Personnel from the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) and Pasig River Coordinating and Management Office (PRCMO) posts a cease and desist notice (inset) at a department store-supermarket in Sta. Mesa, Manila on August 25, 2021 for operating, since 2012, without a Clearance and Discharge Permit from the LLDA. In a survey and inspection conducted by the PRCMO in January 2021, the establishment, having no said permit, is directly discharging untreated wastewater to the public drainage leading to Estero de Valencia. PRCMO and LLDA entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation in February 7, 2020, deputizing the former to identify water pollution at source through regular inspection of commercial and industrial establishments within the Pasig River System under LLDA’s jurisdiction. ###