Pursuant to (Art. 14 Sec. 484) RA 7160 otherwise known as the "Local Government Code of 1991", the City Council passed in January 6, 1999 the City Ordinance No. 01-99 "An Ordinance Adopting the Reorganized Structure and Staffing Pattern of the City Government of Antipolo" which provides the creation of the City Environment and Waste Management Office (CEWMO). City Ordinance 2008-308 paved the way for its present organizational structure.
CEWMO is tasked to develop plans, programs and implement the same particularly those ENR programs and projects. As well, strict implementation and enforcement of environmental laws and ordinances and also those related to solid waste management. Additionally, part of its functions include recommending to the Sangguniang Panlungsod and enlightening the City Mayor on all matters relative to the protection, conservation, maximum utilization, application of appropriate technology and other matters related to environment and natural resources.
Aimed to achieve “Globally complementing the protection of the environment advocating economically and environmentally sound quality of living for the present and future generations of the City of Antipolo in accordance to the principle of genuine Sustainable Development.
“To be globally competitive in the protection of the environment advocating economically and environmentally sound quality of living for the present and future generations of the City of Antipolo in accordance to the principle of genuine Sustainable Development.”
- Promote environmental protection to ensure an adequately clean and green environment;
- Promote mitigating adaptations on global warming/climate change;
- Promote the virtue of self-regulation to the people of Antipolo in the use of natural resources;
- Institutionalize an LGU-based system of collaboration and partnership in the protection and management of natural resources as part of the environmental management of the LGU;
- Promote in barangays city-wide, significant and ecologically sustainable waste management and waste treatment technologies;
- Take initiative in finding vital and competent measures in the protection of the natural resources, in the effective eradication of pollution of land, air and water; and
- Develop advocacy, networking, and communication activities in identifying and implementing best practices and other solutions to protect and conserve the environment.
- Mitigate pollution in the air, land, and water;
- Increase forest cover;
- Promote and manage forests and forest-lands as part of the over-all LGU’s effort to ensure continuous supply of high quality and adequate water to its constituents and to downstream communities;
- Lessen the impact of global warming/climate change through mitigating adaptation;
- Utilize effective monitoring schemes and other implementing measures for the conservation of natural resources;
- Promote and uplift living conditions of the indigenous people;
- Improve delivery of solid waste management services;
- Regulate the adverse impact of development to the environment;
- Lessen natural hazards incidents;
- Enhance eco-tourism potential of Hinulugang Taktak and other eco-tourism destinations in the city.