Duterte wants idle lands in military camps leased
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.