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DENR's Lopez: 'I won't allow people to suffer'

Jul 01, 2016 - 6:32 PM

UPDATED Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she wants to work with the business sector and society but she also warns against selfish interests

TRANSITION. Former Environment Secretary Ramon Paje hands the flag of the department to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Not just sports: Mimaropa's 'Clean and Green' program at Palaro

Apr 14, 2016 - 5:50 PM

From basketball ring inspired trash bags to planting crops Mimaropa is one of the model clean and green regions at Palarong Pambansa

PLANTING CROPS. The students and officials of the Mimaropa Region plant various crops in their billeting area for Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Josha Caleb Pacleta/Rappler

RH budget cut: 3 unanswered questions

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Why did the health secretary know about the cut after the fact? Why did Loren Legarda allow it? Why did the realignment go to health facilities and medical assistance?

Aquino's COP21 speech: What didn't make the cut?

Dec 04, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Failing to recognize the deep seated problems of climate change means we will fail in the search for genuine solutions

Aquino admin reforestation program expanded until 2028

Nov 27, 2015 - 10:19 AM

The National Greening Program has been extended for another 12 years with the goal of reforesting the remaining 7 1 million hectares of denuded forestlands in the country

GREENING. With the help of people's organizations and other partners, the government hopes to increase the country's forest cover

State of PH environment: Good conservation efforts, bad air quality

Apr 21, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The capital s air quality is dirtier while endangered species are bouncing back and reforestation rates go up

ENDANGERED KING. The Philippines struggles to protect the glorious Philippine Eagle dubbed 'Haribon' or King of Philippine Birds

'Wrong' mangrove rehab in Yolanda areas wasting funds

Apr 07, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Scientists say the government is rushing the program to meet targets planting the wrong mangroves in the wrong areas

SURVIVAL. Fishermen and scientists report high mortality of mangroves in a DENR mangrove reforestation site in Tacloban. Photo courtesy of OPARR

DENR to hire group to audit gov't reforestation program

Nov 21, 2014 - 8:29 PM

The initiative comes amid allegations of corruption in the implementation of the Aquino administration s most costly environmental program

Gov’t aims to reverse deforestation trend in 2014

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:18 PM

In 2014 the size of forested land may be able to match the size of denuded land reversing a more than two decade old trend

DISAPPEARING FORESTS. In the Philippines, forests are often cleared to make way for agricultural land

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

Panel recommends DENR chief Paje's confirmation

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:24 PM

On the 7th hearing on his appointment the DENR secretary is questioned for allowing the operations of a DMCI Mining s port and problems in the implementation of a reforestation program

LONG WAIT. The Commission on Appointments panel recommends DENR Secretary Ramon Paje for confirmation on June 10, 2014. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

DENR chief grilled on reforestation program

Jun 03, 2014 - 6:26 PM

Senators say the accomplishment report presented by Secretary Ramon Paje could be self serving A third party should assess the Aquino administration s biggest environmental program

QUESTIONED. DENR Secretary Ramon Paje responds to questions from senators about his department's implementation of the government's reforestation program. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

DENR contractors snatched in ComVal

May 31, 2014 - 11:01 AM

UPDATED Sources from the NPA say the relatives of the captives should not worry because they are safe and well fed

ABDUCTION. DENR contractors snatched in Compostela Valley

Illegal logging ‘hotspots’ down by 84% – DENR

May 07, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The government says 1 200 cases have been filed against persons involved in illegal logging with 186 convictions

Is the gov't reforestation program planting the right trees?

Feb 21, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Civil society organizations point to corruption and the wrong mindset as threats to the success of the National Greening Program

RESTORING FORESTS. The National Greening Program aims to plant 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 hectares from 2011 to 2016. Photo from the National Greening Program website

P347M earmarked for coastal reforestation in Eastern Visayas

Nov 27, 2013 - 2:32 PM

19 million seedlings and propagules of mangrove trees and beach forest species will be planted over 1 900 hectares of coastline

EXPOSED. Island and coastal communities devastated by Yolanda, like Bantayan Island in Cebu, may benefit from mangrove forests. Photo by Bibi delos Reyes

DENR to restore mangrove forests in Yolanda-hit areas

Nov 20, 2013 - 5:43 PM

Mangrove forests can make coastal communities less vulnerable to storms and storm surges

GREEN WALLS. Mangrove forests can serve as a buffer against typhoons, storm surge and sea level rise

'Maring' destroys 94 hectares of trees

Aug 21, 2013 - 8:06 PM

It set back the country s biggest reforestation program which aims among other things to lessen the effects and risks of flooding

GREENING THE LAND. Narra, lanzones and duhat seedlings were some of the plants planted in Solsona, Ilocos Norte in 2012. Screenshot from National Greening Program website