Category Archives: Environment

DOST heightens DRRM awareness in Camiguin


MAHINOG, Camiguin, May 17 (PIA) — With the theme, “Awareness, Collaboration and Moving Forward,” the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)- Camiguin Provincial Office recently held the Disasters Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Forum at Queobe Training Center, here, noting the results of Manila Observatory study where Camiguin is one of the top provinces at risk to natural disasters.

Provincial Science and Technology Director- Camiguin/Senior Science Research Specialist Miriam A. de la Plaza said that such activity, which is in partnership with the local government of Guinsiliban and Mahinog, is part of the Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST).

RTP20180517aAngelo Bang, resident volcanologist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory station emphasized that Camiguin ranked one in the top provinces at risk to volcanic eruptions and ninth in at risk to tsunamis. 

“Camiguin has the highest risk because the land area is so small such that a volcanic eruption can affect the whole province,” Bang said.

He also shared that people should be aware of the volcanic hazards in the area which include steam blasts, glowing avalanches, lava flows and lahars. 

RTP20180517bBang said that years ago, the large explosion from the summit crater of Hibok-Hibok volcano was preceded by a week of intense earthquakes. Hence, Camiguingnons should be fully equipped during such occurrence.

For her part, Engr. Anianita Fortich of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) explained the hydrometeorological hazards affecting the province saying that it was on November 7, 2001 when Camiguin experienced heavy continuous rains for about 10 hours.

Such has caused flash floods carrying landslide debris of boulders, uprooted trees, loose soil, rushing from the mountainside burying 134 residents alive and damaging vegetation and structures. 

RTP20180517cAs for man-made calamities, FO2 Sherwin Borres of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Mahinog Station shared the things to do during and after fire as well as the safety measures that should be observed in the office. 

He also demonstrated the proper way of managing leaked liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and stressed that LPGs should be placed outdoor so that the fume will not accumulate in an enclosed area. 

Homes and establishments should also observe testing and proper maintenance of all equipment such as ensuring that there is no leak in the hose.

“This will cause the fume to spread out, delikado madakpan sa kalayo (this is hazardous for it can cause fire),” he explained.

The activity was attended by local government units in the province who are expected to spread the awareness to their constituents.(RTP/PIA10)


BFAR-Camiguin conducts Seaborne Patrol, strengthens Fisheries Code


GUINSILIBAN, Camiguin, September 30 (PIA)—To continuously check and supervise fishing activity in the province as well as strengthen the Republic Act No. 8550 known as the Fisheries Code of 1998, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)- Camiguin Provincial Office conducted the Seaborne Patrol on September 28 at Guinsiliban Port, Barangay North Poblacion.

Gladys Abao of BFAR said that such activity is done to further ensure that fishery resources are not exploited, unlawful fishing practices are controlled, minimized and management arrangements are implemented.

20170930.jpg“Basically, it is a data gathering exercise, where enforcement officers are out to observe what is happening in the resource areas, to conduct detailed investigations where problems are perceived, and to take necessary actions to ensure that fisheries management plan (FMP) is followed and that legislation is obeyed,” Abao said.

Various stakeholders joined in the conduct of the said activity along with the Deputy Fish Wardens from Guinsiliban and Sagay.

The Seaborne Patrol is one of the procedural strategies on anti-illegal fishing operations along with the Land/Shore Patrol and Market Denial.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Camiguin galusad sa coastal, marine ecosystem mngt program


SAGAY, Camiguin, July 31 (PIA)—Aron mas malangkubon ang pagdumala, pagtubag ug epektibong makunhod ang mga drayber ug bahad sa degradation sa coastal ug dagatnong ecosystem, ang probinsyal nga pangagamhanan diri milusad sa Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP) niadtong Hulyo 28 sa Barangay Bugang, Sagay.

Ang kagamhanang local diri miingon nga ang maong programa giimplementar sa maong lugar aron ma makab-ot ug mapausbaw ang pagkamalahutayon sa mga serbisyo sa ecosystem, seguridad sa pagkaon ug climate change resiliency para sa kaayohan sa kasamtangan ug umaabot nga mga henerasyon.

20170731bAng mga program components naglakip sa pagtukod sa networking ug pagpahingusog sa marine protected area (MPA), pagpalambo sa biodiversity-friendly nga social enterprise, capacity building, teknikal nga pagtabang, pagdumala sa kahibalo, social marketing ug pagdumala, ug monitoring ug evaluation.

Aron magarantiya ang malampuson nga implementasyon sa programa, ang kagamhanang lokal nagpasalig nga magtukod ug maayong dugtong sa network sa mga MPAs aron masiguro ang epektibo ug malahutayong pagdumala sa coastal ug marine nga kahinguhaan.

20170731cIsip suporta sa CMEMP, ang kagamhanang lokal mag-implementar usab ug malahutayong pagduma sa coastal ug marine nga kahinguhaan aron makaambag sa seguridad sa pagkaon ug ipausbaw ang kaayohan sa mga katawhan sa coastal nga komunidad, ug epektibong ipakunhod ang mga bahad ug nakaingon sa degradation sa coastal ug marine nga kahinguhaan tungod sa mga makadaot nga pamaagi sa pagpanguha ug isda ug pagdaot sa mga puluy-anan sa mga mananap.

Tumong usab sa kagamhanang lokal ang mapaayo ang pagporma sa mga positibong balyo sa tanang hingtungdan apil na ang mga kabatan-onan pinaagi sa pag-ambit ug mga responsibiliadad sa malahutayong pagdumala sa coastal ug marine nga kahinguhaan ug puluy-anan, ug pagpa-ugmad sa kahanas ug kaalam sa mga empleyado sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ug kagamhanang lokal apil na usab ang laing mga hingtungdan sa coastal ug marine nga pagdumala.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin launches coastal, marine ecosystem mngt program


SAGAY, Camiguin, July 31 (PIA)— To comprehensively manage, address and effectively reduce the drivers and threats of degradation of the coastal and marine ecosystem, the provincial government here launched the Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP) on July 28 at Barangay Bugang, Sagay.

The local government here said that such is implemented in the area to achieve and promote sustainability of ecosystem services, food security and climate change resiliency for the benefit of the present and future generations.

20170731aAmong the program components include the marine protected area (MPA) networking establishment and strengthening, biodiversity-friendly social enterprise development, capacity, building, technical assistance, knowledge management, social marketing and management, and monitoring and evaluation.

To guarantee smooth and successful implementation of the program, the local government commits to establish a well-connected network of MPAs to ensure effective and sustainable management of the island’s coastal and marine resources.

20170801aAs support to the CMEMP, the local government will also implement the sustainable management of coastal and marine resources to contribute to food security and to improve human well-being of the coastal communities, and effectively reduce threats and factors of degradation on coastal and marine caused by destructive fishing practices and habitat destruction.

It is also the aim of the local government to enhance the formation of positive values among all stakeholders including the youth through shared responsibilities in sustainable management of coastal and marine resources and habitats, and develop and/or enhance the skills and expertise of concerned Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local government staff as well as the other stakeholder on coastal and marine management.(RTP/PIA10)

‘Bring your own bayong’ takes effect in Mambajao


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 16 (PIA) – With the aim to preserve the environment and aid in the information dissemination on the importance of taking care of the natural resources, the municipal government of Mambajao implements the “Bring Your Own Bayong” (bag) in all commercial establishments since June 1, 2017.

This is in line with the Municipal Ordinance No. 09-12-2015 or the ordinance regulating all commercial establishments from using plastic/cellophane materials utilized as bags or containers for all commercial goods including perishable commodities and prescribing penalties for violation thereof.  camiguin2

A dry run was conducted everyWednesday on December 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 which was seen to have a good impact towards inculcating the habit of the people in bringing their own grocery bags.

Failure to observe such ordinance will entail penalties based on the frequency of violation. For first offense, violators will have to pay P500, second offense at P1,000 and third offense will be paid at P2,500 and/or imprisonment of more than six months upon the discretion of the court and in the case of business establishments, cancellation of their license to operate for the period of one year.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: “Bring your own bayong’ gipatuman sa Mambajao


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 16 (PIA) – Aron mapreserbar ang kalikopan ug makatabang sa pagpahibalo sa kahinungdanon sa pag-atiman sa natural nga kahinguhaan, and lokal nga pangagamhanan sa Mambajao nipatuman sa “Bring Your Own Bayong” sa tanang komersyal nga establisamento sugod Hunyo 1, 2017.

Nunot kini sa Municipal Ordinance No. 09-12-2015 o ang ordinansa nga nagmando sa komersyal nga establisamento sa paggamit ug plastic isip bag o butanganan sa ilahang mga baligya lakip na ang dali rang madaot nga mga baligya, ug ang paghatag sa silot sa dili mutuman niining ordinansa.  news Lowly bayong regains fame with3.JPG

Gisulayan na ang pag-implementar sa maong ordinansa niadtong Disyembre 1, 2016 hangtud Mayo 31, 2017 matag Miyerkules ug nakita kini nga aduna’y dakong epekto kini sa pagdasig sa mga tao nga kanunayon na ang pagdala sa ilang mga grocery bags.   Ang pagsupak niining ordinansa naa’y lakip nga silot nga atubangon sa dili mutuman.

Makabayad ug P500 ang misupak sa unang paglapas, P1,000 sa ikaduhang higayon, ug P2,500 sa ikatulong paglapas ug pagkapriso sulod sa unom ka bulan base sa pagtugot sa korte.   Sa kaso sa establisamento, mamahimong ikansela ang ilang lisensya para mu-operate sulod sa isa ka tuig.(RTP/PIA10)camiguin2.gif

Camiguin police to hold fun run on June 3


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, May 26 (PIA) — To provide school supplies to the less fortunate children in the province, the Camiguin Provincial Police Office invites enthusiasts be part of their Fun Run for a Cause on June 3, 2017.


The event’s registration fee is at P350 per participant and registration can be done at the nearest police station in the province.


Mambajao Municipal Police Station said that the proceeds of the fun run will go to the school-aged children whose families have difficulty in providing for their school supplies in the upcoming school year. The police station is yet to determine the school or area where the distribution of the materials will be held.


The fun run will start at the PPR Complex and will end at the Camiguin PPO Mambajao Camiguin.(RTP/PIA10)

2017 Mt. Hibok-Hibok Triathlon champs named


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, May 8 (PIA)—To strengthen the sports tourism in the province, Promote Camiguin in partnership with the municipality of Mambajao and provincial government of Camiguin held the third Mt. Hibok-Hibok Triathlon on May 6-7.


About 75 sports enthusiasts participated in the swimming, biking and running event for this year. The race started with the 1.5km swimming race at White Island, Yumbing, Mambajao followed by the 64km biking event around the island and 10km run at Yumbing, Baylao.


Gilbert Grado, sports coordinator of Mambajao local government, said that the triathlon also aims to foster healthy lifestyle among the island’s constituents and youth development.


This year, Brian Borling of the Omega Tri Team bagged the overall championship for the men’s category as he finished the race at 2:59:05 hours. Tailing him are Jonathan Pagaura of TriBohol and Mark Balanay who respectively completed the race at 3:07:39 and 3:08:21 hours.


13256533_1733614656881593_698965475575214272_n.jpgFor  the women’s category, Leyann Ramo of Iligan Archangels emerged as the overall champion as she finished at 3:13:58 hours. Sittie Amina Dimaporo of Lanao del Norte Tri earned the first place after completing the race at 3:33:45 hours while Jenefer Paloma of Tri Mamba and Danica Rose Peligrino of GTRI/GUMS took the second and third places as they finished at 3:43:57 and 4:33:54 hours respectively.


Various events were also held for specific age ranges starting from 24 and below to 50 and above.


Bartolata and Jeffrey Real of TriBohol bagged the first place in the relay event finishing at 3:15:49. They are followed by Alex Dvorkin and Lain de Joux also from Tribohol (3:17:24), and Roldan Chan and Romeo Rago of the LGU Mambajao (3:39:38).(RTP/PIA10)


NDA cites challenges, efforts to dairy dev’t



MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, May 5 (PIA)— As the central policy determining body tasked to ensure the accelerated development of the dairy industry in the country through policy direction, program coordination and implementation, the National Dairy Authority (NDA) highlighted the challenges and development efforts to boost the industry during the 20th Dairy Congress and Expo on May 3-5 at the Provincial Convention Center, Mambajao town, Camiguin.

Rene De Guzman of NDA presented the major challenges of the dairy industry in the country and these include the limited dairy stock, implementation of Food Safety Act, milk quality and safety concerns, ASEAN integration, and local milk patronage.

To address such, major programs are implemented by the NDA and these are the Dairy Herd Build Up, Dairy Enterprise Enhancement, Milk Feeding, and Milk Safety and Quality Assurance.

The Dairy Herd Build Up aims to increase local dairy stocks and milk production as the sector suffered significantly because of loose credit standards. It involves the importation of dairy animals and distribute such to dairy multiplier farm operators.

To ensure the viability and sustainability of local dairy enterprises, the Dairy Enterprise Enhancement Program is implemented. The program also aims to establish the marketability of locally produced milk.

The milk feeding program on the other hand, targets to address malnutrition of children and create livelihood opportunities for local dairy farmers who are tapped as suppliers of milk.

To protect human health in the consumption of milk and dairy products, the Milk Safety and Quality Assurance Program has been created. This ensures market access of local foods and food products by promoting and educating the dairy stakeholders in the adoption of safety standard protocols from milk production to post harvest handling.

Furthermore, NDA stressed that it is important to immediately address the challenges of the industry since milk and cream products ranked third in the Top 5 agri-imports and it could go higher with proper implementation of programs and participation of dairy players.

In 2016, the local milk production reached 21.16 million liters and recently, there are already 59 provinces, 480 dairy players, and 4,349 dairy animals in the Philippines. From this number, northern Mindanao has 80 dairy players and 7,779 dairy animals.(Rowena B. Tasan/PIA10) 

Cebuano News: 20th dairy congress, expo ipahigayon sa Camiguin


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 17 (PIA) – Aron muhatag ug higayon sa mga mag-uuma sa gatasanan nga hisgutan ang mga interes nga gaapekto sa sektor, ang Dairy Confederation of the Philippines magpahigayon sa 20th Dairy Congress and Expo karong Mayo 3-5 sa Provincial Convention Center, diri.

Ang maong kalihokan paluyohan sa Mindanao Alliance of Dairy Industry Stakeholders (MAIDS) inabagan sa Provincial Government of Camiguin, National Dairy Authority (NDA) ug Philippine Carabao Center (PCC).

Si Debbie De San Miguel, planning officer sa NDA-10, miingon nga ang DairyCon mipili sa probinsiya isip benyu sa congress ngalan nga ang dairy farming sa maong lugar nilambo sa mga katuigan ug ang kagamhanang lokal nagpakita ug kadasig sa pagpalambo sa industriya.

shutterstock_72883003.jpgAng congress magsilbing porum sa pagbaylo ug impormasyon sa kasinatian labi na sa mga kabag-ohan ug kakaplagan sa mga erya sa produksyon, pagproseso ug pagpamaligya apil na usab ang pagpalambo sa kooperatiba sa gatasanang sektor.

Karong tuig, ang kalihokan gi-engranahe alang sa pagpasaka sa produksyon ug pangita sa mga mag-uuma sa gatasan, pagdugang sa kahayopan, paghimo ug bag-ong istratehiya sa pagpamaligya, ug pagpaspas sa pagpatuman sa self-reliant nga kabaryohan.

Para sa mga miyembro na sa DairyCon, ang bayrunon sa registration kay P2,000 kada tao ug P2,500 sa mga dili miyembro. Ang registration naglakip na sa congress kit ug identification card, souvenir program, snacks ug paniudto. Ang board ug lodging wala pa’y apil sa registration.

Ang mga interesadong partisipante pwede usab mu-register online pinaagi sa o mubisita sa pinakaduol nga NDA regional office.(RTP/PIA10)