Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Ltd. & The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Receive Da Daily Donkey Award!
Readers have been asking about Da Daily Donkey Award for some time now. Why did I stopped? No, I didn’t stop per se. I actually wanted to know how people perceive my Da Daily Donkey Award articles. And judging from the ton of emails I received asking about it, I guess they’re quite popular. So, without further ado, here’s another Da Daily Donkey award friends!
The latest recipients of Da Daily Donkey Award are Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Ltd. (HHIC), which is building two high-rise “residential condominium” in
Now, don’t get me wrong, friends! You know I’m all out for residences, homes, and what-have-you’s! But a condominium smacked inside a rainforest? Come on! You have got to be shitting me! According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), which came out with the story, the buildings are being constructed as a housing project for Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Ltd.'s expatriate Korean employees and possibly some Filipinos. The PDI news report also stated that the buildings include one 10 stories and another 20 stories tall!
From what I know friends, under the administration of President Corazon Aquino, the
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, which issued the Environmental Compliance Certificate, should have encouraged Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Ltd. to put up their housing facility outside of the rainforest. There are so many other alternative places in
Now wait, AnitoKid! The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority is an autonomous unit! So what’s the fuss all about? Hold your horses, son! Given that the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority is an autonomous unit, it shouldn't be the case either! The law provides that the Protected Area Management Board, made up of representatives from various sectors, including government and civil society, is the body that should approve such projects, e.g., construction works within natural parks. According to environmental lawyer Maria Paz Luna, the problem in Subic is that the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and its