Mandaue City ready for DILG’s road clearing validation

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/16/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City is now ready for the actual validation by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the city’s road clearing operations this February 23, 2021. On Tuesday, February 16, the…

The true meaning of trees

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 10/19/2020

Seven months of quarantine restrictions have given me and my wife the time to embark on a wonderful hobby that we would not have been able to do under the work schedule I had before the pandemic.…

Road widening in N. Bacalso to continue after tree issues

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) will proceed with the road widening at N. Bacalso National Highway after two months of hiatus following the refusal of the city…

71 trees to find new homes in parks in Cebu City — Guardo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another 71 trees will have to go to pave way for development, but in this case, the trees will find new homes in the Cebu City parks. Councilor Jerry Guardo, chairperson for the…

Guardo: 122 trees along N. Bacalso Avenue need to be cut, transferred

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo, chairman of the City Council’s committee on infrastructure, said that they had already inspected  the 122 trees that would be cut or earth-balled along the N. Bacalso Avenue…

Tree Pathologist: Let 21 trees in Naga live, 7 have to go

Rosalie Abatayo 10/22/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  “Let 21 trees live.” This was the recommendation of Dr. Ernesto Militante, a tree pathologist, who assessed the conditions of the trees along the Naga City roads that were due for cutting.…

Palma: Replace 1 cut tree with 100 new seedlings

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that he does not approve of the recent cutting of roadside trees in the southern part of Cebu province, but the prelate said that he understands the need…

‘Running priest’ is in Naga City, Cebu to help fight against ‘EJK of trees’

Rosalie Abatayo 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environmentalist priest Fr. Roberto Reyes will run along the national highway of Naga City, Cebu on Thursday, October 17, 2019, to protest against the scheduled cutting of 32 century-old trees. Reyes said the…

Sheer madness

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/10/2019

In this era of extreme weather aberration, when heat wave, drought, wildfire, typhoon and storm surges are becoming frequent and intense, our trees, the principal source of humans and non-human’s  water, fresh air to breathe, and absorber…

DENR-7: Cutting of trees in Barangay Capitol Site follows forestry rules

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Department of Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) said that the  cutting of five trees along M. Velez  Street and Don Gil Garcia Street in Barangay Capitol Site in Cebu City was done in…

Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

AP 12/11/2018

Tualatin, Oregon — Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were…

Road opening in I.T. Park to affect six trees – Sepe

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/09/2018

At least six trees that will be affected by the proposed road opening in Barangay Apas, Cebu City are now bring endorsed for clearing. Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) head Jone Sepe said the four mahogany and…

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