The word war over the cutting of trees for a road expansion project in the province continued Wednesday with former congressman Mark Cojuangco saying the provincial government actually violated its own environment code that allowed the cutting of trees for crucial road projects.
By Gabriel Cardinoza and Yolanda Sotelo
Former Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco on Wednesday questioned an agreement that stopped government road crews from cutting trees along the Manila North Road (MNR), which traverses his district in the eastern part of Pangasinan province.
By Tonette Orejas
If children and animals can be adopted, why not trees? Landscape artist Jose Camilo del Rosario took this tact to save 57 trees, mostly acacia, that were scheduled to be cut, and inevitably killed, to widen two national roads here.
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.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
The Parañaque government has made it mandatory for able-bodied residents who are at least 12 years old to plant one tree annually.