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‘Tree-mendous’ gift for ‘Glenda’ victims

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Metro residents saddened by the loss of their trees to Typhoon “Glenda” may get free fire tree saplings from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. But first, they must agree to care for the replacement trees for the next 30 years.  JOAN BONDOC

-The Metropolitan Manila Development (MMDA) has a “tree-mendous” offer for Metro residents who lost a tree or two to Typhoon Glenda.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Storm topples trees at UPLB forest area

Typhoon “Glenda” felled or uprooted century-old trees at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and damaged almost half of the university’s forest reserve on Mt. Makiling.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Baguio solon ‘promised not to cut trees’ in watershed

Embattled Representative Nicasio Aliping promised to spare trees when he disclosed a plan to develop an ecotourism project inside a watershed that Baguio shares with Tuba town, Benguet province, according to the minutes of a 2012 municipal council session released to the media on Monday.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Another road project assailed

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ROAD PROJECT  A 1.2-kilometer canal intended as a flood-control measure by the Department of Public Works and Highways cost 30 to 40 trees along the Aguinaldo Highway in Barangay Silang Crossing, Tagaytay City. CLIFFORD NUÑEZ/CONTRIBUTOR

Still another road project of the national government, which resulted in the cutting of trees, proceeded here without clearance from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

A symphony of trees in Pangasinan town

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THE ARBORETUM in Natividad, Pangasinan province, where some of the country’s indigenous and endangered tree species now thrive    WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

The scene seems to leap out of a painting: A group of musicians plays classical pieces on a lawn carpeted by grass. Behind them is a pond framed by tall trees and where ducks gracefully swim.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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