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To: Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR7), Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Committee, and Local Government of Cebu
SAVE THE TREES OF NAGA CITY, CEBU
We demand to stop the cutting of trees in Naga City and find other means to support the government's road widening program through customization or innovation of it's engineering design for the protection of our environment. We demand that the DENR7 will do their primary deliverable which is to safeguard and protect the environment as it is their sworn oath.
Why is this important?
Last September, one mahogany and four narra trees in Capitol Site, Cebu were reported cut by personnel from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
By the month of October, six trees including an Acacia were cut in Barangay Inoburan.
There are still remaining trees that were pending to be cut in Naga City though there is still no exact date as to when this will be completed.
This project is in support to government-initiated road widening and also claims that people will benefit more by keeping them safe because it is feared that some of the old trees may fall or becomes a hazard in times of strong typhoons. This statement however runs contrary and ironically with the current worldwide efforts to combat global warming and other environmental concerns.
“With the ongoing wholesale removal of this special class of trees, the constitutional and statutory right of the inhabitants of the cities of Cebu, Talisay, Naga and Carcar in the island of Cebu and the inhabitants of all other cities and towns similarly situated in the Philippines are imminently and gravely threatened,” Environmental lawyer Benjamin Cabrido wrote on his petition, which as of this writing, is still waiting to be granted.
Our planet is now on a Climate Crisis. Millions of people around the world are suffering because of climate change's impact. Ice are melting, sea levels are rising, forests are on fire, and weather's on extremes. We need to seize the day and take action while we can.
You can be part of the solution. Please sign and help spread this petition.
(photo credits to Delta Letigio)