Close  

Tagbilaran dump ordered closed for violation of solid waste law

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 04:51 PM November 20, 2019
Tagbilaran dumpsite

The Tagbilaran dumpsite in Barangay Dampas was temporarily closed on Wednesday, November 20,.2019, by DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda after the agency found out that its manner of operations was in violation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. Leo Udtohan/Inquirer Visayas

TAGBILARAN CITY –– The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the temporary closure of the Tagbilaran open dump on Wednesday.

Benny Antiporda, undersecretary for solid waste of the DENR, issued a cease-and-desist order (CDO) after he found out that the dump operations violated the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It remains an open dump until now,” Antiporda said, referring to the 2.6-hectare dump in Barangay Dampas, which was closed in 2017 in compliance with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Law.

Open dumps have been prohibited by law after the passage of Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000).

FEATURED STORIES

Cathelyn Ontong-Torremocha, city administrator, received the order.

“It is an opportunity for all of us to plan to move and do our best as residents of Tagbilaran,” Torremocha said.

Edited by Lzb
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bohol, DENR, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, dump, environment, Local news, Philippine news updates, Tagbilaran
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.