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Will Pangasinan trees still be saved?

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FR. ROBERT Reyes, the “running priest,” ties a white ribbon around a tree that is set to be felled along a section of MacArthur Highway in Binalonan, Pangasinan, to make way for a road-widening project. WILLIE LOMIBAO / CONTRIBUTOR

If only they were asked, the residents of eastern Pangasinan villages would not have agreed to the cutting of trees that lined the MacArthur Highway traversing their communities.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No earth-balling machine for trees

THESE trees along MacArthur Highway in Binalonan town, Pangasinan province, are likely to end up like the tree in the photo below if contractors of a project to widen the highway  have their way. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

More than 100 trees, which are supposed to be removed by earth-balling and replanted elsewhere, may end up being cut, after all, in the ongoing widening of MacArthur Highway in the eastern part of Pangasinan province.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Board enters fray over cutting of trees

A CHILD ties a white ribbon around a tree that has been marked for cutting along the route of a highway expansion project in Pangasinan province. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

The provincial board on Tuesday said it would call all agencies and officials involved in the cutting of trees along the MacArthur Highway (Manila North Road) traversing several towns and Urdaneta City in the eastern part of the province.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Trees left standing doomed to die

FR. ROBERT Reyes takes a closer look at a tree stump on the site of a road widening project on MacArthur Highway in Pangasinan province. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Trees that have been left standing on the route of a road expansion project for a major highway here are doomed to die after they have been girdled, a procedure that a forestry expert says is like “removing their veins.”

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Running priest’ joins fight to save trees

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TREE STUMPS litter the road shoulder of MacArthur Highway in Binalonan town in Pangasinan. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Fr. Robert Reyes, the running priest, raced through MacArthur Highway on Thursday, drawing attention to the cutting of more than 1,000 trees to make way for a government road-widening project in five towns and Urdaneta City in Pangasinan province.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘The trees are not in the right place’

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

Former Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco, who announced he was running for governor of the province in 2016, on Monday claimed responsibility for the cutting of hundreds of trees that used to line the sides of MacArthur Highway in five towns and Urdaneta City in Pangasinan province.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

180,000 saplings for 1,829 dead trees

Public works personnel will plant more than 180,000 tree saplings to replace the 1,829 trees that are in the way of a major road widening project in northern Luzon, an environment official said on Friday.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

1,829 trees to be killed for road plan

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Environmentalists and church groups have petitioned the government to stop the “slaughter” of 1,829 trees that were marked for cutting or earthballing in five towns and a city in Pangasinan province to make way for the expansion of the MacArthur Highway, a major link to northern Luzon.

Environmentalists and church groups have petitioned the government to stop the “slaughter” of 1,829 trees that were marked for cutting or earthballing in five towns and a city in Pangasinan province to make way for the expansion of the MacArthur Highway, a major link to northern Luzon.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mayor accuses Cenro exec of illegal tree cutting

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Southern Leyte Gov. Roger Mercado said an officer of the Community Environment and Natural Resources office (Cenro) has been accused of involvement in the illegal cutting of trees in the guise of retrieving trees damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR OKs use of trees to rebuild homes

RESIDENTS of typhoon-stricken areas in northern Cebu and Eastern Visayas may use fallen trees to rebuild their homes, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) said yesterday. “Trees that already fell can be used but it cannot be sold commercially,” regional DENR information officer Eddie Llamedo said in yesterday’s 888 News [...]

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Court OKs deal to spare trees on path of road plans

A judge here has approved a compromise agreement between environmentalists and national government officials, led by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., that would spare 380 trees along the Manila North Road sections in Angeles and Mabalacat cities in Pampanga province.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

3 village chiefs OK tree cutting in Cebu city

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STUDENTS tie a yellow ribbon around one of the century-old acacia trees of Barangay Perrelos in Carcar City, Cebu, during their “heritage caravan” held 
last week. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Three villages in Naga City, Cebu, have no objections to the cutting and earth-balling of trees to give way to a road widening project, said Isabelo R. Montejo, regional executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

100-yr-old trees to be road project casualties

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IMAGINE this road in Carcar City to be wider, but without these trees. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The road-widening project from Naga City to Carcar City will soon proceed after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has given a permit to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to cut down 42 trees, including eight that are at least 100 years old.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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