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Aug 25, 2016 @ 6:57

Aerial spraying in plantations revived, but under close watch

DAVAO CITY — The city council’s committee on environment is eyeing the passage of a resolution that will regulate aerial spraying in the city’s agricultural plantations following the recent Supreme Court (SC) decision junking the ban imposed in 2007.

“I haven’t received a copy of the (SC) decision, but we don’t have a choice if the SC has decided. It is proper for the city to file a motion for reconsideration, but if it is already en banc, then we go back to square one,” Councilor Diosdado A. Mahipus, chair of the environment committee, told reporters after the council’s weekly session.

In an Aug. 16 decision, the country’s highest court upheld an earlier Court of Appeals (CA) decision declaring the city’s Ordinance No. 0309-07 “unconstitutional.”

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