|Buklod Tao Ecowaste Coalition (August 20, 2009)|
by: Joey Rosal, DLSUM
An environmental movement composed of NGOs, church, the academe and private citizens had their day in court last August 20, 2009. This is in regards to a legal action they filed against the local chief executive of the municipality of San Mateo for violations of Republic Act 9003 (solid waste management act). The groups decided to take legal proceedings against the said official due to the presence of several landfills within the municipality, specifically in brgy Pintong Bukawe, a local watershed and a national protected area.