By: Krizia Ann P. Alberto                                                       January 25, 2017

 Interview with certain Mr. Allan Maligaya.

An investigation was conducted on December 5, 2016 to address the email-complaint received by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) requesting “to check and validate quarrying at Mt. Makiling at Brgy. San Miguel, Sto. Tomas, Batangas”.

As per interview with Certain Mr. Allan Maligaya, representative of M&B Maligaya Construction, the subject area was previously quarried by certain Mr. Allan Fajardo. He also mentioned that the only activity being conducted in the area is dumping of rice husk ash coming from Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc.

Pmrb Batangas record shows that the area was previously quarried by Mrs. Divinia G. Opulencia, landowner, Mr. Delio G. Opulencia and Mr. Allan Fajardo, operators. Further, On January 3, 2012, A Cease and Desist Order was issued to the same for quarrying without permit. On May 29, 2012, a Special Permit denominated as Special Permit No. 09-12 was issued to Mrs. Opulencia to transport and dispose seven thousand (7,000)-m3 materials which will be generated from the leveling/excavation project valid up to six (6) months or upon disposal of seven thousand (7,000)-m3 of earth/filling materials whichever comes first.

Dumping site of rice husk ash coming from Mariwasa Siam Ceramics,  Inc.

Recent field investigation of MGB IV-A found out that no more quarrying activity is being conducted in the subject area. Instead, dumping of rice husk ash coming from Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc. is the activity in the subject area. The old backhoe traces along the perimeter wall were feasibly due to the previous excavation activity covered by the Special Permit No. 09-12 of Mrs. Divinia G. Opulencia.