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Road project promises progress but threatens Sibuyan trees

A 100-KM major road project promises progress in the sleepy island of Sibuyan in Romblon province but an environmentalist group fears this threatens trees and the island’s natural resources. 
ARIEL RABINO/CONTRIBUTOR

An island, whose folks once stood unified against the threats of mining, is sacrificing a little of its natural resources to open its doors to progress.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Projects threatening terraces halted

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / EV ESPIRITU

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has stopped road-widening projects in Ifugao province due to reports of damage to the rice terraces there.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Another road project assailed

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ROAD PROJECT  A 1.2-kilometer canal intended as a flood-control measure by the Department of Public Works and Highways cost 30 to 40 trees along the Aguinaldo Highway in Barangay Silang Crossing, Tagaytay City. CLIFFORD NUÑEZ/CONTRIBUTOR

Still another road project of the national government, which resulted in the cutting of trees, proceeded here without clearance from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tree-cutting protests delay road project

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ENVIRONMENTAL advocates have raised an outcry against the planned removal of trees along General Luna Street in Iloilo City.  The road is being widened as part of efforts to help ease traffic congestion. GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Trees or better and wider roads. Local governments should decide which to prioritize amid opposition to the cutting of trees in road widening and other public works projects, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Western Visayas.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Nueva Ecija city suffers road project woes

It’s Cabanatuan’s turn to complain about government road projects that have caused massive traffic jams at the start of classes this month.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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