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Oriental Mindoro’s commercial sand and gravel moratorium ends

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The 30-day moratorium on commercial sand and gravel (CSAG) extraction in Oriental Mindoro has formally ended last September 9.

The said moratorium was imposed pursuant to Provincial Ordinance No. 103-2019, “An ordinance suspending all commercial sand and gravel within the territorial jurisdiction of the province of Oriental Mindoro for a period of 30 days and for other purposes.”

Oriental Mindoro Governor Humerlito “Bonz” Dolor signed the said ordinance last August 8.

“Dahil lifted na ang naturang moratorium, pinapayagan na ngayong makapag-extract at makapagbyahe sa lalawigan ng sand and gravel ang mga operators sa loob at labas ng lalawigan na may aprubadong CSAG permit,” said the province.

Meanwhile, the province said that the “No Permit, No Deluvery Receipt Policy” pursuant to Memorandum No. 43, Series of 2019 is still in effect.

“Samantala, hindi pa rin maaaring mag-operasyon ang mga may pending CSAG permit application hanggang hindi sila naaaprubahan.,” said the province.

“Kaagad namang isusunod ng Provincial Inspection and Monitoring Team (PIMT) ang balidasyon ng in-process na CSAG permit applications sa buong lalawigan,” it added.