New DENR Chief suspends Gina’s order

DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu
DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu

Department of Environment and Natural resources (DENR) Sec. Roy Cimatu has suspended one of the orders implemented by former DENR Sec. Gina Lopez.

Cimatu suspended the administrative order requiring that all projects that may have critical effects on the environment must first be reviewed by the DENR Secretary.

Under the old administrative order only the department secretary can issue an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Cimatu, said the suspension of order is for the interest of the majority based on the goal of President Rodrigo Duterte to speed up the pace of government transactions.

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