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Philippines: Representatives pass Bill on environmental insurance coverage

The House of Representatives has approved the final reading of a Bill requiring environmental insurance coverage for environmentally-critical projects (ECP) in order to protect the country's ecology and natural resources.

To be known as the Mandatory Environmental Insurance Coverage Act, the Bill has been transmitted to the Senate following its passage in the lower chamber on 1 June. The Bill was authored by Deputy Speaker Rodante D Marcoleta.


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