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Church seeks stop to sale of land in watershed


A suit filed by the Church and private individuals seeks to strip a watershed in the town of Benguet province of all commercial activity, including the construction of a supposedly ecological resort being developed by a congressman.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Environment groups to ‘retake’ road project

SITE where at least 700 trees were felled for a road project attributed to Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. JP ALIPIO/CONTRIBUTOR

Two groups of environmentalists on Wednesday said they would “retake” what they called an illegal road project initiated by Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. inside the Mt. Sto. Tomas watershed to plant saplings and replace more than 700 trees that were destroyed in the area.

Posted: July 13th, 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 »

Power coop plants trees in Mt. Magdiwata watershed


The endangered Mt. Magdiwata watershed here gets a reprieve with the planting of some 1,000 rubber tree seedlings on its buffer zone by about 200 officials and workers of Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Aselco) on Saturday morning.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Poor quality of Metro water supply feared


At a time when reservoirs providing water to Metro Manila are in danger of going dry, a coalition of environmental advocates has exposed massive tree-cutting and forest-burning activities in a significant watershed in Bulacan province which could affect the water supply for the metropolis.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »