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Feb 23, 2018 @ 18:10

DENR joins I-ACT in crackdown vs smoke belchers

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the newest member to join the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT), which was created to address traffic congestion and go after dilapidated and smoke belching vehicles in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

In particular, the DENR is taking part in the council’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” campaign through its own anti-smoke belching program.

Undersecretary for Field Operations-Luzon and DENR Task Force Metro Manila head Juan Miguel Cuna leads the DENR contingent to the I-ACT. With him are members of the Anti-Smoke Belching Unit of the DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB).

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said the environment department is more than willing to lend to the council its expertise and experience in the crackdown against smoke belchers.

“The DENR joins other government agencies in the effort to not only rid our already clogged streets with vehicles that are not road worthy, but are also persistent air pollutants,” Cimatu said.

Cimatu noted that the DENR Task Force Metro Manila has the equipment and manpower to conduct smoke emission tests.


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