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DENR rejects finding Cebu trees need not be killed

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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. 
ARIEL RABINO/CONTRIBUTOR

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

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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 »

Cebu bishop: Go ahead, cut ‘sick’ trees

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma. PHOTO from www.cbcponline.net

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.

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

Assess dead, dying trees before cutting, says Pangasinan dad

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 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.

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

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