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Pangasinan trees spared from road widening may still be cut down

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.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Groups map trails to link Cordi communities

FOR AGES, villagers in Ifugao province have traded or visited neighboring communities by walking through trails, some of which cross through Ifugao’s rice terraces. A group has started mapping the Cordillera trail system that links all provinces in the mountain region. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

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.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »

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