Creation of an RDC Environment Committee

The Economic Development Committee in its first quarter meeting, passed a Resolution for the creation of an RDC Environment Committee to focus on the environmental and sustainability and risk resilience aspects of the Development Plans, Policies, Programs, Projects (D4Ps).

On June 27, the RDC Environmental Committee Members convened for the first time for the organizational meeting and levelling off presided by the DENR 7 Regional Director Gilbert C. Gonzales, committee's co-chair at NEDA 7 Conference Hall, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.

 

 

In his message, RD Gonzales said that the creation of the environmental committee is a positive and welcome development to bring focus on the environmental related impacts of government programs and projects.

He also expressed that it is timely in relation to the build build build program of the Duterte Administration which aims to provide properly functioning and accessible infrastructure for economic growth.

"Infrastructure projects are combined economic needs and environmental sensitivities. It is our responsibility as members of the committee to ensure that these anticipated impacts are seriously addressed, minimized and reduced," added Gonzales.

Concerns discussed during the meeting include status of water quality, solid waste management encroachment in forestland in Panglao, Mactan, and Bantayan Islands, issuance of special tree cutting permits in road widening projects and possible policy recommendations to address plastic pollution.

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Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. OIWS is the country’s first wetland of international importance for waterfowl declared under RAMSAR. This wetland area is now a critical stopover for tens of thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Migratory Flyway, one of the most important shorebird and water bird migratory flyways in the world.

 

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Man-made Molave Forest. One of Siquijor’s pride, the reforestation site is one of the oldest in the country, established in 1937. This 202.15-hectare molave plantation is found in Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor.

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Nature’s Mystic Beauty. Lamanoc Island, Anda, Bohol. A newly discovered ecotourism destination in Bohol and is part of the Candijay-Anda-Mabini Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness Area, a protected area managed by the DENR.

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