THE NEGROS CHRONICLE  

The Negros Chronicle is a weekly publication published in Negros Oriental province, Philippines, vigilantly featuring the latest news updates around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental since 1973.
 
 
   JANUARY 15, 2012 EDITION
  Germans help LGUs manage forest
Germany's GIZ executives and Gov. Degamo ink a P100M agreement on mangroves and forest management project hoping to reforest 4000 hectares in the next four years. LR: Gov. Degamo; Robert Kressirer, GIZ country director; Dr. Walter Salzer, principal advisor; Dr. Andreas Lange, project manager; and Dr. Jurgen Schade, chief technical adviser. Also signing was Mercy Teves, head of the environment and natural resources division.
 
 


   
HEADLINE  
   
 
The German Development Corporation GIZ, is extending its expertise in forest and mangroves management by extending grants and financial assistance to LGUs to the sum of P100-million worth of grants and services, to Negros Oriental.

There is a condition, however, that the LGUs-beneficiaries have also to raise their own counterpart of no less than one-million pesos each.

Not only that, Germany will also be joining with the province in managing its vast forestland or whatever is left of it , by conducting trainings, so that a strong forestland will serve as a buffer against future floods and landslides. The project will last for four years.
 
   

 
   


     
   
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CRITICAL REPORTING  
   
 
by: ELY P. DEJARESCO

While the people's hearts and souls are still at it in the cause of fighting future floods, let us make sure, first of all:

That people are planting or re-planting the CORRECT kind of trees suitable for such particular soil, otherwise, we are again wasting millions of money; start with growing bamboo trees along riverbanks, that is a PRIORITY.

Then after planting, please, let us re-visit the site and see if all trees planted HAVE GROWN. Then re-plant and replace dead trees. Make sure the animals do not eat the young plants, otherwise, we still won't have trees. Don't forget, plant bamboo trees along riverbanks as a priority.
 
   
 

       
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EDITORIAL  
   
 
The national housing authority thru the efforts of vice president Jejomar Binay has released some P25Million for housing, thru the DSWD for displaced river squatters whose houses were swept away by the floods of Sendong and who today, are homeless and yes, squatting again in some evacuation center. They will be relocated in an 8 hectare lot in Banilad owned by the Tale family. Final negotiations are now being made. Priority will be for those 473 owners of totally damaged houses in different barangays. Once finished, they will be amortizing it at P200 a month for 30 years. Each house will have a floor area of 50 square meters, quadruplex style, with common walls for four residents. In the meantime, while construction of l,050 houses will take at least one year, those displaced river squatters will be relocated temporarily to a city-rented lot chosen by each barangay concerned, until such time when the houses at the new Banilad relocation site will be finished.  
   
   


         
OPINION
 
 
 
 
   


         
FAITH  
  "And Jonathan had
David reaffirm his oath out of love for
him, because he loved him as he loved himself."
– I Samuel 20:17

 
   


   
 
   


 

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