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Duterte to DENR, DOE: Monitor power firms’ law compliance

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure adherence of energy firms to laws and regulations.

Duterte made the statement during the switch-on celebration of a San Buenaventura power plant project in Taguig Wednesday.

“I am thus directing our relevant government agencies, especially the [DENR] and the DOE, to remain vigilant in monitoring the compliance of power generation companies with existing laws and regulations,” the President said.

In the same speech, Duterte urged the private sector to invest in the generation of clean energy.

“With substantial reforms that this administration has instituted in the past three years, I can assure you that you’ll be able to pursue more effective and efficient business strategies as long as you give utmost importance for the protection of our environment and the welfare of your host communities,” according to him.

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