Antiporda, the DENR
's undersecretary for solid waste management and local government units, was earlier quoted in news reports as saying that the Manila Bay rehabilitation will take seven years to complete and a budget of not less than P47 billion.
Juan Miguel Cuna, DENR
Undersecretary for field operations, said in statement that the DENR
and local government units will strictly enforce all environmental laws in connection with the election period and will penalize those who will violate these rules.
In its 2017 audit report, the COA questioned why the DENR
failed to compel agencies to report their expenditures for the funds.
issued notices to vacate to 75 business establishments located in four barangays to remove and self-demolish their structures built on the waters and within the easement zones of Coron.
"It is therefore imperative for the DENR
and its field offices to be prepared and responsive to the dangers and adverse effects of excessive rainfall," Cimatu said.
'Of course, we welcome the decision of President Duterte transferring the chairmanship of the PRRC to the DENR
. It only shows how serious the President is in addressing the pollution of our water bodies all over the country,' Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said.
and the Aboitiz group signed at the DENR
central office in Quezon City a memorandum of agreement (MOA) covering the parties' three-year partnership on rehabilitating San Juan River which flows through Quezon City, San Juan, Manila and Mandaluyong City before emptying into Pasig River that discharges into Manila Bay.
, however, granted his request to extend the permit's validity for another 30 days on July 10.
"Habang nililinis yung creek, may puso naman yung DENR
sa mga kababayan nating mahihirap na mailagay sa ayos yung maapektuhang pamilya," (While they are cleaning the creek, the DENR
has a heart for the poor especially those families that will be affected by the rehabilitation)", Domagoso said during the inspection of the creek.
Scubasurero is an annual activity of DENR
aiming for a much cleaner ocean and undisturbed coral reefs.
Leones said the DENR
and DepEd are set to sign a memorandum of agreement to formalize their partnership.