Billboard firm workers nabbed for cutting down LRT trees

Posted at 09/19/2012 11:10 PM | Updated as of 09/20/2012 3:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Three billboard firm employees are facing charges for allegedly cutting down trees under a Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 station in Balintawak, Quezon City.

The workers, identified as Roberto Aragon, Ian Jay Villegas and Rannie Cruz, were arrested last Monday after being caught by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) personnel cutting down balete trees under the LRT Balintawak Station.

The workers were caught cutting down the trees blocking the tarpaulins of Stellent Media Solutions Inc. installed in LRT posts.

Radio dzMM reporter Zandro Ochona said less than 10 balete trees were cut down. – report from Zandro Ochona, dzMM