Tanbarks on distressed
motor launch legal: PCG
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Philippine Coast Guard in Dumaguete has confirmed that the 51.05 tons of tanbarks, ferried on a motor launch that had engine trouble off Siaton, Negros Oriental, recently, had been transported to Cebu after they were found to be covered by proper documents.
Lt. Commander Agapito Bibat, commander of the Coast Guard station in Dumaguete, said employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources verified that the tanbarks, or the bark of various trees used as tannin source, or as coloring for “tuba” or coconut wine, have legitimate papers for transport.
The DENR allowed the cargo to be transported to Cebu, its original destination, loaded on the M/V Filipinas Ozamis, a RORO ship that left the port of Dumaguete on Wednesday, he added.