Environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition on Thursday lauded the efforts of the Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) and the provincial government of Misamis Oriental to ship back the remaining 5,177 metric tons of mostly plastic trash to South Korea before the year ends.
Authorities have reported at least four dead, while many buildings were seriously damaged because of the Magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit parts of Mindanao in the morning of October 31, 2019.
At least one person was killed, while several others injured and buildings were heavily damaged following the third strong quake that jolted Mindanao this month.
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake again rocked parts of Mindanao at around 9:11 AM, Thursday (Oct. 31), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Strong earthquake once again shook parts of Mindanao on Tuesday morning, causing two deaths and scores of injuries.
More than 300 individuals, including children, have been affected by massive flooding after torrential rains hit some of the southern areas of the city Thursday evening.
The head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office(CDRRMO) has warned the public against spreading fake news about the latest 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Southern Mindanao on Wednesday morning.
Disaster officials are asking the public to remain calm after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Southern Mindanao.
Members of the legislative body of the city government of Davao have raised concern over the need to rehabilitate the Davao River following reports of the high concentration of fecal coliform bacteria in its water.
The air quality in the city remains in the good to fair level but people with respiratory problems are advised to take precautionary measures, an official from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) Davao Region said.