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Calapan councilors back measure banning mining in Mindoro

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Several Calapan City Councilors visited the House of Representatives to support a measure seeking to ban mining in Mindoro.

“The members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Calapan visited me in Congress …,” Oriental Mindoro Rep. Arnan Panaligan.

“They submitted to me a copy of their resolution expressing their support to my House Bill No. 3891 declaring Mindoro Island a mining free zone,” he added.

Present were the members of the MBS majority party in the Sangguniang Panlungsod: Robert Concepcion, Rius Agua, Marian Tagupa, Genie Fortu, Rafael Panaligan, Jr., Federico Cabailo, Jr., Liga ng mga Barangay president Dennis Rojas, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation president Noel Cirujano and the Sanggunian majority leader and Philippine Councilors League Mimaropa regional chair Ronalee Leachon.

Also in attendance were Sanggunian Secretary Atty. Harvey Zamora and Congressional Chief of Staff Atty. Adel C. Abas.

“The Sangguniang Panlungsod became the first local sanggunian to manifest such support. Maraming salamat sa Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Lungsod ng Calapan at mabuhay kayo sa inyong matibay na paninindigan para sa kalikasan,” said the lawmaker.

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