Bill on single-use plastics ban likely to get priority | Inquirer News

Bill on single-use plastics ban likely to get priority

/ 04:32 AM November 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte would likely certify as priority legislation a measure seeking to ban single-use plastics in order to ensure its passage into law, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Sunday.

Panelo pointed out that Mr. Duterte himself floated the idea of a ban on single-use plastics in a Cabinet meeting to protect the environment and curb the effects of climate change.


“Since the President supports it, it will not be surprising if he does [certify the bill],” Panelo said in an interview over dzIQ.

There are two pending measures seeking to ban single-use plastic in the Senate, filed by Sen. Cynthia Villar and Sen. Francis Pangilinan.


In 2015, a report on plastic pollution ranked the Philippines as the third biggest source of plastics found polluting oceans.

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