[Petition] Stop the cutting/uprooting of trees at SM Baguio – Cordillera Ecological Center (PINE TREE)

Target: Pres. Benigno Aquino 111, Sec. Nereus “Neric” Acosta, Sec. Ramon Paje

Region: Philippines
Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Cordillera.Ecological.Cen…

Background (Preamble):
The SM Development Corp (SMDC) is set to cut 43 fully grown Alnus japonica trees while also intending to uproot 97 growing pine trees (Pinus kesiya) and 42 saplings virtually sentencing to death a total of 182 trees within the Luneta Hill area where SMDC is found to pave way for another parking lot.

This is is totally unacceptable, and callously insensitive to the importance of trees to the environment and ecology. We protest vehemently this intended act.

It appears that on Oct. 27, 2011, the Department of Environment and Natural resources (DENR granted a cutting, balling and pruning permit to SMDC upon the instruction of a clearance signed by DENR Sec. Ramon Paje on Oct., 2011.

This only shows that DENR does not appreciate and is insensitive at all of the contributions of these trees which have already grown up in view of the global warming and environmental threats.

By issuing a tree cutting permit, DENR is not worthy of its existence by ruling in favor of tree cutting against trees already established.

DENR also shows preferential treatment for business establishments against original inhabitants, locals and residents who have long cared for the environment. Economy at the expense of the environment is greed.

We finds this utterly senseless and call on the immediate stoppage for these trees from being harmed or killed. Please sign now! Let us stop such stupid acts by this agency DENR and by some of its people!

Read more and sign petition @ www.gopetition.com




  • pag pinakelaman ang kalikasan ang balik matinding kasiraan at kawalan!


  • Anu daw sabe? eco-friendly daw ung gagawin na project ! Papalitan nila ang mga puno sa eco frienldy na yan. Wala na sila ginawa.


    • @ Laila, @Junjie, @ Ada Vayle thanks for the comment and @AMSdaily thanks for the “like.”

      We definitely agree, DENR has been favoring businesses at the expense of our environment and the people. They have been doing this in all parts of the country. Issuing permits to Mining corporations to cut trees for mining operations etc. and then when disaster comes they will wash their hands and put blames to locals. Sa bandang huli sila lang ang walang kasalanan.

      We are not against development. But because of the destructions they created on our environment and our people, our government should stop and rethink about the policies and try to listen to our peoples’ cry.


  • Spread the petition on line. Let our voices be heard! Save the trees!


  • Hindi na talaga tayo natuto sa mga nangyayari sa kapaligiran. Kamakailan lang ang nangyari sa Cagayan de Oro na puro troso (bunga ng illegal logging), heto na naman sa pagpuputol ng mga puno kapalit ng mga pangakong balling (paglilipat) ng mga puno na maliit naman ang tsansang mabuhay. Not again!


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