City Government Recognizes ‘mga Bayani Ng Kalikasan’ [ Friday, 29th of January 2021 | 1 month ago ]
City Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago recognizes some barangays and individuals for their collective efforts on waste segregation, calling them ‘mga bayani ng kalikasan.”
This, after the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) conducted 2020 Awarding of Best Barangay Practices in Solid Waste Management on Thursday at Amphitheatre, Heroes Hall.
Santiago commended the barangays for their fervent adherence to Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act of 2000.
“Kayo ang bayani ng kalikasan. Congratulations sa inyo at sa lahat ng cabalen na sumunod at isinasabuhay ang batas na ito,” the mayor said.
Since 2012, the activity became an annual program of CENRO in partnership with Mother Earth Foundation which aims to ensure the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment, and disposal of solid waste through household and barangay participation.
Maria Regina Rodriguez, Officer in Charge of the City ENRO, thanked all the stakeholders and participating barangays whose involvement is very important in sustaining their efforts on environmental protection.
For this year’s search for Model Barangays on ESWM, Barangay Quebiawan was hailed for having the Best Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for Cluster 1, while Barangay San Juan was cited for having the Best MRF-Cluster 2.
The Most Sustainable Solid Waste Management Program award was given to Barangay Maimpis for Cluster 1 and Barangay Sta. Teresita for Cluster 2.
For the Best Barangay-Cluster 1, Barangay Maimpis was hailed as Top 1, followed by Malpitic and San Isidro. For the Best Barangay Cluster 2, Sta. Teresita ranked first, followed by Alasas, and Lara.
Special awards were also given to Cristina Villanueva, Barangay Sta. Teresita as the Best Secretary Hall of Famer; Oscar D. Mercado of Barangay Saguin as the Best Kagawad; and, Brgy. Alasas as the Best Barangay Solid Waste Management Committee.
Other winners in various categories were:
Highest Household Compliance Rate — Brgy. Lara
Best Garbage Collection System — Brgy. Lara
Highest Waste Diversion Rate — Brgy. Saguin
Cleanest Barangay — Brgy. Sta. Telabastagan
Best ESWM Enforcement Program — Brgy. Pandaras
Best Chairman- Anna Liza Gonzales of Barangay Teresita
Special citations were also given to Pilar Village, San Isidro, Ramar Village San Agustin, Villa Lourdes, Alasas as Model Homeowners Association.
Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to Barangay Evaluators; Juluizar Pasion, Jay Aguilar, Ryan Rivera, Joenard David, Rizalino Silva, Armen Villanueva.Major awardees received cash prizes ranging from P5000 to P15000 and P1,000 for
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