Pasig closes restaurant for polluting creek

Mayor Victor Ma. Regis “Vico” Sotto. File Photo

THE city government of Pasig City has shut down an unnamed fast-food restaurant in Barangay Kapasigan after it was caught discharging wastewater directly into a creek.

Mayor Victor Ma. Regis “Vico” Sotto announced the move on his social media platforms.

He said the restaurant does not have an environmental permit to operate.

“Grabe yung kapal ng sebo, wastewater nila diretso sa Parian Creek. Wala ring Environmental Permit to Operate (The grease is thick; the wastewater goes to Parian Creek. They don't even have an environmental permit to operate),” Sotto said.

The mayor said the restaurant will only be allowed to reopen if it secures an environmental permit.

Sotto added that while he loves the fast-food chain restaurant, he said he had to make the city government's action public as a “warning” to other establishments.

Replying to Sotto's Twitter post, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said: “This is terrible, especially from a known brand.”

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