Ain’t no mountain high enough: Slater Young’s Cebu residential project draws flak

Social media is abuzz over a luxury condominium project marketed by civil engineer and content creator Slater Young, which would be constructed in Cebu’s mountains.

“The Rise at Monterrazas” is located along Monterrazas de Cebu, Guadalupe, Cebu City. Young launched a scale model of the project on his YouTube channel.

Netizens are flagging the project for environmental risks, with some fearing that it would make flooding worse as several trees will be cut down for the construction of the residential units. Ironically, the project tried to mimic the mountain’s natural landscape using steel and cement — a nod to the rice terraces.

ABS-CBN News reported that the posh project had been a concept since the mid-2000s but was denied environmental permits in 2008 and 2011. It only appeared to have gotten permits recently.

Young branded the project as sustainable and eco-friendly, but netizens pointed out just what it took to build it.