The Tuba Municipal Council is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to reject the expansion of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) grounds in Barangay Camp 6.
This after Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu recommended 106 meters of land in Barangay Camp 6 as possible area for the PMA’s expansion.
The Tuba Municipal Council, in a resolution, said “the local government of Tuba was not informed and consulted about the proposed issuance of Presidential Proclamation reserving an area of 105.9018 hectares for the multipurpose training ground and other military facilities of PMA in Tuba.”
It added the delineation and recognition process for Tuba Ancestral Domain is pending before the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).
The Tuba Municipal Council, citing the Section 2 of the Local Government Code, said “it is likewise the policy of the State to require all national agencies and offices to conduct periodic consultations with appropriate local government units, non-governmental and peoples organizations and other concerned sectors of the community before any project or program is implemented in their respective jurisdictions.”