MANILA, Philippines — Two earthquakes with magnitudes 5 and 4.2 rocked areas in Eastern Samar yesterday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
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MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. has allowed the importation of milk and milk products from Thailand, Russia, South Korea and Libya after he had previously ordered a ban on the entry of live cattle and buffalo from the four countries amid the threat of lumpy skin disease (LSD).
MANILA, Philippines — The damage the El Niño phenomenon brought to the agriculture sector in four regions alone – Ilocos, Mimaropa, Western Visayas and Zamboanga peninsula – has already ballooned to P357.4 million, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA).
MANILA, Philippines — Mindanao-wide resilient infrastructure programs will be expedited amid recent disasters in the region, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will experience a “meteorologically drought condition” in April and May, amid the current strong El Niño phenomenon in the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
MANILA, Philippines — The country faces a decline in fisheries production amid a study conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies that China has destroyed at least 21,000 acres of coral reefs in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), an expert from the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) warned yesterday.