Midsayap News

  • Sponsor Allowing Program Mulled As Mount Apo Is Closed

    With the closure order issued for Mt. Apo due to the recent fire incident, a proposed sponsor allowing program was proposed by members of USAID Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) to ensure the protection of Mt. Apo's biodiversity from illegal trekkers and also to help porters to still have income.

    Program Field Manager for Mt. Apo Region Benjamin Gregory Cruz, during the Biodiversity Reporting 101 Training held at Philippine Eagle Center said that total closure of Mt. Apo is not feasible.

    "As you know Mt. Apo will be closed for th ...

  • FPE Approves Quick-Assistance Grant In Response To Mount Apo And Mount Kitanglad Forest Fires

    The Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) has approved a Php 200,000 responsive grant to assist in community initiatives intended to address the recent forest fire incidents in Mount Apo (Davao and Cotabato regions) and Mount Kitanglad (Lanao del Norte). The grant is coursed through the Philippine Eagle Conservation Program Foundation, Inc. (PEFI) as the legal holder and implementer of the quick-response efforts on the ground.

    The separate forest fires, which started in late March in Mount Apo, has ravaged over 350 hectares through the first half of April. Meanwhile, five fires on ...

  • North Cotabato LGU Moves To Protect Home Of Philippine Eagle

    A local government in North Cotabato has vowed to protect a mountain range in the province that is home to the endangered Philippine eagle.

    Local officials of Arakan town, led by Mayor Gerardo Tuble, inked a "covenant" with environmental groups on Friday to protect Mount Sinaka by banning logging and mining in the mountain, which is home to the Philippine eagle and a hundred other plant species.

    Tuble said that the mountain has been threatened in the past years by "unscrupulous" human activities, including illegal mining and logging.

    "If we allow logging firms and mining companies to ...