DENR to look into Marikina River reclamation project
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An artificial embankment being installed by a private company owned by a lawmaker and former mayor near Marikina River might have contributed to the massive flooding in nearby areas at the height of Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco), Mayor Marcelino Teodoro of Marikina City said on Sunday. In a phone interview, Teodoro said he would file an administrative complaint against BF Corp., which is owned by Marikina Rep. Bayani Fernando, for pursuing the reclamation project without an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). He clarified, however, that he was not blaming Fernando for the recent flooding, but maintained that the project needed an ECC before an alteration or development was implemented in the area.
Adonis, M., Corrales, N., & Enano, J. O. (2020, November 23). DENR to look into Marikina River reclamation project. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A4, A9.
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Rivers; Reclamation; Embankments; Flooding; Environmental legislation; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); BF Corp.; Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA); Teodoro, Marcelino; Fernando, Bayani; Cimatu, Roy; Marikina River; Marikina City
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