Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO)


A place abundant in natural resources, with sustainable environmental development, enhanced economic and political opportunities towards the attainment of better quality of life


To implement programs, projects and activities that help conserve and protect the natural resources, ensure a safe, healthy and balanced ecology, and maintain a sound solid waste management, through collaborative efforts of the Local Government and Other Stakeholders, with the end-goal of attaining progress and prosperity

Organizational Structure


The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office is mandated to adhere to the provisions of the:

A. Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 (RA 8749) which aims to achieve and maintain healthy air for all Filipinos;

B. Clean Water Act of 2004 (RA 9275) which aims to protect the country’s water bodies from pollution from land-based sources (industries and commercial establishments, agriculture and community/household activities);

C. Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines (PD 705) which lays down the principles of forest management and conservation, makes provision for the survey and classification of lands for purposes of forestry; and,

D. Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA 9003) which provides the necessary framework, institutional mechanisms and mandate to the local government units to achieve 20% waste reduction through establishing an integrated solid waste management plans based on 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle).

Services Offered

1. To be able to comply with these mandates, the MENR Office spearheads the Plant, Plant, Plant Program of the LGU thru:

a) issuance of Certificate of Compliance (COC) to those who have participated in the tree-growing activities, as a requisite for the release of their approved Mayor’s Permit or franchises, as specified in the Municipal Tree-Growing Ordinance (Ordinance No. 26, series of 2020);

b) monitoring of the Educational Assistance for the Youth Program (EAsYP) beneficiaries’ proof of compliance to the required tree-growing, as a requirement for the renewal of their educational assistance grants; and,

c) maintenance of a tree-growing logbook.

2. The MENR Office also ensures clean air, clean water and solid waste management thru:

a) issuance of Ecological Solid Waste Management Clearance, after the conduct of briefing on laws, executive orders, ordinances, resolutions and other issuances pertaining to solid waste management, as a requirement for application for business permit;

b) formulation of Covid-19 Related Health Care Waste Management Plan for the effective and efficient management of health care wastes in households, schools, barangays and other barangay facilities.


1. A newly established Category I Sanitary Landfill was inaugurated last April 14, 2021, and is now fully operational. To ensure that operational guidelines for the Sanitary Landfill is strictly observed, Municipal Ordinance No. 1, series of 2021 (Segregated Garbage Collection Ordinance of 2021) was enacted, establishing pick-up points in strategic location in all barangays.

The approved 10-Year Ecological Solid Waste Management Plan 2018-2027 serves as the blueprint of the municipality’s thrusts towards effective, efficient and sustainable waste management strategies.

2. We take pride in the wonders of our verdant mountains and forests, where we find beautiful caves, rivers, streams and waterfalls, and where a wide array of flora and fauna can be found, making Santa Teresita the next ecotourism destination of Northern Philippines.   

Protection, preservation and conservation of our natural resources is our contribution to mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.  The MENR Section spearheads the Rambo 4Ps (Plant, Plant, Plant Program) thru occasional tree-growing activities, in coordination and partnership with different departments such as the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO),  Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO), Public Employment Services Office (PESO), Human Resources Management Office (HRMO), Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO), Liga ng mga Barangay, and national agencies such as the DENR, PNP, BFP, BJMP, COMELEC, DSWD and DOH.


          The MENR Office is open Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except weekends and official holidays.

          For inquiries, comments, suggestions and other pertinent concerns, please address your communications to mobile phone number 0915-705-4247 (Globe), 0935-505-2243 (TM), 0918-627-5188 (Smart), or send communications via electronic mail at [email protected] or [email protected].


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