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.
The City Council decided not to override the veto message of city mayor Rodrigo Duterte on the 10 percent green space allocation.
A non-government organization said they received reports that at least 40 people were killed during the mining tragedy in Barangay Mt. Diwata, Monkayo town Compostela Valley on Sunday, February 28.
The conference challenged the presidential candidates in the 2016 elections to listen to the demands mining-affected communities and other concerned sectors in Mindanao.
An alliance of indigenous peoples in the country urged candidates for the upcoming national elections to consider the abolition of Philippine Mining Act of 1995, replacing it with a regulation tailored to benefit indigenous communities where many of the country’s minerals are extracted.