'Krusada' leads reforestration campaign in Baguio

Posted at 02/22/12 12:25 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Broadcast journalist Julius Baba traveled to Baguio City for this week's episode of "Krusada" to inspect the disputed tree-filled area to interview Mayor Mauricio Domogan and the leader of the anti-tree cutting movement to know their views on SM’s development project.

SM's plans to uproot trees for the expansion of its mall in the City of Pines was met with outrage despite its scheme to build "green" and energy-saving buildings.

In his continuing crusade to save the environment, Babao will campaign for reforestation or planting of trees to restore critically damaged forests.

Aside from that, he also wants to reinforce the protection of forests against illegal loggers and boost support for forest guards who at times sacrifice their own lives on duty.

Babao has been actively involved in movements that promote the quality of the environment.

Last year in “Krusada,” Babao exposed the environmental hazards of plastic bags and encouraged viewers to reduce, prevent, or ban the use of plastic and non-biodegradable packaging materials. Julius also urged the public to use reusable containers like eco-bags.

“Krusada,” which is nominated in the Social Issues/Current Events category at the prestigious 2012 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, airs tomorrow (February 23) after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN, or earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26) at 9:15 p.m.