Swollen mouth of Cagayan River

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No, this is not China sea. This is Cagayan river and across is Bisagu, Aparri. To cross the wide river mouth, one has to ride a banca. Bisagu and Punta are sites of magnetite mining by Taiwanese and Chinese mining firms.

The people of Punta tell us that usually during summer, they can play volleyball or basketball on the beach. Now, there is no more beach and flooding of the barrios along the Cagayan river is a common occurrence since magnetite mining began.

 

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