Through the R.A. 9512 or the the National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008, November was declared as the “Environmental Awareness Month” to promote awareness on the role of natural resources in economic growth and the importance of environmental conservation and ecological balance towards sustained national development.
AKO BICOL Party-list filed a number of legislative measures in line with the protection and conservation of the environment.
House Bill 133 calls for the enhancement of the National Integrated Protected Areas System. House Bill 527 seeks to establish the National Coastal Greenbelt Program.
In order to implement the effective enforcement of environmental laws, AKO BICOL filed HB 804 that prohibits lower courts from issuing restraining orders, and preliminary injunctions against administrative officials or bodies implementing environmental laws.