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Mark Go eyes 10-year ban on tree-cutting in Baguio

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Baguio City Representative Mark Go is seeking a halt in the cutting of pine trees in the Summer Capital.

The Baguio politiko on July 13 filed House Bill No. 7090 which mandates a 10-year moratorium on tree-cutting in the City of Pines.

This after the Baguio city government was caught by surprise by the cutting of 53 pine trees at Outlook Drive by land developer Vista Residences.

Vista Residences is under Vista Land.

Vista Land is chaired by former Senate president Manny Villar.

His wife, Senator Cynthia Villar, is chairperson of the Senate Environment Committee.

“The cutting of trees in Baguio whether in private and public land is going to be prohibited for a period of 10 years except in cases where you have dead trees as well as infected trees that are beyond reviving or may pose danger to life and property,” Go said.

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