Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) orders the immediate removal of the barbed wires that were put up by a quarry firm to delineate quarrying operations at the MasungiGeopark Project in Baras, Rizal during his inspection of the project on March 4. The wires were hammered to Tibig trees, a species native to the Philippines that can help conserve water when planted near freshwater, and is considered a good tree species for reforestation near springs and creeks. The freshly-cut stem of a Tibig can also be a source of drinkable water. Cimatu ordered the closure, and cancellation of the quarry permit of the company and a review of its Mineral Production Sharing Agreement.###