Memorandum Circular No. 88

 

 

AMENDING MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 39-A, DATED JANUARY 19, 1988, BY RECONSTITUTING THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

WHEREAS, the Integrated National Solid Waste Management Systems Framework was approved for adoption during the Cabinet meeting on 19 October 1993;

 

WHEREAS, the President has instructed the Presidential Task Force on Waste Management and other concerned agencies to ensure the implementation of solid waste management programs and projects in accordance with the approved Framework Plan;

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the countrys environment and natural resources;

 

WHEREAS, there is need to regularly and comprehensively update the Framework/Plan and provide more focus to the increasing garbage problems of Metropolitan Manila and other areas in the country.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

 

SECTION 1.  CompositionMemorandum Circular No. 39-A, dated January 19, 1988, is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

The Presidential Task Force on Waste Management shall be composed of the following:

 

Chairman

Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources

 

Members

Secretary of Public Works and Highways

 

 

Secretary of Health

 

 

Director General, National Economic and Development Authority

 

 

Secretary of Trade and Industry

 

 

Secretary of Interior and Local Government

 

SEC. 2.  Functions and Responsibilities.   The Task Force as reconstituted, shall have the following functions and responsibilities:

 

(a)      Ensure the implementation of the Integrated National Solid Waste Management Systems Framework as approved for adoption during the Cabinet meeting in 19 October 1993;

 

(b)      Ensure the continuous coordination and compliance by concerned agencies on the matter as well as on the various policies and Presidential directives issued on waste management;  

 

(c)       Formulate and recommend to the President all policies pertinent to the Framework Plan;

 

(d)      Serve as Policy and Management Board for the Project Management Office on Solid Waste Management created under Administrative Order No. 90;

 

(e)       Source the financial and technical requirements of the Plan from appropriate entities;

 

(f)       Create the necessary Technical Working Groups/Committees to assist the Task Force in the implementation of the Plan;

 

(g)      Submit quarterly reports to the President; and

 

(h)      Perform such functions as may be directed by the President.  

 

SEC. 3.  Technical and Administrative Support The Department of Environment and Natural Resources shall provide technical and administrative support to the Task Force.

 

SEC. 4.  This Memorandum Circular shall take effect immediately.

 

Done in the City of Manila, this 21st day of March, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety four.

 

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