PALO, Leyte- To hasten clearing of typhoon debris, this town is to launch a competition on the cleanest barangay.
In a press conference on March 28, town Mayor Remedios “Matin “Petilla said that competition would help encourage the people in the barangays to be motivated to clean their respective barangays and the same time, find earn the cash price of P100,000.
Aside from this, the clean-up competition would help pave the way for immediate implementation of projects that would be initiated by the GIZ which is set to introduce backyard high value vegetable production.
This plan has been submitted to the Department of Interior and Local Government for review or approval and could start on May, Petilla said.
All the 33 barangays of the town are eligible to join the clean-up competition.
The barangays can also take advantage of the cash- for- work program in the municipality being implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Petilla said. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)