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

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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

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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 »

200 Mindanao villages enlisted in reforestation project

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The government is aiming to turn at least 200 Mindanao villages into reforestation areas where the villagers themselves will generate at least two million seedlings of forest tree species, Malacañang’s development arm in the south said Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Army, civic organizations intensify reforestation in ARMM

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Faced with frequent weather disturbances and natural disasters, concerned sectors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao agreed to boost the Balik-Kalikasan Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t not monitoring ecosystems in mining reforestation, says expert

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The mining industry’s forest program has succeeded in producing 14 million seedlings for 10,000 hectares of mined land in 2012, which should have enhanced the image of this economic sector, a forest expert said during the 60th National Mine Safety and Environment Conference here last week.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t targets 30K hectares for reforestation in Central Visayas

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To promote biodiversity and ecological stability, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is encouraging the public to get involved in planting trees.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

High-tech greening

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is monitoring the progress of its reforestation program minute by minute, using technology floating in space.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

A getaway from the madding crowd

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THE GINTUNG Pakpak Ecopark in Arayat is one of Pampanga’s summer destinations. PHOTO BY E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS

While many summer getaways are built on pristine settings, three friends worked the other way around. They first restored 8 hectares of denuded sections of Mt. Arayat in Pampanga to make an ecological park.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

P20-B marked for anti-poverty programs set by mayors in poorest towns

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President Aquino. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III is funneling P20 billion into projects to be identified by mayors belonging to the country’s most indigent provinces as part of this administration’s bid to fast-track the escape of poor families from poverty.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DENR to hire Mindanao typhoon victims for reforestation work

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 4,000 residents of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental affected by Typhoon Pablo in December will be hired to assist in the government’s reforestation effort in the disaster-hit areas, the government said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

5-day Liwanag Festival opens in Davao City Tuesday

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The five-day Liwanag World Festival to open here on Tuesday will be the first major event in the country that will be carbon-neutral, according to festival director and former presidential aspirant Nicanor Perlas.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Environmentalists want ‘calumpang’ trees preserved

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ENVIRONMENTAL advocates want to preserve a cluster of native trees at Iloilo City’s commercial and entertainment center. Jurgenne Primavera/Contributor

Environmentalists made the appeal to property developers and the city government to preserve a cluster of 10 “bubog” or “calumpang” trees (Sterculia foetida) at the heart of the commercial and entertainment area. They have grouped themselves into the Save the Bubog Grove-Iloilo Botanical Garden Movement.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Here’s a new year’s resolution that’ll be good for all

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje: Nixed anew. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Looking for a simple and doable new year’s resolution? How about one that lives and grows? To plant trees may well be the most suitable resolution environmentally minded Filipinos can make in the new year, as it is the “perfect way of giving back what we have extracted from mother earth,” said Environment Secretary Ramon Paje.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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