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DENR probes misuse of Dagupan City’s P15-million waste-management fund 05/27/2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

DENR probes misuse of Dagupan City’s P15-million waste-management fund

05/27/2012
An investigation by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO) has shown that solid waste continues to be dumped in vacant lots in Barangay Boquig, Dagupan City, despite the almost P15 million allocated to the city’s waste management division (WMD) to address this problem.

Records show that from July 2010 to December 2011, Mayor Benjamin Lim authorized expenses amounting to P14,906,626.33 to provide eco-friendly and bio-safe dumpsites, including the cost of various dump trucks, loaders and excavators. Notwithstanding this outlay, the DENR found that refuse was merely extracted from the city’s current dumpsite and unloaded into vacant lots. These acts of extraction, transportation and dumping of solid waste were found to be violations of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Waste Management Act of 2000..... MORE

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