LGU told to enforce environmental laws in Boracay
Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu is reminding the municipal government of Malay in Aklan province of its responsibility to protect and preserve the world-famous Boracay Island through strict implementation of pertinent environmental laws and regulations.
Cimatu, who has been tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to address the environmental problems besetting Boracay in six months, said the local government shares with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) the responsibility to enforce laws on environmental protection and conservation.
“The local government of Malay has direct jurisdiction and supervision over Boracay. It is the primary government unit responsible in ensuring that all laws, environmental or otherwise, are executed and followed,” Cimatu pointed out.
Cimatu said he is expecting the local government of Aklan to give its all-out support for the DENR and other concerned agencies for them to meet the deadline set by the President.