Leonardia Appeals for Public Cooperation on No Segregation, No Collection Policy
The public is being urged by Mayor Evelio Leonardia to cooperate in the implementation of No Segregation, No Collection Policy on garbage, which started September 1, 2017. “This is a gigantic task, and we anticipate this is not going to be easy,” Mayor Leonardia said.
As chairman of the Solid Waste Action Team, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said, the program is in its infancy stage, so the compliance percentage is lower, on account of lack of information dissemination in the barangays. However, he expects success of the program in two to three months.
Presently, the city government and the Department of Public Services are distributing the flyers, while the IPM Construction and Development Corporation is meeting the barangay officials on the schedule of garbage collection.
A notice of violation will be issued to the barangay captains if there is continuous violation after reminders and notices on no segregation, no collection policy has been rendered to them.
Leonardia accepts that they are now experiencing birth pains of the program, that they also expect as challenges before attaining success. “This is not just a matter of complying with the law but this is good for the people, and for the good of the city in terms of sanitation, cleanliness and as a form of discipline exercise as a society. He further said, a journey to a thousand miles begins with the first step. And this, I believe is a concrete first step that we are doing and I would like to thank and congratulate Familiaran for doing all these, hoping that the program will eventually succeed.”*