The proposed location was allegedly bought by the current mayor, Hon. Ruperto Martinez. It was said that it was about to be leased to a foreign-owned mining company. However, a resident mentioned that she sold her property to a private company with office located in Quezon Avenue, Manila. She has no clear idea though if this is the same company that plans to establish a terminal port in Cato. Moreover, another family, owner of house and lot, has sold that property but has not relocated yet as of this writing since full payment for the property has not been given yet.
Currently, the first terminal port is being readied in the so-called BAGATAN area. The property was formerly owned by Ruiz family. The picture below shows the activity being done on this project.
|Backhoe at work digging, unloading red sand and stones delivered by trucks.|
|Shoreline in Bagatan now with red sand and stones|