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Fears raised new bridge to abet logging

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The opening of the Umiray Bridge connecting the provinces of Quezon and Aurora and funded by the Japanese government, is raising fears that illegal logging and land grabbing are coming next.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DAR launches Umiray Bridge linking farmers from Aurora, Quezon

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

More than 30,000 people living in isolated farming communities in Aurora and Quezon are expected to benefit from the newly constructed Umiray Bridge connecting the two provinces, according to agrarian reform officials.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Umiray bridge may be harmful–NGOs

A Japanese-funded bridge project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) at the boundary of Dingalan, Aurora, and General Nakar, Quezon, poses more harm than good to farmers and indigenous peoples in those provinces, two nongovernment organizations said.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bridge project won’t displace Agtas, says DAR

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The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has assured the Agta tribe of Quezon province that no member of the indigenous community would be displaced by the construction of the P468-million Umiray Bridge linking Central and Southern Luzon.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Construction of bridge won’t displace Agta tribesmen, says DAR

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The Department of Agrarian Reform assured the Agta tribe of Quezon province on Friday that no member of the indigenous community would be displaced by the construction of the P468-million Umiray Bridge between Quezon and Aurora provinces.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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