The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will look into the appeal of a group of indigenous peoples for the cancellation of a 28-year-old Integrated Forestry Management Agreement (Ifma
) the DENR awarded to a private agricultural company in Southern Mindanao.
NGOs, tribal groups urge DENR to cancel coffee plantation permit !-- -- Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Non-government organizations and indigenous groups are urging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to cancel its integrated forest management agreement (IFMA
) with MandS Co.
ANR-10-IEED-0004-01) and by the French Institute for Biobased Materials (IFMAS
Cimatu has ordered the creation of audit teams to look into compliance of all industrial forest management agreement (IFMA
) holders in 29 provinces across the country.
British and European champion Joe Ryan, 13, beat Turkey's Murat Baran Ozdemir to win the gold medal in the IFMA
Youth World Muay Thai Championships, topping off an outstanding 12 months in which he also become world champion for a second time.
Emcor Facilities Services hosted the region's first Facility Management Professional Credential Program delivered by IFMA
However, the comprehensive audit of all Ifmas
exclude those in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Data showed that the country has an existing 102 IFMAs
with a combined area of 727,982 hectares.Of these, however, only 89 IFMAs
will be covered by DENR's review as the remaining 13 are located within the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.
On Tuesday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspended the operations of two big companies for alleged violation of their IFMAs
after President Rodrigo Duterte blamed them for the flash floods and mudslides that killed dozens of people in Zamboanga Del Norte at the height of Typhoon Vinta.
Complex formation was verified by measuring the loss of enzymatic activity of cathepsin G with the chromogenic substrate S-2586 (Kabi) and by monitoring the response in the cathepsin G-ACT IFMA
Initial reports reaching the DENR-FMB revealed that DENR contractors have developed more than 50 percent of Ifmas
holders that failed to establish tree plantations may eventually lose their concession areas as the DENR is planning to enroll idle Ifma
areas under the Community-Based Forest Management program or transfer right to develop the Ifma
areas to other agricultural companies that are willing and able to invest in tree-plantation endeavors.
Of the 104 IFMAs
across the country, DENR said that 40 were in Luzon, 13 in Visayas, and 51 in Mindanao.