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DENR files raps vs 3 for Pulag destruction

Three Benguet farmers were charged this week with destroying sections of Mt. Pulag National Park and building vegetable gardens there early this year, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said.

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

For Cordillerans, Mt. Pulag is sacred

AN IBALOY  ritual leader or “manbunong” chants prayers as freshly butchered meat and wine are offered to the spirits and souls of their ancestors during the opening ceremony of the Ibaloy Day in Baguio City in February. RICHARD BALONGLONG

One summer on their way back from Mt. Pulag, the country’s second highest peak in the border of Benguet and Ifugao provinces, members of a mountain climbing team from Metro Manila noted that one of them was missing.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Town tells miners: Keep off Mt. Pulag

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COOLER ON TOP  The summit of Mt. Pulag has reached far more freezing temperatures than Baguio City and Benguet province, dropping to negative 8 degrees Celsius on Jan. 12, according to trekkers who visited one of the country’s richest biodiversity areas. EZRA ESPIRITU/CONTRIBUTOR

Officials of Kabayan town at the foot of Mt. Pulag have warned pocket miners to keep off one of the country’s richest biodiversity areas as part of tightening conservation efforts.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Legal strategy to stop Pulag intrusions

THE CORDILLERA police have been tasked with enforcing forestry laws on communities that have become divided between protecting their forests and expanding their farms. EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

From tax declarations and Torrens titles to agrarian reform certificates and, lately, certificates of ancestral domain titles (CADTs).

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Troops sent to guard Mt. Pulag vs intrusion

IN MAY 2008, the Inquirer caught these men clearing a section of mossy forest in the boundary of Kabayan town, on the way up to Mt. Pulag. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Army has sent soldiers to guard Mt. Pulag, the highest mountain in Luzon, against intrusion and protect one of the country’s last remaining biodiversity preserves, police said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »