- Fredd Ochavo wrote a tribute post to commemorate the Narra trees that were exterminated for MRT 7.
- He shared a picture of when the trees bloomed for the last time in Commonwealth Avenue.
“Everything comes with a price.” Is it? How does this saying sound?
Nowadays, it seems like every single thing a person wishes for has a price to be paid. Be it a material thing or something to be fulfilled to have a better life. But how do we know if what we paid for is worth giving up something precious?
A Facebook user named Fredd Ochavo made a tribute post in his personal account to acknowledge the trees in Commonwealth Avenue that were sacrificed to be able to establish the MRT 7.
He sincerely expressed gratitude to the nature for giving the locals a clean air and cooler environment despite of the scorching heat brought by the sun.
“This is a tribute post for all the flowering Narra trees (our National Tree) that were either killed or evicted from Commonwealth Avenue. This is the last time that they showed their flowers to the motorists, commuters and pedestrians of East Fairview. Thank you for cleaning the air that we breath and for keeping Fairview cooler than other parts of QC. Thank you for sacrificing your lives for our MRT 7.”
Look at the heartbreaking difference:
Netizens who had seen his post felt bad and sympathized with him for the loss of something beautiful. However, some of them suggested that the residents make an effort to plant more trees to make up for the lives of the national trees.
The price of progress is truly saddening. However, citizens can still replace what was lost by engaging in a number of tree planting activities to restore the beauty of nature and maintaining what still remains.
Do you think the MRT 7 is worth cutting trees for?