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Philippines ‘breaks world tree-planting record’

An army of 160,000 people join ‘TreeVolution’ in Mindanao. Photo by Saranggani PNP

Philippine officials said Saturday they had set a new world record for the most trees planted in an hour, with 3.2 million seedlings sown as part of a national forestation program.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Infra, reforestation projects on track to solving flooding in Mindanao, says Minda


The Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) said the government has been implementing projects aimed at preventing floods in various parts of Mindanao, contrary to public perceptions that it has failed to do anything about recent flooding in the region.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Greening of MILF camp needed no negotiation

GOVERNMENT officials and leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front launch a greening program in Camp Abubakar. photo:ARMM BUREAU OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

It was one endeavor that needed no negotiation. Government officials and leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) launched a program to plant trees in Camp Abubakar, once the main lair of the MILF.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

DENR sets up system to verify LGU’s tree planting claims

TONGONAN Farmers’ Association members also plant bananas in between the trees to augment their income. JOEY A. GABIETA

Are local officials correctly and honestly reporting the number of trees planted under the government’s reforestation program?

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Environmentalists step up drive to reforest denuded lands in ARMM


A group of environmentalists went trekking in Camp Iranun, an abandoned Moro rebel sanctuary in Barira, Maguindanao, to fulfill its goal of planting 800,000 to a million trees and reforest close to 200,000 hectares of denuded land in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »