Tribe seeks Duterte’s intervention to protect Limunsudan Falls

Mindanao’s Higaonon tribesmen are appealing to President Rodrigo Duterte to help them protect and preserve the hidden giant waterfalls in the boundaries of Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte. In Davao City, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel … Continue reading Tribe seeks Duterte’s intervention to protect Limunsudan Falls

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Sewage mess turned Boracay water into ‘dysentery cesspool’

Poor waste management Two months after someone finally had the will to address the “crisis” in Boracay, the government has hunted down business establishments breaching management standards, in a bid to restore Boracay’s glory. These multi-billion properties, after all, cared … Continue reading Sewage mess turned Boracay water into ‘dysentery cesspool’

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DURIAN BEAT: DUTERTE AND KILLING THE MINING INDUSTRY

By Roger Balanza Never mind that the mining industry is raising the specter of lost investments and revenues and massive unemployment if the government continues to look at the sector as something that the country can do without. President Rodrigo … Continue reading DURIAN BEAT: DUTERTE AND KILLING THE MINING INDUSTRY

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TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW – One for Environment

We express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all those who participated in the successful conduct of TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW. It is without doubt, September 26, 2014 will go down in Mindanao history as the largest mobilization of volunteers across … Continue reading TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW – One for Environment

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Davao Oriental marks anniversary of Million Trees Movement

    Hundreds of government employees from local and national government agencies in this province converged in Mati City on June 22 to plant more trees to mark the third anniversary of the Million Trees Movement (MTM) of Davao Oriental.     In Memorandum Order No. 31 issued by Governor Corazon T. Nuñez-Malanyaon dated June 15, all government agencies are asked to participate in this year’s tree-planting activity also as part of the week-long celebration of the 45th Araw ng Davao Oriental on July 1.     Every June 22 each year is declared as tree-planting day all over the province, pursuant to … Continue reading Davao Oriental marks anniversary of Million Trees Movement

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P1.8M for best barangays in Davao City solid waste management contest

BY JOANNA C. BALANZA To inspire compliance by barangays to the local solid waste management ordinance, the Davao City government has launched the BARANGAY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE. With a top prize of P1 million, the year-long contest involving the city’s 182 barangays hopes to spark compliance to City Ordinance 0361, the local version of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. Mayor Sara Duterte led the launch of the contest early this month at a local hotel in the presence of the barangay captains who were briefed on thr mechanics of the contest. Members of the … Continue reading P1.8M for best barangays in Davao City solid waste management contest

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