Cleaning Up Manila Bay: Mandamus as a Tool for Environmental Protection

de Castro, Juan Arturo Iluminado C.
May 2010
Ecology Law Quarterly;2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p797
Academic Journal
The article discusses a court case wherein the Philippine Supreme Court issued a writ of mandamus against twelve government agencies to clean up Manila Bay, which may put interest on the U.S. government. Mandamus, considered as a mode for judicial review of Administrative Agencies, was being discussed in the article. The Philippine Supreme Court has also announced the Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases which is designed for environmental protection and preservation.


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