Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pain




Trees ready to be cut down in SM Baguio


Ask not, why cities simmer; lowlands get flooded and why people die when mud tumbles down from the mountain. Whine as long as we want about the hellish weather or the insane monsoon, but the thing that keeps the ground cooled and the earth from churning is the very thing we cut down with impunity. 

The next time the planet strikes back, I'd embrace the pain and suffering, like I wrought it upon myself.




10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haaayyy. We simply never learn.

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

:(

dario the jagged little egg said...

Soo true. Really sad tsk tsk.

Yuan said...

I myself has always been affected whenever trees are cut down. Here in our subdivision, there's this empty lot where Fire Trees are planted. Sad to say I wont see them bloom again as they were already cut to give way for a house.

red the mod said...

It takes more than due diligence, and advocacy to refrain developers from being so laidback about cutting down trees. It has to be system-wide; from grassroots to the designers pushing developers toward more sustainable options. That said thing is, in the National Building Code developers are required to submit an Environmental Impact Assessment for approval by the DENR, especially when their project affect ecologies and biomes. But then, everyone has a price.

Jake said...

Haaay. We mortals never learn. Ang bigat ng post na ito, Joms. :(

shenanigans said...

This is so true! na alala ko tuloy ang Ondoy.

Anu kaya ang masasabi ni Savern Cullis- Suzuki dito?

Edgar Portalan said...

I feel the pain ... I do love trees ... even here in our place , same thing happens almost everyday ... : (

Pepe said...

this is sad. remember how many dreams and stories we have made by simply staring at these trees.

i wonder where would we stare at to build new dreams and think of new stories when these trees are no longer there... what a lamentable state we would have then.

Jase said...

Sad, really sad. What bothers me is that they did this in the wee hours of the morning.

I heard that they're going to start a residential development in Tagaytay. Imagine, massive condominiums near Taal lake. Fantastic. :|