Foreign ship ordered to stop dredging in Batangas river
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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has ordered a Filipino company that owns a foreign dredging ship to stop dredging operations in Lobo, Batangas. Dondie Sarmiento, officer-in-charge of MGB IV-A Mining Environment and Safety Division said the MV Emerald, which is owned by Seagate Engineering and Building Systems, has no clearance from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) or the Lobo municipal government to dredge the Lobo River. Sarmiento that when the MGB team went to Lobo last Friday, it found that the Emerald had not yet started dredging operations.
Manalo, L. (2019, April 5). Foreign ship ordered to stop dredging in Batangas river. Manila Bulletin, p. 12.
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Rivers; Dredging; Environmental protection; Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB); Seagate Engineering and Building Systems; Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Environmental Management Bureau (EMB); Sarmiento, Dondie; Abrigonda, Edwin; Luna, Maria Paz
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