‘Mekeni’ pulls out pork goods

November 04, 2019
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Health through the Food and Drug Administration (DOH-FDA) yesterday revealed that the processed meat products which were confiscated last month from a traveler from Batangas and tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) were made by Mekeni Food Corporation.

Make use of geohazard maps, DENR tells LGUs

November 01, 2019
REVISIT the geological hazard maps distributed by the national government and use them as guide for disaster preparedness and management, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu appealed to all local government units (LGUs) in the midst of the successive powerful earthquakes and incessant rains being experienced in Mindanao.

DENR to watch Kaliw project

October 24, 2019
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu yesterday said that they will strictly monitor the compliance of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) with conditions stipulated in the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) recently issued for the Kaliwa dam project.

ASF-affected hog raisers get increased financial aid

October 14, 2019
AT LEAST P5,000 per culled pig will be given to backyard raisers whose hogs were affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the recommendation of Agriculture Secretary William Dar to increase the financial assistance.

BFAR explains causes of Metro Manila fish kill

October 11, 2019
Based on the tests conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-National Fisheries Laboratory Division and BFAR 4A on the water quality in three sampling areas, it showed that there is a poor level of dissolved oxygen and higher levels of ammonia and phosphates than the standard level.