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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!
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