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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.”

DENR to restore 5 Boracay wetlands

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will undertake restoration work for the five wetlands in Boracay, which would involve the relocation of illegal settlers and removal of structures.

DENR to resume issuance of tenural instrument for protected areas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) lifts the suspension on the issuance of special use agreement for protected areas (SAPA) after a...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Boracay developers not worried over contamination controversy (1997)

By Annie Ruth C. Sabangan The three biggest property developers on Boracay Island said they are not threatened by the publicized report of the Department...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Resorts lost P6.5M due to Boracay row (1997)

By Eduardo L. Jalbuna ILOILO — Boracay resort operators had incurred losses amounting to P6.5 million as a result of reports of unsafe water in...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Boracay resorts brace for less tourist arrivals (1997)

The Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) Region 6 director Edwin G. Trompeta recently warned of a decline in visitor arrivals in Boracay Island due to...

Workers question constitutionality of Boracay closure, ask SC to issue TRO

Workers and residents of Boracay, through the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), on Wednesday, April 25, filed a complaint before the Supreme Court...

BHI lists countermeasures for Boracay closure

Boulevard Holdings, Inc. (BHI) has provided countermeasures for the company’s operations in Boracay given the island’s shutdown on Thursday, April 26, including the payment...

Boracay temporary closure to cost PHL economy nearly P2 billion —...

THE CLOSURE and rehabilitation of Boracay is seen to cost the economy some P1.96 billion in six months, the National Economic and Development Authority...

Nickel Asia says DENR proposed mining limit will not affect production...

Listed firm Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) said that the government's proposal to prescribe a limit to mining areas will not affect its production. In a...

Boracay rehab masterplan to include other islands — DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be updating the master plan for Boracay to include the neighboring islands in the Northern...

DENR orders 75 business owners to demolish illegal structures in Coron

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in a statement on Friday, April 20, said it has ordered...

DENR gives Coron business owners 30 days to remove structures built...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it is giving 75 business owners 30 days to remove their structures built on the...

Mines chamber to meet with DENR chief to discuss changes in...

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (CoMP) will be meeting with Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on Thursday, April 19, to discuss the...

DENR approves over 3,000 land titling applications for public school sites

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently approved more than 3,000 special patents for public schools in collaboration with the Department of...

Fridays Boracay operator estimates P45.5-million revenue loss from island shutdown

The operator of Fridays Boracay Beach Resort will take a hit following the “impulsive” decision of the government to close the island for rehabilitation,...