DENR-6 backs clearing of Dungon creek, lawsuit

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-6) supports the Iloilo City government’s efforts to clear Dungon Creek of obstructions. “We laud the action of the Iloilo City government which promoted clean environment and ensuring the safety and happiness of its constituents,” said Jim Sampulna, DENR-6 regional executive director. Sampulna was referring to the plan […]

Growing transport sector could worsen air pollution

WHILE air quality in Metro Iloilo remains good, the growing transport sector could exacerbate pollution in the coming years. Thus, the Environmental and Management Bureau (EMB-6), in partnership with Metro Iloilo Airshed (MIA) has stepped up their advocacies to ensure that the air we breathe remains clean and safe. Representatives of different public transport groups […]

REGULATION SOUGHT – Backhoes blamed for destructive mining

ILOILO provincial board member Lorenz Defensor proposed an ordinance regulating the use of backhoes in river mining operations in the province. Backhoe is a type of heavy equipment used in the mechanical extraction and excavation of aggregates from the river bed. Defensor said that during his consultation with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office […]