Pine trees in SM Baguio were cut down in the middle of the night

Several environmental groups were alarmed by SM City Baguio’s action in cutting alnus and pine trees to pave way for its 7-storey parking building. That’s the reason Henry Sy and his mall, SM Baguio are trending on Twitter Philippines.

Here’s the photo of cutting of trees in the middle of the night in SM Baguio (via @carlosceldran)

What’s your take on this? Feel free to comment.

11 responses to “Pine trees in SM Baguio were cut down in the middle of the night

  1. a clear show of an immense greed for money..

  2. joseph ezekeil gayatin

    let us all be in prayer with ALL THE PEOPLE OF BAGUIO that God will intervene on the situation and SM to have a revelation that businesses should work with nature, not against it…

  3. Why can’t we see the brighter side of what SM Baguio is doing? It will construct a green building and plant more trees within the vicinity. The trees they cut down will all be transferred to a different place. The reason why we do not prosper is that most of us are cocky about simple things.

    • wow! so selfish! what brighter die are you talking about. i will take YEARS to replace all those trees. and what will happen within those years? pollution! think about that?!?!?!

    • hey you! taga Baguio ka ba? what kind of prosperity are u talking about? this is not prosperity..this is destruction…

    • it says cut down not transfer or whatsoever. you okay with that? do you know how long it is to grow a tree?

  4. I thought trees will just be earth-balled and not cut? Or some can’t be transferred that’s why they really need to be cut? Anyway, I condole with the people of Baguio, but maybe, just maybe, SM really has great plans din and they are also doing it not only for their mall’s development but for the safety of Baguio people since di ba may possible soil erosion daw? =( Be that as it may, I hope transferring of trees lang at planting ang gawin nila like what they said.

  5. This is shameful! And all of this for a mall?

  6. Send me a photo of a felled tree in SM Baguio and win P1,000. See:

  7. Yan kasi ang mahirap sa sobrang kaswapangan sa pera pati mga tag DENR at lahat ng nakaupong pulitiko sa lunsod ng Baguio natapalan ng pera kaya pumayag sila sa kagustuhan ng SM. Di bale magbabayad kayo sa kabilang buhay, sa pagmamahal ninyo sa salapi di naman ninyo madadala yang perang pinantapal sa inyo sa kabilang buhay. Mga taga baguio gising tayo wag natin iboto mga nakaupo sa pwesto sa ngayon sa darating na halalan puro pera nasa isip nila..

  8. Forget about china taking over the islands , its already been taken all you see in the Philippines are more malls no parks to play for the children , The Sy family they have no respect for nature , chinese way then typhoons comes poor people die .

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