News Articles

News Articles are listed below in chronological order. 



Cabico, G.K. Indigenous communities lead forest restoration powered by web searches. Phistar Global. 22 April 22, 2021.

Anon. 2021. Globe and partners double up reforestation, CO2 reduction efforts. 10 April 2021.


Partlow, M. 8M trees planted in Negros amid the pandemic. Philippines News Agency. 16 December 2020.

Anon. Globe encourages Rainforestation. Manila Times. 1 December 2020.

Anon. Globe encourages Rainforestation to combat adverse effects of natural hazards and climate change. Inguirer. 25 November 2020.

Anon. Program to plant trees can curb rural poverty. The Manila Times. 2 February 2020.


Ofreneo, R.E., Philippine Greening a brown economy. Business Mirror. 28 December 2017.

Algo, J.L.C. Rainforestation: A new paradim. Sunstar. 11 August 2017.


Salisbury, C. Philippine Bleeding-heart doves flutter at the brink, but NGOs respond. Mongabay. 20 September 2016.

Foundation for the Philippine Environment. Sustaining the Rainforestation Agenda through the RFRI Network. FPE News Release. 30 August 2016.

Visayas State University. Rainforestation specialists meet at VSU for capacity growth. VSU Bulletin. June 2016.

Marasigan, M. Guardians of our remaining rainforests. Manila Times. 14 March 2016.

Galvez, M. Philippines 5th out of 234 countries on forest gain. Philippine Star. 22 February 2016.

Cayubit. R. 16,000 hectares reforested in Region 8- DENR. Manila Bulletin. 16 February 2016.

De Vera, E. DENR extends Sierra Madre reforestation. Manila Bulletin. 4 February 2016.

SeÑeres, Ike. FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY: Massive reforestation. Panay news Philippines. 21 January 2016


Dulce, L. A world to win: people’s actions on climate change. Bulatlat. 3 December 2015.

Philippine News Agency. PHL reforestation advances further, reaps international recognition.Manila Bulletin. 26 October 2015.

Chu, L. Expansion of rainforestation initiatives. Manila Times. 19 October 2015

Tilos, J.C. Liptong Woodland hosts over 300 native, critically endangered trees in Negros Island. Philippine Information Agency. 2 October 2015

Anon. Haribon receivees $25,000-fund for Philippine Forests. The Manila Times, 2 September 2015

Ormega, C. Forest Restoration: A Humble Beginning. The Manila Times. 2 Spetember 2015

Anon. 'Buhay Punlaan': More than a seedling nursery. The Manila Times, 31 August 2015

Jocson, L. Couple adopts native seedlings as a pledge to rainforest. The Manila Times, 31 August 2015

Partlow, J.F. EDC to pilot Binhi program expansion in Negros Island. The Visayan Daily Star, 25 August 2015

Chu, L.K.Q. Conservation efforts in Mindoro bear fruit. The Manila Times, 10 August 2015

NA. Forests protect. The Manila Times, 13 July 2015

Jocson, L. Tree-planting season begins in Mt. San Cristobal. The Manila Times, 29 June 2015

NA ADEC Innovations supports Haribon's 'Adopt a Seedling' campaign. The Manila Times, 25 May 2015

Gonzales, I.C. Two Phl projects win Energy Globe Awards. The Philippine Star, 24 May 2015.

Montenegro, B. PHL scientists to use microorganism to help reforestation projects. GMA News Online, 4 May 2015

Ranada, P. 7 PH agri products to rave about at Madrid Fusion Manila. Rappler, 25 April 2015.

Malik, U.S. PH NGO wins at global climate change competition. Rappler, 24 April 2015

Ramos, M. COA: P7B tree-planting project of DENR a failure. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 24 April 2015

Locsin, J. Getting married in Iloilo? You'll need to plant a tree first. GMA News Online, 24 April 2015

Locsin, J. PHLPost to plant 1600 lauan seedlings at Angat watershed. GMA News Online, 23 April 2015

NA. 'Buyah Punlaan': A green summer escapade. The Manila Times, 20 April 2015

Sumagpao, R.H., Locsin, M.C. and D.E. Doguiles. DENR earmarks P7 M for greeing projects of Sajahatra Bansamoro Program. Philippines Information Agency, 14 April 2015

NA. One for the Philippines forests. The Manila Times, 23 March 2015


Ranada, P. DENR to hire group to audit gov't reforestation program. Rappler, 21 November 2014

Lindo. J. 2014. Commentary: Treevolution: Beyond the Guinness World Record. Minda News, 26 September 2014

NA. RDC-12 pushes creation of local gov't alliances. Minda News, 22 September 2014

Ranada, P. Rethinking the National Greening Program. Rappler, 22 June 2014

Ranada, P. Bulacan forest fires part of a reforestation scam? Rappler, 19 June 2014

Aguiba, M.M. Canada-funded project results in P728-M tourism investment: for South Cotobato Manila Bulletin, 16 June 2014

Ranada, P. DENR chief grilled on reforestation program. Rappler, 3 June 2014

Yap, D.J. DENR sets up system to verify LGU's tree planting claims. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 11 April 2014.

Ranada, P. Is the government reforestation program planting the right trees? Rappler, 21 February 2014.

Martinez, C. 2-Day National Greening Program Set. Journal Online, 19 February 2014.


NA. DENR, Smart award country's top eco-friendly schools. Sun Star, 3 December 2013.

NA. Editorial: Staying green. Sun Star, 5 May 2013

Andrade, J. I. DENR allots P50M for Pasig River mangrove-planting program. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 4 March 2013

Doguiles, D. DENR to Produce 1.2M Seedlings of Native Trees in 2013. Philippine Information Agency, 18 January 2013.

Garcia, A. Planting (Native) Seeds for the Future. Manila Bulletin, 14 January 2013.

Gloria, H. DENR-7 Urges Schools, Universities to Boost Greening Program. Philippine Information Agency, 10 January 2013.

Palaubsanon, M. DENR Urges Schools to Have Native Tree Nurseries. Philippine Star, 6 January 2013.


Guiang, A. DENR Hails Public School’ Move To Plant Native Trees. Philippine Information Agency, 20 December 2012.

Madarang, R. An Appeal to People Who Plant Trees. Rappler, 16 December 2012.

Yap, DJ. DepEd Initiative to Plant Native Tree Species in Campuses Lauded. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 December 2012.

Caneda, D. Focus on Indigenous Trees. Journal Online, 5 December 2012.

Subong, E. DENR-6 Advocates Use of Indigenous Seedlings for Greening Program. Philippine Information Agency, 03 December 2012.

NA. Haribon turns 40 with fun run. Inquirer, 16 November 2012

Guiang, A. DENR, Partners Grow 47.2 Million Indigenous Forest Tree Seedlings for NGP. Philippine Information Agency, 13 November 2012.

Anon. Indigenous Species Comprises 83% of Seedlings Raised for NGP. DENR, 10 November 2012.

Yap, DJ. Not Just Any Tree, Got To Be Native for Odette Alcantara. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 October 2012.

IDIS. Indigenous Trees Help Save the Watershed, Says Envi Org. Interface Development Interventions’ Blog, Inc., 30 August 2012

Ocampo, A. Native Trees. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 August 2012.

Araneta, G. Native Trees. Manila Bulletin, 13 August 2012.

Anon. Haribon Lauds 11th Watershed DayManila Times,  04 August 2012.

Mansourian, S., Vallauri, D., 2012. Lessons Learnt from WWF’s Worldwide Field Initiatives Aiming at Restoring Forest Landscapes. Marseille: WWF France, 68 pages small PDF icon (3.5 MB).

Anon. LBC and Haribon Plant Native Seedlings. Manila Times, 15 July 2012.

Agua, J. 15,000 Trees for Tabunan Forest. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 24 June 2012.

Sarian, Z. Wine From Native Batanes Fruit. Manila Bulletin, 22 June 2012.

Anon. FedEx Plants 1,000 Seedlings to Help Restore Philippine Biodiversity. Manila Times, 17 June 2012.

NA. Haribon sets tree planting. Inquirer. 8 June 2012

Anon. Fill the World with Love and Trees. Philippine Star, 26 May 2012.

Peña, R. Peña: June is Eco-Month. SunStar, 31 May 2012.

Anon. Greener than Green. Environmental Science for Social Change, 30 April 2012.

Anon. DENR to Tap 17 More Schools to Clone Native Trees for National Greening Program. Official Gazette, 29 April 2012.

Anon. State of the Art Clonal Nursery to Boost NGP Implementation in MM. DENR, 26 April 2012.

Francia, L. Cutting Down Trees Is An SM Act. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 April 2012.

Milan, P. Greening with Native Trees. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 April 2012.

Bautista, N. Learn More About Our Trees. Manila Bulletin, 18 April 2012.

ELTI. Rain Forest Restoration Initiative Seminar Series: Green Mondays. ELTI Newsletter, 28 March 2012.

Anon. Western Visayas Opt for More Native Trees for NGP. Philippine Information Agency. 12, March 2012.

Mongaya, C. R. Native Trees to be Restored in Buhisan. Inquirer News. 12, March 2012.

Anon. Greening Among Long-Term Measures for Saving Laguna Lake. Bayanihan.
6, March 2012.

Benaning, M. N. National Greening Surpasses 2011 Targets. Manila Bulletin. 3, March 2012.

DENR. DENR Taps Civil Society Groups to Grow More Native Tree Seedlings for NGP.
Official Gazette. 1, March 2012.

Anon. A Native Tree for Every Car. San Beda College Alumni Association. 2, February 2012.

Valmero, A. Cebu NGO Urges Propagation of Native Trees. Loqal. 2, February 2012.

Jackson, F. E. Biliran DENR to Plant 300,000 Seedlings for NGP in 2012.
Philippine Information Agency
. 1, February 2012.

Pedalino B. DENR Chooses NGP Sites in Southern Leyte as National Model. Southern Leyte website, 1 February 2012.

Gallego, E. F. DENR 13 to Produce 1.4M Fruit Trees Seedlings for NGP This Year.
Philippine Information Agency.
30, January 2012.

Ballescas, C. May the Forest Be With You. The Philippine Star, 19 January 2012.

Anon. Garden of Native Trees to Honor Washington SyCip. The Philippine Star.
14, January 2012.

Balocnit, P. A. Kalinga Accomplishes Target Under National Greening Program.
Baguio News. 9, Jan 2012.

Anon. Plant a Native Tree Today. The Manila 8, January 2012.

Sánchez, B. Q. Sánchez: Rainforestation in NGP. SunStar. 6, January 2012.

Arnaiz, M.G. Rain Forest Restoration Initiative: Advancing rainforestation technology. Not by Timber Alone—Newsletter of the Philippine Non-Timber Forest Products Task Force. January 2012, pp. 4-5. (3.30 MB).


Anon. EDC, DENR to Establish PH’s 1st Arboretum of 96 Premium Species.
Energy Development Corporation News. 7, December 2011.

Malilong-Isberto, K. My Happy Trees. Kay’s Adventures in Forest Advocacy.
6, December 2011.

De Leon, A. Greening Program Gets Big Boost. Malaya. 9, November 2011.

Mayuga, J. DENR East Visayas Has Enough Planting Materials for National Greening Program. BusinessMirror. 8, November 2011.

Anon. SBMA to Supply Seedlings for CL Greening Program. Sunstar. 1, November 2011.

Cano, M. M. VSU Professor Speaks on Rainforestation in the Nat’l Meet. Visayas State University. November 2011.

Anon. 3M Philippines does Rainforestation of CCCritical Area in Sierra Madre.
The Philippine Star
. 30, October 2011.

Sánchez, B. Q. Sánchez: Mother Trees. SunStar. 26, October 2011.

Sánchez, B. Q. Sánchez: Exasperation Over Exotics. SunStar. 24, October 2011.

Alave, K. L. DENR: Philippines Needs Green Army of Foresters. Philippine Daily Inquirer.
3, October 2011.

The Freeman. The Importance of a Native Trees Nursery. Philstar. 12, September 2011.

Anon. Project: Plant and Love a Native Tree. Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii.
8, September 2011.

Anon. DENR, SMI, POs Sign Agreement on Forest Management. Philippine Information Agency. 6, September 2011.

Caneda D. S. 1,400 Trees Planted Near Lake Lumot. Journal Online. 10, August 2011.

Sánchez, B. Q. Sánchez: How Green is Green? SunStar. 8, August 2011.

Hofmann, C. A Well-Deserved Award. Dumaguete Metro Post. 31, July 2011.

The Freeman. Tree of the Month - Bagtikan Parashorea malaanonan (Blanco) Merrill.
The Philippine Star.
25, July 2011.

Valmero, A. Palawan Aims to Plant 10 Million Trees by 2016. 15, July 2011.

Nathan. DENR, Other Government Employees Start Planting Trees in Compliance with National Greening Program. Ikuwaderno. 13, July 2011.

Bicarme, T. C. Villaverde Town Targets 555,555 Trees on its 55th Founding Anniversary Next Year. Philippine Information Agency. 8, July 2011.

Fernandez, R. A. DENR Builds Laboratory for Indigenous Tree Species. The Philippine Star.
3, July 2011.

Newman, M. BC. Over 100,000 Native Tree Seedlings Planted in Cebu.
Philippine Information Agency. 3, July 2011.

Anon. President Aquino Stands by Logging Ban, DENR chief says. Interaksyon.
27, June 2011.

Earnesthope. Answering the Environment’s Call. 11, June 2011.

Palaubsanon, M. L./ JMO. 2M Native, Indigenous Seedlings for DENR Greening Program. PhilStar. 5, June 2011.

Pamintuan, M. Protect Philippine Forests. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines.
5, June 2011.

Valmero, A. Group Urges Reforestation of Forests to Save Philippine Eagle.
3, June 2011.

Villanueva, R.  UPLB Pushes National Greening Program. The Philippine Star. 22, May 2011.

Pañares, J. P. Re-greening Plan Targets 1.5B Trees. Manila Standard Today.
14–15, May 2011.

Anon. Aboitiz Foundation Launches Running, Tree Planting Event. Sunstar. 2, May 2011.

Anon. DepEd Intent on Restoration of Region 7’s Biodiversity. Manila Bulletin.
25, April 2011.

Lato, C. E. Indigenous Trees Planted during ‘Stations of Trees’.
23, April 2011.

Benaning, M. N.  Smart Leads in Drumming Up Support for Reforestation. Manila Bulletin.
9, April 2011.

Benaning, M. N. Marikina Watershed ‘Rainforestation’ Welcomed. Manila Bulletin.
8, April 2011.

Anon. Philippines: Return of the Natives. Forest Carbon Asia. 11, March 2011.

Gatumbato, E. A. The National Greening Program. 22, March 2011.

Mones D. Biology Professor Lectures on Native Trees and Ecological Restoration.
Ti Similla. 5, March 2011.

Conservation International-Philippines. Forest Protection for Survival, Hope
Philippine Daily Inquirer. 12, February 2011.

Icamina, P. Rainforestation Brings More Jobs, Income to Small Farmers. Malaya.
11, February 2011.

Anon. Plant Native Trees, Not Foreign Variety – Group. SunStar. 9, February 2011.

Corlett, R.T. 2011. Impacts of Warming on Tropical Lowland Rainforests. Trends in Ecology & Evolution in press. Small PDF icon (426 KB)

Neidel, J.D. & H. Consunji. 2011. Rainforestation: Scaling Up Native Species Reforestation in the Philippines. SERNews: The Newsletter of the Society for Ecological Restoration 25(1).
(Small PDF icon, 4.2 MB)


Anon. GMA Volunteers Plant Trees. The Philippine Star. 19, December 2010.

Anon. Legacy of the Majestic Toog. Manila Bulletin. 11, December 2010.

Hofmann, C. The Dream of a Rainforest. Dumaguete Metro Post. 17, October 2010.

Anon. Support For Reforestation Program Urged. Manila Bulletin. 11, September 2010.

Anon. Calayan Promotes Native Trees in Reforestation. Isla Biodiversity Conservation.
2010 September.


Sueta, J. Native Tree Species Affect Changes in Chemical Properties of a Highly Weathered Soil. Soil-Environment Blogspot, 1 June 2009.

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