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What went before: Death of a botanist

The military said Leonard Co, a consultant to the Lopez-owned Energy Development Corp. (EDC), company forest guard Sofronio G. Cortez and Co’s guide Julius Borromeo were reportedly caught in the crossfire between troops of the Army’s 19th Infantry Battalion (IB) and communist rebels in Upper Mahiao, Barangay (village) Lim-ao.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Soldiers face criminal raps for killing of UP botanist

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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has recommended criminal charges against eight soldiers and their commanders for the killing of a respected botanist and his two aides two years ago.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Soldiers liable for death of botanist Co—CHR

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The Commission on Human Rights has called for criminal charges against eight soldiers and their two commanders for the killing of a respected botanist and his two aides.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Protesters press DOJ on Leonard Co slay

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday said she would order the prosecutor general of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the release of the result of the preliminary investigation into the killing of renowned botanist Leonard Co on Nov. 15, 2010.

Posted: November 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leonard shows way to save forest

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Using a guidebook authored by the late botanist Leonard Co, students, environment advocates and government officials trekked for 40 kilometers across the caldera of Mount Natib from Orani to Morong in Bataan recently.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

List of Bataan flora another legacy left by Co

Botanist Leonard Co documented the flora of the Bataan National Park a year before he was killed in Leyte, and local environmentalists have reproduced the catalogue for students to encourage them to help regreen the park.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Leonard Co’s book of nature’s medicines relaunched

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Slain botanist Leonard Co spent years building up a directory of indigenous herbs and medicinal plants, which he distributed at little cost to Cordillera communities to help augment health care in remote areas.

Posted: November 16th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

One year after, justice eludes slain botanist, pals

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Friends and loved ones continue to cry out for justice for botanist Leonard Co and his two companions who were shot dead under mysterious circumstances exactly a year ago today (Tuesday) while working in the forests of Kananga, Leyte.

Posted: November 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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