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PIA Press Release
2006/10/09

Development plan for Baguio log homes raised in BRM meeting

by Alfe SJ. Tulagan

Baguio City (9 October) -- A proposed development plan for log homes along South Drive was raised during the Baguio Regreening Movement executive meeting.

Anthony de Leon, general manager of the Baguio Country Club, shared that they received a letter for development plan and attached design concept for a log home community from Congressman Manny Zamora. This log home concept will occupy a 1.13hectare lot in South Drive.

In the letter, the log home concept fully respects the natural terrain and the preservation of the existing pine trees. Based on the proposed plan, this ecologically, friendly, low-density development will have huge open spaces, ample parking, recreational area, and the proper sewerage treatment facilities. It aims to create an exclusive, relaxing and enjoyable vacation house to families and tourists

But 35 BRM member-institutions are alarmed over environmental concerns. The proposed development is said to entail cutting of estimated 1,000 pine trees.

"This is not only Baguio Country Club's concern, but everybody's concern." de Leon said rebutting perceptions that BCC is opposing it because it will compete in tourists booking.

"We are strongly against this log home concept because of environmental concerns," he said. "This is not because of threat of competition," he added because accordingly Camp John Hay is their main competitor.

De Leon hopes that as he raised this issue to the BRM as an environmental advocate, the movement will be aware and be on watch about the issue. (PIA-CAR) [top]

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