The Philippines: Communication Difficulties
The Department of Foreign Affairs participates in committees in which multilateral agreements on the environment are negotiated. It conducts studies, and undertakes research to determine issues of relevance to the country with the help of its embassies, consulates, delegates and permanent missions abroad. However, it does not interact with domestic ministries whose functions are related to the area of discussion at the meetings. Naturally, this communication gap has been detrimental to the smooth implementation of agreements.