmental Summit 2016 at the Ateneo de Davao University on Thursday afternoon, August 4.
Environment Secretary Regina “Gina” Lopez vowed to investigate reported abuses by mining companies in Mindanao, and warned erring operations of penal repercussions for their acts.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council is prepared to respond to disasters, including the threat from the incoming La Niña wet season disasters.
The eldest son of President Rodrigo Duterte wants to have a smoking ban on beaches in Davao City.
Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, said he wants to get involved in a nationwide campaign to save the beaches by banning smoking on beaches.
Government agencies here are now preparing for La Niña by providing technical assistance to local government units.