DPWH to discuss road restructuring, flood control in ‘Kapihan sa Bagong Pilipinas’

MANILA (PIA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways – National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 28, at the DPWH-NCR office in Manila to discuss key road and flood control infrastructure concerns. Dubbed “Kapihan sa Bagong Pilipinas,” the event will tackle how the agency prioritizes projects, timelines for…

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LGU Clarin, PRRI, & DOST empower Subanen farmers in rubber latex harvesting

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL – The Department of Science and Technology – X (DOST – X), in collaboration with the Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI), trained 25 indigenous Subanen farmers in rubber latex harvesting on April 3-4, 2024, Penacio, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. The training dubbed Skills Training in Rubber Latex Harvesting was designed to empower Subanen farmers…

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Inception Workshop Kicks-Off in Cagayan Valley to Address Healthcare Waste Challenges

23 May 2024, Tuguegarao City – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) and environmental NGO BAN Toxics kicked off its series of Regional Inception Meetings and Validation Workshops for The Philippine Healthcare and Mercury Wastes Management Project (PHCWMP). Officially launched on December 6, 2023, the PHCWMP aims to reduce…

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AIM-CCC-Legarda partnership to bolster women’s role in Climate action

CLIMATE ACTION. Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, AIM President Jikyeong Kang and CCC Commissioner Rachel Anne S. Herrera sign a memorandum of agreement to bolster women’s leadership in climate change and disaster resilience at the AIM building in Makati City on March 4,…

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UP, CCC strenghten ties to advance climate governance

CLIMATE GOVERNANCE. The Climate Change Commission and University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance discuss strategies to strengthen the CCC’s role in climate governance in this undated photo. The CCC and UP signed a memorandum of agreement in 2013 to strengthen technical collaboration in capacity development and related climate services and…

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Manila hosts Earth Hour 2024, calls for residents’ participation

The Manila City government encourages its residents and the public in general to participate in this year’s Earth Hour the city will host. Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna led the event’s launch on Tuesday at the Bulwagang Villegas inside the Manila City Hall. The event was attended by representatives from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, Climate Change Commission and several other agencies….

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Norway, ASEAN cooperate in reducing marine plastic pollution

REDUCE MARINE POLLUTION. Ambassador of Norway to ASEAN Kjell Tormod Pettersen (4th from right), Research Director of the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) Dr. Marianne Olsen (2nd from right), and Executive Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Indonesia Dr. Arisman (right) during the launch of ASEANO Project Phase 2 (2023-2027). (Antara-HO-Norwegian Mission to…

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Global crisis unleashed: 2023’s devastating floods

ANKARA – Severe natural disasters triggered by climate change marked 2023 as a calamitous year with thousands tragically killed around the globe. Considered among the most destructive natural disasters humanity faces, flood catastrophes claimed thousands of lives this year. Nearly every nation suffered fatalities and devastation due to the relentless havoc caused by floods. Anadolu’s “Disasters of 2023” special series…

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