House OKs Green Building Act in the Philippines
To aid the government combat ravages brought forth by pollution in the Philippines, the House of Representatives signed House Bill 7373, or the Green Building Act, on its third and final reading last August 2.
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The bill requires residential, commercial, and industrial establishments as well as public buildings to apply the Tree-Planting Plan (TPP) on their future projects.
Authored by Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar of Quezon City, the bill looks to promote environmental stability in the country.
In a report, Villar highlights that the passage of the bill will lessen the abuse of the Philippines’ natural resources “The continuous abuse of our forest reserves by big businesses does not help our cause either. With the passage of HB 7373, we are confident that we can effectively reduce the exploitation of our green resources,” said Aglipay-Villar.
House Bill 7373 is co-authored by North Cotabato 2nd District Rep. Nancy Catamco, Tarlac Rep. Noel Villanueva, Abang Lingkod Party-list Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano, La Union 1st District Rep. Pablo Ortega, Masbate 1st District Rep. Maria Vida Bravo, Baguio Rep. Mark Go and Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano
In 2014, a number of 1.055 metric tons of carbon emissions were accounted to the Philippines according to a World Bank data.
Information taken from House of Representatives Press Release