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Mameng Jr., along with his father and namesake, reportedly shot park ranger Guillermo Celino in the leg following a heated confrontation when the two were accosted by a group of rangers while trying to haul illegal logs within park boundaries in Barangay Tagabenit.
The program aims to highlight the importance of conservation, protection, and sustainable management of the Philippines’ coastal and marine resources.
Dr. Randi Alampay, professor at the University of the Philippines Asian Institute of Tourism (UP-AIT) and consultant to various relief projects of non-government organizations (NGOs), said that industry losses because of the pandemic is getting to be more than earlier anticipated by the sector.
Several Sangguniang Bayan members initiated the call to give ENWSS members discounts for water bills incurred during March and April. During these months, El Nido was under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), and all establishments except essential services were made to close.
The local government unit (LGU) posted a form on their official Facebook page on May 22 that leaders of religious institutions could apply for special permission to conduct religious gatherings in their respective houses of worship. This is in accordance with the newly released Executive Order 20-061, allowing religious gatherings to resume if they strictly adhere to health protocols.
The distribution was personally facilitated by Culion mayor Virginia de Vera and her team.
Some 35 seaweed farmers composed of various indigenous groups such as the Tagbanua, Agutaynon, and Cuyonon peoples, are struggling to provide for their daily needs after buyers were no longer allowed to come to their cooperative and buy their seaweed produce. Most are registered members of the Calamianes Seaweed Marketing Cooperative (CMSC), based in Barangay Tagumpay, Coron.
Tourism Operations Officer I Arvin Acosta says the estimate was based on their projected income during the period that was supposed to be the peak of local tourist season before the sector ground to a halt.
The project is expected to provide support specially to cashew farmers and indigenous peoples residing around the area.
Each ambulance comes with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), defibrillator pads, oxygen tanks, oxygen tank regulator, wall mounted BP (blood pressure) apparatus, manual resuscitators, minor surgical kits, and first aid kits.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) made the announcement in a statement released May 14.
According to Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO) Fernando Lopez, the project was a multi-stakeholder effort conceived in late March. The effort was put together by the Calamianes Resilience Network (CRN), which is composed of various stakeholders from the public and private sector in the island group.