Environmental management was central to the discussion of around 150 National Service Training Program (NSTP) Coordinators on Tuesday, June 27, in Cebu City to cultivate the commitment toward creating a livable community.
Focal persons from different institutions in region VII gathered to know more on the incorporation of environmental management, laws and obligations in the tertiary program offered for years now.
DENR 7 Solid Waste Management Coordinator Amancio Dongkoy discussed on environment dynamics and threats. He said that the ballooning population and great technological advancement multiply the amount of waste materials that resulted in pollution.
Speakers from said agency also imparted the implications of Republic Act 9147: Philippine Wildlife Act, RA 6969: Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990, RA 8789: The Philippine Clean Air Act of 1990, Forestry Reform Code and other related acts.
EMB 7 Regional Director William P. Cuñado encouraged participants to make use of waste materials to earn money. He mentioned that not all the time waste materials can cause harm. There are also circumstances when benefits are given through proper waste segregation.
The seminar was initiated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Regional Office VII with support from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)– Environmental Management Bureau and the Metro Cebu Airshed Governing Board (MCASGB). KML/UPO Contributor