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.
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.
By Chris V. Panganiban
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.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
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.
Government operatives on Wednesday seized a 10-wheel truck owned by a village chair after it tried to sneak out illegally cut logs taken from the Mt. Magdiwata watershed.