Local Government Units from the municipalities of Cordillera Region signed commitments in compliance to environmental laws on sanitary landfill operation and fast-track necessary online applications of pertinent permits issued by EMB-CAR and other requirements as mandated by the law.

This is part of the intensified monitoring and permitting system of the EMB CAR in the implementation of environmental mandates, Republic Act No. 9003 otherwise known as “Philippine Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000”, RA No. 9275 otherwise known as “The Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004”, RA No. 6969 otherwise known as “Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990”, and Presidential Decree No. 1586 on establishing an environmental impact statement system including other environmental management related measures and for other purposes.

The commitment signing was conducted on August 4, 2022 at the EMB-CAR ORD Hall, Baguio City.

Present during the said conference were Hon. Victomar H. Bunnol, Mayor of Lamut, Ifugao and representatives from the municipalities of Apayao: Calanasan, Pudtol, and Luna; municipalities of Ifugao: Alfonso Lista, Lamut, and Rizal; municipalities of Kalinga: Rizal and Tabuk City; and municipality of Benguet: La Trinidad.