By Yolanda Sotelo
Environmental and church groups have pledged to exert all efforts to save the remaining 770 trees along the Manila North Road (MacArthur Highway), most of them in Binalonan and Pozorrubio towns in Pangasinan province, including those that have been girdled or marked for cutting.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
, Yolanda Sotelo
The provincial board on Monday said government agencies behind the cutting of more than 1,000 trees along the Manila North Road (MacArthur Highway) in Pangasinan might be sued for violating a 1963 law prohibiting the destruction of trees along public roads.
A judge here has approved a compromise agreement between environmentalists and national government officials, led by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., that would spare 380 trees along the Manila North Road sections in Angeles and Mabalacat cities in Pampanga province.
By Tonette Orejas
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has scrapped its plan to cut 486 trees to widen the stretch of the Manila North Road here and in nearby Mabalacat City.