More than 4,000 trees will be sacrificed for the P1.1 billion road widening project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Balanga, Bataan.
According to a Balitanghali report by Mav Gonzales on Monday, a total of 4,235 trees, mostly narra, acacia and eucalyptus, will be cut or will undergo the earth balling process.
"To be exact po is 4,235 'yung atin pong puputulin. Sa ngayon po hindi natin made-determine 'yung eksaktong puputulin at ililipat," said Engineer Ulysses Llado.
Llado said this was already approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Some residents, however, expressed disappointment over the move as trees provide them shade and that most trees were planted during the 1970s. —Anna Felicia Bajo/NB, GMA News