Aliping breaks silence

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014


BAGUIO City Representative Nicasio Aliping has been doing mitigating measures to minimize the destruction caused by his construction project in Mt. Kabuyao Sto. Tomas.

The congressman during a press conference said he already coordinated with the Baguio Water District and contributed a P8,000 for the clean-up operations.

Series of clean up operations were already conducted and fallen debris were removed in the Amliang sources, he added.

Aliping stressed there is already a continuous massive tree planting in the area.

He said some 100 Chinese bamboos were already planted and more than 5,000 Pine Trees more will be planted.

Aliping added he coordinated with the residents of Kabuyao to monitor the area for possible earth moving activities.

He said eight individuals were assigned to watch and act upon debris, which may fall on the water sources immediately.

The lawmaker also recommended there should be a multi-sectoral meeting on the issues of destruction and contamination of water sources.

Aliping suggested the Baguio Water District should go with him to have an ocular inspection on the site of small-scale mining, the road re-widening project of the Department of Public Works and Highways, the gardens or farms which could possibly be using inorganic farming, and illegal logging, occurring in the nearby areas.

Aliping emphasized these factors should be considered to determine whether it was the road construction which caused damages to the environment and water sources of BWD.

He ended the destruction in Kabuyao should not only be his concern.

Instead, with the help of other agencies or people involved, it should addressed in a multi-sectoral and holistic approach.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on July 02, 2014.

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