Region 6

DEMOLITION OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN ILOILO RIVER


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The call of the Iloilo River Development Council for the immediate clean up of the Iloilo River of illegal structures did not fall on deaf ears as FF Cruz, a known construction firm, voluntarily removed the mini-wharf it has established near the Quirino Bridge in Iloilo City.  The mini wharf, which served as a docking area for yatch, was one of the illegal structures earlier identified by the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that needs clearing so as not to impede the flow of water.  DENR Regional Executive Director Julian Amador expressed optimism the voluntary act of FF Cruz will set the mode for other locators and establishments to voluntarily remove their structures that encroached on the Iloilo River.