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Cagayan de Oro mining suspended


Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:05:00 01/13/2009

Filed Under: Mining and quarrying, Environmental Politics, Regional authorities

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY ? Mayor Constantino Jaraula has ordered the suspension of all mining operations here on Monday after one person died and seven others remained missing when flash floods displaced about 30,000 people in 36 villages on Sunday.

But City Councilor Acenas, chair of the environment committee, told the Inquirer that mining operations had stopped even before Jaraula?s order.

?The operators complained that they had to stop?because of the rain,? Acenas said.

Mining blamed

Mining, quarrying and logging in Lanao have been blamed for the flooding.

Michael Arangco, 18, died after a landslide buried his house in Sitio Pamalihi, Barangay Pagatpat.

Rescuers on Monday failed to find an elderly person, two children and four male adults.

Knee- and waist-deep flooding in the main thoroughfares was due to swollen creeks and canals that could not discharge water to the river and the sea.

Abandon houses

The city government urged residents living along the rivers to abandon their houses.

Almost all of the 3,000 people on the three islets in the middle of the Cagayan River were forcibly evacuated.

Jaraula told the Inquirer that mini-dam projects in the ravines and creeks would be built to hold the water for hours if heavy rains in the Mt. Kitanglad Range and other mountains occurred.

Ban on conversion

The city would also impose a ban on the conversion of forest lands into farms, he said.

On Monday, the city council passed a resolution asking President Macapagal-Arroyo to order a total log ban in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao that would affect the downstream cities like Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City and even Lanao del Norte.

In Iligan City, the Office of Civil Defense in Northern Mindanao, said Dario Ompoc, 42, was buried alive in a landslide on Sunday.

Bridge impassable

In Opol town, the boundary of Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental, the Department of Public Works and Highways declared a major bridge impassable, stranding hundreds of passengers and cutting off delivery of goods to and from the city.

The bridge connects Cagayan de Oro to Iligan and the rest of Misamis Oriental.



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