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GSIS to take action over water pollution issue

Date Posted: February 4, 2019

Government Service Insurance System President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas assured the public that it will immediately take steps to address the notice of violation served to its head office in Pasay City. The GSIS head office is situated along Roxas Boulevard facing Manila Bay where rehabilitation and cleanup works are being done.

“I was actually surprised when I came to know about the notice as we have been religiously monitoring our compliance with the guidelines of the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) by having our wastewaters tested by an independent laboratory. In fact, these self-monitoring tests have yielded negative results for pollution in the past three months,” Aranas said.

The pension fund chief said that GSIS is set to upgrade its sewage treatment plant into a more cost-effective and low-maintenance system to support the environment.

“As we speak, GSIS is finalizing the terms of reference to procure the upgrading of its sewage treatment plant that will blaze the trail in complying with the new water guidelines and general effluent standards of DENR.”

The pension fund chief said that GSIS is a staunch advocate of environmental protection, one of its corporate social responsibility programs. “Every year, GSIS never fails to participate in the coastal cleanup drive of Manila Bay.”

He added that GSIS is committed to support government’s campaign to clean up Manila Bay and restore it to its “old grandeur”.