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Tree planting projects used to get a lot of press before fun runs took over. Running - to save the Pasig River or to raise cash for charity - is still great but we also need to put reforestation back on the map. Sendong (international name: Washi) showed us how floods can sweep houses to sea, no thanks to mountains of trees flattened out to give way to plantations or housing projects. We need to re-green the world to mitigate the impact of disaster.
Glenn Quirino Maboloc
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