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Philippine laws in Protecting Environtment

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Philippine laws in Protecting Environtment

  1. 1. PHILIPPINE LAWS AND REGULATIONS FROM THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
  2. 2. PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT  Republic Act 8749 It is a comprehensive air quality management policy and program, which aims to achieve and maintain healthy air for Filipinos. Its guiding principles are the following:
  3. 3.  1.) Promote and protect the global environment while recognizing the primary responsibility of LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS to deal with environmental problems  2.) Recognize that the responsibility of cleaning the habitat and environment is primarily are- based;  3.)Recognize that a clean and healthy environment is for the good of all and should therefore be the concern of all.
  4. 4. THE POLLUTION CONTROL LAW  P.D. 1181 (supplements the provision of P.D. 984) – providing for the abatement, control and prevention of vehicular pollution & establishing the maximum allowance emissions of specific air pollutants from all types of vehicle.
  5. 5. WATER POLLUTION CONTROL  - prohibits the discharge of oil, noxious liquid substances, and other harmful substances into the country’s inland and territorial waters.  P.D. 825 – prohibits the improper disposal of garbage
  6. 6. R.A 6969 –TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS AND NUCLEAR WASTE CONTROL ACT  -authorizes the DENR to establish a program to regulate, restrict or prohibit the importation, manufacture, processing, sale, destruction, use and disposal of chemical substances, and mixture that present unreasonable risk and/or injury to health or the environment.
  7. 7. PHILIPPINE CLEAN WATER ACT (2004)  Also known as R.A. 9275 .  - an act providing a comprehensive water quality management and for other purposes.
  8. 8. CLIMATE CHANGE ACT OF 2009  Also known as R.A. 9729.  - an act mainstreaming climate change into government policy formulations, establishing the framework strategy and program on climate change, creating for this purpose the climate change commission, and for other purposes.
  9. 9. FOOD SECURITY ACT  1985  Deals with preserving the natural environment on farmlands  Also increases protection for wetlands and encourages soil conservation on areas subject to high levels of erosion.
  10. 10. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT (2001)  Also known as R.A. 9003.  - an act providing for an ecological solid waste management program, creating the necessary institutional mechanisms and incentives, declaring certain acts prohibited and providing penalties, appropriating funds therefor, and for other purposes.
  11. 11. REFERENCES:  http://ebookbrowse.com/environmental-laws-and- regulations-ppt-d270216208  http://bio427.blogspot.com/2010/10/environmental -laws-of-philippines.html

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