Probe Urged on Black Sand Mining
Magnetite Beach Sand Mining Operation, Buguey, Cagayan, Philippines: Youtube Video
A lawmaker is urging the House Committee on Natural Resources to investigate the proliferation of black sand mining in different areas of the country.
This, after reports came out that black sand mining still persists despite the existence of Batas Pambansa Blg. 265 that prohibits the extraction of gravel and sand and other activities since it erodes the natural beauty of beaches, and resulted to flooding and the occurrence of more waves nearer to the shores…