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OCENR sets city-wide clean up on Nov 25

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The City Government through the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) will head a city-wide clean up drive on November 25.

“We are going to have a city-wide clean up, not only in the mainland, but including the coastal areas, the rivers, canals, and including opening up all the drainage to clean up,” OCENR Public Service Officer IV Rodrigo Pagotaisidro announced.

This, he said, is part of the activities leading up to the full implementation of the solid waste management system, or Ordinance 2016-176, on November 27, and is also in preparation for the upcoming yuletide season in the City.

Prior to the clean-up drive, the OCENR will also have a city-wide motorcade on November 24 to drum up support and awareness of the solid waste management implementation, which will involve all barangays that have undergone training and orientation on the salient provisions of the ordinance.

The motorcade will also mark the final day of the information drive for the solid waste management ordinance.

Foremost of the provisions of the ordinance are the mandatory segregation of solid waste in residential, institutional, agricultural, and commercial establishments, the deputation of barangay and law enforcers for the issuance of citation tickets for violations, and the imposition of a garbage fee for business establishments and residential units.

Pagotaisidro has enjoined barangays and communities to support the implementation of the ordinance, citing cleanliness and sanitation as a shared responsibility. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)




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