Duterte wants idle lands in mil­i­tary camps leased

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CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO— Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte has dis­closed his de­sire to have idle lands in mil­i­tary camps and bases leased im­me­di­ately to pri­vate in­vestors for com­mer­cial pur poses.

Speak­ing dur­ing the 67th an­niver­sary of the Scout Ranger Reg­i­ment or FSSR in Camp Tec­son, San Miguel, Bu­la­can re­cently, the Pres­i­dent in par­tic­u­lar pointed to Basa Air Base, home of 5th Fighter Wing of the Philip­pine Air Force in Florid­ablanca, Pam­panga, and Camp Tec­son in Bu­la­can prov­ince.

Pres­i­dent Duterte said he wants or­di­nary sol­diers to ben­e­fit from the rental of idle lands in camps and mil­i­tary in­stal­la­tions.

in Caloocan and Mighty Steel Cor­po­ra­tion in Davao City have ex­ceeded the max­i­mum level of air qual­ity set by the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion and is now caus­ing air pol­lu­tion in the com­mu­nity.

Ca­pu­long said they are ex­pect­ing the re­sults of the am­bi­ent air test­ing this week­end and will de­ter­mine the next ac­tions that will be im­ple­mented by the agency.

If proven that they vi­o­lated any en­vi­ron­men­tal law, the agency will im­me­di­ately is­sue a no­tice of vi­o­la­tion to the three smelt­ing plants as sanc­tion, said Ca­pu­long.

He added that the man­age­ment will then be asked to ex­plain on their non-com­pli­ance to the Philip­pine Clean Air Act of 1999 and their re­sis­tance will re­sult to the is­suance of a cease and de­sist or­der.

“The re­port re­leased by the en­vi­ron­men­tal group is a se­ri­ous con­cern that con­cerns the en­vi­ron­ment and the safety of the steel plant’s work­ers and the res­i­dents around the vicin­ity and needs im­me­di­ate so­lu­tion. That is why we are ex­pe­dit­ing our ac­tion to en­sure that a quick in­ter­ven­tion will be im­ple­mented,” he said.

Ca­pu­long also said that the agency will be trans­par­ent on the re­sults of the am­bi­ent air test­ing, es­pe­cially to the con­cerned work­ers and res­i­dents who are wait­ing for the re­sults.

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