‘SMELLY PROBLEM’ – Lack of land, information hounds septage program

SEPTAGE management program in Iloilo City is confronted with two basic problems – the lack of accurate and updated data on household septic tanks and lack of land for communal septic tanks. In an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo, Engr. Noel Hechanova of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office said a Technical Working Group (TWG) […]

Days of Boracay polluters are numbered – DENR

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-6) aims to finish by end of 2017 the crackdown on business establishments which pollute Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. DENR-6 Director Jim Sampulna said they already investigated 30 percent of establishments which do not connect to the island’s sewerage treatment facilities. The sewerage treatment plants are operated […]

DENR: Capitol can handle quarrying operation

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-6) proposed that the Iloilo provincial government handles the quarry operation in the entire Iloilo Province. DENR-6 Director Jim Sampulna said it would allow the province to regulate and control excessive quarrying that destroys major rivers systems. Sampulna said no local government unit has ever considered the said […]

DENR: Real-time watch of power plants’ emissions

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-6) said emissions of two power firms in Iloilo are under real-time monitoring. DENR-6 Regional Director Jim Sampulna said they have inked an agreement with independent power producers Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) in Concepcion, Iloilo and Global Business Power Corporation (GBP) in La Paz, Iloilo City on […]