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More major quakes expected any day now around the world

Experts warn that an even worse disaster is imminent as the planet is overdue for a high-magnitude earthquakes along the Earth’s largest fault lines, even as Italy was devastated last week with hundreds of lives lost already. On Saturday, two earthquakes hit the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, a […]

Five dead as monsoon rains cause floods and landslides

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday reported that five people died due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain brought by the southwest monsoon. Identified as fatalities, include Benedict Brasileño, 68, resident of Barangay Canauiklian, Janiuay, Iloilo, who died due to drowning while crossing […]

Review of coal plant permits gets support from Greenpeace

The call of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez’s to review all permits and operations of coal-fired power plants in the country gets a loud support from the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace Philippines. The organization’s energy campaigner Reuben Muni also challenged DENR to take the initiative further […]

TD Carina maintains strength moves NNW direction

Tropical depression “Carina” has maintained its strength with a maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center, but has slightly accelerated at 11 kph heading northwest, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Saturday morning. Moderate to heavy rainfall may be expected within 300 km diameter […]

Signal No. 1 in 7 areas as TD ‘Ambo’ approaches

The low pressure area located east of Borongan City has developed into a tropical depression now named ‘Ambo’ as the first tropical cyclone to affect the country this year, according to the state weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said as of 11:30 a.m., ‘Ambo’ […]

Earthquake jolts Batanes as restive Bulusan volcano calms down

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) noted in its earthquake bulletin issued at 10:37AM a magnitude 5.6 temblor whcih struck the Batanes province on dawn of Monday. The quake agency traced the location at 65 kilometers west of Sabtang town and happened at 2:20 AM. With a depth […]

Salceda wants to separate OCD from NDRRMC

LEGAZPI CITY — If he will have his way, outgoing Albay governor Joey Salceda will separate the Office of Civil Defense from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Now that he is the newly elected representative of the second legislative district of Albay, it is exactly what he […]

Random, scattered rainshowers and still storm-free

The general population would readily welcome rain any time of the day to offset the sweltering effect of heat, like the short episode of raindrops yesterday afternoon in some parts of Camarines Sur. Yet, the country will remain storm-free in the next three days, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services […]

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The Sand and Gravel Mining in Calabanga

Riding a motor bike on a rainy afternoon is a no-no recommendation when the destination is that portion of the national road that traverses the area about barangay Sibobo. Quite a coincidence we were right in the vicinity of the gravel-and-sand mining operation on the mountainous part bordering the area.

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UN chief urges all countries to rise to the challenges of climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday lamented “insufficient” emission-cutting actions and criticized some rich countries for backtracking in fighting global warming. “I am deeply concerned that the scale of our actions is still insufficient to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels,” Ban said. […]

San Miguel Iron Ore Deposit Up for Grabs

With the looming prospect of the San Miguel bay to exploratory mining for iron ore deposit, we surmised the immediate areas that maybe opened. Here we conceptualized that prospective zone of one kilometer from the shore and three kilometers outward. The same area runs in conflict with municipal ordinance that […]

Earthquake jolts Batanes as restive Bulusan volcano calms down

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) noted in its earthquake bulletin issued at 10:37AM a magnitude 5.6 temblor whcih struck the Batanes province on dawn of Monday. The quake agency traced the location at 65 kilometers west of Sabtang town and happened at 2:20 AM. With a depth […]

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The Sand and Gravel Mining in Calabanga

Riding a motor bike on a rainy afternoon is a no-no recommendation when the destination is that portion of the national road that traverses the area about barangay Sibobo. Quite a coincidence we were right in the vicinity of the gravel-and-sand mining operation on the mountainous part bordering the area.

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Is it Quo Vadis, Mount Isarog?

With all these exploration and mining actions in the Bicol region initiated by the national government which contradicts itself, and at times awarded to foreign companies that solely enjoy the benefits and fruits of the national patrimony, whom do we ask for relief?

DENR: Bicol Rivers and Lakes Hyacinth-Free

There is no fear that hyacinths or water lilies would clog rivers and lakes in Bicol to cause floods and pollution resulting in fish kills, the environmental management bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources regional office in Legaspi said.

Mt. Isarog has nomination into UNESCO biosphere reserve program

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 24 –- Mt. Isarog and its abundant resources and wildlife has been nominated into the biosphere reserve program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The nomination sponsored by the DENR seeks international recognition for the Mt. Isarog Natural Park and its surrounding areas […]

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