Galit sa tiwali! Vico Sotto suspends 2 local officials for ignoring environmental laws

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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is making good on his promise to fight corruption at the city hall.

Sotto announced in a Facebook post Wednesday that he has suspended two high ranking officials of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) for allegedly ignoring environmental laws.

The mayor said he ordered the unnamed officials’ suspension after leading inspections of several establishments dumping untreated wastewater into drainages.

“We have discovered a suspicious trend in our CENRO. Multiple inspectors have reported that they are routinely told to look the other way after they find environmental violations,” he said.

Sotto said the strict enforcement of environmental laws will only happen if there are no bribes and protectors.

“Tuloy ang laban kontra korapsyon,” he said.