By Teng Lauban Datu
Cotabato City Bureau Chief .
COTABATO City — Since Abdulraof Macacua, the minister of the Environment, Natural Resources and Energy, took over the leadership of the former Armm-DENR, now Barmm-Menre, on March 1, the environmental agency has already remitted P207,010,832.
The mentioned P200-million worth of collectibles of the Menre are from the mining fees and other fees that include certification, verification and Certificate of Non-Coverage fees among others.
Macacua stressed that one of his primary goals as the leader of the new and evolving Barmm-Menre is to foster moral governance alongside environmental protection.
“Environmental protection is a must for us working in the ministry. That’s already a given,” Macacua said.
“However, more than that, moral and good governance should also be focused on by the seated Bangsamoro leaders,” he added.
In a short period of time, less than four months, it is important to note that the ministry has already been able to remit over P200-million worth of collectibles to the Office of the Regional Treasury of Barmm.
For the past years, the ENRE agency is one of the highest remitting agencies in the entire Bangsamoro region; and Macacua commits to continue adhering to its overall mandates, including the proper remittance of its collectibles.
“As we continue working towards a much better Bangsamoro, we must bear in mind the morality that we need to instill in our forms of governance,” Macacua said. (with reports from barmm-menre)