Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda(right photo) points to the 5.2-hectare Irisan open dumpsitein Baguio City which continues to operate despite a closure order issued by the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) in 2012. Antiporda ordered the Environmental Management Bureau in the Cordillera Administrative Region to immediately issue a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) to the local government of Baguio City for the continued operation of the dumpsite and its non-compliance to the demands of the Writ of Kalikasan. Antiporda said the CDO will be issued pending explanation ofsaid non-compliance and the submission of a Safe Closure and Rehabilitation Plan as required under Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.Joining Antiporda in the ocular inspection are DENR Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Northern Luzon Joselin Marcus Fragada (center) and DENR-CAR Regional Executive Director Ralph Pablo (3rd from right). ###