Lapid files bill requiring car dealers to plant trees for every unit sold

  • Senator Lito Lapid filed Senate Bill No. 1938 that will require entities engaged in motor vehicles to plant at least 10 trees for every unit sold
  • He said that since motor vehicles contribute to air pollution, dealers should contribute to the government’s reforestation efforts
  • A fine not exceeding P10,000 for every tree not planted will be imposed to those who fail to meet the requirement

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill requiring all car dealers and retailers to plant trees for every unit sold.

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To help in the government’s reforestation efforts, Lapid filed Senate Bill No. 1938 that will require entities engaged in motor vehicles to plant at least 10 trees for every unit sold. The tree planting should be done within six months from the date of sale of the vehicle.

The senator said it is important for car dealers to participate in reforestation efforts because motor vehicles contribute not only to air pollution but also to the environment’s destruction.

“Hindi naman lingid sa ating kaalaman na kabilang sa nagpapadumi ng ating hangin at kasama na rin sa dahilan ng pagkasira ng ating kalikasan ay ang mga sasakyan at ang ibinubuga nitong usok,” Lapid said.

Lapid reminded the public the devastation that the three consecutive typhoons did to our country. He said, “Ngayon ramdam na natin ang tindi ng galit ng kalikasan lalo na sa panahon ng mga sakuna gaya ng bagyo kaya ngayon na rin ang tamang panahon na sa tingin ko ay dapat na aksyunan natin ang problemang ito.”

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Under the bill, those who fail to meet the tree planting requirement shall be required to pay a fine not exceeding P10,000 for every tree not planted. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shall be the agency tasked with the enforcement and monitoring of obligations under this measure.

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