DENR exceeds 2013 reforested target

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Central Visayas (DENR-7) has reforested a total of 24,872.49 hectares in the region last year. The figure is two percent higher than the target of 24,361 under the National Greening Program (NGP). The government mandated the DENR to accelerate the reforestation of idle lands in the country to mitigate

Team to review mining activities

TO ensure compliance with environmental laws, the Mines and Geosciences-Central Visayas (MGB-7) will create a 10-member multi-stakeholder team (MST) to assess mining activities in Central Visayas. The MST was organized last Dec. 23 during a meeting presided by MGB Regional Director Loreto Alburo. “The intention as expressly stated in Executive Order (EO) 79 is to review