JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ, TMT

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) plans to hire more than a hundred lawyers to strengthen its legal muscle and speed up the resolution of lower level cases, including land claims and disputes. In a statement, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said that each of the 140 Community Environment…

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Apex Mining Co has resigned from the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, expressing “disappointment and frustration” over the group’s response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to preserve the environment. “I do not agree that we should blame illegal small-scale miners when the mining industry is put to task for…

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THE country’s biggest gold producer Philex Mining Corp. said net its income slipped in the first six months of the year due to several production issues that affected the extraction of gold and copper ore. In a statement, Philex said its net income amounted to P719 million in January-June 2017,…

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Agriculture damage caused by typhoons remains minimal but dwindling rice stocks in government warehouses have raised questions about the government’s ability to respond to calamities. Christopher Morales, head of the Agriculture department’s Operational Planning Division, said the damage caused by typhoon Gorio and the southwest monsoon, enhanced by tropical storm…

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Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu wants miners to integrate biodiversity conservation into mining operations as part of their adherence to the principle of responsible mining as espoused by the Duterte administration. “Responsible mining companies should seek not merely to minimize and mitigate but, where possible, to enhance the biodiversity in areas…

28TH MEETING OF THE ASEAN SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE ENVIRONMENT

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Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Wednesday called for stronger cooperation among member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in protecting the region’s environment and natural resources for the sake of its more than 600 million residents. “As we go through our meetings, let us not lose sight…

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The province of Davao del Norte (DavNor) and Globe Telecom through its subsidiary G-Xchange, Inc. (GCash), launched the Alternative Government Revenue Collection and Disbursement and Citizen ID system for all provincial residents and employees during the province’s 50th founding anniversary. The partnership will make it easier for DavNor residents to…

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At least 19 foreign rice traders are interested in bidding today, Tuesday, to supply the 250,000 metric tons of rice needed by the Philippines, the National Food Authority (NFA) said. NFA Deputy Administrator Tomas Escarez, who chairs the Special Bids and Awards Committee, said the traders are from Vietnam, Thailand,…

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The country’s palay and corn output in the second quarter of the year may be slightly higher than expected, given better irrigation and higher inputs subsidy from the government, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Monday. In its April-June 2017 Palay and Corn Forecast, the PSA said that palay…

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AYALA-LED Globe Telecom recently launched TM Sports Para sa Bayan 2017, a program specifically designed to give underprivileged youth a chance to improve their lives and reach their dreams through sports. The program is spearheaded by Globe TM, the fastest growing mobile brand in terms of customer base with over…

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