Friday, January 27, 2012

Stop the Topsoil Harvesting in Mindanao


TOPSOIL quarrying is the worse kind of natural resource exploitation. It takes 500 years to naturally add one inch of topsoil to land. The fertility of land is based on the thickness and quality of topsoil. Without sufficient thickness and good quality of topsoil, we can't plant and our agriculture in the future would perish.

I have heard that there are systematic mineral dealers and miners there in Mindanao that sells topsoil to foreign ships docked at sea that are pretending to be mineral buyers. Our people are being deceived as they are told that those ships are buying soil so they can filter the gold and other minerals. Please spread this information to our people and find a way to mobilize our troops in the grounds to prevent the movement of our topsoil. There must be an IMMEDIATE STOP of the removal of topsoil from its original land! (Rltr. John R. Petalcorin)