The Environmental Management Bureau MIMAROPA Region through its Provincial Environmental Management Unit (PEMU) Oriental Mindoro conducted series of inspection to different business establishments in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro last 18 August 2021.

The inspection was headed by PEMU Chief Ederlita U. Labre together with EMS II Adz Hazen M. Dimapilis and EnMO Airene M. Manalo. Said inspection was conducted to verify if the septic tanks of business establishments are water-tight.

This activity is in line with the mandate of DENR through EMB to protect the country’s water bodies from pollution from land-based sources. Inspection of business establishments (resorts) in Puerto Galera was also conducted to determine their compliance to environmental laws such as the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PD 1586), the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (RA 9275), the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 (RA 8749), the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990 (RA 6969), and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA 9003).