AN ORDINANCE MAKING UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSONS, NATURAL OR JURIDICAL TO DESTROY, EXTRACT, EXCAVATE, OR GATHER SAND CORRAL ROCKS, FORMATIONS, AND OTHER MINERAL DEPOSITS SUCH AS STALACTITES STALAGMITES AND OTHER CAVE FORMATION, THE CONVERSION OF MANGROVE, NIPA AND SWAMP AREAS INTO SPECIFIC FISHPOND, INDUSTRIAL AND OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES AND THE CUTTING OF TREES ALONG THE RIVER BANKS AND OTHER PUBLIC LANDS WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MARIBOJOC, BOHOL.
Authored by: Hon. Pablo A. Baluma
WHEREAS, there is a necessity to conserve land, mineral, marine, forest and other resources in the Municipality of Maribojoc for the use of future generations of Maribojochanons who shall live in a safe and well-balanced environment;
WHEREAS, there is also an urgent need to safeguard the environment within the territorial jurisdiction of Maribojoc from destructive acts which tend to the further depletion of the minerals, marine and forest resources;
WHEREFORE, in view of the foregoing premises, be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan of Maribojoc, Bohol, that;
Sec.1- It is unlawful for any person, natural or juridical to engage in activities that are destructive of the environment and or to extract mineral, marine and forest resources within the territorial jurisdiction of Maribojoc.
Sec.2- Prohibited Acts- It is unlawful to destroy, extract, excavate or gather sand, corrals formation and other mineral deposits such as stalactites, stalagmites and other similar cave formations for commercial purposes and the conversion of mangrove. Nipa ans swamp areas into specific fishpond, industrial purposes and the cutting of forest trees along the river banks and others public lands within the Municipality of Maribojoc.
Sec.3- Repealing Clause- Any provision of previous ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance is hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Se.4- Penal Provision- Any violation of this ordinance shall be fined with P1,000.00 and imprisonment of not more than six months or both at the discretion of the court.
Sec.5- Effectivity- This ordinance shall take effect upon approval and posting the same at the town’s official bulletin board.
Approved: March 8, 1993
LET copies be furnished all Barangay Captains of Maribojoc, Bohol and other concerned for information and guidance.
PHILIP R. MEDEQUISO
ALBERTO E. ARANGOSO
ATTY. JOSE E. VELOSO