By Betheena Kae Unite
The diving ban in dive sites in Mabini, Batangas has been lifted, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.
Commander Armand Balilo, PCG Spokesperson, confirmed that the diving ban in the municipality has been lifted based on the assessment of Mayor Noel “Bitrics” Luistro.
The diving ban has been lifted two days after the ban was implemented due to 5.6-magnitude earthquake that struck South Luzon. A series of quake aftershocks were then felt in Batangas.
A series of tremors hit Batangas last weekend, apparently part of the “earthquake swarm,” according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
This prompted the local government unit (LGU) to prohibit diving activities.
The PCG, on the other hand, had mobilized teams to monitor the compliance of the LGU and to patrol on all dive spot.