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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 »

Cojuangco: Tree deal ‘toilet paper’

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

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.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Landscape artist adopts trees imperiled by road projects

THESE trees doomed to  be cut due to road-widening projects were adopted by landscaper Jose del Rosario. TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER Central Luzon

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.

Posted: September 8th, 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 »

Tree planting now a must for able-bodied Parañaque residents


The Parañaque government has made it mandatory for able-bodied residents who are at least 12 years old to plant one tree annually.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »