Statement: On Landgrabbing and Political Harassment by the Tanay LGU at Masungi Georeserve

April 18, 2016 12:16 pm

  We condemn the landgrabbing and political harassment committed against Masungi, a place dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of our natural heritage. It is unfortunate that just when public interest went up in the past few months, so did the interest of local public officials, led by Mayor Tanjuatco, and private individuals who have no concern for the environment. None of them have lifted a finger to stop the rampant cutting of trees and hunting of wildlife, nor planted a single tree, picked up a single piece of trash or built a single compost pile in Masungi. To us,... View Article

Statement: On the events that transpired in Masungi Conservation Area on March 6-9, 2016

March 30, 2016 12:53 pm

  The conspirators can twist their stories but the truth will always come out.   On October 2015, a man in the conservation area was case caught red-handed by our park rangers for illegally cutting trees with a chainsaw. The man was turned over to the Tanay Police but for reasons known only to them, he was released. This is despite the fact that he should have been arrested for illegal possession of an unlicensed chainsaw and illegal logging. Further traces of illegal logging were found in areas still left unsecured. This prompted the conservator to fence off the perimeter... View Article