Acting Bacolod Mayor El Cid Familiaran yesterday said he will request the mayor for additional personnel to monitor compliance on the new strategy of proper disposal of garbage being imposed in public markets in Bacolod City.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia designated Familiaran as acting mayor Wednesday until his return from the United States.
Familiaran also designated Councilor Caesar Distrito as acting vice mayor in lieu of Councilor Ricardo Tan, the number one councilor, who is on leave.
Familiaran said he met with the vendors of Burgos Public Market yesterday to discuss the new strategy that the city is imposing in the markets on the proper disposal of garbage. This was first implemented in the Libertad Public Market.
He said they removed the garbage bin Wednesday to educate the market users at the Libertad Public Market to observe the proper time to take out their garbage and this proved to be successful.
Familiaran said they will meet with all the stakeholders to assess the implementation of the new strategy at the Libertad Public Market on Tuesday.
He said the Department of Public Services will monitor compliance in the markets, as well as the performance of IPM-Construction and Development Corp. (IPM-CDC).
They have been receiving complaints that there are still uncollected garbage in the markets since there are those who throw their garbage after IPM-CDC has picked up the ones earlier dumped into the garbage bin, Familiaran said.
So they called for a meeting to address this recurring problem, he said.
Familiaran said he believes people should educate themselves on the proper way of disposing garbage.
If the new strategy becomes successful, they will also implement it in the barangays in Bacolod, he said.
When the mayor returns, he will request for additional personnel for the City Legal Office enforcement unit to monitor violators, he added.
Familiaran said there are penalties to be imposed on violators based on Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, and local ordinances.*
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