Sunday, 03 October 2010 13:55
Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) West director Tito Gadon the other day called on all residents of the city to help protect the shoreline from illegal quarrying of sand and gravel.
Gadon said illegal quarrying of sand in shorelines is a violation of Batas Pambansa Blg. 265 prohibiting the quarrying of sand and gravel along the sea shores.
This, after Gadon noticed some residents living near the R.T. Lim Boulevard were getting sand and stacking inside several sacks and bringing the materials to their residence either use it for concreting or selling the same for money.
“I would like to appeal to our residents to help protect the shorelines as this will destroy the ecosystem of the ocean,” Gadon said.
The CENRO chief said based on studies, fifty percent (50%) of the oxygen that the people breath air comes from the ocean.
Gadon asked the people to help protect the environment especially the shoreline because the ocean is one source of food that we get.
“The ocean provide us with food like fish and other marine products, if we destroy it we destroy ourselves,” Gadon said.
By Nonong Santiago
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