DENR requires treasure hunters to get permits By TJ Burgonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines -- Oops, hold it right there. You can't dig treasures inside caves without permit. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued an administrative order requiring treasure hunters to secure a permit before digging in caves across the country.
Administrative Order No. 2007-34 was aimed at conserving, protecting and managing the flora and fauna in the caves from destructive treasure hunting, Environment Secretary Lito Atienza said.