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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



07 November 2019 07:45:31 AM

The House Committee on Natural Resources chaired by Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. (4th District, Cavite) approved on Monday the following: House Bill No. (HB) 1158 authored by Rep. Gil Acosta Jr. (3rd District, Palawan), declaring the 3rd District of Palawan a mining-free zone; HB 1230 by Rep. Gerardo Espina, Jr (Lone District, Biliran), declaring Biliran a mining-free zone; and HB 3119, by Rep. Jose "Ping-Ping" Tejada (3rd District, North Cotabato), declaring Cotabato a mining-free zone. Also during the committee hearing, officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) briefed the lawmakers on the status of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation project.