Duterte creates Manila Bay Task Force
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President Duterte has ordered the creation of the Manila Bay Task Force that will expedite the rehabilitation, restoration, and conservation of the coastal and marine ecosystem of the Manila Bay. In Administrative Order No. 16 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on February 19, the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was designated as chair of the Task Force. The secretaries of the Interior (DILG) and Tourism (DOT) departments will serve as vice-chairpersons. The DENR is tasked to strictly enforce the Philippine Clean Water Act on the conduct of containment, removal, and clean operations, and the exercise of supervision and control on all aspects of water quality management.
Geducos, A. B., & Unite, B. (2019, February 22). Duterte creates Manila Bay Task Force. Manila Bulletin, pp. 1, 6.
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Environmental restoration; Water quality; Environmental protection; Environmental legislation; Fishery regulations; Waste water; Sewage treatment; Governments; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Department of Tourism (DOT); Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); Department of Health (DOH); Department of Agriculture (DA); Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA); Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Philippine National Police Maritime Group (MG); Philippine Ports Authority (PPA); Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC); Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA); Maynilad Water Services Inc.; National Housing Authority (NHA); Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE); Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Department of Education (DepEd); Commission on Higher Education (CHED); Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO); Manila Bay Task Force; Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC); Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS); National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC); Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP); Duterte, Rodrigo; Medialdea, Salvador
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