80% of establishments in El Nido has no wastewater discharge permits
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) found out that 80 percent of establishments in El Nido, Palawan that it inspected so far were found to have no wastewater discharge permits from the government.
Lack of proper waste water disposal was confirmed by a local government report, indicating that about 70 percent of commercial establishments failed to disludge their septic tanks on a regular basis.
“The disregard of environmental laws in El Nido is overwhelming,”said DENR MIMAROPA Regional Director Natividad Bernardino.
“If we do not act decisively as soon as possible, this beautiful place may end up as another cesspool town,” she added.