DENR-7 PENRO and CENRO personnel immediately investigated the open garbage dumping area in Brgy. Doljo, Panglao, Bohol. The said dumpsite was seen by volunteers of the International Coastal Clean-up last September 21, 2019, the Plastic Free Bohol group. The local government unit (LGU) in Panglao, Bohol conducted a clean-up in the said place after it was posted in the social media.
Pursuant to R.A. no. 7160, Section 388, otherwise known as the Local Government Code, Barangay officials should enforce the laws and regulations relating to pollution control and protection of the environment.
RED Paquito Melicor Jr. said, "Solid waste management is now the responsibility of everybody. We should handle our own trash. Segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable is one of the solutions we have to practice in our own households. And saying “No to Single Use Plastic,” be a part of our lifestyle.
Established a Material Recovery Facility in barangays, coordinate with your municipal/city officials, involve the community and partner with stakeholders in waste management. DENR is always ready to give technical assistance to all LGUs in the implementation of the approved 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan.