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Greenpeace to DENR: Opening protected areas to businesses leads to exploitation

May 09, 2018 - 5:39 PM

'We would like to remind the Philippine government that our environment is not for sale,' says Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner, warns against lifting the suspension of the issuance of pecial use agreement for protected areas. Photo from the Facebook page of Oceana Philippines

Palawan mining interests holding environment bill hostage?

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Environmentalists claim Palawan officials are trying to prevent a ban on mining and logging in some of their protected areas

PROTECTION FOR PALAWAN. El Nido in Palawan is one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Photo by Amer Amor

Palawan's protected areas at the crux of debate on proposed law

Nov 14, 2015 - 2:38 PM

A proposed bill expanding the country s protected areas lacks 5 of Palawan s major nature reserves

WORLD WONDER. The entrance to the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Rappler file photo

Senate passes bill to protect 97 ecologically-important areas

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:45 PM

If the bill becomes a law it will automatically exclude the protected areas from activities like mining logging poaching and limits fishing

NATURAL BEAUTY. Did you know that the Chocolate Hills in Bohol is not yet protected by national law? Photo from Wikipedia.org

PH ethnic groups want bill recognizing conservation rights

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:38 PM

They say existing laws on conservation do not address new concerns on preserving ecologically important sites that are also sacred to the IPs

New law empowers local communities for ecotourism

Oct 04, 2013 - 2:11 PM

A new law makes income from protected areas more accessible to local communities managing them

POWER TO THE LOCALS. The Ifugao tribe is part of the local community designated as stewards of protected areas in the Cordilleras like Mount Pulag

The trashing of Mount Apo

Aug 30, 2013 - 12:28 PM

In light of an alarming garbage problem the DENR hopes to implement an ecotourism program

HEAPING UP. Garbage mars the beauty of Mt Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines and a favorite hiking destination. All photos by Jessie Delos Reyes

Erap supports Manila Bay reclamation

Aug 03, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Manila mayor passes the buck to city council approval

'MOOT.' Estrada says the city council has already approved the reclamation project