CITY OF MALOLOS- Protecting the environment is the emphasis of this year’s “Five Pillars of Justice” in Bulacan wherein Presidential Decree No. 1152 or the Philippine Environment Code and other environmental laws will be strictly implemented in the province.
This was the unified statement of the different leaders of the Five Pillars of Justice which is composed of the Provincial Government of Bulacan, Bulacan Regional Trial Court, Provincial Prosecutors Office, Bulacan Police Provincial Office and the Bulacan Parole and Probation Office during the “5 Haligi ng Katarungan” event with the theme “Para sa Kapaligiran at Kalikasan, Kabalikat ng Limang Haligi ng Katarungan” held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city, Monday morning.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Usec. Atty. Maria Paz Luna, who represented DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu as the guest speaker, said that their office is now putting more lawyers, one in every Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), to strictly implement environment laws.
“Ang lahat ng batas ay kasunduan sa loob ng isang lipunan. Kung gaya nito na mataas na ang antas ng pakikipagtulungan ng mga haligi ng katarungan ay mas madali ng ayusin ang mga ito,” Luna said.
Meanwhile, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that laws are created to give order to the world.
“Para lang basketball ‘yan. Kailangan may mga rules, hindi uubra na puro dribble, pasa at shoot lang, walang patutunguhan at walang panalo kapag walang rules,” he said.
He also underscored the destruction of rainforests and mountains in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
“We should not allow greed to destroy our natural barriers against natural disasters,” Alvarado said.
The governor also believes that the destruction of the environment in the country will now be properly addressed because of the sincerity of President Rodrigo Duterte in saving and protecting the country’s natural resources.
“We should act together and help our President because when Mother Nature strikes back, nothing can stand its wrath,” Alvarado said.