Duterte scraps Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission

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The Pasig River, as seen from the Makati Park and Garden on J.P. Rizal Extension, Makati City.

TWO months after firing the head of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) over allegations of graft and corruption, President Duterte has now abolished the body tasked to clean and transform the Pasig River.

Duterte signed Executive Order 93 on November 8, directing the disestablishment of the PRRC, citing the “need to consolidate ongoing rehabilitation efforts in all river systems and tributaries within the Manila Bay region,” as well as to streamline rehabilitation functions.

In signing the new EO, Duterte also repealed EO 54 (Series 1999) signed by former President Joseph Estrada.

“The PRRC is hereby disestablished,” read the EO, a copy of which was released to reporters on Thursday.

Thus, the functions of the PRRC are transferred to different agencies, including the Manila Bay Task

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