A covenant against illegal hydraulic or banlas mining in Tboli was signed by the local and provincial officials of South Cotabato to support the total eradication of the said activity in the municipality.
Governor of South Cotabato Daisy Avance Fuentes represented by Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) member Ting Demaala, MGB XII Regional Director Constancio Paye, Jr., Tboli mayor Dibu Tuan, Tboli vice mayor Grace Silva, SB Committee on Environment Abelardo Serofia, Jr., OIC PEMO Siegfred Flaviano, Representative for Indigeneous Peoples (IP) Ernesto Dhok, Representative for Non-IP-Small Scale Mining (SSM) Josephine Balonga, Tboli Chief of Police Jimuel Siason, 27th battalion commander Lt. Col. Shalimar Imperial, SP Committee Chairperson for Environment Ellen Grace Subere-Albios, Brgy. Chairman of Desawo Mansueto dela Pena, Tboli MENRO Julian Asion and residents of Sitios Lemluk-el, Desawo and Sitio Blangas, Kematu, Tboli, commit themselves in the signing ceremony held at Tboli Municipal Gym, Brgy. Poblacion, Tboli, South Cotabato on November 8, 2013. READ MORE