Professors and students of Masters in Public Administration of the Notre Dame of Jolo College met with Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and toured the Central Materials Recovery Facility inside the Eco-Park as part of their Environmental Awareness Educational Field Trip, Tuesday.
In a joint letter addressed to Mayor Remollo, both Professor Rapih Jairi and Dr. Darren B. Datiles of the Graduate School of Notre Dame of Jolo College stressed that they decided to conduct their exposure trip in Dumaguete City considering that it is far advance in terms of environmental campaign and programs.
The delegation of students and professors paid a courtesy visit on Mayor Remollo and toured the Central Materials Recovery Facility to observe first-hand the operations of the pyrolysis gasification equipment that turns solid wastes into construction materials like hollow blocks, bricks and pavers to be used in infrastructure projects; plastic shredder and densifiers; bio-shredders and composters to convert solid wastes into organic fertilizer, soil conditioner and mulch to improve plant growth; glass pulverizers/shredder and Plastic Recycling Equipment that can convert plastic wastes to chairs.
The DENR has recognized Mayor Remollo for putting up the “first MRF in the Philippines” that generates a PHP500,000 monthly income and provides a livelihood for waste-pickers through “proper and sustainable solid waste management.”
DENR-EMB Bureau Director Engr. William P. Cuñado earlier presented a certificate of commendation to Dumaguete City-LGU for its “commitment to ensure clean and healthy environment for its citizens manifested by an effective ecological solid waste management through its integrated solid waste management facility that ensures optimum utilization of wastes resources and reduce solid waste for disposal.”