Baluwarte ni Mar, House Majority Leader Castro! DENR to sue Capiz towns over dumpsites


Administrative and criminal complaints loom against officials of six towns in Capiz due to the operation of open dumpsites there.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 6 has summoned officials of the six towns to a meeting.

Summoned by the DENR were officials of Cuartero, Pontevedra, Panit-an, President Roxas, Maayon and Mambusao towns.

DENR Environmental Management Bureau Regional Office 6 Solid Waste Management Division head Vicente Losbañes said the meeting aims to update local government units on the operation of the open dumpsites.

Officials involved may also face penalties including imprisonment and dismissal from the service, the DENR said.