GMA suspends logging


12-05-2004, 10:24 AM


"LUMPING illegal loggers together with terrorists and drug dealers, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered all logging activity in the country suspended after massive floods in Luzon blamed on rampant tree-felling left over 1,000 people dead or missing.

Ms Arroyo, in a statement released by Malacañang yesterday, also urged Congress to amend the environmental laws and impose harsher penalties on illegal loggers and corrupt officials in cahoots with them."

A bit late, isn’t it?

From the Inquirer (

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