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Enchong Dee, netizens react to Vista Residences tree-cutting operation which was permitted by DENR

Vista Residences Inc. is owned by Manuel “Manny” Villar Jr., the spouse of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Chairman. With this connection, netizens think that there is a possibility that Cynthia Villar has a conflict of interest.

On Monday, ABS-CBN artist Enchong Dee tweeted his reaction to the tree-cutting operation in Baguio conducted by the Vista Residences, which was permitted the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

In reply to Bishop Victor Bendico criticisms against them, Vista Residences Incorporated said that they were granted a special private land timber permit by the DENR.

“To reiterate, the cutting of the pine trees is covered by a permit duly issued by the DENR and was undertaken in full compliance with all relevant rules and regulations,” it said.

As a replacement to the trees that will be cut down, the company will turn over 10,800 Benguet Pine Seedlings to the local units of DENR.

Enchong then reacted and said in a tweet that it was the result of allowing “backward leadership rule.”

He also said that while most people advocate the battle against climate change, others practice deforestation.

Vista Residences Inc. is owned by Manuel “Manny” Villar Jr., the spouse of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Chairman Cynthia Villar. With this connection, netizens think that there is a possibility that Cynthia Villar has a conflict of interest.

https://twitter.com/theigorotkid/status/1276669866817097728?s=20

Through a Facebook post on the Baguio Public Information Office, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong released his official statement regarding this issue.

“We are saddened because we feel it is a big blow to our Regreening Master Plan amidst our request to the Office of the President for a tree-cutting moratorium,” he said.

He also said that DENR issued Permit No. SPLTP No. CAR-58-2020 dated May 4, 2020, to Vista Residences Inc. for the cutting of 53 Benguet pine and one Norfolk pine at Purok 3 Outlook Drive to give the way for a building construction project.


Meanwhile, an online petition to stop Vista Residences from Cutting 54 Trees in Baguio City is ongoing.

Written by Neil

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