The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’s Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) began using a new and improved monitoring system to efficiently track local government units (LGUs) in line with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.

EMB Director William Cuñado said the agency will be assigning 307 environmental monitoring and enforcement officers (ENMOs) across the country to use the “simpler and  faster” system reporting.

“With the newly improved system, we can quickly post, share and keep track of reports and complaints more efficiently. Our counterparts in LGUs can immediately view the report and act on it,” Cuñado said.

These ENMOs have been deployed all over the country to help out concerned LGUs, especially barangays, to effectively implement waste management program and enforce other environmental laws and regulations from 2017 up to present.

The upgrade of its system is aligned with the implementation of the Solid Waste Enforcement and Education Program.

“This pandemic allowed us to focus our efforts in upgrading our online systems to continuously serve our clients and perform our mandated tasks despite the lockdowns,” Cuñado said.

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