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Will road projects for Pope visit wreak havoc on Leyte’s ancestral homes?

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Will the road widening projects in Leyte in anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit in January take its toll on the ancestral homes in the province?

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

Singson issues guidelines on roadside tree cutting

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson  FILE PHOTO

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has outlined a step-by-step protocol, complete with illustrations, to show how government road maintenance crews should treat roadside trees.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

138 girdled trees in road project now dead

MEMBERS of  National Coalition to Save Trees headed by running priest Robert Reyes (left, back row) pass by a cut tree on  the Osmeña Boulevard  sidewalk as they run from the Capitol grounds to the Archbishop Residence on  D. Jakosalem Street to save the  trees in Naga City, San Fernando town and Carcar City. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CDN

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said 138 of 770 trees spared from the Manila North Road (MNR) widening project have been found dead.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »

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