Vol. 8 No. 537
November 23, 2014
  Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines

NATURAL MONUMENT? A new dry land in Maribojoc shore surfaced as the earthquake in 2013 lifted the seabed beneath. The DENR mulls on declaring these over 11 kilometer shorelines as protected. Fishermen fear, they may lose their access to the sea. (RAC Photo)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) plan to declare as National Geological Monument (NGM) the new “dry land” in the shores of Loon and Maribojoc may trigger conflict between government and fisherfolks.

An eventual declaration of the uplifted areas could mean limited access to the fishermen and residents who have live life of gleaning, spear-fishing and other marine-related activities, a local artist and self-confessed environment advocate feared.

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P1M ‘good governance’ prize paves town roads
Alburquerque, under the helm of Mayor Efren Tungol, showed what true “good governance seal” is when it put to good use its P1M prize money.

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EMPOWERED PEOPLE. San Miguel community members participating in the budgeting process has accessed for the town some P12 million in DILG GPBP funds, P6 million of which Mayor Claudio Bonior gets from DILG Secretary Mar Roxas during a ceremony at the Bohol Tropics November 20. With Sec Roxas are Congressman Kit Belmonte, Gov Edgar Chatto and DILG Regional Director Ananias Vilacorta. (RAC/PIABohol)
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