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Dahino calls for measures on Oro’s garbage woes

“DESPITE our city’s efforts to clean our city and the increased funding, reports of loose garbage that is clearly visible to a passerby on the street still abound.”

This was the observation cited by Councilor Edna M. Dahino in her special report during the 59th regular session of the 18th City Council presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy.

Councilor Dahino recalled that the awarding of the IPM Construction and Development Corporation as the city’s garbage collector five years ago was a hotly-contested issue.

“Complaints of waste garbage collection from our residents and the failure of IPM in keeping our city’s over-all cleanliness at that time made it all the more the most-talked about concern from our citizens and a serious issue for the City Council as well,” she cited.

The councilor recognized the efforts of the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO), in maintaining a clean, safe and efficient system for the collection, removal and disposal of waste from residential and commercial areas throughout the city as well as the City Council for allocating a much bigger fund for our garbage collection and disposal.

“But despite all this, there is a notable growth of garbage pile at 560 tons a day based on the data from CLENRO, which led our residents to wonder if taxpayer’s money is indeed being put to good use,” she opined.

With this present scenario, the councilor called for drastic actions and measures to reduce wastes and to re-evaluate the effectiveness of the city’s garbage collector.

Vice Mayor Uy referred the report to the committee of the whole for appropriate action. (JAO)

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