‘Protect the poor, vulnerable from effects of climate change’

Failure to come up with disaster mitigation plans is tantamount to social injustice, according to the Climate Change Commission (CCC).

Speaking before executives at the two-day Communities for Resilience (CORE) Convergence Forum in Cagayan City on June 8, CCC vice chair Emmanuel de Guzman reminded local government units (LGUs) that failure to come up with measures to reduce disaster risks deprives the poorest and most vulnerable sectors of the much-needed protection against the adverse effects of climate change.

During the forum, attended by LGUs around the Bauayan-Malungon, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Tagoloan River Basins, de Guzman pointed out that…

Read more: ‘Protect the poor, vulnerable from effects of climate change’

Country braces for La Niña

FULLY aware of the devastating effects brought by heavy rains due to the La Nina weather phenomenon, the national government is asking the local government units to undertake disaster preparedness measures.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) earlier announced the official start of the rainy season, which is expected to last until October or November.

PAGASA particularly warned the provinces of Isabela, Quezon, Samar, Leyte, Surigao, Agusan and Bicol of the developing La Nina.

With this, Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is calling on all LGUs to prepare…

Read more: Country braces for La Niña

Climate-resilient public housing pushed



The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is urging the government and the business community to tap into the potential of the construction sector to fight climate change by investing in affordable, sustainable and resilient housing and buildings.

CCC vice chair Secretary Emmanuel De Guzman said the construction industry is seen as the single easiest and most effective way for cities to make significant climate contributions.

"The building sector has an oversized environmental footprint. More than 30 percent of global GHG emissions are buildings-related, and emissions could double by 2050 if we carry on business as usual in a time of rapid…

Read more: Climate-resilient public housing pushed

Public’s help to save PHL eagle asked


THE BIODIVERSITY Management Bureau (BMB), a government agency primarily tasked to save the endemic Philippine eagle from extinction (scientific name 'Pithecophagajefferyi'), is looking for more groups and volunteers to assist them in their undertaking.

"We need all our citizens' help as the campaign can't stop," said BMB's Philippine eagle focal person Mari Almeda, echoing the agency's message for the annual Philippine Eagle Week (PEW) celebration this month.

This year's PEW celebration is anchored on the theme "Saving eagles, protecting forests, securing our future: Stop the killings!"

She noted the Philippine eagle isn't merely a sight to behold but is…

Read more: Public’s help to save PHL eagle asked

Coal review resolution welcomed

ENVIRONMENT advocates have welcomed the Climate Change Commission (CCC) resolution to review policies pertaining to new and existing coal-fired power plants in the country in light of the Philippines’ international commitment on shifting to a low-carbon economy.

Members of Green Thumb Coalition, a network of civil society and grassroots organizations seeking the incoming administration's action on environmental issues, viewed the resolution as a positive step in moving away from dirty and harmful energy towards sustainable, renewable energy for all.

Center for Energy, Ecology and Development convenor Gerry Arances said streamlining policies on fossil fuel energy sources - particularly coal –…

Read more: Coal review resolution welcomed

Like us in Facebook

Features

Latest News

IMAGE Spreading growth outside metropolis will reduce traffic

  By Rose de la Cruz  The National Spatial Strategy, spelled out under the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, is designed to spread development... Read More...
BSP gives lower risk weight for MSMEs

  By Rose de la Cruz   To ensure the growth of micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, through its... Read More...
Comelec control urged for narco-infested LGUs

  By Francisco Benjamin Garcia   Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy, chairman of the committee on public information at the lower house has urged that... Read More...
IMAGE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM

WHILE the modernization of public utility vehicles has always been in the wish list of past administrations, thought of as a solution to the... Read More...
R18: The Difference Between a Man and a Woman and Others

The difference between a man and a woman A COUPLE was told to individually write a sentence usingthe words “love” and sex.” The woman wrote:... Read More...
R18: Bad Best Friend and Others

Bad Best Friend  A GUY walks into a bar and orders a triple Scotch. The bartender pours him the drink and the guy downs it in one gulp. “Wow,”... Read More...
IMAGE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Editorial cartoon by Ed Rompal NEWLY minted Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña is doing a great job.  What his predecessors had failed to... Read More...
IMAGE ASEAN’S RIGHTFUL GLOBAL SPOT

Editorial cartoon by Ed Rompal Manila is host to the ASEAN Summit. Now on its 50th year, President Duterte has seen profound parallelism between the... Read More...

Our Guests

Today396
Yesterday1002
This week2072
This month16826
Total792432

Visitor Info

  • Your IP: 54.162.250.227

Who Is Online

32
Online

Tuesday, 21 November 2017
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.