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Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials

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WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

CCOS chairman Dr. Ben Molino and his co-petitioners say the continued mining operations in Sta. Cruz, Zambales violate RA 7942, otherwise known as the Mining Act of 1995, and its implementing rules and regulations

SANTA CRUZ, Zambales (May 25, 2016) — Residents of Santa Cruz in Zambales and neighboring Infanta in Pangasinan, led by anti-mining advocate Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz (CCOS), filed before the Supreme Court on Friday, May 20, a Writ of Kalikasan case against 5 operating mining firms, officials of the provincial government of Zambales. Continue reading Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials

Waters off Mactan have unsafe levels of fecal bacteria

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MACTAN, CEBU. Environment officials say the bacteria levels in Mactan’s coastal waters pose a health hazard to the public. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler
The environment department says it found high levels of fecal bacteria in waters off the popular Mactan Island in Cebu

CEBU, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2016) — Coastal waters off the popular Mactan island were found to have high levels of fecal bacteria.

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Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites

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OPEN DUMP SITE. Many local government units in the Philippines have yet to comply with the Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler
The Environmental Management Bureau has identified and submitted the list of 350 LGUs ‘with recurring and blatant violations’ of open dump sites to the Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 10, 2016) — The Office of the Ombudsman said on Wednesday, February 10, that it will investigate nearly 600 local government officials in 13 regions in the Continue reading Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites