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TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Department of Public works and Highways – Lower Kalinga Endangering District (DPWH-LKED) remains committed to support initiatives of local governments within its areas of jurisdiction on ecological solid waste management after it recently delivered to the Tabuk City government some 7 materials recovery facilities (MRFs) as part of its commitment under the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
DPWH-LKED officer-in-charge and Assistant District Engineer Ruby Uyam and her team personally delivered the locally fabricated MRFs to the local government under the leadership of Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero in support of the city’s all-out campaign to effectively and efficiently address the solid waste management problems of the local government.
She disclosed that the agency is set to deliver to the city some 14 units of MRF as part of its commitment being a member of the city Solid Waste Management Board that is tasked to oversee and monitor the implementation of various programs, projects and activities on solid waste management pursuant to existing laws, rules and regulations.
Uyam urged the people to strictly observe the proper segregation and disposal of their waste and for them to maximize the use of the donated facilities that were distributed in the identified strategic barangays that are located along the national roads in the city to prevent the unscrupulous dumping of waste along roadsides.
The DPWH-LKED official pointed out that the fabrication of the MRFs were done by the agency’s personnel and that the materials were also recycled materials from the existing supplies with the support of some stakeholders that caused the realization of the aforesaid initiative because of the importance of the active participation of every citizen on the proper segregation and disposal of waste in their residences to prevent them from contributing to the pollution of roadsides and waterways.
According to her, the agency will ensure that it will continue to comply with its mandate under existing laws, rules and regulations to help the local governments within its areas of jurisdiction to succeed in the implementation of their respective solid waste management programs, projects and activities to prevent the unscrupulous dumping of garbage in public places.
Mayor Estrañero expressed his gratitude to the officials and personnel of the DPWH-LKED for the donated MRFs that were installed in strategic areas along major roads in the city, saying that the same will provide a clear message to the people for them to strictly adhere to the solid waste management policies that were established to reduce the volume of waste being collected and to maximize the potentials of recycling their waste in their backyards.
He urged concerned stakeholders to replicate the proactive undertakings of the DPWH-LKED to help the city effectively and efficiently address the prevailing issues and concerns on the compliance of the residents to existing policies governing the segregation and disposal of garbage.