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Paje grilled at Senate over trash in Manila Bay

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje was grilled in the Senate Monday over the garbage problem in Manila Bay that was affecting a critical environmental habitat.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

The many purposes of ‘Treevolution’

ASIDE from its cash potential, cacao can also play a part in greening Mindanao. Sen. Bam Aquino digs alongside Task Force Mapalad cacao farmers. GERMELINA LACORTE

About 25 kilometers from Davao City, schoolchildren continue to go to Vinzons Elementary School in Barangay Manuel Guianga, breathing in harmful farm chemicals in the air, the environment group Interface for Development Intervention (Idis) claimed.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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

Ramon Paje

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 »