Nabunturan– “We have one common goal – to clean the Naboc River. Win-win solution ang gusto nato.”
Monkayo Mayor Ramil Gentugaya emphasized his conviction to clean the Naboc River during the Diwalwal Mining Reservation Area (DMRA) Information Summit at Monkayo Dome, Poblacion, Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province.
“Duha na ka SONA niya (President Duterte) gihisgutan ang Monkayo, di nata musugot nga mahisgotan pa ta’g katulo,” Mayor Gentugaya added.
The summit with the theme, “Save the Naboc River” is attended by 1,000 participants from five barangays in Monkayo, namely; Brgy. Mt. Diwata, Brgy. Upper Ulip, Brgy. Tubo-tubo, Brgy. Salvacion and Brgy. Naboc. Residents from Brgy. Manggayon in Compostela were also present.
Years of irresponsible waste disposal, particularly of cyanide and mercury, resulted to the contamination of the Naboc River which affects the health of the residents and the agricultural production in the said barangays.
With the regionalized Task Force Naboc River, the task force aims to rehabilitate the Naboc River, just like the island of Boracay.
Comval Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy assures his support to the program saying, “Ang atong tumong niini nga ma refresh ta sa plano sa gobyerno last 2012 ni na approve sa NEDA o sa National Economic Division Authority. Kay aron mahatagan og saktong panginabuhi ang atoang mga constituents dinhi at the same time ma protektahan ang atoang environment.”
Presently, the provincial government of Comval in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and University of the Philippines (UP), is having an ongoing parallel testing using the Community Led Integrated Non-Cyanide Non-Mercury Gold Extraction Method (CLINN – GEM) at the Integrated Gold Copper Mineral Processing Plant in Brgy. Katipunan, Nabunturan.