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Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed

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Illegally cut logs from Sierra Madre are spread at the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Infanta, Quezon.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Officials of a local environment agency here have decided to release a 10-wheeler truck, owned by a barangay (village) chairman and apprehended last month for carrying “hot logs” felled inside the Mt. Magdiwata watershed.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Army, civic organizations intensify reforestation in ARMM

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Faced with frequent weather disturbances and natural disasters, concerned sectors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao agreed to boost the Balik-Kalikasan Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Banahaw fire only burnt grass, shrubs—PDRRMC exec

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The fire that hit the mystical Mount Banahaw was far from the raging forest blaze that hit other countries, an official said Friday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Agusan illegal logging shows lessons unlearned

The discovery of a massive illegal logging operation near where scenes of destruction left by Typhoon “Pablo” last year are still fresh came as a disturbing reminder for officials of how some lessons, no matter how painful, are never learned.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Felled trees found in Agusan Sur indicate illegal logging persists

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Illegally cut logs from Sierra Madre are spread at the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Infanta, Quezon.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Some people apparently failed to learn their lesson from last year’s devastation triggered by Typhoon “Pablo” on two mountain villages here where three people had been killed, officials said.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Our almost-forgotten natural treasures

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It was uplifting to trek in Tabunan, one of the remaining patches of Cebu’s thinning forested areas, and our almost-forgotten natural treasures. The long-awaited visit materialized with the help of the dedicated team from the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) namely, Jesse Cubijano, Flor Rosales, Juan Yao and, Cris Evert Lato Ruffolo, who joined [...]

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Forest ranger slain in Laguna ambush

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Forest rangers patrolling at the Ipo Dam watershed at Norzagaray, Bulacan, three hours north of Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

Unidentified men believed to be part of illegal logging syndicates attacked a group of forest rangers collecting illegally cut logs in a Laguna town on Monday, killing one of the rangers, a regional environment official on Tuesday said.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR team member hauling ‘hot’ timber shot dead in Laguna

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Kalayaan town, Laguna

A man who was helping forest rangers haul illegally-cut timber was shot dead when his group was ambushed by unidentified gunmen in Kalayaan town, Laguna, an environment official in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) said Tuesday.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

New transmission lines to lead to tree-cutting

An undetermined number of trees will be cut in a national park in Santa, Ilocos Sur, to give way to a new transmission line project of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Central Luzon foresters, farmers team up vs wildfires

FARMERS in Hacienda Luisita try to stop a grass fire that spread into a sugarcane field in a section of the estate in Concepcion, Tarlac, in January this year.  E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has advised more than 2,000 foresters and upland farmers in Central Luzon to help protect the region’s 589,945 hectares of forests from wildfires this summer.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

This time, Philex rapped over road

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Philex Mining Corp. is again being held to account, this time by government foresters, over a road that it allegedly built through a Benguet watershed without first securing the proper clearances, like an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Is Quirino’s drive on illegal logging worth dying for?

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Residents in the farming village of Villa Sur in Maddela, Quirino, were shocked when news broke out at daybreak on New Year’s Day that gunshots they heard an hour past midnight killed Alfredo Almueda, the highest-ranking officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Maddela and nearby Nagtipunan town.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Eastern Samar mayor faces illegal mangrove cutting rap

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Mayor Annaliza Gonzales-Kwan of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, has been charged at the “Green Ombudsman” with violating environmental laws for illegally cutting and destroying mangroves in her town without permits from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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