Appeals court grants protection to Naga trees

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/16/2014

The Court of Appeals granted the Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) filed by Winley dela Fuente, president of the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) of Naga City Central School last Thursday. The court decision was signed by lawyer Joseph…

Online survey shows support to save century trees

Bjorn Abraham Tabanera 08/11/2014

The ongoing dispute between the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and environmental groups on the fate of the century-old trees lining up the roads of Naga and Carcar cities has…

Not just for expediency

Editorial 08/11/2014

If what happened along the national highway in barangay Inoburan, Naga City last Thursday evening happened elsewhere, like say Middle Earth or somewhere in deep space, then mountaineer Dondon Dimpas wouldn’t have to climb the giant, ailing…

A white ribbon for every tree

Apple Ta-as, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/10/2014

The campaign to stop the cutting of roadside trees in south Cebu continues with a  “solidarity walk, run, bike” activity today  from Naga City to Carcar City and San Ferando town. Mountaineering groups  and other volunteers  will…

Mountaineer climbs Naga tree; all cutting suspended

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/09/2014

No more chainsaws for now. For three hours, mountain climber Dondon Dimpas sat on a huge branch of a century-old Acacia tree, where he hoisted himself up with a rope, on Thursday night. His peaceful protest frustrated…

DPWH told to cut trees at night instead

08/06/2014

The ongoing tree-cutting in barangay Tina-an, Naga City led some local officials to propose that it be done in the evening in order to avoid traffic congestion. In a press conference early today, Naga City Information Officer…

Eco-activist priest tries to stop further cutting of old trees as Gov’t chainsaws take down 2 of 7 Acacias in Naga

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/06/2014

After six hours, amid the roar of chainsaws, two towering Acacia trees were taken down in Naga City yesterday. Five more are scheduled for cutting tomorrow. As government crews wrapped up for the day past 3 p.m.,…

Traffic congestion along Naga City as century trees cut

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/05/2014

Traffic slowed to a turtle crawl as century-old trees along Tinaan, Naga were being cut down by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) early morning, Tuesday. Police and barangay tanods lacked communication equipment while manning…

Gov’t team to proceed with cutting Naga trees

08/05/2014

The cutting of seven century-old trees in Naga City will proceed at 9 a.m. today. A joint team of government agencies will handle the task even as Gov. Hilario Davide III suggested tapping private contractors to speed…

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