Trees spared from a Pangasinan road-widening project being implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) may end up cut anyway if the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) determines these are dying and would pose danger to motorists.
Instead of building more roads that may damage forests, a group of environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts has started mapping the natural and indigenous trail system that connects the provinces of the Cordillera region.
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.
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.
By Maricar Cinco
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).