DENR orders closure of Bohol town garbage dump

25/01/2021 3:50:00 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has shut down a garbage dump in Guindulman, Bohol.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has shut down a garbage dump in Guindulman, an old town in the eastern part of Bohol province. | leoudtohanINQ

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has shut down a garbage dump in Guindulman, Bohol.

/ 08:27 PM January 25, 2021TAGBILARAN CITY—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has shut down a garbage dump in Guindulman, an old town in the eastern part of Bohol province.The DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) served the cease and desist order (CDO) against the local government unit of Guindulman on Monday (Jan. 25) afternoon.

ADVERTISEMENTThe DENR said the closure order meant that “it will not anymore be allowed to accept disposal of any type of waste and that any person or entity who shall act in contravention of the closure order shall be liable.”The environment department said Guindulman officials have long been advised to rehabilitate the area heeding guidelines for safe closure and rehabilitation plan (SCRP) of open dumps and controlled garbage facilities.

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Inquirer Visayas / 08:27 PM January 25, 2021 TAGBILARAN CITY—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has shut down a garbage dump in Guindulman, an old town in the eastern part of Bohol province..Apr 27, 2021 1:35 PM PHT The pilot of a Philippine Air Force (PAF) helicopter died while three others were hurt when their aircraft crashed in Getafe, Bohol, on Tuesday, April 27..

The DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) served the cease and desist order (CDO) against the local government unit of Guindulman on Monday (Jan. 25) afternoon. According to the municipal government of Carmen, residents had already sent formal complaints in the past about the landfill, asking local officials to do something about it. ADVERTISEMENT The DENR said the closure order meant that “it will not anymore be allowed to accept disposal of any type of waste and that any person or entity who shall act in contravention of the closure order shall be liable. He identified the fatality as Captain Aurelius Olalo, the pilot.” The environment department said Guindulman officials have long been advised to rehabilitate the area heeding guidelines for safe closure and rehabilitation plan (SCRP) of open dumps and controlled garbage facilities. Gitransfer ata sa Barangay Triumfo ," the municipal government said. FEATURED STORIES . "The investigation is still ongoing, and we still have witnesses to interview so we can establish a certain motive yet," Police Lieutenant Colonel Mary Peralta, Tagbilaran City police chief, said in a phone interview with Rappler.