Environmental maintenance fee to be collected from large firms operating in Bukidnon

BUKIDNON NEWS | DOING BUSINESS IN BUKIDNON – Bukidnon Governor Alex Calingasan said that the provincial government is set to collect a so-called “environmental maintenance fee” from large companies soon. The fee, he explained, would be part of the Bukidnon Regreening Program, a reforestation project.

Bukidnon Online confirmed this with the governor and through a reply sent via text message, he said that the fee will be used to maintain Bukidnon’s “healthy environment and natural resources.”

He said that a lot of large companies tend to destroy the province’s rich natural resources so the environmental maintenance fee will help through reforestation and other similar measures.


While Calingasan’s proposal is commendable, I can’t help but wonder: why now? Wasn’t Calingasan the vice governor for quite sometime? Hasn’t there been any legislation for this in the past?

Does this mean that there wasn’t a similar project before? Does this mean that the so-called “large companies” have not paid any type of fee that could help protect the Province of Bukidnon’s resources?

I’m not sure if I would like to hear the answers.


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