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May God bless those who save His trees

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje finally woke up and stopped the massacre of trees in road-widening projects—but only after thousands of mature trees have already been felled. As many as 1,059 trees have been cut in Pangasinan. More trees have been cut in Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Bataan, Laguna, Iloilo, and other areas. Indeed, there seems to be an indecent haste to cut as many trees as fast as possible in spite of protests by local residents and environmental groups. Any tree on the side of a road is in danger.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Losing our heritage

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“Trying to plan for the future without knowing the past is like trying to plant cut flowers.” —David Boorstin

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Woodsman, please spare those trees

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What is the Department of Environment and Natural Resources doing?

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Gov’t should do something serious about the floods

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The McAdore Hotel is an abandoned building in Dagupan City. When it was built years ago, it was the pride of Dagupan, earning the monikers “International Palace” and “Star of the North.” The owners had such grand plans for it.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The first Christmas tree in the Philippines

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Pangasinan is supposed to have gotten its name from its famous gourmet product, a coarse, pinkish sea salt (asin) praised by discriminating cooks all over the world. Pangasinan, depending on your informant, means either “land of salt” or “place where salt is made.”

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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