True to its commitment to ensure cleanliness of Metro Manila’s surroundings, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) created a composite team that will engage in monitoring of anti-littering of garbage and in order to strictly implement the provision of Republic Act 9003 particularly the Penal Provisions for littering. The team composed of personnel from the EMB-MIMAROPA, EMB-EEID, SWMS of EMB and NSWMCS named as “Basura Patroller”.

The “Basura Patrol” Team aims to strictly implement and enforce the stated provision by patrolling public places such as the major thoroughfares, roads, sidewalks, canals, parks, and esteros and see if cleanliness is in place among the Local Government Units (LGUs) jurisdictions in the MIMAROPA Region.

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