SM Baguio - updates

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Supreme Court stops SM Baguio from cutting more trees

Apr 10, 2019 - 3:36 PM

(UPDATED) The mall giant cannot proceed with the earth-balling of trees in Baguio City until it secures a new Environmental Compliance Certificate

EXPANSION. SM Baguio is stopped by the Supreme Court from cutting more trees to give way to its expansion. File photo from December 2017 by Lian Buan/Rappler

Group urges weekend SM boycott over pine trees

Jan 23, 2015 - 10:02 AM

Concerned Baguio residents say they are ready to bring their battle against SM s tree cutting activities all the way to the Supreme Court

IN THE DARK. Men set aside cut pine trees in Luneta Hill beside SM Baguio. Photo by PS 182

'Like a thief in the night,' SM Baguio uproots pine trees

Jan 17, 2015 - 4:35 PM

3rd UPDATE Netizens slam the timing of SM s controversial move which comes while the country is focused on the visit of a pope who champions the environment s protection

GONE. SM Baguio takes down pine trees in its vicinity to give way to a mall expansion. Photo from Calypso Alaia/Boycott SM Baguio Facebook group

Baguio folk vow to take SM to High Court over trees

Dec 13, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Although saddened by a legal setback Baguio protesters are ready to bring their case all the way to the Supreme Court to stop the removal of trees on Luneta Hill

Biking can build forests

May 11, 2012 - 4:55 PM

The road to the finish line of the uphill biking adventure is as difficult as the challenge to save the rich Cordillera mountains steep ascents tricky descents formidable rocks

What is earth-balling?

Apr 18, 2012 - 4:04 PM

Earth balling is the process of moving a tree by digging out the earth and the roots in a circular shape leaving most of the root system undisturbed and intact

Inspection of SM trees angers protesters

Apr 18, 2012 - 1:52 PM

Environmentalists and protesters say SM did not earth ball trees properly

Robredo fails to break SM-protesters stalemate

Apr 17, 2012 - 7:25 AM

Protesters allowed to inspect the site where 182 trees were permitted to be earth balled and cut

Bishop: No mass for a year in SM mall for each dead tree

Apr 15, 2012 - 9:42 PM

Bishop suspends masses and blessings in SM Baguio

BISHOP OF THE PEOPLE. Baguio Bishop Carlito Cenzon joins movement to stop cutting of trees on Luneta Hill. Photo by Audi Colongon

Protesters 'occupy' SM Megamall

Apr 13, 2012 - 8:19 PM

Marching and yelling inside SM Megamall protesters oppose the cutting of 182 trees in Baguio for SM s mall expansion

OCCUPY SM. Protesters hold a lightning rally in SM Megamall to protest SM's cutting of trees in Baguio.

Court extends SM Baguio TEPO

Apr 13, 2012 - 6:42 PM

The order remains in effect until the case pending in court is resolved

After 40 trees fall, DENR complies with court order

Apr 12, 2012 - 8:47 PM

Solon calls for cancellation of DENR permit to earth ball trees in Baguio

Lawyers to file contempt charges vs SM Baguio

Apr 10, 2012 - 11:57 PM

SM Baguio defies a court order and continues earth balling trees on Luneta Hill

Court stops SM from cutting trees in Baguio

Apr 10, 2012 - 3:32 PM

Protesters win a TRO stopping the cutting of trees in Baguio

SM: We're replanting earth-balled trees

Apr 10, 2012 - 3:10 PM

[UPDATED] SM Baguio releases a 3 page statement amid online rage over its decision to uproot trees for its mall expansion

SM uproots trees in Baguio, triggers protests

Apr 10, 2012 - 8:18 AM

Barely 3 months after residents mounted a huge protest against the plan SM Baguio takes down trees on Luneta Hill

Murder by numbers

Jan 21, 2012 - 11:37 PM

Uprooting the trees to give way to a green mall is like taking out your lungs and replacing them with an electric fan

JP Alipio

Earth-balled trees harmful to Baguio

Jan 21, 2012 - 9:09 PM

We are losing oxygen that 866 people need in a year

PROTEST. Residents of Baguio oppose earth-balling of trees. Photo by May Ling Rosito

Protest vs SM Baguio taps Twitter power

Jan 20, 2012 - 10:17 PM

The protest makes ripples on Twitter

EXTENSION. SM Baguio's plan to expand its floor area draws protest