EO 23 stops legitimate logging, favors instead illegal logging
President Aquino warned illegal loggers and their cohorts in government against defying Executive Order 23, which imposes a nationwide moratorium on logging in natural and residual forests. Speaking at the rites marking the 25th anniversary of the Departm
PNP extends one-strike policy of cop chiefs to 3
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has expanded its one-strike policy to include police commanders who fail to seize illegal logs and run after wanted criminals.
30 DENR officials sacked for failure to stop illegal logging
FOR failing to stop illegal logging, 30 officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Southern Mindanao and Caraga region were relieved of their duties.
P-Noy to loggers: I accept your dare
President Aquino on Tuesday acknowledged that an order he gave to stop commercial logging nationwide is being defied, saying he was taking it as a direct challenge to him.
Noy warns illegal loggers
MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino yesterday warned illegal loggers and their cohorts in government, saying his government is serious in putting them behind bars.
Free for haul
By now, thousands of workers in wood processing industries have lost their jobs due to the Aquino (Part II) administration’s imposition of what it called “moratorium” on logging.
PWPA Meets New FMB Director
The Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) led by Chair Fernando Lu and President Olizon made the traditional courtesy call to the new Forest Management Bureau Chief, Director Ricardo Calderon last July 3, 2012 in his office in Quezon City.
PWPA Attends Hearing on Local Log Ban Bills
The Senate of the Philippines’ Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee conducted a public hearing last April 9, 2012 on different forestry and environmental bills passed by the Lower House of Congress.
PWPA IFMA Holders Meet
The IFMA holder members of the Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) led by Chairman Fernando Lu and President Antonio Olizon met last June 4, 2012 to discuss ways on how they would have to treat their IFMAs (Integrated Forest Management Agreement
PWPA Visits YSG in Sabah, Malaysia
The Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA), led by its President Antonio Olizon, together with the University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB), headed by Chancellor Rex Victor Cruz himself, and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic a
PWPA Attends Public Hearing on HB 5113
The Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) joined the Lower House’s Committee on Natural Resources’ public hearing of House Bill 5113 or an Act to Promote Investments in the Forestry Sector on May 9, 2012 at the Batasan Complex, Quezon City.
PWPA meets Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Professors
Professors Juan Prados, Miguel Allue and Javier Zazo from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) met last May 22, 2012 at Makati City with the Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) led by Chair F. A. Lu and President A. C. Olizon and explored
PWPA COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON: HBN 1063 AND HBN 4711
Logging bans have been imposed at different times in the natural forests of the country, to wit:
DENR Clarifies Memorandum on Suspension of Cutting Permits
On April 30, 2012, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued Memorandum No. 196 suspending the processing of all requests for cutting permits.
PWPA Seeks Guidelines for CCTV Installation, Connectivity and Implementation
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in its memorandum dated October 11, 2011 to all Regional Executive Directors, has required all wood processing plants (WPP) permittees to install CCTV cameras to help closely monitor the operatio
SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT (SFM)-PWPA PRACTICES IN NATURAL FOREST PRESCRIBED BY DENR REGULATIONS
-Entire area is divided into 30 annual cutting blocks equivalent to first 30-year cutting cycle.
SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT (SFM)-PWPA PRACTICES IN AND OUTSIDE NATURAL FOREST SUPERVISED BY DENR
Prior to cutting
-Inventory and marking of trees and their direction of fall
EMPLOYMENT IN THE WOOD INDUSTRY
The wood industry maybe classified into upstream and downstream sectors. The upstream, wherein the PWPA members generally belong, is the main provider of the wood-products needs of the downstream and also those in the construction and housing industries.
PWPA Participates in Earth Day Celebration 2012
The Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) joined the Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNP) and the nation in celebrating Earth Day 2012 Celebration at the Ayala Triangle, Makati City last April 22, 2012. With the theme “Earth Day everyday, everywher
Inquiry on Drying Technology for Timber in the Philippines
The Austrian Embassy through Commercial Attaché Isabel Schmiedbauer, in its efforts to assist Austrian companies that are interested to do business in the Philippines and to further encourage trade between Austria and the Philippines, requested the Philip
From the Perspective of the Wood Industry: Forest Laws Enforcement, Governance and Trade in the Philippines
Before anything else, allow me to congratulate the members of the Society of Filipino Foresters on its 64th