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  • South Cotabato To Restore Denuded Forests In Tboli

    The provincial government of South Cotabato is planning to rehabilitate some 40 hectares of a denuded timberland area in T'boli town as it continues to build up the province's forest reserves.

    Mary Jane Manlisis, chief forester of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), said Wednesday the local government has approved an initial budget of P1 million for the project, which is part of the province's continuing community-based upland and natural resources management program

    She said the initiative had been endorsed by Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes as among the province's priority r ...

  • Development Of Ecotourism Sites In South Cotabatos Lake Holon Starts

    The municipal government of T'boli in South Cotabato is closing down the ecotourism sites at the famed crater-lake Holon for at least nine months to pave the way for the area's rehabilitation and improvement.

    Rodel Hilado, T'boli municipal tourism officer, said Tuesday the local government decided to totally shut down the entire 304-hectare Lake Holon to visitors and any activity to ensure the proper implementation of its comprehensive rehabilitation and development program for the area.

    He said the area's closure will begin on June 15 and will extend until March 15 next year, in time fo ...

  • Checkpoints Vs Illegal Logging In Central Mindanao Planned

    Leonisa C. Alfaro, protected area superintendent of Allah Valley Protected Landscape, proposed to the protected areas board on Thursday the establishment of a checkpoint initially in Barangay New Dumangas in the town of T'boli.

    She noted that last year, her team apprehended a total of 21,377 board feet of logs and lumber. This raises concern considering it is a huge increase from the 12,362 board feet intercepted in 2012.

    "We have to reduce the demand for major and minor forest products in the areas where the illegal logs are being delivered," Ms. Alfaro said. Allah Valley is considered ...

  • Tbolis To Aquino Protect Our Land From SMC

    Indigenous Peoples belonging to the T'boli tribe in the remote barangay Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato want the President-elect Benigno Aquino III to look into their plight and demand that their ancestral domain claim be spared from extractive projects including coal mining.

    This developed after San Miguel Corporation (SMC) acquired three coal mining projects with a total land area of 17,000 hectares that would impact the ancestral domains of the T'bolis and the Ned Agrarian Reform Community (ARC).

    "We bring to the President's attention the fact that San Miguel has now acquired a governm ...

  • Hope For Deforestation Breakthrough

    My interest in ecology stems from my experience of working with the T'boli people in the southern Philippines, from 1980 to 1991. Within a few months of arriving in Lake Sebu, where the T'bolis live, I was convinced that protecting what remained of the tropical forest in the area was vital for the wellbeing of the T'boli and the settlers who lived in the lowlands.

    Tropical deforestation has taken a huge toll on the Philippines. When the Spaniards left at the end of the 19th century almost 75 per cent of the tropical forests were still intact. The onslaught began in earnest after World War I ...

  • South Cotabato To Restore Denuded Forests In Tboli

    The provincial government of South Cotabato is planning to rehabilitate some 40 hectares of a denuded timberland area in T'boli town as it continues to build up the province's forest reserves.

    Mary Jane Manlisis, chief forester of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), said Wednesday the local government has approved an initial budget of P1 million for the project, which is part of the province's continuing community-based upland and natural resources management program.

    She said the initiative had been endorsed by Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes as among the province's priority ...