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DAVAO ORIENTAL, Philippines/23 April 2012–As early as 4 April of this year, the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental had already collected an amount of P8,366.789.10 from sand and gravel and SSMP-Phil Youbang taxes alone.
In a report submitted by CDA II Derbert General, team leader of Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) to OIC ENRO Dante Ganir, showed that through the conduct of Mobile Monitoring Points, site inspections and verification to all barangays with possible quarry outlet within the City of Mati, and in the municipalities of San Isidro, Governor Generoso and in other parts of the province, the reason why said amount was collected.
The team of General that included CDA II Donald Benigno and CDA I Aldrin Espinosa also attended sessions and assemblies in different barangays tackling the issue on mining and sand and gravel.
The Team also conducted regular monitoring on the extraction of sand and gravel in different barangays including the transportation of mineral ores.
The team revealed that through the order of OIC ENRO Ganir to conduct regular monitoring and sites inspection on the operation of sand and gravel, the said amount of collected revenue was made possible.
Barangays where the operation of sand and gravel is located will receive 40 per cent share from the total amount of the collected revenue, 30 per cent will go to the city or municipality and 30 per cent share to the provincial government. (Ref: Sarx Lanos/IPID News)
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