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Green Philippines If you think that the massive planting of trees in the country today is a novelty, your memory might have failed you. At a time when President Marcos issued Timber Licensees Agreements (TLA) left and right to his cronies, he saw to it that the country should likewise go into tree planting to replace those already cut. Yet, even supporters of the strong man acknowledge that the forests were plundered and that the tragic floods that hit Ormoc City in 1991 was only the tip of the iceberg even as then President Cory Aquino administration tried its best efforts to recover lost gains in forest protection and the shaping of policies. Causes of deforestation are mixed, traced to land use policies of old which allowed the conversion of forest land for residential and agricultural purposes and logging, both legal and illegal. In community-managed forests, it is believed that people who live in the forests or in adjacent areas, once given access to forests and security of tenure, will be the best guardians. However, this still has a long way to go. The support of government and non-governmental organizations are needed. The onset of global warming finally took a toll worldwide made nations to seriously change environment policies, the Philippines included. Thus, from the old Alay Tanim project of the 1970s, where only students and a few government employees participated, recent programs to regreen the Philippines took a dramatic turn. Today, it is a must that all sectors should do their share of planting even just a single tree not only in the forests, bare lands, highways and backyards but throughout the length and breast of the archipelago. Even organizations like the Rotary are bent on helping the government combat the climate change. Even media organizations like the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas decided to do their share and went on a nationwide tree planting among its members. However, caring the young tree is another issue, it should be remembered that of the thousand trees along the highways planted some 30 years ago, only a handful survived. The survival of these planted trees therefore becomes a challenge to all of us if we really wanted to regreen the country. New polices should be developed on this aspect as people tend to cut more than plant trees. Only then can we say, this generation did its job well and good. (PS Licas)

Frank Cimatu, PDI - North Luzon Bureau

For comments, suggestions and inquiries,

please call (074) 442-2150/8240 or email at nclcluster.pia@gmail.com


Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee meeting at the Police Regional Office 1

10th Higher Education Regional Press Conference at the Kimikarlai Hotel, Tuguegarao City


Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ACADAC) Gallery about Illegal drugs and its effects in the human body held at Angeles City Science High-School, Angeles City

Renal Disease Control Program team building at the PIA-CAR regional office


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Ilocos Norte Crime Statistics

National Statistical Coordination Board


Nov. 28/ 7:30 am Nov. 28/ 8:00 am

Ilocos Norte Infocen’s “Morning Sky” Television Program over SKYCABLE Ilocos Sur Infocen’s “For Your Info” TV Program over Iloco heritage Channel (IHC) 16 Laoag City Staff Meeting Vigan City Council Session Sangguniang Panlungsod (Pangasinan) Regular Session La Union Infocen’s PIA News Desk Seminar-Workshop on Philippine Development Plan Ilocos Norte Infocen’s “Morning Sky” Television Program over SKYCABLE Ilocos Sur Infocen’s “For Your Info” TV Program over Iloco heritage Channel (IHC) 16 Pangasinan Infocen’s “Pantongtongan Tayo” Radio Program over DZMQ Pangasinan Infocen’s Basketball Goodwill Games and Entertainment Sangguniang Panlungsod (Vigan City) Regular Session Ilocos Norte Infocen’s “PIA HOUR” Radio Program over DWFB La Union Infocen’s Population and Development Week La Union Infocen’s PIA News Desk Seminar-Workshop on Philippine Development Plan Ilocos Norte Infocen’s “Morning Sky” Television Program over SKYCABLE Ilocos Sur Infocen’s “For Your Info” TV Program over Iloco heritage Channel (IHC) 16 Ilocos Norte Infocen’s “PIA HOUR” Radio Program over DWFB Pangasinan Infocen’s Monitoring of Celebration of Bonifacio Day La Union Infocen’s PIA News Desk Seminar-Workshop on Philippine Development Plan Ilocos Norte Infocen’s “Morning Sky” Television Program over SKYCABLE Ilocos Sur Infocen’s “For Your Info” TV Program over Iloco heritage Channel (IHC) 16 Ilocos Norte Infocen’s “PIA HOUR” Radio Program over DWFB La Union’s Infocen’s “Ammuentayo” Radio Program over DZNL Pangasinan Infocen’s KBP Forum Pangasinan Infocen’s Journalism Seminar for DepED Ilocos Norte Infocen’s “Morning Sky” Television Program over SKYCABLE Ilocos Sur Infocen’s “For Your Info” TV Program over Iloco heritage Channel (IHC) 16 Pangasinan Infocen’s Media in Action Forum

Nov. 28/ 9:00 am Nov. 28/ 2:00 pm Nov. 28 Nov. 28 Nov. 29/ 7:30 am Nov. 29/ 8:00 am Nov. 29 Nov. 29 Nov. 29/ 2:00 pm Nov. 29/ 3:00 pm Nov. 29 Nov.29 Nov. 30/ 7:30 am Nov. 30/ 8:00 am Nov. 30/ 3:00 pm Nov. 30 Nov. 30 Dec. 1/ 7:30 am Dec. 1/ 8:00 am Dec. 1/ Dec. 1/ Dec. 1 Dec. 1 Dec. 2/ Dec. 2/

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Dec. 2

November 28

RDC2-Committee on Development and Administration 3rd quarter meeting, NEDA-R2, Tug. City

November 28-29

DOST orientaion seminar on Intelectual property, CSU Carig, Tug. City

November 29

DOST orientation on automatic rain gauge, DOST-R2, Tug. City

November 29

Joint Regional Development Council (RDC) and Cagayan Valley- Regional Peace and Order Council (CV-RPOC) meeting, Crown Pavillion

November 29

EMB- establishment of Regional Ecology Center meeting, EMB Regional Office 2, Tuguegarao City

November 27-30

Cagayan GSP- RD Licas travel to Macau-Hongkong

December 1

LGU Lal-lo lighting of Funtastic ChristMasterpieces and inauguration and grand opening of a "A Christmas Story", Lallo, Cagayan

December 1

Regional Consultation for the Philippines' Preparation and Participation to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20 - RD Licas to give Synthesis, Crown Pavillion

December 1-2

December 2

1st National Occupational Safety and Health Networks (OSHNet) Conference, Ickhinawa Hall, OSCHC Cmpg, QC

POPCOM Regional Executive Board (RPEB) - Regional Inter-Collegiate Population Debate

3 Nov 29

8:30AM

2011 Regional Level 5th ASEAN QUIZ, DepEd-R3 Conference Room, Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando

Nov 30

9:00AM

Radio Interview of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-Region 3, DWRW-FM, Jose Abad Santos Avenue, City of San Fernando

Lighting of Christmas Tree

Organic Agriculture Information Caravan in Bulacan's 1st District, Malolos City, Bulacan

Dec 1 Dec 1

io City

, Session Road, Bagu

Dec 1

2:00PM

Final Coordination Meeting/Ocular Inspection re Belenismo Sa Tarlac Awards Night, Jesus Lapus Memorial Sports Complex, Concepcion, Tarlac

Dec 1

9:00AM

Anti-Drug ForumCalibutbut, Bacolor, Pampanga

Dec 1-2

8:00AM

National Conference of Stakeholders on Sama-Bajau, Holiday Inn, Clarkfield, Pampanga

Dec 2

10:30AM

Press Briefing on RP Energy's Coal-Fired Power PlantMeat Plus Café, Subic Bay Freeport Zone Bldg. 65 Sampson Road, Olongapo, Zambales

Dec 2

3:00PM

Dec 3

6:00PM

Lecture on Drug Abuse/ Anti-Drug Courier ProgramTarlac National High School-Annex Tarlac City

Belenismo sa Tarlac Awards Night, Jesus Lapus Memorial Sports Complex, Concepcion, Tarlac

Every Thursday PIA Hour, DZWT,

uio City

Bonifacio St. Bag



One Luzon E-NewsMagazine, December 5 2011