Ecija governor warns poultry, piggery owners

September 15, 2019

CABANATUAN City 00  Nueva Ecija Governor  Aurelio M. Umali ordered  the local Department of Environment and Natural Resources, with the help of the Philippine National Police,  conduct an immediate inspection of poultry  and piggery farms in the province, and  close down  those  without building permits and the required environmental compliance certificate (ECC) from the provincial government.

“Sa ating mga poultry at piggery, kapag nag-inspect na po ang ating teams ay ipakita n’yo po ang inyong building permit at ECC at kapag wala kayong ipinakita, kayo po ay ipasasara. Dahil ito po ay mandato at ito po ay walang sisinuhin, lalo na po doon sa malalapit sa amin, wala pong pulitika dito,”  said Umali, adding those that  continue their  operations pose  serious threat to the natural environment and health of the people living in the area.

The governor said a formal notice will be given to these erring farms so they  can  explain their side.

If they still fail to present the corresponding environmental clearances and building permits they will be closed down.

“If you want to open it, let’s go to court, let’s get it on,” Umali said.

The governor also warned  the local chief executive of the poultry or piggery farms being complained  will not be spared.

The stern order was in response to several complaints from local residents in Palayan City,  Lupao and nearby areas that some poultry and piggery farms allegedly operate without  local permit and environmental safeguards.  

Umali aired the warning  during last Tuesday’s  episode of the weekly DWNE-Teleradyo program “Usapang MAlasakit sa LIpunan” with co-host provincial administrator Atty. Alejandro R. Abesamis.