An illegal excavation was discovered in a house in
The excavation was discovered by the neighbors of the
house from where the illegal excavation is being
The house from where the illegal excavation is being done
is located in Sitio Tanza Uno Barangay San Jose in Antipolo
The Leomera family which discovered the illegal excavation
complained that their neighbor Flor Salvador has been
conducting the illegal excavation for 3 months.
The Complainant said that there is a tendency that their
house might collapse when rain time comes because the soil
will become soft.
The Complainant has reasonable ground to believe that their
house might collapse because the illegal excavation of
their neighbors detoured under their house.
The excavated hole were discovered to be 10 feet deep straight
down and then tunneled towards the house of the complainants.
The alleged illegal excavation being conducted day and night
is in search of gold or treasure hunting.
The Complainant said that the illegal excavators have some kind
of a gadget which tell them the location of the treasure.
The Complainant already went to the Department of Environment
and Natural Resources (DENR) to report the excavation last
In an inspection made by the Department of Environment and
Natural Resources in April 5, Aguinaldo Lugayan, the DENR
forester in Region IV-A said that if the excavation being
done is a deep well, the excavation must go straight below the
ground but their is an indication that the illegal excavators
are looking for somethings else.
It was discovered that the excavation being done was made
without a permit.
Any excavation to be valid, the barangay where the excavation
will be done must approve it. A clearance should also be
obtained from the local government concerned. An excavation
clearance or permit is also required to be obtained from