After pledging funds to restore a Gabaldon building of the Bayambang Central School in Bayambang town in Pangasinan, an agriculture group asked the government to donate the trees cut along the Manila North Road (MNR) in the province so these can be made into desks and chairs for the school.
Officials of government agencies who wanted to cut trees along the Manila North Road (MNR) traversing eastern Pangasinan towns are now using the “dead tree discourse” to justify the “murder” of the trees, an environmentalist said here.
By Gabriel Cardinoza and Yolanda Sotelo
Former Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco on Wednesday questioned an agreement that stopped government road crews from cutting trees along the Manila North Road (MNR), which traverses his district in the eastern part of Pangasinan province.
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.
The lawyer of an environmental group has urged a court here to issue a temporary environmental protection order (Tepo) against any further cutting of remaining trees along the Manila North Road (MNR) in Pangasinan province.