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  • Expert Says Condemned Trees Healthy

    There is no need to cut the remaining 84 acacia trees along the national highway in Naga and Carcar cities and San Fernando town, southern Cebu province, for a road-widening project.

    This was the initial assessment made by Dr. Roger Guzman, a forester and University of the Philippines Los Baños professor, following an inspection of the trees on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Guzman arrived in Cebu on Wednesday after he was asked by Philippine Earth Justice Center for a second opinion on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Visayas foresters’ diagnosis that the t ...

  • NGO Hopes Stronger Laws

    After last week’s two-day shark summit in Cebu, Greenpeace Southeast Asia now hopes that a stronger national law will be crafted to regulate activities involving sharks in the country.

    “Congressman Ying Guaio pledged to become a point person in Congress to come out with a house bill on sharks regulation. There were similar bills before like that one filed by Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo, but nothing happened because sharks are not popular. Hopefully we will soon have this one,” said Vince Cinches, ocean defender of Greenpeace SEA.

    The Fisheries Code and the Wildlife Prote ...

  • Running Priest Appeals Save Trees

    An advocate of protecting the environment asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local governments to preserve the century-old acacia trees along the highway from Naga to Carcar.

    Fr. Robert Reyes, who is known as the “running priest” for his preferred means of calling attention to a social problem, said he has no objections to the removal of decayed or diseased acacia trees, but that the rest should be protected.

    The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Central Visayas has finally agreed to remove seven decaying century-old trees in the City of ...