By Carmel Loise Matus
Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas refused to accept a finding made by a tree expert who said 84 trees sentenced to die to give way to a pork-barrel-funded road-widening project in southern Cebu province need not be cut and should be saved.
An island, whose folks once stood unified against the threats of mining, is sacrificing a little of its natural resources to open its doors to progress.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on Wednesday announced that it plans to break the record of most trees planted in an hour.
By Ador Vincent Mayol
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has voiced support for the cutting of “diseased” trees along South Cebu Highway, saying they posed continuing risks to people who pass by the area.
The trees along Manila North Road (MNR) that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) had earlier certified as “dying and dead” must first be assessed by independent forestry experts before these are cut, a provincial official said.