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‘Glenda’ effective in removing illegal settlers in Mt. Banahaw


Illegal settlers staying for years in Mount Banahaw in Dolores, Quezon, had to leave when Typhoon “Glenda” destroyed their houses.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Despite fires, no Banahaw closure

PILGRIMS light candles in one of the supposed sacred spots in Mount Banahaw, which was recently hit by what officials believed was man-made fire. PHOTO FROM TANGGOL KALIKASAN-SOUTHERN TAGALOG

Despite three fires that raged for days in Mount Banahaw and Mount San Cristobal, and are believed to be man-made, environment officials have decided to keep Mt. Banahaw open to pilgrims during Lent, although with what they say are more stringent rules.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Mt. Banahaw to remain largely off-limits


A large portion of Mount Banahaw will remain a no-go zone indefinitely, as environment officials study the possibility of expanding the areas covered by the restriction following the March 19 fire that razed 50 hectares of forest.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Theft, vandalism expose Mt. Banahaw to poaching, intrusion

VIEW of Mount Banahaw, a protected area that continues to be under threat from intrusion and poaching DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The theft of signs and fences that are supposed to help protect Mount Banahaw from poachers and intruders is keeping the job of forest guards very difficult.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Mt. San Cristobal on fire again—DENR

File Photo courtesy of Jerome Quejano

Another fire broke out in Mount San Cristobal adjacent to the mystical Mount Banahaw in Quezon province and was still raging as of early evening Tuesday, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »