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1,281 trees to be cut for Ilocos solar project

Unless stopped by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) officials in Manila, more than 1,200 trees, including 52 saplings, will be cut to give way to a solar energy project covering about 60 hectares of forest land in Currimao town, Ilocos Norte province.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Environmentalist to DPWH: Don’t justify tree murder

THESE trees in the Binalonan section of the Manila North Road were marked for cutting when this photo was taken on Aug. 8. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Officials of government agencies who wanted to cut trees along the Manila North Road (MNR) traversing eastern Pangasinan towns are now using the “dead tree discourse” to justify the “murder” of the trees, an environmentalist said here.

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 »

3 century-old trees saved


The three remaining century-old trees in Naga City, Cebu have just been saved from the death sentence.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Code allowing tree-cutting cited in word war on project

TREE stumps litter the road shoulder of the MacArthur Highway (Manila North Road) in Binalonan town, Pangasinan province. The trees were cut to give way to the ongoing road-widening project from Rosales to Sison towns. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

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.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »