Barangay Captains Sign Resolution Supporting the Establishment of a Sanitary Landfill

The members of the Liga ng mga Barangay, composed of Barangay Captains in Dumaguete City, passed without opposition, the resolution supporting the closure and establishment of a sanitary landfill during its monthly meeting yesterday.

The officials acknowledge the opposition by some residents but agreed with Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo that the decades-old problems of managing our wastes, the closure of the Candau-ay dumpsite and the establishment of a sanitary landfill requires political will.

Mayor Remollo said that the proposed site in Barangay Candau-ay has already passed majority of the parameters set by law and evaluated by the officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

But more dialogues and consultations will be done to secure the support of the people in the area. The City Government will also comply with any recommendation from DENR to ensure that the proposed landfill will be safe and function well.

There is also another plan to build a plant that will process all wastes into byproducts useful for everyday use or in construction.

Other concerns including the efficient implementation of infrastructure projects and procurement of service vehicles for different barangays were discussed by the members of the Liga ng mga Barangay head by President Lionel Banogon, Mayor Remollo, City DILG Chief Farah Diba Gentuya and department heads.