Coron gets P2.45M from DENR-MIMAROPA for safe dump site project

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in MIMAROPA together with Coron Mayor Jerry Barracoso and other local governments in Region 4B signed an agreement for a financial support.

The DENR IV-B and the other mayors inked the agreement last May 11 at the department’s regional office.

The said financial support pertains to the safe and closure of open/controlled dumpsites in the respective local government units.

“This morning (May 11, 2018) at DENR-MIMAROPA Regional Office, Roxas Blvd. Mayor Jerry with other Mayors from Mimaropa Region signed with EMB Regional Director Socorro Abu a MOA re Financial Support to LGU for the safe and closure of open/controlled dumpsites,” Mayor Barracoso’s office said.

Coron, for its part, received a total amount of P2,454,224.00 from the DENR.

“Mayor Jerry stressed that Coron has a proposed sanitary landfill in Bgy. San Nicolas, funded by LGU and approved by DENR-MGB. [The] problem came when [the] IP community opposed d proposal after claiming [the] area is part of ancestral domain,” Barracoso’a office sais.

Meanwhile, the DENR and the leaders of Coron will meet soon to thresh out the issue.

“DENR will set a meeting with Mayor Jerry and Vice Mayor Patit Palanca and NCIP to settle [the] ssue,” the mayor’s office said.