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Bulacan gov signs Environment Code of 2011
By: PPAO
Thursday, 14 July 2011
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SIGNING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado signs the “2011 Revised Environmental Code of the Province of Bulacan,” the most comprehensive environmental code in the country, mandating the protection and preservation of the environment and natural resources especially the concerns of the six coastal municipalities of Bulacan. Taking part in the said signing is Remigio Mercado, vice chairman of the National Economic and Development Authority Region III. Also in the photo are Atty. Rustico De Belen, head of Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office and Maricel Santos-Cruz, the Provincial Information Officer. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS – In line with the realization of one of his 7-Point Agenda, which is the conservation and protection of environment, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado signed the Bulacan Environment Code of 2011, the first and most comprehensive environment law ever created before the start of the 3rd Regional Development Council meeting yesterday, July 13 at Hiyas ng Bulacan Pavilion, this city.

The said environmental code aims to boost and strengthen the implementation of the local government units with regard to protecting and preserving the environment and natural resources of Bulacan.

“The Provincial Government of Bulacan is mandated to provide leadership and direction for environmental protection and sustainable development of the province to best protect its people from the menace of natural and man-made environmental degradation and to address the effects of climate change,” Gov. Alvarado said.

Also, the governor said that Bulacan is blessed not only with the richness of nature but also with the wealth of history and culture that is incomparable to other provinces in the country.

“Aside from being the haven of various flora and fauna, abundant minerals and natural resources, our province is also the site of the three republics, the Biak na Bato Republic, Kakarong Republic and the Barasoain Republic. All of these need to be protected, conserved and promoted,” he added.

The said Environment Code shall cover all persons, entities, projects and business establishments within the territorial jurisdiction of the province of Bulacan and will also apply to all the devolved functions and community- based forestry projects, communal forest, including the powers, functions and areas of concern which may be subjected to further devolution to the local government units.

“Under this code, the forestry and coastal management offices will be merged into a division of the BENRO. He said this will boost the environmental protection programs initiated and being implemented by Gov. Alvarado especially to the environmental concerns of the six coastal municipalities of Bulacan,” Atty. Rustico de Belen, head of Bulacan Environment and Natural Resource Office said. ###

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