Sen. Loren Legarda has reiterated her call for faithful compliance with Republic Act No. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act), saying that failure to do so would endanger not only the environment but also more lives and livelihood.
By Gloria Ramos
Media and social network sites were abuzz with comments from citizens who attributed politics to the Cebu City Council’s act of requiring the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CCDRMO) to submit the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) plan before it can review the P-202 million Local DRRM Fund Investment Plan.
Are 13 cities, 81 towns and 2,324 villages within the Manila Bay watershed in Central Luzon complying with environmental laws and capable of doing their part in the cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay as ordered by the Supreme Court in 2008?
By Joey A. Gabieta
A municipal mayor in Eastern Samar has denied violating environmental laws in the implementation of a resettlement project.
By Gloria Ramos
News of toxic waste dumping by Glenn Defense Marine Asia, the Malaysia-based United States Navy contractor in Philippine waters was headline news the past days. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has scheduled a meeting today with the parties concerned. Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago is calling for a Senate investigation of the incident. A very effective environmental crusader, the EcoWaste Coalition, is pushing for a transparent investigation and the filing of a legal action, as warranted.