EMB Director Engr. William P. Cuñado called for urgent meeting on August 12, 2022, with all Regional Directors to assure commitments from EMB Regional Offices in compliance with Sec. 24 of RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. EMB-CAR, thus, committed to submit compliance reports this month.

Engr. Ricardo P. Dang-iw, Chief of the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Section and LGU Relation, called for a special meeting with EnMOs to clarify the directive from EMB Central Office.

“As EnMOs, you are expected to fervently carry out your tasks since you are immersed on the ground. It is a great deal of effort and fortitude, but it will soon pass. All these challenging circumstances will bring you more knowledge and experience to master your endeavor,” Engr. Dang-iw said.

Further, Engr. Analyn Aggabao, EMS 11 of the ESWM Section explained how to fill up the manifest form, identified the Local Government Units (LGUs) who have registered on the Company Registration System, and showed the list of LGUs who have complied with the collection of segregated wastes using the compartmentalized trucks with different schedules. It was also reiterated that EnMOs should submit their reports through the Integrated Information System (IIS). In a Memorandum dated June 3, 2022, all EMB Regional Offices are directed to to enforce and monitor compliance of Local Government Units with Section 24 of RA No. 9003 stating the “Requirements for the transport of solid wastes that states the use of separate collection schedules and/or separate trucks for specific types of waste” within thirty (30) days from issuance of advice and a monthly basis thereafter.