ARMM-DENR takes legal action on seized logs in Datu Blah Sinsuat
DATU BLAH SINSUAT, MAGUINDANAO – the ARMM’s environment and natural resources department has issued on Wednesday a seizure receipt to illegally cut logs intercepted by authorities in the town of Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
According to the local government of Datu Blah Sinsuat, around eighteen thousand (18,000) board feet of assorted illegally cut logs have been seized in the town since December last year with the help of the PNP and the Military.
DENR-ARMM Secretary Kahal Kedtag passes confirmation by RLA
COTABATO CITY (Nov.16, 2016) with 20-0 affirmative votes, the Regional Legislative Assembly (RLA) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has officially confirmed the appointment of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-ARMM) Secretary Kahal Kedtag on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Secretary Kedtag who’s been re-confirmed for the third time is the longest serving secretary of the department since his appointment in 2012. Since then, notable reforms have been implemented in the department.
DENR-ARMM to sue LGUs neglecting mandates of R.A 9003
COTABATO CITY, (Nov. 4, 2016) – ARMM’s environment and natural resources department is encouraging all Local Government Units (LGUs) in the region to provide and submit their comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) as mandated by the Republic Act 9003 widely known as Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
The R.A 9003 provides the required policy framework, institutional mechanisms and mandate to the LGUs to achieve 25 percent waste reduction target through establishing an integrated Solid Management Plan (SWMP) based on the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycling).