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Environmental Ombudsman’s reactivation gets support Written by Arlie O. Calalo Sunday, 29 July 2012 00:00

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Environmental Ombudsman’s reactivation gets support


The reactivation of the Office of the Environmental Ombudsman will give the citizens’ environmental rights a more prominent position in the Aquino administration’s crusade against graft and corruption, according to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje.

“By resurrecting the office of the Environmental Ombudsman, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has made, in one stroke, protecting the citizens’ environmental rights a centerpiece of her agency’s mission,” Paje said in a statement e-mailed to the Tribune.

Reiterating his gratitude for the Ombudsman’s “display of political will to enforce environmental laws,” Paje said the reactivation of an environmental team by Morales “has taken the next step further in building institutional support within the bureaucracy to DENR’s initiatives for environmental justice.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/2155-environmental-ombudsman%E2%80%99s-reactivation-gets-support

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