Push for Puerto Princesa City

 

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July 14, 2017. The 6th Brunei-Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines- East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Environment Cluster Meeting concludes today with an agreement to nominate Puerto Princesa City into the Green City Initiative of the Asian Development Bank in recognition of its track record on sustainable management of its environment and natural resources.

Green City Initiative is part of the BIMP-EAGA Vision 2025 to be a “resilient, inclusive, sustainable, and economically competitive region.”

The transformation of Puerto Princesa as a green city is envisioned to boost its tourism industry which, in turn, will pave way to further economic growth.

BIMP-EAGA shall present its nomination to the city government of Puerto Princesa; after the latter pass a resolution accepting the nomination, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will assist the LGU in creating a proposal which will be forwarded to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). If the proposal is approved, Puerto Princesa City will receive from ADB financial and technical assistance for creating an action plan on solid waste management, sanitary landfill, waste water treatment, and renewable energy source, among others.

DENR MIMAROPA Region Assistant Regional Director Vicente B. Tuddao, Jr., says the shift of Puerto Princesa City into a green city is a tough challenge, but with staunch support of the government and various sectors and the cooperation of communities, Puerto Princesa will lead the rest of the cities in the Philippines in achieving its journey towards economic and environmental sustainability.

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STATEMENT OF DENR SECRETARY ROY A. CIMATU

ON THE ALLEGED FLATTENING OF A MOUNTAIN

IN BORACAY

 

 

FACEBOOK POSTS BY NETIZENS REGARDING THE ALLEGED FLATTENING OF A MOUNTAIN NEAR THE ECO-VILLAGE MULTI-PURPOSE GYM IN BORACAY HAVE REACHED MY OFFICE.

 

LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, WE ARE ALSO DEEPLY BOTHERED BY SUCH ACTS OF TOTAL DISREGARD OF THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORT TO REHABILITATE BORACAY.

 

REPORTS FROM OUR FIELD OFFICE INDICATED, HOWEVER, THAT SAID FLATTENING OF MOUNTAIN WAS CONDUCTED PRIOR TO THE BORACAY CLOSURE AND HAS SINCE BEEN STOPPED.

 

TO BE CLEAR TO ALL THAT WE MEAN BUSINESS IN THE ...(read more)

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