An environmentalist group has admonished of the increasing piling up of garbage in the city, triggered by a growing population, public neglect of proper waste disposal and lack of implementation of environmental ordinances.
After a complaint regarding foul odor emitted by unwashed garbage trucks in Barangay Ma-a was lodged with an online platform of the city government for public complaints, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) was compelled to resolve the matter.
A pair of Philippine Eagle will soon land in Singapore for breeding, in a bid to conserve, as well as gather international support to help save the endangered population of the country’s national bird.
As the city is gearing for the 7th Dabaw Lunhaw Awards, its organizers said this year’s event, unlike in the past presentations, will carry a different theme that will help increase the awareness of the constituents on the most challenging environmental problem Davao City faces nowadays – the garbage.
Lumad groups and environmental advocates expressed opposition to the looming plunder of mining and logging interests in the mineral-rich Pantaron Range in Mindanao, as well as the attacks against environmental defenders, as they staged a protest action in Davao City during the Earth Day commemoration on Monday, April 22.
The Ancillary Services Unit (ASU), a division under the City Mayor’s Office of the city government of Davao raised alarm over the disposal of plastic wastes in the city.
The environmentalist group EcoWaste Coalition has called on the public to observe a “greener, trash-free” Holy Week.
Authorities seized various species of exotic animals reportedly smuggled from Indonesia in an operation conducted on Monday, April 8 in Barangay Dahican, Mati City, Davao Oriental.
A call to strengthen the efforts to protect the Davao Gulf was raised on Tuesday’s regular session of the Sangguniang Panlunsod after a dead whale was found with more than 88 pounds of plastic wastes jammed into its belly.
There is a need to assess the country’s law on the environment and Customs rules and regulations to prevent wastes from other nations to enter the Philippines as lawmakers are still investigating the thousands of tons of plastic trash imported from South Korea.