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BEMO bares active quarries in Bohol

by Rey Anthony Chiu

Tagbilaran City (19 July) -- Capitol recently bares holders of active quarry permits in Bohol in a bid to inform local government units and barangay leaders about existing legitimate operations and urge them to report to authorities of any perceived mining operations.

Through Task Force Kabukiran, Governor Erico Aumentado has launched an in-house environmental watch group which binds hands with national agencies to extend muscle flexing power and effectively implement applicable environment laws, said Engr Renato Villaber during the recent League of Municipalities of the Philippines meeting at the Bohol Tropics.

Villaber, who head the Bohol Environment Management Office also named at least 45 active permittees in Bohol operating quarries in about 30 towns of Bohol's 47.

According to a list furnished by Bemo, Shirley Bungabong operates for sand and gravel (SAG) in West Poblacion Alburquerque, Rodrigo Labunog and Christopher Uy for limestone in Napo Alicia and Joel Bomediano for limestone in Cabatang Alicia.

In Antequera, S&Cu Construction mines for limestone in Danao, Rodrigo Labunog and Romeo Salon extracts the same quarry material from Cambanac and San Roque.

Calape has three valid permitees: Giovani Nazareno for limestone in Catmonan, Dennis Josol for limestone in Tultugan and Barangay Calunasa has river sand quarry permit in its barangay.

Candijay has only Hench/H Chua as permitee for manganese in barangay Panas.

Corella, only Cesar Maluenda holds a limestone permit to quarry in Cancatac.

Duero has Teofanes Acenas and Bonifacio Cagape operating for SAG in Cansuhay, Herenita Peligro in Lobogon and the municipality of Duero for SAG and salt in San Antonio and Cansuhay.

Active permitees operating in Guindulman include Emmanuel Tubig, Asterio Casing and sinforiano Labastida for SAG at barangays Catungawan Sur and Norte.

Gatafe has Sinforiano Labastida mining for boulders at Corte-Baud, while in Inabanga, Anita Gudez, Jose Cellan and Segundo Anud mine for SAG in Saa, Napo and Lonoy respectively.

Roluna solely mines for limestone in Pondol Loon.

Loay has got Rodrigo Labunog for limestone in Tocdog Dacu while Isisdoro Cesar for SAG in Tambangan.

Rodrigo Labunog and Municipality of Lila mines for limestones in Poblacion and Lomany respectively in Lila, while only Tantrade Coproration extracts R-Phosphate in Marcelo Mabini.

Maribojoc has Ramir Yu mining limestone in Candavid, Colonia Hinay for limestone in Libjo Sikatuna and Gershon Dulang extracts silica in Santo Nino, Talibon along with Luzviminda Dulang for silica in Tanghaligue, Garry lou Dulang for diorite in Bagacay and Carlito hernias for boulders in Sto. Nino.

Sierra Bullones, Uldarico Butron operates for SAG in Poblacion.

In Trinidad, silt is extracted by the MDCC, Claro Jabines gatheres boulders in Kina-oan, Paul Caberte for limestone in Kauswagan while Johver Minerals Inc gathers silica in San Vicente and Kinan-oan.

Finally, Ubay has Hanjin mining limestone in Ilihan, Deodato Butawan for limestone in Bood, Barangay San Vicente for SAG in their place, the PEO for limestone in Tipolo and Cesar Maluenda for limestone in Sinandigan. (PIA) [top]

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