GSIS won’t sell Baguio tree park

BAGUIO CITY --- The city's foresters and environmental groups are drawing up plans for the management of a 1-hectare pocket forest, which Baguio children have asked President Rodrigo Duterte to spare from developers. Kindergarten and elementary pupils of Baguio Pines Family Learning Center here wrote more than 60 letters, many illustrated with trees and stick figures using crayons, asking Mr. Duterte to stop developers from touching the tree park classified as an "investment area" of its owner, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS). In a Feb. 4 reply, Jesus Clint Aranas, GSIS president, said the agency "will neither sell the land where the park stands nor allow it to b...

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