Violators of the Anti-Smoke Belching Ordinance in Cagayan de Oro City will be apprehended beginning June 1, 2019. This was disclosed by City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO) head Engr. Armen Cuenca.
It can be recalled that CLENRO has been facilitating free smoke emission testing since April this year and it’s about time that City Ordinance No. 13102-2016 which regulates smoke belching vehicles will be enforced. This is also in compliance to Republic Act No. 8749 or the Clean Air Act 1999.
Records from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Environmental Management Bureau-DENR 10 revealed that 60% of all smoke belching violators come from the city.