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Agreement saves 700 trees

THESE are among at least 700 trees that would be saved following an agreement between national and local government officials and environment groups to put a stop to tree cutting for a road-widening project in Pangasinan province. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

From now on, there will be no more cutting of trees to give way to the widening of the Manila North Road (MNR) in Pangasinan province.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Paje sends trees to help reclaim illegal road

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje sent 2,000 tree seedlings to Baguio City to help rehabilitate portions of a watershed that were bulldozed to make way for an illegal road in Tuba town, Benguet province, said an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Hot’ logs seized from wood processing plant in Agusan del Sur town

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A government anti-illegal logging task force has uncovered the existence of a wood processing plant in neighboring Esperanza town in Agusan del Sur, which has long been used as a depository of “hot” logs transported and cut from nearby forested areas of the province.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DENR rejects finding Cebu trees need not be killed

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IT’S A SCENIC drive under the canopy of these trees in Carcar City, which would disappear should officials be allowed to cut the trees for a pork-barrel-funded road project. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas refused to accept a finding made by a tree expert who said 84 trees sentenced to die to give way to a pork-barrel-funded road-widening project in southern Cebu province need not be cut and should be saved.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Assess dead, dying trees before cutting, says Pangasinan dad

TREE stumps litter the road shoulder of the MacArthur Highway (Manila North Road) in Binalonan town, Pangasinan province. The trees were cut to give way to the ongoing road-widening project from Rosales to Sison towns. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

The trees along Manila North Road (MNR) that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) had earlier certified as “dying and dead” must first be assessed by independent forestry experts before these are cut, a provincial official said.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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