Group pushes for amendment of national water code

May 24th, 2016 by

DAVAO CITY – Environmental group, Interface Development Interventions, Inc., has called on the presumptive President, Rodrigo Duterte to amend the national water code and give more leeway to the local government units in assessing and monitoring their water resources.

IDIS also  called on Duterte “to devolve the enforcement provisions in the Philippine Water Code from the National Water Regulatory Board (NWRB) to local government units.”

IDIS Executive Director Ann Fuertes said local government units are more familiar with their local water resources and can immediately conduct inspections and assessments without waiting for the NWRB team from the central office.

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Environmental groups present 8-point agenda to Duterte

May 24th, 2016 by

DAVAO CITY — Non-governmental organizations presented their 8-point agenda to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and hoped that the new administration will have environmental priorities.

Mary Ann V. Fuertes, executive director of Interface Development Intervention (IDIS) said they forwarded the 8-point environmental agenda to President-elect Duterte and to Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio through transition team spokesperson Peter Laviña Thursday, May 19.

Nick Solana of the Movement for Imaginals for Sustainable Societies through Initiatives, Organization and Network (MISSION) said they look forward to presenting and bringing to the national level their sustainability initiatives.

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Davao group proposes 8-point environment agenda to Duterte

May 23rd, 2016 by

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – The Davao City Sustainable Movement has asked incoming President Rodrigo Duterte to adopt an eight-point environment agenda that must be acted upon within his six-year term.

Released a month after the Philippines signed the Paris agreement on climate change on April 22, the proposal includes some of the city’s landmark environmental ordinances that the group said should be replicated at the national level.

In a three-page proposal, the group called for the amendment of Presidential Decree No. 1607, or the Philippine Water Code, to devolve the assessment and monitoring functions of the National Water Resource Board (NWRB).

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