Paombong ex-mayor indicted for operating dump
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Former Paombong mayor Isagani Castro, along with 10 other local officials, were charged with violation of Section 48(9) in relation to Sections 37 and 49(d) of Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. Included in the indictment were then vice mayor Marisa Ramos; Sangguniang Bayan members Myrna Valencia, Luisito Arellano, Francisco Valencia, Maximo Tanghal, Reynaldo Sulit, Arnaldo Mendoza, James Jester Santos and Zoilo Estrella, and municipal environment and natural resources officer Marciana Tanghal. In August 2016, members of Environmental Ombudsman team conducted a separate ocular inspection and discovered that the dump was adjacent to the Labangan Channel (now Angat River) and fishpond area located within a nearby residential area.
Araja, R. N. (2018, July 6). Paombong ex-mayor indicted for operating dump. Manila Standard, p. A5.
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Waste disposal sites; Environmental legislation; Environmental restoration; Waste disposal; Environmental monitoring; Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Environmental Management Bureau (EMB); Environmental Ombudsman; Castro, Isagani; Ramos, Marisa; Valencia, Myrna; Arellano, Luisito; Valencia, Francisco; Tanghal, Maximo; Sulit, Reynaldo; Mendoza, Arnaldo; Santos, James Jester; Estrella, Zoilo; Tanghal, Marciana
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