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Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

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DENR Secretary Gina Lopez. Image by Rappler.com

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the Natural Resources Development Corporation can go into joint ventures with communities and help in poverty alleviation

MANILA, Philippines (July 29, 2016) — Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has other plans for the country’s environment sector beyond her crackdown on mining companies that violate environmental standards.  Continue reading Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

Unpaid forest guards stop work in critical watershed

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FIGHING ILLEGAL LOGGING. Ipo Watershed bantay gubat or forest guards find illegally-cut lumber floating in a river. Photo from Fredd Ochavo/UP Mountaineers
The Ipo Watershed – part of a watershed system which provides 97% of Metro Manila’s water needs – is now vulnerable again to illegal logging and burning – no thanks to MWSS’ ‘oversight’

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 1, 2016) — A mountain forest that is one of Metro Manila’s main sources of water is now at the mercy of illegal logging and burning after around 20 of its forest guards left their posts in January.

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