PHILIPPINES’ WATERSHED AREAS CONSERVATION EFFORTS BOOSTED

NIA, DENR sign MOA for watershed management The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the effective management and development of the 143 watersheds supporting … Continue reading PHILIPPINES’ WATERSHED AREAS CONSERVATION EFFORTS BOOSTED

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DAVAO CITY BUSINESS BUREAU SLAMMED FOR CLOSING EYES VS. “OBNOXIOUS” DRESSING PLANT

Residents of two villages in Davao City are up in arms against the City Hall Business Bureau for allowing the operation of a dressing plant that has tormented villagers with nasal torture from obnoxious odor spewed out by the facility. … Continue reading DAVAO CITY BUSINESS BUREAU SLAMMED FOR CLOSING EYES VS. “OBNOXIOUS” DRESSING PLANT

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Sewage mess turned Boracay water into ‘dysentery cesspool’

Poor waste management Two months after someone finally had the will to address the “crisis” in Boracay, the government has hunted down business establishments breaching management standards, in a bid to restore Boracay’s glory. These multi-billion properties, after all, cared … Continue reading Sewage mess turned Boracay water into ‘dysentery cesspool’

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Piñol sets new measures for NFA, PCA, fertilizer agency

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol welcomes the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to return the supervision of the National Food Authority (NFA), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), and the Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA) to the Department of Agriculture (DA). “We will … Continue reading Piñol sets new measures for NFA, PCA, fertilizer agency

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DURIAN BEAT: DUTERTE AND KILLING THE MINING INDUSTRY

By Roger Balanza Never mind that the mining industry is raising the specter of lost investments and revenues and massive unemployment if the government continues to look at the sector as something that the country can do without. President Rodrigo … Continue reading DURIAN BEAT: DUTERTE AND KILLING THE MINING INDUSTRY

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