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).
DENR-ARMM foregrounds free land titling project during the visit of President Duterte
“Titulong hinangad, sa HDAP natupad”
Farmers and other residents of five (5) municipalities of the 2nd district of the province of Maguindanao is now starting to benefit from a free land survey and titling project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-ARMM).
In fact, during the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in ARMM’s capitol here in Cotabato City on Saturday, October 29, 2016, DENR-ARMM led by its secretary Kahal Kedtag foregrounded the project. The department invited fifteen (15) beneficiaries of the free land titling project for the ceremonial awarding of land titles.
BAMBOO, MANGROVE PLANTATION AND ENTERPRISE TO BE ESTABLISHED IN ARMM
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez and DENR-ARMM Secretary Kahal Kedtag signed on October 19, 2016 the memorandum of agreement on funding support for integrated area development pilot sites in the ARMM under the National Greening Program (NGP).
The project will be a bamboo and mangrove plantation establishment and enterprise with a funding support of up to two (2) million pesos from the DENR based on the validated available areas and the Work and Financial Plan.