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Mayor EdSa Honors Villages, Private Partners For Good Solid Waste Management [ Wednesday, 1st of July 2015 | 2 years ago ]

Mayor Edwin D. Santiago together with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office cited barangays, schools, and business establishments for their outstanding performance in ecological solid waste management practices.

The search for model barangay and awarding of best practices is a yearly activity initiated by the Santiago Administration to encourage both public and private sectors in the proper way of disposing garbage in their respective areas.

The criteria in the selection of winners include segregation at source, segregated collection (no segregation, no collection policy), collection coverage, operation and maintenance of materials recovery facility, barangay initiatives, among others.

The barangays that received plaque of recognitions are Alasas, hall of fame award and Maimpis, most sustainable solid waste management program. The three topnotchers for large population category are Dela Paz Sur, first place; Magliman, second place; Juliana, third place. For the small population category, Sta. Lucia, first place; Malpitic, second place; San Isidro, third place. These winners received as much as twenty thousand pesos.

The city also commended villages that have best practices in the operation of MRF. Winning barangays are Juliana and Malino (cluster 1), Mapitic and San Jose (cluster 2).

Barangay officials who showed exemplary efforts in maintaining cleanliness in their communities were also given special awards. Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Integrated School, St. Scholastica’s Academy, Pampanga High school, San Juan South Elementary School, ICT High school were also recognized.

For business establishment, recipients are Petron Gasul San Fernando plant, Hotel Victoria, San Miguel Brewery, SM Prime Holdings, Pampanga’s Best, Inc, San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation, Metal Closure and Lithography Plant San Fernando, Avon Cosmetics, Sunshine Super Store, Alice Giftshop, Glo’s modiste, Razon’s halo-halo, S & R, Jollibee San Fernando branch, and Robinsons Starmills. Model homeowners association were also identified, these are Essel Park, Hacienda Royale, Holy Angel Village IV, and Pilar Village.

For his part, Mayor Santiago said that his administration prioritizes programs that promote environmental protection such as waste segregation.

“Ang gusto natin ay iinvolve ang lahat ng sektor dahil ang basura ay problema nating lahat, at hindi kaya ng gubyerno nang mag-isa, kailangan ang pakikiisa ng bawat mamamayan.”

The city was among the first LGUs that strictly complied with R.A. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. With this, its waste diversion rate increased to 59% biodegradable materials from a mere of 12% back in 2002.

“This was made possible through the participation of every barangay in the city” added the mayor.

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