And so it goes, that after the treasure-hunting reports reached the municipal authorities in Gasan, (and that's before I started blogging about it), the Sangguniang Bayan conducted an ocular inspection of the place in question and found out "that efforts have been done to protect the place due to the regular visibility of law enforcers in order to deter other people from intrusion to the expected treasures thereat".
The said Resolution also stressed that "at present, the place marked as a potential site of hidden treasures is still being strictly guarded to the extent that even the barangay officials of Bahi are prohibited to get into the place".
The Gasan SB is therefore urging Gasan Mayor Victoria A. Lao-Lim "to intervene with the on-going hunt for treasures at the river or estuary in Bahi, Gasan, Marinduque"
Full text of said Resolution No. 2011-128 dated May 23, 2011 follows:
Republic of the Philippines
MUNICIPALITY OF GASAN
EXCERPTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF GASAN, MARINDUQUE HELD AT THE MUNICIPAL SESSION HALL ON MAY 23, 2011
Hon. Servillano M. Balitaan Vice Mayor and Presiding Officer
Hon. Nancy Arca-Iturralde Councilor
Hon. Elisa J. Lao Councilor
Hon. Celia Margarita L. Asuncion Councilor
Hon. Yudel A. Sosa Councilor
Hon. Ederlinda R. Sadiua Councilor
Hon. Jose Maria A. Sore Councilor
Hon. Consuelo S. Salcedo Councilor
Hon. Virgilio V. Rodil Councilor/Vice-President Liga ng mga Barngay
Hon. Heraldine M. Lim Councilor/President, Sk Mun. Federation
Hon. Rodolfo D. Caparros Councilor
RESOLUTION NO. 2011-128
A RESOLUTION STRONGLY URGING HONORABLE MAYOR VICTORIA A. LAO LIM TO INTERVENE WITH THE ON-GOING HUNT FOR TREASURES AT THE RIVER OR ESTUARY IN BAHI, GASAN, MARINDUQUE
WHEREAS, report has reached this august body that an on-going treasure hunting is transpiring at the river or estuary in Bahi, this municipality;
WHEREAS, alarmed by this report the Sangguniang Bayan conducted an ocular inspection of the place immediately after the declaration of recess of the regular session of May 16, 2011 and found out that efforts have been done to protect the place due to the regular visibility of law enforcers in order to deter other people from intrusion to the expected treasures thereat;
WHEREAS, at present, the place marked as a potential site of hidden treasures is still being strictly guarded to the extent that even the barangay officials of Bahi are prohibited to get into the place;
WHEREAS, it has been the policy of the State that the barangay and municipality or city where the natural resources are found has direct jurisdiction and rightful claim of such;
WHEREAS, Municipal Ordinance No. 119 Series of 2010 regulates treasure hunting in the entire jurisdiction of Gasan and same provides other stipulations and conditions pertaining to treasure hunting which must be adhered to by all concerned;
WHEREAS, Section 292 (a), (2) of RA 7160 and Article 389 (a) explicitly provide the allocation of shares of the barangay, the municipality and the province to whatever natural wealth is exacted within their area of jurisdiction;
NOW THEREFORE, on motion of Councilor Celia Margarita L. Asuncion, seconded unanimously, it was
RESOLVED, as it was hereby resolved to Strongly Urge the Honorable Mayor Victoria A. Lao Lim to Intervene With the On-going Hunt for Treasures at the River Or Estuary in Bahi, Gasan, Marinduque.
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be furnished the Honorable Mayor Victoria A. Lao Lim, the National Museum, Honorable Congressman Lord Allan Q. Velasco, Honorable Governor Carmencita O. Reyes, PNP Provincial Director, P/Sr. Superintendent Atty. Edwin C. Roque and Gasan PNP Chief of Police, P/Insp. Russel Dennis E. Reburiano and other offices concerned for their information, guidance and/or appropriate action.
UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED: May 23, 2011
DANILO N. DE BELEN, Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan
ATTESTED AND CERTIFIED TO BE DULY ADOPTED:
SERVILLANO M. BALITAAN
Vice-Mayor & Presiding Officer
Kite-flying is a favorite pastime for people of all ages in Gasan, so much so that kite-flying competitions are often part of municipal and barangay festivals here.
It is said that dreaming of kite-flying signifies immense treasure. But if a kite is seen falling upon the ground in a dream, it could spell disappointment.