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tony oposa, eco-warrior deserves our applause and support

we applaud professor tony oposa for his efforts and we wish him success. the country and most specially the governnement must take environnmental problems seriously. manily bay is right in the middle of metro mmanila, we deserve unwavering dedication and action from the government.

pdi august 24 MANILA BAY CLEAN-UP


Eco-lawyer presses Manila Bay cleanup

tony oposa, eco-warrior

By Alcuin Papa
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:49:00 08/24/2009MANILA, Philippines—An environmental lawyer who won a landmark case ordering government to clean up Manila Bay will ask the Supreme Court to cite government officials, including six Cabinet members, in contempt and jailed for failing to do their part in the cleanup.

 In a motion to be filed Monday, lawyer and University of the Philippines professor Tony Oposa asked the high court to cite in contempt Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap, Public Works Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane, Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya and Education Secretary Jesli Lapus.

Also facing possible contempt charges are Jojo Allado of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, and the heads of the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Ports Authority and Maritime Police.

Oposa, who is set to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award on Aug. 31, said the Supreme Court’s decision in December last year ordering the cleanup of Manila Bay directed certain government agencies to inform the high court the steps they have taken to comply with the decision.

“I hope our motion will make these government offices take the Supreme Court decision seriously and to take the rule of law seriously,” Oposa Sunday told the Inquirer.

read in full here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090824-221725/6-Arroyo-men-face-contempt-raps

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