The Solid Waste Educators and Enforcement Team reported to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 24 barangays in Bacolod City caught violating Republic Act 9002 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Program.
Bacolod Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, chairman of the Solid Waste Action Team, yesterday said the SWEET submitted to the DENR Friday the list of 11 barangayswho were recently caught violating the “No Segregation, No Collection” policy of the city.
These are Barangays 7,8, 12, 14, 20, 22, 35, Cabug, Estefania, Granada and Alijis, he said.
Brgys. 8 and 12 hadpreviously beenreported by the team to the DENR. Otherprevious violators include Brgys. 1, 6, 24, 39, 40, Banago, Mandalagan, and Mansilingan, he said. The previous list submitted included Barangays 13, 38, Taculing, Villamonte and Singcang.
Familiaran said they will request the DENR to take action against these violators.
They are also waiting for the response of DENR to their request to have members of the SWEET undergo a seminar for the effective implementation of R.A. 9003, he said.
Newly-installed Bacolod Interior and Local Government director, Ma. Joy MaredithMadayag, said they will help the city in the implementation of R.A. 9003 and in how to strengthen barangay-based institutions to help in the enforcement of the law.
Familiaran said the role of the DILG is very important in the implementation of R.A. 9003 because the barangays are under its direct supervision.*CGS
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