ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCERS

ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCERS

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) leads the oath-taking of some 50 members of the Task Force DENR Enforcers Metro Manila (DEMM). The members were divided into four teams, each a composite of different bureau and legal officers of the DENR, assigned to four different areas in MM. Their main functions are to investigate complaints or reports of environmental law violations and recommend further actions to take such as issuance of cease and desist orders and filing of administrative or criminal charges. Cimatu said the task force would be piloted in Metro Manila and later replicated in other areas nationwide. ###