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Bill on National Land Use Act is Approved - Natural & Residual Forests Under Protection Land Use
The House of Representatives has approved the House Bill No. 4382 known as “National Land Use and Management Act of the Philippines (NLUA)” on June 2, 2014. It was transmitted to and received by the Senate on June 4, 2014.

PWPA at the Bangsamoro Forum - Shares Experiences on SFM
Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) President Antonio Olizon made a presentation on the experiences of the PWPA members in implementing sustainable forest management (SFM), its challenges and recommendation during the Land and Property Rights Wor

Forester L. D. Angeles Retires
Forester Leonardo D. Angeles retires as Executive Director of the Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) last June 30, 2013 at the age of 78.

CA Confirms Paje - After Four Years
The Commission on Appointments, on June 11, 2014, has finally confirmed the appointment of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje after four (4) years of being in office.

Local Plywood Mills Slows Down - China Plywood in the Market
Ten medium to big local plywood mills temporarily stopped its operations since 2012 while the rest are in partial operation resulting to the decreasing supply of locally manufactured plywood in the market.

PWPA at Congress - On Sustainable Forest Management Act
The Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) joined the Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting of the Committees on Natural Resources and Reforestation to make a preliminary discussion on the proposed SFM bills filed/re-filed in the Congress last March

On Fiscal Incentive Act
The Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) attended the joint Committee meeting of the Ways & Means and Trade & Industry on the Fiscal Incentive Act on May 20, 2014. The meeting was chaired by Hon. Romero Quimbo, Chairman of the Committee of Ways an

PWPA at the EUTR Awareness
The Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines in coordination with the Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) hosted the Forum on European Union (EU) Timber Regulation: Awareness and Alternative Solutions last March 26, 2014 at the Oakwoo

DOF Extends Application Period for Importers and Custom Brokers
The Department of Finance, through Department Order No. 033-2014 dated May 21, 2014, extended the application period for importers’ and custom brokers’ accreditation with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) until June 30, 2014

PWPA Attends the Forest Asia Summit
The Philippine Wood Producers Association represented by its Deputy Executive Director Maila Vasquez, through the sponsorship of the Food and Agriculture Organization, attended the Forest Asia Summit last May 5-6, 2014 at Jakarta, Indonesia.

FAO Forum: SFM Important in Green Economy and Poverty reduction
During the Forest Asia Summit held in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 5-6, 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization organized a discussion forum on equitable development – sustainable landscapes, green growth and poverty reduction that highlighted the role o

Forestry can be big business in the Philippines
FORESTRY AS a sector contributes a measly amount to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the Philippines. This is understandable because production forests in the Philippines are almost non-existent. The little left of our forests is basically for watershe

Selective indignation: Causes that shape our nation
INDIGNATION means anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean, according to the reference source. Selective is self-explanatory.

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PPSQF conducts CIDG Awareness Program
Philippine Product Safety and Quality Foundation (PPSQF) conducts a series of orientation program to different agencies responsible for monitoring of construction materials entering the country, the latest of which is with the Criminal Investigation and D

COMP to Malacanang: Review tax scheme
The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) was dismayed on the action of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) to continue with the proposed increased tax policy without considering the comments and observations not only of the mining indust

Key points of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro
MANILA, Philippines-The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is set to end four decades of armed struggle when it signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro with the government on Thursday.



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