Bocaps to monitor small scale mining, treasure hunting activities in Bauko town
by Juliet B. Saley
Bauko, Mt. Province (12 November) -- All barangay chairmen in this town are required to strictly monitor small-scale mining, treasure-hunting and related activities within their barangays to ensure that life and properties are safeguarded and protected in all the premises within the municipality.
Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 2010-088 provides the direct monitoring by the barangay officials through punong barangays to ensure that the individual or group involved in any small-scale mining industry, treasure hunting activities shall provide a permit issued by the province and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on said operation.
They will also check on the presence of necessary gadgets or tools needed in their operation and other pertinent requirement.
Small scale mining and treasure hunting activities are slowly proliferating in this vegetable-producing town. Just a few months ago, at least two persons died in a small scale mining activity in a barangay here. (PIA-MP) [top]