CAGAYAN DE ORO

Guv to mayors: Enforce environmental laws

MISAMIS Oriental Governor Yevgeny “Bambi” Emano has urged all town mayors to intensify the campaign for environmental protection through strict enforcement of laws and regulations.

These environmental laws include the Clean Water Act, Republic Act 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act and the Health and Sanitation Ordinance.

The call came after the Environment Management Board (EMB) recently reported the high fecal coliform levels found in Barangay Bonbon seawater and in Cagayan de Oro River.

“Critical kini nga sitwasyon, dili ni tiawtiaw nga kahimtang. Kataw-anan kaayo kay sa dihang si Moreno (Cagayan de Oro City Oscar Moreno) mipadayag nga mubalik sa probinsya, siya miingon nga luoy ang probinsya kay wala maatiman,” Emano said.

“Ambot ug giunsa ni Moreno ug sa iyang mga opisyal pag-atiman ang Cagayan de Oro River nga nagkatag ang grabeng hugaw nga mi resulta sa taas nga fecal coliform content,” he added.

(I don’t know how Moreno and his officials took care of Cagayan de Oro River since a lot of garbage has scattered which resulted to high fecal coliform content)

The governor worries that people might catch diseases from polluted bodies of water.

“Giaghat ko ang mga mayor sa lalawigan nga ipatuman ang unod ug pwersa sa balaud, ug mahimo ipatuman ninyo bisan ang katapusang comma ug tuldok sa tanang environmental laws,” Emano said.

“Walay politika basta nakataya ang hisgutanan sa kinaiyahan. Mag-unsa man ang politika ug naguba na ang atong kinaiyahan. Way pulos ang politika ug naupaw na ang kabukiran, kakahuyan nahurot ug puril, tubig hugaw, sapa ug suba di na maliguan ug dagat nga di malanguy-languyan,” he added.


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