The El Niño phenomenon or drought will end middle of this year.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has blamed local governments, which failed to submit early to them the validation of drought affected areas for the delay in intervention programs.
At least 19 environment groups in the country ganged up on the vice presidential bid of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The Mount Apo fire is not yet “fire out but fire under control”, the Davao regional Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here said on Friday, April 15.
Environmental group Panalipdan in Southern Mindanao criticized the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for wasting P7.2-billion which funded the agency’s National Greening Program (NGP).
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.