CARMEN, Bohol – The Bohol Environment Management Office has reported that it continues its functions in running after those illegal hauling of earth materials in the province. A certain Dodong Despo was caught for transporting quarry materials from La Paz, Carmen town without supporting papers. BEMO enforcer said in his text that the transportation of three cubic river sand loaded in cargo truck with plate number UBR-220 was without delivery receipt and “no provincial sticker.” The truck is impounded at Batuan police station.
Anothr apprehension was that of Jover mining company in Balintawak, Talibon, Bohol, transporting 10 cubic of quarry (silica sand) loaded onto cargo truck with plate number RCV-699 without delivery receipt. The truck is impounded at Trinidad police station, BEMO said.
Meanwhile, the Commission on Audit (COA) found that there was a low collection of sand and gravel revenues. The audit finding is contained in its report for the year ending December 31, 2013.
It indicated in a table that sand and gravel collection has been very low, collecting only PhP1,217,247.61 way below the target of PhP3,800,000, or a difference of PhP2,582,752.59. The percentage of non-collection is equivalent to 68%.
COA strongly recommended to the Local Finance Committee of the provincial government “to be prudent in income as basis of appropriation to be effective in project implementation.”
It also urged the provincial government to institute measures to improve its low income collection. (rvo)