Cimatu Reverses Lopez’ Order on Environmental Compliance Certificate

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu repealed an order made by former secretary Gina Lopez regarding the issuance of environmental compliance certificates (ECC). Lopez earlier mandated that the department secretary should approve all ECCs for environmentally critical projects or in environmentally critical areas. Cimatu, however, said that the order slows down the issuance of permits for investors. The new secretary…

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