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Construction of Makati subway to start this year

THE builder of the Makati City Subway Project is hopeful of completing the intracity railway a year ahead of schedule after obtaining an environmental clearance from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR).

DENR, Indonesian Consulate plan return of poached birds, other endangered animals

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources-Davao (DENR-11) regional office and the Indonesian Consulate are planning the return of poached birds and other animals that were confiscated in the coastal city of Mati, Davao Oriental last April.

DENR campaign touts ‘development’ opportunities from mining

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it has launched a responsible mining information campaign which it hopes will promote “pro-people” business practices while clearing up the public’s “misconceptions” about the industry.

DENR says ready to defend Kaliwa Dam ECC

THE DEPARTMENT OF Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is ready to face investigations and defend the issuance of an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) to the P18.7 billion Kaliwa Dam project, an official said Friday.

DENR recommends ending suspension on Tampakan copper-gold project

MANILA — The Philippine mining regulator has recommended lifting a three-year suspension of the environmental permit for what could be one of the world’s largest copper mines, although other issues are also holding up development of the Tampakan project.

DENR says low oxygen level caused fish death in Las Piñas-Parañaque

THE RECENT fish death in the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park was due to low concentrations of dissolved oxygen in the water, which may have been caused by heavy rains, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said.

DENR lifts suspension on DMCI mining unit

THE government has lifted the suspension of mining operations of DMCI Mining Corp.’s nickel mine in Zambales.

MGB recommends lifting suspension of 2 mines

THE suspension of mining operations of two companies may soon be lifted, according to an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Soldier assisting DENR wounded in NPA attack

MILITARY TROOPS assisting Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) personnel in Brooke’s Point, Palawan were attacked on Monday by suspected members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), leaving one soldier wounded.

Pasig River rehab agency now chaired by DENR

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has issued an executive order transferring the chairmanship of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

‘No swimming’ policy in parts of El Nido as rehabilitation continues

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said El Nido in Palawan will not be closed to tourists but a “no-swimming” policy will be implemented in some areas where water quality remains poor.

To its resting place

A carabao pulls a 200-kilogram, 138-centimeter pawikan (leatherback turtle) that was found dead by fisherman Tirso B. Renegado along the shores of Barangay Caraosan in Bula, Camarines Sur on July 28.

DENR lifts closure order on Irisan dumpsite, gives Baguio City until...

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has lifted the June 26 cease and desist (CDO) order against the Irisan dumpsite in Baguio City, with several conditions, including a Dec. 31 deadline for the conversion of the site into an ecological park.

DENR-12 takes steps to protect areas where Philippine eagles have been...

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region 12 is stepping up its campaign to help protect the Philippine Eagle by securing areas where they have been spotted.

DENR orders closure of Limay dumpsite

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued a cease and desist order (CDO) against the municipal government of Limay, Bataan for the operation of an open dumpsite in Barangay San Francisco de Asis I.

DENR issues reminder that Mt. Sto Tomas still closed to tourism,...

THE MOUNT Sto. Tomas Forest Reserve in Tuba, Benguet remains closed to all activities, including tourism and anthropological pursuits, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reminded the public.

Cease and desist orders issued vs fast food chains in Calapan

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday said it ordered the shutdown of three fast food restaurants in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro for violation of its standards on waste discharge.

DENR says rehabilitation plan for other tourism sites on track alongside...

ILOILO CITY — While the spotlight has recently been trained on the rehabilitation of Manila Bay, work on improving other popular tourism sites after Boracay is continuing, according to a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) official.

DENR preparing ‘danger zones’ notice for Baguio City

ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY Roy A. Cimatu yesterday said he has already instructed the regional director of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to determine the danger zones in Baguio City and warn establishments and house owners of the landslide threats.

DENR, MICC push for lifting of MPSA applications

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) are lobbying for the lifting of the moratorium on applications for mineral production sharing agreement (MPSA), which can only be possible with a new fiscal regime, according to an official.

Cebu town port project fails to get DENR clearance

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has returned the area clearance application for the reclamation component of a proposed international seaport in San Fernando town in Cebu.

Environment dep’t affirms, eases miners’ sanctions

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has affirmed its decision to close two mining projects and reject the application for a permit of another that are among the 13 that appealed to DENR sanctions announced in February last year.

DENR to act on garbage shipped from South Korea

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Tuesday that appropriate action will be taken once a report on garbage shipped from South Korea to the Philippines is released, possibly this week.

DENR fines 219 establishments on day four of Boracay reopening

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Monday that 219 business establishments in Boracay have been fined a total of P43 million for violating environmental laws after the tourist island was reopened last Friday, Oct. 26, following a six-month rehabilitation.

DENR to charge 5 steel mills for pollution

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will file a case against five steel mills accused of emitting high air pollution levels that pose serious hazards to public health and the environment, the Philippine Iron and Steel Institute (PISI) said yesterday.

DENR orders review on all Minahang Bayan applications

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy A. Cimatu ordered the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to review all small-scale mining areas identified under Minahang Bayan for geological hazards.

DENR halts all small-scale mining operations in CAR

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on Monday said he had placed a cease and desist order against small-scale mining companies...

DENR seeking to house Boracay workers on Panay

BORACAY will need to reduce its resident workforce because resort workers will outnumber tourists by nearly two-to-one if the island’s carrying capacity limits are observed, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said Wednesday.

United Paragon Mining bags exploration permit for Camarines Norte mining site

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued United Paragon Mining Corp. (UPM) an exploration permit for its Camarines Norte property. In a disclosure...

Boracay set for dry run

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that it will be conducting a dry run on Boracay a week before the tourist island formally reopened for business on Oct. 26.

Dry run for Boracay re-opening set for Oct. 15; only 1,000...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that it will be conducting a dry run on Boracay a week before the island...

DILG: Almost one-third of Boracay establishments may be allowed to operate...

By Camille A. Aguinaldo The government may open Boracay Island by Oct. 26 with at least 30% of the establishments allowed to operate, Department of...

DENR, GTI to identify sustainable solutions for Boracay

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and global initiative group Greening the Islands (GTI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a project on sustainable use of island resources amid the government’s ongoing rehabilitation in Boracay.

DENR calls on police to probe deeper into illegal animal trade

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources urged the Philippine National Police to dig deeper into illegal animal trade after a truck driver was caught transporting 21 frozen pangolins and 16 dead marine turtles in Puerto Princesa, the capital city of Palawan, last Saturday.

Boracay closure continues to drag on BHI sales

Boulevard Holdings, Inc. (BHI) said its sales dropped by a third for the month of June, as it continued to take a hit from...

DENR to use GIS-based mapping to settle land disputes in Marawi

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be using the geographic information system (GIS)-based mapping and information system to settle land disputes amid the government’s efforts to rebuild war-torn Marawi City.

DENR’s internal mining review expected this month

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it hopes to complete its own mining review “within the month.”

Ombudsman suspends DENR exec for abandoned Canadian trash

THE Office of the Ombudsman has suspended Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna in connection with the abandoned shipment of garbage imported from Canada to the Philippines in 2013, according to a statement released on Friday.

Resort operator’s sales plunge in May due to Boracay closure

BOULEVARD Holdings, Inc. (BHI) saw a significant drop in sales of products and services for the month of May, following the six-month closure of Boracay Island where the company operates a beach resort.

Friday’s Boracay operator reports huge sales drop due to island closure

Boulevard Holdings, Inc. (BHI) saw a significant drop in sales of products and services for the month of May, following the six-month closure of...

Miners call for end of ban on big new ventures

MINERS in the country are urging the government to lift a six-year ban on new large-scale mining projects in the world’s no. 2 nickel ore supplier after the state removed restrictions on fresh smaller ventures.

Experts complete first phase of mining review

THE RESULTS of a technical review of the 26 mining sites ordered closed or suspended by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are set to be presented to the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) today.

Mining Industry Coordinating Council convenes to finalize ruling on closed mining...

THE INTER-AGENCY Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will convene today to hear findings of the independent technical review teams on the supposed erring mining...

Wetland encroachers

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the demolition of illegal structures built on Wetland No. 6 as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of resort island Boracay.

Duterte reaffirms ‘entire island’ of Boracay to go under land reform

AMID REHABILITATION efforts in the tourist island of Boracay, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Wednesday, “I’m declaring land reform for the entire island of Boracay.”