For. Edwin A. Mollaneda, head of EMB Caraga Provincial Environmental Management Unit of Surigao del Sur (PEMU-SDS) and Engr. Michael B. Tuares, Engineer III, joined as resource persons on the Facilitation of the requirements of the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) and Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) for tourism-related establishments (TREs) operating within the municipality of Cantilan, Surigao del Sur on October 9, 2020.

For. Mollaneda and Engr. Tuares presented the “Overview of the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (P.D. 1586)”, and “ECC/CNC Online Application and Requirements with inputs on Solid Waste Management”, respectively.

The orientation enabled the TREs operators to be informed on the mandates of DENR-EMB and the requirements prior to project operation/implementation.

Present during the said activity were Municipal Mayor Maria Carla L. Pichay, staff of the Municipal Tourism Office, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), and some TREs Operators within the municipality. (Cheryl M. Elpa)