CEPMO recommends batching plant closure

Published April 13, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By Zaldy Comanda

Baguio City — The City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) has recommended the closure of operation and relocation of the controversial Camp 7 cement batching plant, citing violations of the city’s Environment Code and other related ordinances.

CEPMO Officer Cordelia Lacsamana, in her letter to Mayor Mauricio Domogan, stated that the operator of the concrete batching plant located within a residential area of Barangay Camp 7 must be relocated to conform to the pertinent provisions of existing laws, rules, and regulations governing the state of the city’s environment.

She explained that the batching plant operator violated at least two articles of the city’s Environment Code, such as the emission of particulate matter; cement mixing on roadsides; and activities that result in ambient noise level higher than the standard prescribed by law, among others.