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ecology, natural resources

DENR sec says Pulag fire an accident

BAGUIO CITY — Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said even if the fire that razed Mt. Pulag last January was an accident.

Lepanto dumps waste near community

BAGUIO CITY — Residents of Gravel Pits, Sapid, Mankayan, Benguet demand attention to the release of mining wastes by the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.

DENR goes high tech for forest protection

SAGADA, Mountain Province — CENRO Sabangan staff underwent trainings for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) commonly known as drones last February 5th. The use of drones is the newest weapon of the DENR in its implementation of forest protection in Mountain Province.

Office of the President plans to cut trees in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — The Office of the President has asked for a tree cutting permit for 32 Caliandra trees to be cut at the present Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Cordillera compound, which will soon be fenced for the building of a summer house for the Office of the Executive Secretary across the presidential Mansion at Brgy. Lualhati, here.

Illegal logging destroys watersheds in Benguet

BAGUIO CTY — Forester and Upper Agno River Watershed Area Team (UARWAT) section chief Onofre Castro told the members of the media that the watershed along Agno River in Bokod, Benguet is threatened as illegal loggers and conversion of the forest into agricultural farms.

Mangrove Forests bilang proteksyon sa baybayin

Ipinakita na ng ating karanasan sa madalas na storm surge na napakalaki ng pinsala at kawalan sa buhay at ari-arian. Ang mahabang baybayin at mga ilog ang nagdidikta ng ating bulnerabilidad sa taunang pagbaha na namiminsala sa ating kabuhayan at mga imprastruktura.

Baguio dads to stop Suntrust construction at Gibraltar

BAGUIO CITY — Baguio City Councilors Arthur Allad-iw, Leandro Yangot, Jr., Faustino A. Olowan, and Edgar M. Avila in a resolution approved during last Monday’s regular Council session are directing the Suntrust Properties, Inc. to cease and desist from pursuing its expansion project in Barangay Gibraltar until such time that all issues and concerns regarding the safety of their excavation and construction are addressed.

Condo construction erodes newly paved road

BAGUIO CITY — The contractor for the construction of a condominium here had to bring down a section of the newly paved Gibraltar road, near Good Shepherd Convent and the Mines View Park last May 11 after the soil underneath eroded.

Editorial: Overbuilding in the City of Pines

The aftermath of the “killer earthquake” on July 16, 1990 brought out studies about the geology and the carrying capacity of Baguio City as an integral area. These studies and estimates were made mostly by scientists in the field of environment, geology, vulcanology and hydrology, and those who cared for the City and its people.

IPs, envi group slams CA

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) and Defend Ilocos slammed the Senate’s Commission on Appointments for rejecting Secretary Regina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).