Quarrying is temporarily halted after President Rodrigo Duterte's top aide relays a complaint from a Marikina City resident. But it has yet to be determined whether or not quarrying led to flooding.
Lawyer Richard Fabila, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Boracay, says they will try to align Memorandum Circular No. 2018-006 of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu with local laws
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the businesses would have to stop operations while their environmental compliance certificates are reviewed
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says Boracay is still on target for an October 26 re-opening
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the island can be reopened by October 26, as planned
The Office of the Ombudsman also says it found probable cause to file graft charges against Environment Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna for 'gross inexcusable negligence' over the controversial shipment
Anti-mining advocates and environmental groups join the Salakyag ng mga Sangnilikha, which aims to empower communities to talk about environmental issues
Police say two unidentified suspects fled the scene of the crime aboard a pink Yamaha Mio with no plate number
Some residents protest the rumored plan to relocate them outside the top tourist island
'While we hope that this is not the case, arson is a serious crime and the Land Management Bureau fire significantly impacts Filipinos who place premium value on land,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Sarmiento slams the National Housing Authority for 'palpak' projects nationwide
Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says up to 80% of important documents had been digitized before fire hit the Land Management Bureau central office
This comes after the government discovered 16 establishments that had installed their own pipes, which flush wastes directly under the beachfront
'We will call the attention of the DOH to have El Nido's groundwater tested,' says Natividad Bernardino, regional director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Mimaropa
DENR Mimaropa Regional Director Natividad Bernardino says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu 'has ordered to put on hold the memorandum he signed concerning the SAPA suspension lifting'
Demolition orders are said to be issued 'within the week,' says DENR Regional Director Natividad Bernardino
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the flattening was done before Boracay's closure
The fish kill claimed P17 million worth of milkfish in Bulacan, spanning an area of at least 150 hectares
'We would like to remind the Philippine government that our environment is not for sale,' says Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner
Barangay Manoc-Manoc in Malay, Aklan, is where a Boracay casino will likely be built, should talks on it push through
Will a casino be built in Boracay Island?
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says demolition orders were signed by Malay Mayor Ceciron Cawaling, after the mayor was accused of 'stalling' the rehabilitation of Boracay
Despite counting itself among the best islands of the world, Boracay has struggled to keep up with its fame. A look at its history shows warning signs at least a decade-old.
The environment department is checking if establishments located at the Mount Apo Natural Park are compliant with government regulations
DENR Mimaropa Regional Director Natividad Bernardino warns establishment owners not to deal with impostors posing as environment officials and are out to extort from them
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources prods local government units, residents, businesses, and private landowners to work together on a conservation plan that could make demolition orders unnecessary
(UPDATED) Existing resorts and infrastructure projects would be affected as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources seeks to protect biodiversity in the world-famous island
Owners of the establishments have 30 days or until May 5 to comply with the notice to vacate
Leisure & Resorts World Corporation has revealed plans to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino in Boracay, but environment officials say they have not yet received any application for permits
(UPDATED) DENR Mimaropa Director Natividad Bernardino says the 32 business establishment owners only have until April 11 to remove their structures built on the 3-meter coastal easement zone
The team of local officials and fisherfolk is formed after residents of Barangay Natipuan raised concerns about the operations of a distiller
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the local government has issued a final notice to vacate to 24 families residing along Corong Corong beach
'If we want to sustain [Siargao's] viability as an international surfing capital, we must show that we are all helping to protect and conserve its environment,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will begin issuing violation and eviction notices to erring establishments next month
'Ongoing efforts to restore the island can still be done, and continue to be done, while Boracay Island remains open for economic and tourism activities,' says a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan
(2nd UPDATE) A business establishment in an environmentally-critical area is required to apply for an environmental compliance certificate before operating
Houses and establishments occupying the forestlands of Boracay Island are given 15 days to reply to DENR's show cause orders
(UPDATED) Mayor Nieves Rosento says the degrading water quality in the town’s public beach remains a problem
'We will do our very best for the next 6 months to accomplish the mission. I know that we will and we can do it. Kaya natin to save Boracay (We can save Boracay),' Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu stresses.
A regional investigating team is tasked to find out the establishments in Panglao Bay that are violating the Clean Water Act and the Solid Waste Management Act
(UPDATED) 'We will be using all our government and the DENR assets and personnel to do this job,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, who only has 6 months to address the environmental problems in Boracay
The hikers from Cebu will be charged for violating the Forest Code of the Philippines, says the DENR
Making the declaration will legally protect Benham Bank, the shallowest part of Philippine Rise, from 'human activity,' environmental groups tell Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
A group asks President Rodrigo Duterte to look into the lack of protection for the Ipo Watershed, despite the payment by Metro Manila residents of environmental fees in their water bills
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says he has already issued a directive that no new environmental compliance certificate will be issued in Boracay to prevent the construction of new buildings in the island
The Philippine President says he may file charges of 'serious neglect of duty' against officials in Boracay Island which he threatens to close 'permanently'
'I was given by the President the marching order to do something about the environmental problems in Boracay and make a report after 6 months,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu expects to complete the review of closed and suspended mining operations by March
The national and local governments are putting in place measures to minimize the negative impact of tourism pressure on El Nido