Tag Archives: Baguio trees earth-balling

Editorial: Earth-balling Ciudad trees

IN THE tug-of-war over the controversial Ciudad project, one can give Rep. Tomas Osmeña an “A” for persistence.

His political rival, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, may laugh off his recent move: pretending to be more “green” than local environmentalists by using trees as an issue.

Brix Domondon: Committee report on SM earth-balling lost

AFTER much discussion and presentation of differing views on the issue of tree cutting and earth-balling by Shoe Mart Baguio, the members of the august body in a collective decision failed to muster sufficient votes to approve a committee report of the whole bearing on the said matter.

SM project permit withdrawal mulled

BAGUIO CITY  — The Roman Catholic Church joined Monday the protest against SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SPHI)’s plan to uproot nearly 200 trees here as part of its expansion project.

SM will comply with court order

BAGUIO CITY — SM City Baguio denied Wednesday statements of a group of environmentalists that it is cutting trees within its proposed expansion area, stressing it is “not hiding anything from the public.”

SM plans to earth-ball trees delayed

JUST as SM City Baguio started earth-balling some alnus trees in its property, a temporary environmental restraining order (Tepo) stopped further work at the controversial site.

Bishop: Redefine positive development

BAGUIO Vicariate Bishop Carlito Cenzon described the planned earth-balling of some 183 pine and alnus trees within the city’s biggest mall to give way for its planned expansion as “crazy mismanagement.”

Mayor backs environment group vs tree earth-balling

KEY members of the Save 182 Movement recently visited Mayor Mauricio Domogan to express their opposition to a giant mall chain’s expansion that would cause the earth-balling of 182 pine and alnus trees.

SM trees dialogue to wait after budget hearings

CONCERNED residents who want to join the stakeholders dialogue called by Mayor Mauricio Domogan will have to wait until after budget deliberations are done at the City Council.

Thousands join anti-SM rally

MORE than a thousand protesters marched down Session Road in Baguio City to dramatize their opposition to the planned earth-balling of 182 pine trees by retail giant SM to give way to its mall expansion.

Protesters insist trees will suffer

PROTESTERS scheduled to march down Session Road Friday lambasted SM’s recent statement claiming it will not cut 182 trees during its mall expansion and instead transfer the trees to other locations.

Aquino ally seeks talks on SM trees

AN ALLY of President Benigno Aquino III called for stakeholders to hold a dialogue to solve the controversial plan of SM to cut trees in their property in Luneta Hill.

SM Mall expansion threatens 172 trees

IT SEEMS the Aquino administration’s Executive Order 23 or indefinite log ban has recently been placed in the sidelines with the recent issuance of a tree cutting and earth-balling permit to a mall chain.