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'When all the data is aligned, there is no conflict,' Secretary Roy Cimatu, overseer of COVID-19 response in Cebu City says
Since the decisions you and the national government make affect the lives of about one million Cebuanos in Cebu City, I called out to Cebuanos on Twitter if they had questions for you. I got a few responses.
Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda also defends Secretary Roy Cimatu against claims that he racked up a huge hotel bill during his visit to Cebu City
Masungi Georeserve celebrates the development, calling it the 'best World Wildlife Day gift for nature'
The Department of National Defense says at least 12 Filipinos may return to the Philippines on January 14, though this will depend on the availability of flights
Filipinos in and near Tripoli, Libya, must be mandatorily evacuated, too, says the defense department, as tensions escalate in the North African country
'We will do everything to bring out Filipinos there,' says the environment chief who's been appointed special envoy to oversee repatriations from the Middle East
Ronaldo Corpuz, a community environment and natural resources officer in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, is the 3rd environmental worker killed in 2019
Environment secretary Roy Cimatu gives call to action during opening of East Asian-Australasian Flyway Congress
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspends all dragon boat race activities in Boracay in the wake of a deadly accident that claimed the lives of 7 members of a local dragon boat group
(UPDATED) El Nido will remain open to tourists, but swimming areas will continue to be restricted
To ensure that the waters stay garbage-free, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says they will review contracts between local government units and solid waste collectors
'I will be making really a study for what is best for Baguio City as far as the environment is concerned,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu hopes Filipinos will be able to safely swim in Manila Bay someday
President Duterte's environment, tourism, and interior secretaries assure the residents of this Palawan town there will be ‘no closure but only rehab’
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will be in El Nido town on November 28 to meet with local officials
The task force issues the advisory as it announces that towable water sports like parasailing and banana boat rides will be allowed starting November 7
(UPDATED) ‘LGUs should not hesitate penalizing litterbugs by imposing fines or making them render community service,’ says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says he will meet with small-scale miners of Itogon, Benguet, to discuss their future
This means that the businesses can now seek permits to operate from the interior and tourism departments
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the Mines and Geosciences Bureau has given the green light for quarrying operations to resume in most areas
The September 20 landslide, which was triggered by days of heavy rain, also injures at least 10 people
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says quarry operations in Ilocos, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao, and Caraga regions will be under review
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to review all minahang bayan applications after the tragic landslide in Itogon, Benguet
Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan appeals to the Environment Secretary not to stop all the operations and to consult local governments and mining stakeholders first
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says workers should live in mainland Aklan to decongest the world-famous island Boracay
The one-stop shop will now be open until September 7 instead of the initial August 25 deadline
A dry run is also scheduled from October 15 to 25, with local tourists from Aklan to be prioritized
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
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For 6 months, the Boracay inter-agency task force will strictly enforce the moratorium of construction of new tourism facilities and business enterprises, as well as the expansion of amenities and establishments.
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 6-month closure of Boracay 'is a good wake-up call' for Filipinos, stresses Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Earth Day
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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
'For one hour this evening, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, let us all switch off our lights in our homes or in our workplaces to symbolize our commitment to saving Mother Earth,' says Malacañang
'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
'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
'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
These mining tunnels have intruded into the Philippine Military Academy reservation and caused some areas to collapse within the military academy, says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
Making the declaration will legally protect Benham Bank, the shallowest part of Philippine Rise, from 'human activity,' environmental groups tell Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
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'
President Rodrigo Duterte has given Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu 6 months to address the environmental woes of Boracay, which he describes as a 'cesspool'