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    • 80 ‘Aetas’ to benefit if island placed under land reform 

      Golez, Prince (Panay News, June 3, 2018, on page 12)
      Eighty Aetas in Boracay could qualify as beneficiaries should President Rodrigo Duterte pushes through his plan to put the island resort under the land reform program, said the Malacañang. “Following the President’s ...
    • Boracay lands – parameters of use (1st of 3 parts) 

      Tirol, Cesar T. (The Daily Guardian, April 24, 2018, on page 4-5)
      Many legal-sounding words are being tossed about, which could also affect other paradise islands in the Philippines. It is said that February of last year the NAMRIA (National Mapping and Resource Authority) counted 7,507 ...
    • City launches refo mangrove project 

      Pendon, Lydia C. (Daily Informer, May 20, 2006, on page 1-12)
      A three-year Memorandum of Agreement for a joint mangrove reforestation project in three areas here was recently signed between the Iloilo City government represented by City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and the Pews Fellows ...
    • Consider rule on suitable land use for Boracay Island - Recto 

      Terrazola, Vanne Elaine P.; De Vera-Ruiz, Ellalyn; Yap, Tara (Manila Bulletin, April 11, 2018, on page 17)
      Senator Ralph Recto on Monday urged the government to reconsider the plan to turn Boracay Island into a land reform area following its six-month rehabilitation. The Senate President Pro Tempore made the appeal after President ...
    • Dagupan City eyed as aquaculture zone 

      Visperas, Eva (The Philippine Star, February 26, 2017, on page B4)
      This city known as the bangus (milkfish) capital is being eyed as an aquaculture zone north of Manila by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). Last Feb. 16, Emmanuel Lopez of PEZA met with city officials to discuss ...
    • Lake Sebu's coal 

      (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 17, 2017, on page A13)
      Here’s the rub. Under Region 12’s land use plan, Ned is a watershed area. If mining goes irresponsibly, as what we have witnessed of late, people living in the barangay and close to it would hardly feel its implications. ...
    • LGUs move to integrate climate policies 

      De Vera, Ellalyn B. (Manila Bulletin, December 15, 2016, on page B-9)
      Local governments have integrated climate change policies in their protected landscape and eco-town projects in disaster-prone areas in Marikina City and Rizal. In a multisectoral project together with the Southeast Asian ...
    • Managing Boracay as ancestral land and as protected landscape 

      Contreras, Antonio (The Manila Times, June 7, 2018, on page A4-A5)
      The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) through Undersecretary David Erro, perhaps in its desire to please the President who wants to convert the entire Boracay island into a land reform area, has boldly announced that ...
    • New law to protect 97 PH 'critical areas' 

      PN (Panay News, July 5, 2018, on page 13)
      A new law will strengthen the conservation of 97 ecologically “critical areas” in the country. Republic Act 11038, or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 2018, was approved on June 22. “The ...
    • Palace stops demolition of Boracay West Cove 

      Aguirre, Jun (Panay News, May 14, 2018, on page 12)
      The Office of the President has ordered to stop the demolitions of the main bulding of the controversial Boracay West Cove resort. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has cancelled the resort's Forest Land ...
    • PH doing badly vs climate change 

      Dar, William (The Manila Times, June 1, 2018, on page B6)
      One of the best ways to deal with the effects of climate change is to make the country’s agriculture sector “climate smart” that incorporates various mitigation and adaptation measures to deal with extreme weather changes. ...
    • Rody declares Boracay an agrarian reform area 

      Mendez, Christina (The Philippine Star, May 31, 2018, on page 3)
      Commercial establishments in Boracay will have to make do with whatever the government provides to do business on the island, President Duterte said yesterday in declaring the top tourist destination a land reform area. ...
    • 'We are not farmers' 

      Yap, Tara (Manila Bulletin, April 11, 2018, on page 17)
      Natives of world-famous Boracay Island are puzzled by President Dutere’s statement on implementing a land reform program after the government rehabilitates the resort island. “Hindi kami nagtatanim dito (We don’t plant ...
    • What is a watershed? 

      Juanico, Meliton (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 11, 2017, on page A11)
      If our country is practically a system of prominent watersheds totaling 421 in all, we need to know how to use the watershed properly and not merely say, for instance, that some mines should be closed because they are ...