Subdivision developers asked for inventory of trees planted-A A +A
Saturday, September 8, 2012
BACOLOD City Councilor Catalino Alisbo pushed for the conduct of inventory by subdivision developers as to how many trees they have planted in their area.
Alisbo, who is a graduating councilor, has shown concern on this matter as trees can help prevent flood.
He asked the Bacolod Housing Authority to require all subdivision owners and developers to submit an inventory or plan of all the trees planted in their subdivision projects in compliance of laws, as pre-requisite for final approval of the subdivision project in the city.
The inventory or plan should be certified by the Environment and Natural Resources Office.
He cited Local Government Code of 1991 provides for the establishment, maintenance, protection and conservation of communal forest and water sheds, tree parks, greenbelts, mangroves and other similar forest development projects.
It said every owner of an existing subdivision is required among others to plant trees in designated areas as provided in Batas Pambansa 220. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 08, 2012.