Heading towards further mutually beneficial mergence, the DENR XI, through the running of RED Bagani Fidel Evasco conducted a site visit at San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation (SMCPC), the energy arm of San Miguel Corporation, in Malita, Davao Occidental and had a dialogue with its officials.

The director aimed on taking a look on the environmental compliance of said energy and power conglomerate to which, the officials readily concurred. With the top officials of PENRO Davao Occidental, the DENR team was toured around SMCPC’s 300 MW Malita Power Plant with Circulating Fluidized Bed Technology.

Subsequently, the team, accompanied by field officials and personnel of PENRO Davao del Sur also visited the company’s Cement Grinding Manufacturing Plant, Oro Cemento, in Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, with processes involving clinker storage and handling, raw material storage and handling, cement grinding, storage, and dispatch.

Accordingly, the air quality of SMCPC and Oro Cemento passed the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Source-Specific Air Pollutants.

While DENR-Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-XI) report also show that SMCPC’s water quality likewise passed the General Effluent Standards (GES) for Class SB. Whilst Oro Cemento which is commissioning to pre-operation phase continually regulates their air pollution emission and wastewater generation.

Site visit on plants and other business establishments is one of the periodical activities of the DENR XI to ensure that their operations conform to the environmental laws and regulations.