Murcia mayor has land
in protected zone: TF
MONTELIBANO CRIES FOUL
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The campaign against the alleged illegal occupancy of the Northern Negros Natural Park in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, continues, with Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano identified by Task Force Ilahas, an environmental enforcement unit of the Provincial Environment and Management Office, among the alleged buyers of parcels of land within the protected park zone.
In its report to Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., the TFI said that about eight hectares of forest land at Spur 20 in Brgy. Bunga, Don Salvador Benedicto, a former Integrated Social Forestry Area of Rex Javelosa and subjected to a reforestation by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, was allegedly sold to Montelibano, Gloria Isidito and a certain Modesta, in 2013.
Before it was allegedly sold to Montelibano it had already been bought by a certain Mrs. Yanson in 2011. TFI reports also showed.