Thursday, October 12, 2017

DENR 5 TO ISSUE CEASE AND DESIST ORDER VS MAYON ROAD NETWORKS



LEGAZPI CITY (October 12) - DENR Asst. Regional Director Robert Sheen clarified Thursday, that the proponent of the proposed road network connecting the municipalities of Sto. Domingo, Bacacay,Malilipot and the City of Tabaco, Albay has violated certain provisions of  PD 705 or cutting trees without permit in Buang Road section going to Mayon Skyline. In like manner a violation was also committed against the  Environmental Management Bureau Regulations for implementing the project without Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for the San Roque, Malilipot and Apparition Site Road in Bonga, Bacacay, Albay.

In an exclusive interview with DZGB News, ARD Sheen said that the proposed road network is either inside the 6 kilometer permanent danger zone or inside the protected area. He added that cease and desist order will be issued soonest today by EMB due to the absence of ECC and a notice from their office regarding the violation of cutting trees without permit under PD 705. He also said that the details for the liabilities will be issued by their legal division.  He said that DPWH 1st Engineering district will be liable to this incident. (Mar de la Cruz)

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