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BICOL RIVER DREDGING BEGINS – CIMATU

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB) Chairman Roy Cimatu has announced the dredging of sandbars along a narrow section of the 94-kilometer Bicol River starting March 23. “TF BBB’s rehabilitation efforts on the Bicol River completes the triumvirate targets to which we have committed ourselves to […]

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RIZAL SOLON BATS FOR BAMBOO PLANTING AMID PANDEMIC

The Save Our Forests Now movement this week embarked on its second leg, with more than twice the number of participants joining in reforestation efforts in the province of Rizal. More than 500 youth participants from the town of Rodriguez (Montalban) planted more than 1,000 bamboo saplings by the river and mountain in Brgy. Mascap […]

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BAMBOO TO PREVENT FLOODING IN CAGAYAN – CIMATU

The lowly bamboo will be playing a crucial role in the rehabilitation of the heavily silted Cagayan River, which overflowed during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses leading to massive flooding that submerged the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela and killed at least 29 people in the area. This developed as the Department of Environment and […]

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BAMBOO TO HELP IMPROVE PH FOREST COVER – CIMATU

As the Philippines joined the rest of the globe in celebrating the World Bamboo Day recently, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) went all out in promoting the benefits of bamboo as a sustainable resource. Bamboo, which is considered today as the “green gold,” has been rapidly gaining momentum in recent years with […]

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19,000 HECTARES OF LAND TO BE CONVERTED TO A BAMBOO PLANTATION – LOPEZ

The Philippine Bamboo Industry Council (PBIC) is looking into converting at least 19,000 hectares of land nationwide into a bamboo plantation this year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. The largest land conversion will be in Region 6 (Western Visayas) with 13,000 hectares of land eyed for bamboo plantation. DTI Secretary and PBIC chairman […]

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HOUSE APPROVES PHILIPPINE BAMBOO MONTH DECLARATION – SAVELLANO

The House Committee on Agriculture and Food chaired by Rep. Wilfrido Mark Enverga (1st District, Quezon) adopted House Resolution No. 197, which seeks to proclaim the month of September as “Philippine Bamboo Month” to promote the importance of bamboo in the daily lives of Filipinos. The resolution, authored by Deputy Speaker and Ilocos Sur Rep. […]