This paper would not be completed without the aid and guidance of the following: To our mentor, Dr. Virginia C. Yap, for encouraging the researchers to pursue this study and patiently guiding the researchers in producing a research paper of unparalleled excellence; To Engr. Rosalia Adonis of the Environment and Natural Resources Office, to Mr. Nilo Quiambao of the office of Biyaya A Luluguran At Sisikapan Committee (BALAS), to the staff of the Provincial Treasurer’s Office, to the Office of the Governor especially to Governor Eddie T. Panlilio and to all the staff of Pampanga Capitol who provided the researchers all the necessary data used in accomplishing the objectives of this paper;
To the respondents and to the Pampanga Truck Owners Association for accommodating the needs of and entrusting information to the researchers; To the librarians of UPDEPP who allowed the researchers to use the facilities of the library;
To Professor Gerardo Duran and to Dr. Ernesto Adorio for also guiding the researchers; To the families of the researchers, especially their parents, who gave them unconditional love and unwavering support throughout the completion of this study; To their friends especially the BABEbhies for staying with the researchers through the good times and the bad, and for being critics of the paper hence contributing to the improvement of the research, and; To the Divine Providence of the Almighty God.
Abstract This paper focuses on the contribution of the haulers to the growth of the Pampanga quarrying industry. The quarrying industry is composed of three key players: quarry operators, vibro-sand operators, and quarry haulers. The haulers transport products of quarrying activities from the quarry sites to the market place. The quarrying industry has indicators of growth namely investment, revenue and employment.
The increase in demand for quarry products led to the increases in the level of investment, revenue and employment. Thus, increases in these indicators correspond to the growth of the Pampanga quarrying industry. The researchers used a descriptive research design. The study focused on 51 respondents taken as a sample from the 189 total population of quarry haulers from the year 2004 to 2008. These respondents were selected using a fishbowl sampling.
Findings show that hauling operations which generate substantial amounts of revenue for the industry and the government is one of the causes of growth of Pampanga quarrying industry. However, hauling operations also incur negative effects on the environment and the community. The researchers recommend regulations that will lessen the flaws of the hauling operations to improve the Pampanga quarrying industry. Also, the researchers recommend possible studies that may be conducted to continue and improve this research.