A Call To Protect The Upper Marikina
The environmentalists and concerned residents approached President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to safeguard the Upper Marikina Watershed and the Masungi scene, which assume a fundamental part in giving versatility against fiascos.
In a joint letter to Duterte and acting climate boss Jim Sampulna, more than 30 climate and instruction pioneers asked them to drop quarrying arrangements inside the 26,126-hectare Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape in Rizal territory right away.
They noticed that no proper abrogation of Mineral Production Sharing Agreements has been given by the DENR in spite of the declarations of previous climate secretary Roy Cimatu, who surrendered in February because of wellbeing reasons
As indicated by Section 18 of Republic Act 11038 or the Extended National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 2018, undertaking mineral investigation or extraction are precluded inside the safeguarded region.