CAR installs Ecology Center


BAGUIO CITY: A Regional Ecological Center (REC) for the efficient implementation of Ecological Solid Waste Management Act 2000 (Republic Act 9003) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) was installed recently. The REC is a venue of convergence for better IEC (Information, Education and Communication) campaign and capacity building (training, seminars, etc) on ecological solid waste management for local government units. The center was created with the signing of Memorandum of Commitment (MoC) between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the local Environment Management Bureau, with the academe, the police and military and all stakeholders. DENR Cordillera regional director Ralph Pablo underscored the importance of having a fully operational REC saying that solid waste management remains a big challenge in ensuring a healthy community and population.

Gaby Keith


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