Cagayan de Oro update 1: Quarrying stops

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15 August 2007 (The Inquirer) – A follow-up to an earlier story about how quarrying at a hill site in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines was destroying archaeological material there. It seems that lobbyists have succesfully effected a halt in the quarrying works. However, there’s more to the story as we chall see later…

Cagayan de Oro, DoT eye stop to Huluga quarrying
By Maria Cecilia Rodriguez

The city government and the Department of Tourism regional office here expressed support for the preservation of the Huluga open site as a cultural and heritage site, which could lead to a permanent halt to the quarrying there.

In a dialogue with preservation advocates, Mayor Constantino Jaraula said he would personally ask the private landowners to stop the quarry.

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