Green to Grey

Quezon City is about to become more of a concrete jungle if the city government has its way with the seven hectare plot of land that houses the Manila Seedling Bank.

City Hall wants 59M pesos in back taxes from the seedling bank despite a Marcos-era presidential decree that exempts it from taxation. The city treasurer claims that the decades old decree has been nullified by newer laws.
If they don’t pay by December, the city will take over the land and sell it to the highest bidder.

SM’s Henry Sy is supposedly interested in turning it into a commercial area, a move which will infuse the area with green, but not the kind that cleans the air.

3 Comments so far

  1. charliesolisph (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

    c’mon… the squatters of manila need a new hangout. and let’s not rob of mga “dayo” from probinsya (the ones who think NCR is salvation) the right to have a new mall to stroll in. Quezon City needs the noise, visual and air pollution…


  2. Steady Ruxpin (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

    We already have enough of that. Have you been to far Fairview? Depression capital of QC.


  3. Drakulita (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 9:54 pm

    Have you been to far Fairview? Depression capital of QC.

    I know, and I’m from Far-view! LOL.

    Grabe, these squatters right in front of our subdivision even have bigger houses than ours! Amazing.



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