Econest Waste Management Corp., which runs a sanitary landfill in Hermosa, Bataan, said it has yet to receive a resolution from the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 3 (EMB-DENR 3) ordering them to immediately rehabilitate its facility and pay a penalty for violating its Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).
“We have not yet received a copy of the [EMB] resolution and we are perplexed as to why the media got hold of a copy before we have,” said Econest CEO lawyer Beulah Coeli Fiel on Wednesday.
“If indeed the resolution be adverse to Econest, then we will avail of all legal remedies available to vindicate our rights”, she added.
“For the time being, we are challenging the EMB to explain why it has not yet sent a copy of the resolution to us but instead allowed a media frenzy and publicity of this entire debacle before all concerned parties were informed of its ruling,” Fiel said.
Media reports also claimed EMB has suspended the ECC of Econest.
In February last year, the Hermosa local government padlocked the town’s sanitary landfill facility in Brgy. Mambog being operated by Econest for purported violations of environmental laws.
Econest was operating the landfill under a public-private partnership with the Hermosa local government.