ILOILO – The National Museum of the Philippines confirmed havingissued a “Treasure Hunting and Disposition of Recovered Treasures Permit” covering a private lot inBarangay Pasong, Igbaras, Iloilo. * PH shall submit quarterly report on the progress of treasurehunting activities as per Technical Work and Environmental Work Programs * archaeological sites * PH is liable for damages incurred during the operations Before his Philippine assignment,Yamashita and his men were said to have plundered other Southeast Asiancountries that Japan attacked and/or invaded during the war and buried the lootin the Philippines./PN The terms and conditions were the following: “We have rules. The permit may be cancelled if the excavation hasadverse environmental impacts and endangers neighboring areas. It is within thepowers of the museum to suspend or revoke the permit when public interest sorequires or upon the failure of the permit holder to comply with the terms andconditions,” said Tirol. * protected areas – the permit applicant must first secure aclearance from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Yamashita was assigned to defend the Japan-colonizedPhilippines from the advancing Allied forces in the waning years of World War2. He failed to stop the Allied advance, and Japan ultimately surrendered inAugust 1945. * PH (permit holder) shall not destroy any building or structure According to the mayor, around 10diggers have so far covered 1,000 square meters. * PH shall notify the agency within 24 hours of their discovery * cave sites within 500 meters from the mouth of the cave,archaeological and/or declared historical zones, and anthropologicalreservations From what he had gathered, saidEsmeralda, a certain Noly Laquihon Bayogos claimed to have secured a “TreasureHunting and Disposition of Recovered Treasures Permit” from the NationalMuseum. Tirol also pointed out guidelines covering public lots, protectedareas and private lots as treasure hunting sites: The ongoing excavation in Barangay Pasong alarmed residents. Theyfeared possible adverse effects such as landslide, soil erosion and the earthcaving in. According to Tirol, treasure hunting is not allowed in thefollowing: * shipwreck sites * Permit is valid for one year As far as the municipal government ofIgbaras and barangay council of Pasong were concerned, said Esmeralda, theyhave not issued any permit for treasure hunting, ground excavation or mining inthe village. For his part, Barangay CaptainCornelio Elumba of Pasong dismissed speculations there could be Yamashitatreasures buried in his village. “I learned that the excavation has been going on for about one andhalf years already beginning in 2018 before I was elected mayor. Residents fearthis could result to soil erosion. Nine nearby households are very concerned,”said Igbaras’ Mayor Jaime Esmeralda. “I already asked the chief of the National Museum’s CulturalProperties Regulation Division to evaluate if kinahanglan i-cancel angpermit. I-cancel ina kun damo violations,” said Tirol. It may cancel the permit if the conditions for its issuance werenot met, said Atty. Ma. Cecilia Tirol,acting deputy director-general for administration of the National Museum. * Withdrawal by the Permit Holder from the Permit Area shall notrelease him from all financial, environmental, legal and other obligations Tirol stressed the importance of local government unitscoordinating with the National Museum if they have concerns over treasurehunting activities which the agency had issued permits. * public lots – the permit applicant must first secure a clearancefrom the local government * Must abide with laws, rules and regulations on treasure hunting * Permit Area subject to inspection * private lot – clearance from local government unit not neededbut applicant must seek the consent of private lot owner “Kontuod nga may ara, kontani damo nga mal-am ang mahambal sina,” he said. * THP (treasure hunting permit) is exclusive to the Permit Holder(non-transferrable) Led by Igbaras’ Mayor Jaime Esmeralda, barangay officials ofPasong sought the help of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. on Jan 16. Some residentssaid the diggers were looking for the buried gold treasures of World War 2Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita.
Outside the home, the UDA has seen the door in February, scoring two goals to Huesca (Villalba and Darwin), although these barely served to tie the particular goal difference to the Oscense team, and one in Soria (Juan Muñoz) to fish a point. Almeria has got stuck in the Stadium of the Mediterranean Games, where they have only defeated Oviedo in the last five games, falling in three of them.Overall, the rojiblancos have left thirteen of the last fifteen points in play in the competition, with Gutierrez being in the pillory. In the scoring aspect highlights the surprise of the category, Darwin Núñez, with a dozen goals, by the eight of Lazo and the seven of Juan Muñoz. Almeria has scored 21 goals in the Mediterranean and 25 as a visitor. Almeria is the top scorer without a goal. Taking a look at the figures of the classification, stand out the 46 goals of the set of José María Gutiérrez, who leads the table of top scorers with wide difference, adding four goals more than Zaragoza, seven more than Mirandés and eight more than Girona and Cádiz. However, the rojiblancos are drought in the Stadium of the Mediterranean Games, which He has not celebrated a goal from his team since January 16 when Darwin Núñez materialized his double against Oviedo.Since then the Almeria team does not get wet in his fief, which has caused him to leave the leadership (the defeat against Elche caused the Cádiz to be placed in second position) and that the direct ascent to the five units moves away. Those of José María Gutiérrez claudicated against Elche (0-2) and Racing (0-1), matching last Saturday in the soporific match against Fuenlabrada.
Williams scored penalty Williams was on target from the penalty spot in the 14th minute. The referee deemed that a defender had handled the ball inside the area. His second goal was even more crucial as it put the game squarely out of Reno’s reach. The striker was on the end of a lightning MBU counter-attack that began when Reno forward Roshane Sharpe lost the angle on a nice move forward and the ball fell for the speedy winger, Owayne Gordon. His pass picked out Williams, who made no mistake from just inside the area in the 55th minute, beating the advancing FC Reno goalkeeper, Devaughn Hawthorn, to make the game safe. It was his 13th goal of the season, but the striker could have had another if his 76th-minute strike was hit cleanly. Instead, the mis-hit ball crashed against the upright. “Congratulations to the players who gave it all against Reno. Williams again was at the peak of his performance and with that we are very happy,” said Thelwell. Rivoli United’s ace striker, Corey Burke, is Williams’ nearest rival for the title of leading scorer. Burke has hit the target 12 times. WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay United FC striker Dino Williams reclaimed the lead in the race for the Golden Boot, after scoring twice in his team’s 2-0 win over western rivals Reno FC in Monday night’s Red Stripe Premier League football match at Montego Bay Sports Complex. MoBay’s assistant coach Dillon Thelwell was thankful for the win. “It was a very good game and three vital points for us, which takes us back in front,” he noted. The win also catapulted the former champions back to the top of the league, on 33 points, two ahead of Portmore United (31), with defending champions Arnett Gardens FC (29) and Humble Lion (28) completing the top four. FC Reno ended the match with 10 players after their captain, Rondell Morris, was sent off for butting Williams, as he retaliated to being bumped in the chest by the striker, in the 49th minute. It was the second loss for the men from Westmoreland in days. The previous Thursday, Arnett Gardens recovered from a goal down and went on to win their match 2-1. They remain sixth on 22 points and must now begin to log wins in order to stay clear of the relegation zone.