FIVE persons engaged in the business of septic tanks and sewerage cleaning services were arrested for operating without necessary permits and improper disposal of waste materials.
Their arrest stemmed from a request for assistance by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Environmental Management Bureau-Region VI (EMB Region VI) regarding a desludging service provider in Iloilo City allegedly operating without necessary permits.
Also, the desludging service provider was reported disposing of the waste collected in different areas of Iloilo City without applying any treatment.
They were presented for inquest proceedings before the Iloilo City Prosecutor’s Office for violations of Republic Act (RA) No. 9275 in relation to RA 10175, Supplemental IRR (Implementing Rules and Regulations) of Sanitation Code, Presidential Decree (PD) No. 836, and PD No. 984.
On the other hand, the owner of the company will also be charged with the same violations of law filed.