Press Release
February 18, 2011


During a recent press conference, Senator Edgardo J. Angara called upon his colleagues in the government to embark on "an overall greening" or cleanup of the country to reduce the high levels of pollution. This movement, he says, can be initiated through the creation of more comprehensive environmental laws by the Congress.

The veteran lawmaker explained that several environmental laws are already in existence but are not being properly implemented throughout the nation.

"There are already different environmental laws passed in recent year, but have not been put into action. I believe we must update and modernize these laws to adapt to the changes in the environment and the development of green technologies," said Angara.

"Maybe it's time for a total review of these environmental laws--with provisions and punishments attuned to the advancements in technology and the changes in the global climate over the past ten years," said Angara.

Angara, head of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, also emphasized the need to develop environmentally-friendly projects in the country.

"Green technology, such as the use of renewable energy, low-emission machinery and the development of recycling facilities would all play a great role in solving the pollution problem in the Philippines, especially in the metropolitan areas," said Angara.

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