4k Narra Acacia Trees Cut Down in Bataan; 300 Mahogany cut down in Cebu;54 Pine Trees Cut in Baguio

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4k trees—mostly narra, acacia—either cut or transferred due to Bataan road-widening - gmanetwork.com

Villar-owned company cuts down 54 Full Grown pine trees in Baguio City amid COVID-19 crisis -headlinesph.com

300 mahogany trees cut down for new cemetery in Cebu - news.abs-cbn.com

4k trees—mostly narra, acacia—either cut or transferred due to Bataan road-widening

More than 4,000 trees will be sacrificed for the P1.1 billion road widening project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Balanga, Bataan.

According to a Balitanghali report by Mav Gonzales on Monday, a total of 4,235 trees, mostly narra, acacia and eucalyptus, will be cut or will undergo the earth balling process.

"To be exact po is 4,235 'yung atin pong puputulin. Sa ngayon po hindi natin made-determine 'yung eksaktong puputulin at ililipat," said Engineer Ulysses Llado.

Llado said this was already approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Source: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/654773/4k-trees-mostly-narra-acacia-either-cut-or-transferred-due-to-bataan-road-widening/story/

Villar-owned company cuts down 54 pine trees in Baguio City amid COVID-19 crisis

Fifty-four fully grown pine trees were cut down in Baguio amid theCOVID-19 crisisto give way for a project of Vista Residences, a company owned by the family of Senator Cynthia Villar.

Environmental activists in Baguio started regrouping after a Manila-based developer, Vista Residences Inc (VRI), started cutting 53 old growth pine trees and one Norfolk fir over the weekend of June 20-21 at Outlook Drive behind the presidential mansion house.

The activists started an online signature campaign to stop the cutting of the trees.

“The trees supply oxygen needs of at least two hundred sixteen persons, sequester more than 10 tons of carbon dioxide, help reduce global warming, recharge brooks and springs, help prevent water run-off and act a buffer zone against strong typhoons and winds,” said Michael Bengwayan in the petition.

“The importance of the trees is priceless. We are appealing to you because we know you also recognize the importance of trees in our beloved city and also because the company has already acquired a tree-cutting permit from DENR,” he added.

Bengwayan was one of the leaders of Save 182, a broad-based coalition which protested the cutting of the pine and agoho trees at Luneta Hill above Session Road to make way for the expansion of SM Baguio.

Sources: https://headlinesph.com/villar-owned-company-cuts-down-54-pine-trees-in-baguio-city-amid-covid-19-crisis/?fbclid=IwAR3Iy_Al5N4mtt2Yba-aZiBkjPXS01kEo4ZInjoa-Zo3BzziQbxnv-pWkH4


300 mahogany trees cut down for new cemetery in Cebu

The City Environment and Natural Resources Office earlier stopped construction for a new cemetery for COVID-19 fatalities in Cebu due to lack of permit for the cutting of mahogany trees. It said the area is part of the Central Cebu Protected Landscape, Tumulak said.

Some of the protected areas were also placed under agrarian reform, he added.

The Cebu City local government earlier reported that bodies have remained in hospital morgues as funeral homes and crematoriums were fully booked.

Recent weeks have seen a surge in COVID-19 cases in the city, the only remaining area in the country under a strict enhanced community quarantine.

Tumulak said many families cannot afford the P60,000 cost for cremation for coronavirus fatalities, hence the need for more burial space.

"If cadavers are allowed to pile up, problema po 'yan," he said.

As of Thursday, the city has recorded over 7,078 COVID-19 cases, with 2,983 recoveries and 260 deaths.

Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/07/10/20/not-an-endangered-species-official-defends-cutting-of-300-mahogany-trees-for-new-cemetery-in-cebu?fbclid=IwAR38t7Ivjok5nPWh5Sdybo0g7nLsOgQAPNNPq7MxPUSASj0Pn53TkK-SHFc

Pagputol ng mga puno sa Bataan , ang dahilan ng bagong baha kapag umuulan.

Bakit binaha ang Probinsya ng Bataan, nariyang sinisi ang mga kahoy na pinutol sa kagubatan at mga puno para sa ginawang road widening, tayo ay magbalik tanaw sa nakaraan, tila mas talamak ang illegal logging noon, kung sabihin ng mga matatanda may mga ulan tuloy tuloy at madidiin naranasan nilang bumaha pero mabilis din mawala, hindi kaya ang dahilan ng pagbaha ay yung mga sablay na infrastructure. Gumawa ng dike ng tipid ng piso sumira ng isang libo, naipon sa dike ang tubig nung nasira biglang tapon ang tubig bundok na siyang gumawa ng malaking baha. ginigising lang tayo ng kalikasan pag hndi tayo nagising siguradong bangungot ang kinalalagyan.

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