MANILA – A petition seeking to compel government action to ban non-biodegradable and recycle plastics was filed before the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday.In a 101-page suit, the petitioners led by Oceana Philippines, Inc. and Sergio Osmeña III sought a writ of kalikasan and a writ of… Read More
June 17, 2021
MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is still studying the possible lifting of the ban on open-pit mining, Malacañang said on Thursday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that Executive Order No. 130, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on… Read More
Mati Bay in Davao Oriental is among coastal areas in seven provinces that are positive for red tide, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said on Friday.
The other affected areas are the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Tambobo Bay, Siaton in Negros Oriental; Daram Island, and Zumarraga, Cambututay, Irong-irong, San Pedro, Maqueda and Villareal Bays in Western Samar; Calubian, Carigara and Ormoc Bays, and Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City, Leyte; Balite Bay, Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte; and Lianga and Bislig Bays in Surigao del Sur.
BFAR said latest results inthecoastal areas indicated paralytic shellfish poison (PSP), or the toxin that causes red tide, is beyond the regulatory limit.
BFAR warned that all types of shellfish and “alamang” (tiny shrimp) gathered from said areas are unsafe for human consumption.
Fish, squids, regular shrimps, and crabs are safe to eat provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly.
Internal organs such as gills and intestines must also be removed before cooking.
Eating shellfish products with red tide can cause death. Early symptoms of paralytic shellfish poisoning include tingling of the lips and tongue, which may begin within minutes of eating poisonous shellfish or may take an hour or two to develop. (PNA)
April 22, 2021
MANILA – Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Thursday called for direct and tangible actions to curb plastic pollution, such as a ban on harmful and unnecessary single-use plastic products.Velasco made the call as the world celebrates Earth Day amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, which… Read More
April 15, 2021
MANILA – Public interest network EcoWaste Coalition is advocating a shift in the way the country addresses its problem on solid waste.”Shift focus from end-of-pipe solutions in waste disposal to waste recovery and reduction instead,” EcoWaste national coordinator Aileen Lucero urged the… Read More
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is seeking the increased recovery of biodegradable wastes by local government units nationwide. The DENR already began coordinating with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) regarding such matter as… Read More
MANILA–Some erring sanitary landfills in the country risk getting entangled in the crackdown the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is conducting against open dumpsites nationwide. “We’ll shut down sanitary landfills operating as open dumps,” said DENR Undersecretary Benny… Read More
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is encouraging the public to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day on Saturday from their own homes.In a Facebook post on Friday, the agency said that the ICC Day is the largest volunteer effort in the… Read More