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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 »

Groups oppose garbage incineration

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BOUNTY OF THE BAY. Scavengers scour the heap of garbage washed ashore the Manila Bay in Roxas Boulevard Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Environmentalists trooped Tuesday to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, warning the agency of a law suit if it pursues plans to allow the burning of garbage as a means to manage solid waste.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Can you sell wild animals online? No way, says DENR

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje on Tuesday warned the public not to buy wild animals from just anybody, especially persons claiming to be linked to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Protesters tie selves to tree trunks to stop orgy of cutting

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DONDON Dimpas, a mountaineer based in Cebu City, ties himself to an acacia tree that workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways were preparing to cut down for a P1.2-billion road project funded by pork barrel. CARMEL LOUIS MATUS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Two environmentalists decided to take matters into their own hands in order to save the three remaining century-old acacia trees here that had been given the death sentence by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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