TACLOBAN CITY-To advance the city government’s waste management initiatives, Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez has instructed the different city government offices to practice waste segregation and recycling.
In a memorandum dated July 4, 2018, the chief executive mandated the effective use of garbage bins assigned to each office and those placed in strategic locations inside the City Hall building and its premises.
The mayor likewise, enjoined the offices to support the Clean Green and Resilient City Program and the “Basura Mo, Pakabuhi Ko” livelihood initiative which benefits the inmates at the Tacloban City Jail by collecting residual waste (e.g. junkfood/coffee wrappers, newspapers, magazines, etc.) and recyclable materials (e.g. plastic bottles, plastic utensils, used bond paper, etc.).
On June 11,administrative officers from the different city government offices attended an orientation on waste management and recycling organized by the City Environment and Natural Resources Offices (CENRO).
Specialized carton boxes that will be utilized to collect useful segregated materials were also distributed during the orientation. The collected materials are made into saleable handicrafts by the jail inmates.
Ordinance No. 2017-13-37 or “An Ordinance providing for an Integrated Ecological Solid Waste Management for Tacloban City” provides for the segregation of garbage at source as one of the effective solid waste management initiatives. (CITY INFORMATION OFFICE)