announced that it will no longer be able to support the 8,000 individuals in 11 evacuation centers in the city of Naga, Cebu, starting November 16 due to lack of resources.
While the ban was lifted for most of the quarry players, the suspension on ALQC
- whose operations are reportedly close to the landslide - remained.
We should have learned our lessons from the Boracay closure in terms of coordination and timely delivery of assistance, if temporary closure is inevitable or environmental concerns and safety problem in ALQC
operations is not addressed.
Citing data from the United States Geological Survey, the average price of crushed limestone in 2017 is around $11.45 per MT, which is more than P600 per MT and nowhere near ALQC
's P45 per MT, according to Calanog.
, meanwhile, denied any involvement to the supposed disappearance of Eballe and maintained its commitment to supporting the victims of the landslide in Barangay Tinaan, where at least 77 were killed and hundred others displaced.
is the supplier of raw material of APO Cement, the country's second-biggest cement plant.
But Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, who attended the presentation of the MGB in Naga, said he still would not lift the ban on the quarry activities of ALQC
while the investigation continued.
The September 20 massive landslide happened in Sitios Sindulan and Tagaytay near the quarry site of ALQC
, he added, has no track record of going after critics.
), raw material supplier of Apo Cemex, has mining rights over an area in the community of Tagaytay in Tinaan.
The MGB, together with barangay officials and ALQC
representatives, did a joint inspection on Aug.
The area where the landslide occurred, Sitio Tagaytay, is located near a mining site of the Apo Land and Quarry Corporation (ALQC
) which provides raw materials to the cement-manufacturing firm.