A few years ago, a classmate and I were walking from UP Baguio to Session Road when my classmate pointed out that SM is coming to the city soon. I wasn't too thrilled about it. I love how Baguio was. After all, I enjoy my shopping escapades at Tiongsan or filling up my grocery supplies at Sunshine Supermarket back then. Being in Baguio, you don't need much, I'd be content with the mountain air cool enough to rejuvenate even the most restless of souls.
My instincts were right. With a gigantic mall like SM, the balance is broken. Look at what's going on now.
SM doesn't care about the trees or the environment of Baguio, clearly all it cares about is making more money and expanding their greed nest. I am outraged at SM Baguio for earth-balling the trees just to expand their already gigantic mall. I don't fully comprehend their imbecilic plan to transplant already rooted trees instead of leaving it alone to thrive and do their purpose. Wouldn't it be more beneficial to leave those trees alone and let them do their job of absorbing the already polluted Baguio air? Think about it.
What do you do with a mall if the city that surrounds it is polluted? How much mall do you need to make more money from Baguio people that clearly you don't care about?
I think that trees are more important than malls. What is a mall if the land it stands on is barren, eroded and polluted?
SAVE THE BAGUIO TREES! SAVE THE 43 FULLY GROWN ALNUS JAPONICA TREES AND THE UPROOTING OF 97 GROWING PINE TREES (PINUS KESIYA) AND 42 SAPLINGS.
SM Bagiuo defies court order and continues earth-balling trees. Photo source here.
SM BAGUIO, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?