The Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) further strengthened its Solid Waste Management (SWM) program during the 2015 T’nalak Festival which will be celebrated on July 9 – 18 with the establishment of Collection Points (CPs) for waste disposal and collection in strategic areas in the streets of Koronadal Ciy.
Environment Management Specialist II Elbe Balucanag, Officer-in-Charge of PEMO’s Environment Management Division, met with City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) personnel this week to mapped out plans on the strict enforcement of proper waste segregation, disposal and collection of garbage during the 10-day festivities.
The joint PEMO-City ENRO team designated 8 CPs located at Jaycee Avenue-Rizal Street, Girl Scouts of the Philippines, Trisha’s Burger House-Alunan Avenue, DepED Provincial Schools Division-Alunan Avenue, NDMU-Sucayan Street, City Health Office, Mabini Street (Provincial Capitol) and Judge Alba Street (PROTECH Center).
Wastes disposed on garbage bins will be collected between 6 o’clock to 7 o’clock in the morning by dump trucks of the City ENRO in the duration of the T’nalak Festivities.
“We would to request the public to segregate their solid wastes properly as “Nabubuluok” and “Di-Nabubulok”. Balucanag said in an interview during the convergence meeting.
The City ENRO likewise would like to remind the public of its ordinance prohibiting smoking in food establishment, in which violators will be fined P100.00.
Aside from establishment of CPs and scheduling collection of garbage daily, the joint team also mobilized enforcers and other personnel to assist in their SWM program.