New DENR chief to monitor water, waste in Boracay
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Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said environmental problems would be his main concern in tourist areas like Boracay Island, where his priorities would be to ensure that clean water was available and solid waste was managed well in one of the country’s top attractions. Water quality and solid waste management are among the major environmental problems in Boracay, which has been troubled by largely unregulated development and weak enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. The provincial environment and natural resources office has ordered Malay’s municipal officials to stop the dumping of residual solid waste at the materials recovery facility in Manoc-Manoc, one of the three barangays in Boracay, amid residents’ complaints of foul odor from the increasing volume of garbage there.
Burgos, N. P. Jr. (2017, May 19). New DENR chief to monitor water, waste in Boracay. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A21.