Issue of June 10, 2018
     
NEWS
Abra
Benguet
Mt. Province
 
OPINION
 

70th Courier Anniversary Issue
 
Other Links:
EMB personnel assigned at critical tourist spots in CAR
by Rimaliza A. Opiña

Some lessons are learned the hard way.

To ensure that tourist destinations in the Cordillera will not suffer the same fate as that of Boracay Island, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and its attached agency, the Environmental Management Bureau have deployed its personnel in critical tourist spots in the region to help educate the public about proper waste management.

EMB Regional Director Reynaldo Digamo said none of the tourist spots in the region are potential repeats of the Boracay incident but it could happen if concerned agencies, officials, the community, and tourists do not help in preserving the environment.

He said the top concern of the EMB in tourist spots in the Cordillera is solid waste management.

DENR Regional Executive Director Ralph Pablo said visitors or tourists have to be taught not only about proper waste disposal but on waste reduction.

“Imagine each tourist having with them disposal plastic bottles. Ilang sako ‘yun na maiipon,” he said.

Pablo said that in tourist sites, visitors, and the community have to be taught about bringing reusable water containers, instead of the one-time use bottles. 

The DENR has deployed 44 EMB personnel in various tourist spots in the region.

Also to conserve protected areas, specifically at Mount Pulag, the DENR is now requiring trekkers to bring fire extinguishers.

Pablo said to avoid a repeat of the incident where a large portion of the mountain’s mossy forest got burned, each trekker or hiker is required to bring a fire extinguisher with a minimum weight of two kilos. He said this is a proactive measure to avoid a repeat of the incident.

Mount Pulag was ordered closed for a few months to allow the forest to regenerate.


Your Ad Here


REGION
NCIP–CAR invites Ips to avail of vacant scholarship slots

Youths eyed as key players in bid for autonomous Cordillera

15 cops in CAR face charges

6 Cordillera HEIs to offer free education through UniFAST

Gene banking secures heirloom rice for 40 yrs

Regional road shows on federalism begin June 17


Albergo Hotel and Residences
Informatics

Baguio Central University
Department of Health – CAR
King’s College of the Philippines
Narda’s and Sunflower Ridge
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montesorri, Inc.
Pines City Colleges
R.A. Gapuz Review Center

Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Country Club
Baguio Water District
Choobi Choobi
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
GMS Technology
Gov. and Mrs. Crescensio and Jane Pacalso and Family
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Maybank
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
Mother Earth Deli Basket
New Media Services
Northern Luzon School for the Visual Impaired, Inc.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association
Regional Development Council – CAR
National Economic and Development Authority – CAR
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – CAR Search Results Web result with site links Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – CAR

Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us  
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries  
Copyright © 2007-2015. All Rights Reserved. baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph