Guardians air protest against Angeles dumpsite-A A +A
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
ANGELES CITY -- Some officers and members of the Guardian Brotherhood International Unified Command expressed strong opposition against the continuance of a dumpsite in Barangay Pampang here.
The group said the foul odor emitted by the garbage dump affects the residents’ health and the environment.
Guardians Sonny Dobles (Founder Snake), Bryan Buan (Founder El Kapitan), Andy Panlaqui (Founder Kidlat) and other members of the organization went to the area carrying a banner, which said, "This mountain of garbage is destroying the environment and the health of our people. This is a violation of RA 9003."
Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act prohibits open dumpsites, said Dobles.
"The group decided to protest the irresponsible dumping of garbage in this area that is causing foul odor almost in every barangays in this city which people believe is hazardous to their health and to the environment," Dobles said.
He added that the group is planning to lodge a formal complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman for violation of RA 9003.
"We will ask our lawyers which officials will be included in the case. Pero nung akung kukutnan, nung sakaling mag-file kami dapat retang anggang officials a responsible ketang dumpsite including the mayor, city environment officer, barangay captain, and the owner of the lot," Dobles said.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 13, 2014.