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KABACAN, North Cotabato, April 23 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Mindanao said majority of stakeholders favor the establishment of the Liguasan marshland as protected area, officials said today.

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PNoy pushes for green building

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, April 23 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III urged the Philippine construction industry to institutionalize green building as a means for helping promote climate change adaptation and mitigationas well as sustainable development nationwide.

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By Aure A. Galacgac

BAUKO, Mountain Province, April 24 (PNA) — Municipal mayor Abraham Akilit said Thursday that he has already consulted a legal team on what move to take to preserve the water level of his town following the reported conversion of forest areas into commercial vegetable gardens.

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MANILA, April 23 — Reforestation and strict implementation of environmental laws will lead to the sustainability of the Laguna de Bay Region, according to a professor of the University of Los Banos.

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TACLOBAN CITY, April 23 — Leyte Vice Governor Carlo Loreto cited contributions of the provincial legislature to the preservation of planet Earth as the whole world marked Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22.

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MANILA, April 24 — Most parts of the country will have sunny to partly cloudy skies in the next two to three day as the easterlies will be the dominant weather system to affect the country, the state weather bureau said on Thursday.

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By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, April 23 (PNA) — Expect light to moderate rains in Eastern Visayas and Bicol region in the next 24 hours due to the low pressure area, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tuesday.

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MANILA, April 24 — A magnitude 3.9 earthquake jolted parts of Mindanao on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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KALIBO, Aklan, April 23 — The Aklan State University (ASU)-Banga Campus will host the three-day international research conference to be participated in by hundreds of academic and science research experts from all over the world.

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MANILA, April 23 — The ranks of the whistleblowers and those pursuing to hold liable the respondents in the pork barrel fund scam still remain intact.

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ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, April 23 — The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has targeted to completely plant the 8,000-hectare reforestation in Isabela within the year.

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WUHAN, April 24 — Two major water suppliers in a central China city have halted production following water contamination in a local river on Wednesday, affecting more than 300,000 people, local authorities said.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, April 23 (PNA) – The public works department is preparing to integrate green building into PD 1096 (National Building Code of the Philippines).

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, April 23 (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways is preparing to integrate green building into Presidential Decree No. 1096 (National Building Code of the Philippines).

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MADRID, April 23 — A forest fire in the Autonomous Community of Valencia in the east of Spain has caused hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes on Tuesday afternoon.

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By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) – Expect light to moderate rainshowers in Eastern Visayas in the next 24 hours due to low pressure area (LPA), according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — As the country and the rest of the world celebrates Earth Day, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) recognized outstanding researches that contribute to environment conservation during the 2014 Environmental Science Awards held at the Traders Hotel in Pasay City Tuesday.

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CARASI, Ilocos Norte, April 23 — About 8,000 saplings of "madre de cacao" (Gliricidia sepium) locally known as "kakawate" will cover more than a hectare denuded mountains here as part of the national greening program (NGP) being spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

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BEIJING, April 22 — China continues to face severe challenges in energy conservation and emission reduction, a senior lawmaker in charge of environment-related legislation said on Tuesday.

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UNITED NATIONS, April 23 — The United Nations observed the International Mother Earth Day on Tuesday with senior officials appealing for greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources.

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