Manila, Feb. 11 -- Government-owned John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC) has linked up with the major universities here for environmental research to protect and preserve the forest inside the camp, an official said Monday

"The exposure that the students will gain from the collaboration will strengthen their awareness [in environmental protection and preservation]," JHMC vice president Jane Theresa Tabalingcos said in a phone interview.

The JHMC has partnered with Saint Louis University (SLU), University of the Cordilleras (UC), University of Baguio (UB), Benguet State University (BSU), and University of the Philippines (UP) - Baguio.

Baguio has 1,572.48 hectares of remaining forest land cover and 53 percent is located inside John Hay....