He's Got Green on His Mind
By Ida Anita Q. del Mundo(The Philippine Star)/ Updated April 5, 2015-12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - Hailing from Guinobatan (which sounds uncannily like gubat, the Tagalog word for forest) in Albay, and graduating with a degree in Forestry from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje was likely destined to take on the role he is playing now – spearheading the reforestation of hundreds of millions of hectares of Philippine land with the National Greening Program (NGP).
Growing Bohol’s Future
(The Philippine Star) | Updated April 19, 2015 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - When natural disasters strike, we often have no choice but to hold on, endure and try to survive. In the past years, Bohol has had to face the wrath of Mother Nature many times, bearing the brunt of some of the most devastating storms and earthquakes that recent generations have ever experienced.
While they have not escaped unscathed, Bohol has emerged from the aftermath, ready to build again. The local government units (LGUs) and public organizations (PO), with the guidance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), have come together to not only rehabilitate the damaged areas of Bohol, but to hopefully prevent severe destruction from future natural disasters as well.