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30 Cebu mayors want 84 trees cut

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

At least 30 Cebu mayors want Environment Secretary Ramon Paje to reissue an order to cut 84 trees, many of which are century-old, in two cities and one town in southern Cebu province.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Agreement saves 700 trees

THESE are among at least 700 trees that would be saved following an agreement between national and local government officials and environment groups to put a stop to tree cutting for a road-widening project in Pangasinan province. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

From now on, there will be no more cutting of trees to give way to the widening of the Manila North Road (MNR) in Pangasinan province.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

DENR rejects finding Cebu trees need not be killed

IT’S A SCENIC drive under the canopy of these trees in Carcar City, which would disappear should officials be allowed to cut the trees for a pork-barrel-funded road project. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

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.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Road project promises progress but threatens Sibuyan trees

A 100-KM major road project promises progress in the sleepy island of Sibuyan in Romblon province but an environmentalist group fears this threatens trees and the island’s natural resources. 

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.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao to plant 4.6M trees in one hour to break record


The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on Wednesday announced that it plans to break the record of most trees planted in an hour.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »