An Act Prohibiting the Extraction of Gravel and Sand from Beaches and Providing Penalties Therefor

Section 1. Any provision of law, presidential decree, rule or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding, the extraction of gravel and sand and such other activities as would erode or diminish the natural beauty of beaches are prohibited: Provided, however, That the extraction of silica sand may be allowed under such rules as may be promulgated by the Ministry of Natural Resources consistent with the objectives of this Act.1‚wphi1

Section 2. Any person who violate the provision of this Act shall be punished with imprisonment of not less than six months or fine of not less than one thousand pesos or both such imprisonment and fine at the discretion of the court.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: November 13, 1982

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