The Camalig Task Force Quarry (CTFQ) regularly mans quarry checkpoints to monitor and regulate transactions at the quarrying areas in the town.
Mayor’s permit, stickers, and other required documents are strictly being checked to determine the operators’ compliance with relative quarrying laws and policies.
In February 19, 2021, LGU-Camalig created the CTFQ purposely to conduct quarry-related inspections, monitor all quarrying activities in the municipality, study short and long-term effects of quarrying on the flow and supply of water in the river systems, secure the structural integrity of affected dikes, roads, bridges, and other infrastructures.
The CTFQ is likewise tasked to promote effective and maximum implementation of both local and national environmental laws on the extraction of sand, gravel, and other mineral resources, and recommend the filing of appropriate cases against violators before the Provincial Environment & Natural Resources Office (PENRO) for culpable violation of Provincial Ordinance No. 003-2016.
In pursuit of fostering a “leveled-up” municipality, the CTFQ regularly coordinates with concerned departments and stakeholders to further strengthen the local government’s development thrusts with the end view of promoting environmental protection and revenue generation which will redound to better delivery of basic services for the Camaligueños.
Quarry checkpoints are also established on roads traversing Brgy. Libod, Ilawod, and Quirangay.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO