|| Budget and Expenses: Philippines
The protection and conservation of the country’s environment
and natural resources is primarily mandated to the Department
of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) created under Executive
Order No. 192 in June 1987. It has the responsibility to ensure
the sustainable use, development, management, removal and conservation
of the country’s forest, mineral lands, offshore areas and
other natural resources, including the protection and enhancement
of the quality of environment. The concept of environmental protection
is premise under one basic law, P.D. No. 1151 better known as
the Philippines Environmental Policy. This law declared a continuing
policy of the state to (a) create, develop, maintain and improve
the conditions under which man and nature can thrive in productive
and enjoyable harmony with each other, (b) fulfill the social,
economical and other requirements of present and future generations
of Filipinos, and (c) ensure the attainment of an environmental
quality that is conducive to life and dignity and well being.
EMB is an organization in charge of the environmental conservation and pollution control within DENR. When the Clean Air Act was enacted in 1999, EMB was reformed from a policy-planning bureau to a policy-implementing bureau. EMB includes 700 technical staff members (engineer, chemist, IT, biologist, etc.) and 400 administrative staff members in 2015 and its regional offices within the DENR regional offices.
・Total budget of EMB - PhP 849,524,000.00 aggregated as follows:
Personnel Services (PS)- 182,524.00
Maintenance and other Operating Expenses (MOOE) – 479,688.00
Capital Outlay (CO: purchase of equipment, vehicle, constructions of building and other infrastructure, etc.) – 170,026.00
Rretirement and Life Insutrance Premium (RLIP) – 17,610.00
The 2015 budget accounts for 4.67% of the total budget of the DENR (PhP 18,170,005,000.00).