DILG: More than half of LGUs in Manila Bay watershed failed in complying with environmental laws, 16 to be prioritized with assistance
- Written by Central Office
- Published: 14 February 2019
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Ninety-five local government units (LGUs) or 53 percent of the 178 LGUs from Metro Manila, Regions III and IV-A within the Manila Bay Watershed Area have failed in complying with environmental laws, according to an assessment conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says that based on the 2018 Regional Inter-Agency Committee table assessments and on-site inspections, these LGUs failed to hit the indicators gauging their compliance to existing environmental laws and 16 of these with the worst problems will be prioritized by the Department.