DENR deploys "Mission Team" to Boracay

A 50-member denr deploys mission team to boracay 1   resized"mission team" composed of personnel from six DENR regional offices were deployed to Boracay to address the environmental issues thereat.

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said that the mission of the team will be to rehabilitate and restore Boracay in becoming a paradise again. The island will be divided into 6 areas and each of the six regions will be assigned an area to work on.

"We denr deploys mission team to boracay 2   resizedwill be using all our government and the DENR assets and personnel to do this job. Those who will be deployed will be on a rotation basis," Cimatu said.

DENR's Environmental Management Bureau Director Metodio Turbella is currently in Boracay to assist DENR Region 6 Regional Director Jim Sampulna.

Recently, denr deploys mission team to boracay 3 resizedPresident Rodrigo R. Duterte tasked the DENR Secretary to find ways to end the problems hounding one of the country's top tourist destinations. Cimatu was given six months to clean up Boracay otherwise the entire island will be shut down.

"This is President Duterte's marching order to us and I must tell you now that we should not fail not only the President but our people as well," Cimatu said.

Cimatu also urged tourism hotspots nationwide to plan for their sewerage and septage system in a bid to avoid these destinations from suffering the fate of Boracay.

"We denr deploys mission team to boracay 4 resizedneed to put in the investment in the sewage systems of these places now. It is better to build sewage treatment facilities now than face a catastrophe later,"" he said.

In the case of Boracay, DENR estimated that there around 17.5 million litters of waste water generated in the island every day. Of this volume, only about half is treated properly while the other half is discharged untreated. About 30-40 percent of the untreated waste water comes from private homes while the rest is said to come from business establishments.

(Photos by DENR VI's RPAO Chief Artem Colacion and EMB-XI's OIC Regional Director Nestor V. Patnugot)


DENR creates Provincial Task Force Naboc River

denr creates provincial task force naboc riverSecretary Roy A. Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently created the Provincial Task Force Naboc River (PTFNR) through Special Order 2018-593 to address the environmental problems brought about by mining and illegal forest-related activities within Diwalwal Mineral Reservation Area (DMRA).

PTFNR, which is the counterpart of the National Task Force Diwalwal, is being chaired by the DENR-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Compostela Valley Province and is co-chaired by the Governor of Comval Province, Commanding Officer of the 25th IB and the Provincial Director of the Philippine National Police. Members are composed of representatives from the different government agencies, LGUs, miners groups, academe, environmental CSO and irrigators association.


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