For the less informed and less sensitive consiousness... we will try to make this as easy to understand as possible.
Recent events related to ecological destruction:
1. The recent Davao Flashfloods
2. The Warmer temperature of the city
3. Attacks of Cobras
These are just a few of the long list of or symptoms of environmental destruction done by big corporations to this once greener city.
What we can partly blame of these events:
1. ABREEZA MALL (Ayala Land and Business Center)
2. Dialysis Center FTC Tower
3. Pinaccle Hotel
4. Camella Northpoint Condominium
5. Magallanes Residence Condominium
6. SPK Compound
7. One Oasis Condominium
8. Linmarr Towers Condominium
9. Palmetto Place Condominium
10. SM Ecoland Expansion
11. JTC Skeptron Hotel (Sheraton Hotel Davao)
13. IMAX Theatre
14. Davao Doctors Hospital Expansion
15. D’Leonor Hotel
16. Casa Leticia Boutique Hotel
17. Gaisano Mall of Davao’s expansion
17. University of Mindanao College Expansion
18. University of Southeastern Philippines Gymnasium and Cultural Center
19. Holiday Oceanview Samal
21. San Pedro College (Ulas Campus)
22. M Piazza Oro
Upcoming Projects and Constructions
1. SM Lanang
2. NCCC Mall Lanang
3. The Lumiere Hotel
4. Reopening of Samal Casino Resort
and many more........
There is nothing wrong with development and progress, for as long as the trees are left where they are... architecture should build towers around these trees and should be an interwoven part of the geography... not totally displace nature out of its rightful place.
Another obvious and alarming impact of nature destruction is....
The cobra attacks on humans and other livestocks.
This 5 foot long Philippine King Cobra was chasing a field lizard at very high speed when it crossed the path of the GTO-treated Hyundai Tiburon on its way to Matina driving through Jack Ridge hill at cruising speed.
The Lizard was running like crazy as if it was almost flying across the road... and after a few seconds... this cobra came at lightning speed behind the lizard. The Lizard was indeed lucky that the GTO Tiburon was passing by just in time to save the day.
This is not a usual incident... You dont see cobras crossing the road and attacking just about anything in their path... not without a reason, like provocation... or habitat destruction. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20100309-257535/King-cobra-attacks-alarm-Davao-folk
Ignorance is indeed bliss.... what you dont know... will hurt you eventually someday soon....
Folks of Davao are more laid back compared to Cebuanos and Manilenios.... they hold protest strikes here more quiet and peaceful... they have huge tolerance for corporate criminals here compared to their European counterparts.
This is perhaps why it is now the best spot for investment... specially for Villar and his like.
Camella Housing Developments has saturated Manila, Cavite and the rest of Luzon... it is now trying to do the same destructive patterns in Davao... the land of Promise.... and probably... the land of empty promise.
The Camella subdivisions built towards Calinan is mainly part to be blamed for the Flashflooding of the Matina Pangi areas..
Of course there are also other constructions and development companies riding the same band wagon of Villar... like Ayala, Sta. Lucia, etc. All promising better lives and livelihood for the Davaoenios... and an Airconditioned Mall for them to spend more!
If you really care about saving Davao.... then, we should oppose this systematic destruction of our environment.
We have started it already with our own cars....
But it is not enough to drive green.. we need to participate in Government decisions... help them make the right decisions... preserve our environment.