A step forward for MIWD’s P12-B distribution project

THE Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) conferred to the Pangilinan-led MetroPacific Water Investments Corp. (MWIC) the “original proponent status” relative to the latter’s proposed P12-billion distribution project which will be implemented through a joint venture with the water district. The conferment was formalized with the signing of an agreement between MIWD and MWIC on May […]

CLEAN WATER, SOLID WASTES – Can new DENR chief solve Boracay’s woes?

THE new Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary is confident that environmental problems plaguing the famed Boracay Island in Aklan will be solved during his term. “With your help and with your prayers, I will,” said Secretary Roy Cimatu during his visit at the DENR-6 regional office May 16. “Naumpisahan ko na ito. […]

‘ERASING GI-LO’ – DENR-6 workers seek to unravel Lopez era policies

DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) officials in Western Visayas aired their qualms to their new boss, Secretary Roy Cimatu, particularly on policies set by their previous chief, Gina Lopez. In a meeting held at the DENR-6 regional office on May 16, 2017, environment officials of the region appealed to Cimatu “to review, reconsider […]

Mining to take a backseat in new DENR chief’s priorities

WHILE his predecessor was steadfast in the campaign against illegal and destructive mining, newly-appointed Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said his main priority is the overall protection of environment. Cimatu said his main focuses are the three major environmental laws – the clean air act, clean water act, and solid […]