Legarda warns of desertification

WARNING that the country’s rich landfields may soon become unproductive deserts, Senator Loren Legarda has urged the government and all those concerned to take action and stop the unwelcome development from happening.

Legarda issued the statement during the observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought as she urged the government to promote the use of soil and water conservation technologies to combat drought and prevent land degradation.

 

DA Study

She cited a Department of Agriculture study which showed that 45 percent (equivalent to 13 million hectares) of arable land in the Philippines are either moderately or…

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DENR reopens door to mining

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy Cimatu recently assured investors especially those in the mining sector that his agency is still accepting environment and mining business proposals.

Cimatu allayed the fears of investors especially those in the mining industry who were hugely affected by reforms initiated by former environment chief Regina Lopez.

He said he has instructed his people to devise ways on how to make doing business in their department easier.

 

Shorter Process

“We have provided facilities for online application for environmental compliance certificate (ECC) to shorten the process and the authority to issue cutting permits of planted trees has been…

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Public urged to protect environment

WITH the recent ratification of the Paris agreement on climate change, Senator Loren Legarda and fellow environment advocates have called on the public to cooperate and encourage the Filipinos to obey environmental laws.

The Senate chair committee on climate change has asked the public to love the environment and enjoy the benefits of having environmental security.

“All our environmental laws are in place. All we need is compliance,” she said.

 

Environmental Practices

The senator noted that Filipinos can contribute in the protection of the environment, from using solar panels to unplugging unused appliances to reducing energy consumption, as well…

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Cops as environment protectors pushed

WITH June celebrated annually as the Philippine Environment Month, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has proposed that more funds be dedicated to tighter law enforcement and stronger research on forest management.

NEDA Assistant Secretary for Regional Development Mercedita Sombilla said stakeholders in private and public sectors should implement strategies to rehabilitate degraded natural resources and to protect the fragile ecosystem.

NEDA officials and employees undertook planting of 500 guyabano and guava seedlings in Rizal, Laguna. This year’s theme is “Go Wild for Life, Combat Biodiversity Loss.”

In keeping with the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, NEDA is recommending the…

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US pullout from Paris Pact alarms Loren

DESCRIBING the decision of United States President Donald Trump to back out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as a ‘grave mistake’, Sen. Loren Legarda said the move would send a dangerous message not just to the US but also to the whole world.

"By this withdrawal, the United States has turned its back on the future. It puts a spotlight on a belligerent leadership that refuses to heed the voices of people, including his own, who are gravely threatened by the perils of climate change and global warming," Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change said.…

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