b. Suspend or waive the requirements in securing such permits, licenses, clearances, certifications, or authorizations; and

c. Prescribe to be permanent the streamlined regulatory processes and procedures, and the suspension or waiver of the requirements in securing permits, licenses, clearances and certifications, or authorizations.

It is, however, provided that the authority granted shall not be used to undermine existing procedures and processes under applicable laws, rules, and regulations meant to protect the environment, particularly those that aim to safeguard protected areas and their buffer zones, as well as environmentally critical areas.

The President shall have the authority to suspend or remove any government official or employee performing acts contrary to this law, consistent with Article VII, Sections 1 and 17 of the Constitution and other existing laws.

Please be guided accordingly.

Source:

P&A Grant Thornton

Certified Public Accountants

 

As published in SunStar Cebu, dated 26 May 2021