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.”
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.