The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) investigated the land which piles on reclamation activities in Scarborough Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc. Said it was originated from the three mountains in Sta. Cruz, Zambales.
Based on UNTV report, Zambales Governor Amor Deloso said that two mountains and a small ones have been sold to China.
"At sa lupang ito dinala sa lapit na sa Scarborough nakabuo sila ng 3,500 hectares doon sa tabi ng Scarborough," Deloso said.
Deloso said that prior as he assumed as a Governor of the province, he noticed odd numbers of land carried aboard by a gigantic truck.
That's the time he discovered that the land from the Zambales mountains were brought to the Scarborough Shoal.
“Siyempre may kumita diyan, imposibleng wala, hindi naman hahakot lang ng hahakot ng lupa kung walang ibinabayad,” Deloso said.
“Nagbuhos muna sila ng malalaking boulders sa dagat, yapos kumuha sila ng mountain soil at iyon ang itinambak,” he added.
Environmental Secretary Gina Lopez stressed that whoever permits the illegal wrongdoing will be liable for it.