Vargas seeks probe on PH’s reforestation program, protection of watersheds

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas is seeking a congressional investigation into the status of the government’s reforestation and watershed protection programs following the destruction and flooding caused by typhoons that hit the Philippines in recent weeks.

Under House Resolution No. 1361, Vargas, a member of the House committee on disaster resilience, said he wants to know what the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other concerned government agencies have been doing to address illegal logging in protected areas, such as the Sierra Madre mountain range.

“The extensive damage caused by Typhoon Ulysses, as well as the previ…

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