MANILA, Philippines – A Quezon City court stopped yesterday the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) from issuing a permit to re-export to Singapore 25 dolphins in Ocean Adventure Park in Subic.
Quezon City Regional Trial Court 1st Vice Executive Judge Bernelito Fernandez granted a petition of animal welfare groups and issued a 72-hour “temporary environment protection order” preventing the re-export of the dolphins.
The respondents in the case are Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, BFAR Director Asis Perez, and Resorts World Singapore (RWS).
The Earth Island Institute (EII), Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and the Compassion and Responsibility to Animals Welfare Philippines had asked the court to issue a temporary environment protection order against the respondents.
“We request that the Court direct respondents to permanently cease and desist from importing dolphins into the country and re-exporting those already in captivity in the Philippines,” read the petition.
Trixie Concepcion, EII regional director for Asia-Pacific, said the petition was filed after they learned of an application to re-export the dolphins to Singapore.
RWS imported the dolphins from the Solomon Islands in 2008, 2009, and 2011.
They were brought to Subic for training and kept under tight security while the marine park in Singapore was under construction.
Anna Cabrera, PAWS director, said the dolphins were caught in the wild in the Solomon Islands and snatched from their families.
“The import permits for the 25 dolphins from the Solomon Islands were issued without proper evaluation of the best scientific data,” she said.
The groups said the harvest of the dolphins was not sustainable and could wipe out an entire gene pool.
They had asked the court to “order the respondents to hold in custody the dolphins currently in Ocean Adventure at their expense until they are rehabilitated for release back in the wild.”
The case is set to be raffled next week.
Recent surge of investments going into Clark Philippines drained Clark Freeport of prime land available for long-term leases. Investors now look for partnerships and acquisition opportunities with existing businesses located in Clark Philippines. Clark Pampanga is a fast growing city and businesses in Manila are making their move to either expand into or relocate to Clark Philippines.
Three new casinos, another world-class 36-hole golf course, several new hotels and resorts of varying class of luxury have opened in Philippines Clark Freeport over the last six months. Samsung Electronics just broke ground for a US$5 billion electronics plant, coincidentally in a location adjacent to the US$2 billion plant of US chip manufacturer Texas Instruments. Hundreds of hectares of prime land in the 4200-hectare main zone of Clark Freeport have quickly been occupied. Almost the entire central business district has gone off the map of available land in this fast-growth investment destination.
With its near-zero crime rate, low pollution levels, absence of traffic congestion and a favorable tax structure, Clark Freeport is well known among foreign investors as the destination of choice. Now that the Clark International Airport (DMIA) has flung into full operations with dozens of flights linking Clark to all major cities in Asia and some beyond, Clark Freeport, Pampanga has come of age.
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