DENR renews call for stronger collaboration on solid waste management

  • June 16, 2017

BAGUIO CITY, June 16 (PIA) - - The government  through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources calls for a renewed and stronger partnership with Cordillera stakeholders for the full implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

Lawyer Noel Felongco,  DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management, Local Government and Indigenous Peoples Concerns,  during the 2017 Cordillera Environment Summit at Albergo Hotel here this week, said addressing the country’s concern on solid waste management  in among the priorities of the  Duterte administration.

Felangco informed that new DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu has already directed all DENR regional directors to intensify partnership with local government units for the full implementation of RA 9003 and the Ombudsman for the prosecution of those violating the law.

The Secretary also called for a stricter monitoring of air and water emissions so that  pollution cases can be filed against erring industries.

Felongco outlined the importance of stronger collaboration among stakeholders such as  the LGUs, national government agencies, non government organizations, the academe and civil society organizations in addressing the country’s environmental concerns.

 “The DENR considers all of you as our significant allies in pursuing sustainable and just solutions to environment management protection with emphasis on waste management and climate change”, he stressed.

“Saving our environment is most effective when all sectors of society work together as a team”, he added.

Felongco affirmed that as far as the implementation of RA 9003 is concerned, the country is just still reaching the halfway mark.

For Cordillera, DENR Environmental Management Bureau Regional Director Reynaldo Digamo  disclosed that all the 77 LGUs in the region have already submitted their Solid Waste Management Plan as mandated under RA 9003. However, only 34 have been approved to date.

The said summit with the theme, “Sustaining Shared Responsibility in Solid Waste Management through Convergence” was the second regional environment summit   initiated by the DENR - EMB in line with the observance of Environment Month this June. (JDP/CCD with J. Jimenez & K. Valdres-PIA CAR/UC Interns)


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