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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 »

Illegal logs seized

Government operatives on Wednesday seized a 10-wheel truck owned by a village chair after it tried to sneak out illegally cut logs taken from the Mt. Magdiwata watershed.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fears raised new bridge to abet logging

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The opening of the Umiray Bridge connecting the provinces of Quezon and Aurora and funded by the Japanese government, is raising fears that illegal logging and land grabbing are coming next.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

What gov’t can’t undo, nature does on log road

Nature has reclaimed the 19.5-kilometer road project built by a private contractor in the boundary of Pangasinan and Zambales provinces in 2008 and which was believed to have been used for illegal logging.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

50 hectares set aside for fuel wood propagation in Compostela Valley

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Environment team of City Environment and Management Office (CEMO) and the Ecoweb Foundation Inc., in Iligan City  start its retrieval and clearing operations   of logs and debris   that drifted into coastal areas at the height of tropical storm "Sendong" December 17. The cut lumbers will be utilized to rebuild the houses for the affected families who became homeless. Richel V. Umel Inquirer Mindanao

In order to curb the wanton cutting of trees for charcoal in farming communities in Compostela Valley, some 50 hectares of public lands would be developed for the propagation of fuel wood, officials said.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Task force to probe Enrile

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday said she had created a special task force to look into Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s accusations of smuggling, illegal gambling, illegal logging and other crimes against Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Lima forms task force to probe Enrile

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COPY of the Department Order 994 issued by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

A Department of Justice-National Bureau of Investigation (DoJ-NBI) Special Task Force has been created to probe alleged illegal activities of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Truck carrying hot logs belongs to local exec’s family

The intensified campaign against illegal logging activities here nearly claimed the life of Mayor Jann Roby Otero when his car was almost sideswiped by a truck carrying illegal logs during a chase.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Forest guards seize hot logs on Mt. Magdiwata

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Forest guards seized illegally cut logs in the Mt. Magdiwata watershed here despite an intensified drive to protect the mountain from loggers.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Illegal logging continues in Agusan watershed despite drive vs tree-cutting

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Forest guards found and seized illegally cut logs inside the Mt. Magdiwata watershed here despite an intensified drive to protect the mountain from loggers.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 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 »

Army vows no letup in bid vs logging in Isabela

At least 6,000 board feet of illegally cut lumber were seized in San Mariano, Isabela province, on Thursday raising to 23,346 board feet the government’s haul of illegal logs in Cagayan Valley as of Aug. 8, according to a report from the military’s Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom).

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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