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Dagupan residents up in arms vs dump

(The Philippine Star) - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Residents of Dagupan City in Pangasinan, including court employees, judges and prosecutors, are up in arms over a dump along the shore on Tondaligan beach in Barangay Bonuan Gueset.

Tondaligan beach has become an “ecological disaster zone” due to the dump, which spews noxious fumes, according to residents, noting that the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act prohibits the establishment and maintenance of dumps.

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu had earlier ordered the Environmental Management Bureau to increase efforts to close all open dumps.

Cimatu said all dumps should be closed by the end of the month.

ROY CIMATU
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