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Sampulna Signs Suspension Order for MPSA Holders in Masungi

Sampulna Signs Suspension Order MPSA Holders in Masungi

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna signs the suspension order to three companies issued with Mineral Production Sharing Agreements or MPSA in Masungi Georeserve in Baras town in Rizal province. During the May 25 press conference, Sampulna bared that Rapid City Realty and Development Corporation, Quimson Limestone, Inc., and Quarry Rock Group, Inc. are instructed to suspend all activity within their respective MPSA contract areas. The DENR chief also pointed out that while the suspension orders will be issued against the firms, these companies have not been operational since 2004. Sampulna said that the suspension is “to avert further speculation.” He also called on support groups and environmentalists to help the government in its protection and conservation initiatives.

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