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Earth-balled trees dying

In Baguio City, protesters are even more angry after inspecting the trees earth-balled by SM Baguio for their mall expansion. They saw some of the earth-balled trees dying.They said there have been many violations in the removal of the pine trees, and question whether representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources were even present to supervise the earth-balling. SM insisted it is following the law. Rappler’s Natashya Gutierrez was in Baguio to cover the story. 

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