Ipo Watershed news and updates

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Discovering social tourism at the Ipo Watershed

May 04, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Our latest #WhatsNext experience was all about connecting with nature and the Sapang Munti community

Duterte asked to stop illegal logging in vital Ipo Watershed

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:50 PM

A group asks President Rodrigo Duterte to look into the lack of protection for the Ipo Watershed, despite the payment by Metro Manila residents of environmental fees in their water bills

After 2 years, Bulacan forest guards paid for a year of work

Feb 23, 2016 - 3:41 PM

The MWSS finally pays forest guards whose role is to protect a watershed crucial for Metro Manila s water needs

KEEPING COUNT. Forest guard leader Manny Cruz receives his long overdue salary from MWSS on February 23, 2016. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Unpaid forest guards stop work in critical watershed

Feb 01, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Ipo Watershed – part of a watershed system which provides 97 of Metro Manila s water needs – is now vulnerable again to illegal logging and burning – no thanks to MWSS oversight

FIGHING ILLEGAL LOGGING. Ipo Watershed bantay gubat or forest guards find illegally-cut lumber floating in a river. Photo from Fredd Ochavo/UP Mountaineers

Rethinking the National Greening Program

Jun 22, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Is the government s reforestation program genuine reforestation or a perpetuation of the mindset that trees are commodities for humans to exploit?

Bulacan forest fires part of a reforestation scam?

Jun 18, 2014 - 1:29 PM

Locals say informal settlers and government officials deliberately burn reforestation sites so new funds will be released a charge that the DENR denies

FOREST FIRE. In Apri, a forest fire razed parts of the Ipo watershed, a site for the government's National Greening Program. Photo by Mel Prince

Bulacan deforestation ‘drying up’ Metro Manila water supply

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Environmentalists blame two government agencies for mismanaging a vital watershed

BLACKENED. Forest fires like this photographed in April 2014 are often used for charcoal-making or to clear away land for farming. Photo from Fredd Ochavo