The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) appealed to the public to provide more food provision, water and volunteers to help out in quelling the grassfire in Mt. Apo.
The Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) passed a resolution on Thursday, March 31 to indefinitely close Mt. Apo from trekkers after a grass fire razed the peak of the mountain.
In clearing Mt. Apo fire, the Philippine Air Force Davao admitted they are having difficulty in pushing through with their “bambi bucket operation” due to the weather condition and water shortage.
An Army official reported on Monday, March 28 that the large portion of the fire in the country’s highest peak is located within the side of North Cotabato.
The Central 911 here has been ordered to respond to the massive fire in Mt. Apo that has reportedly affected more than 100 hectares of forest cover.
The lawmaker said the declaration of the Aliwagwag Falls as a protected area shall shield it from exploitation, sustain its ecological stability and preserve it for future generation.
The Office of the Environmental Ombudsman has ordered local officials from seven Mindanao local government units to explain on the complaint filed against them for violating the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.
The Apex Mining Company Inc operating in Maco, Compostela Valley said they are responsible partners of their host barangays where they operate.
A big portion of the Davao River is contaminated with the coliform bacteria, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 11 said.
Engineers of regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said there could be lapses in the implementation of occupational safety standards that caused the mines tunnel tragedy in Mt. Diwata, Monkayo, Compostela Valley.