Councilor Franklin D. Esmeña Jr., Deputy Mayor for General Services and Councilor Dionie Amores, Deputy Mayor for concerns on Barangay Affairs convened the concerned officials to tackle measures that will further improve the segregation and collection of solid wastes from the residential homes and commercial establishments in all 30 barangays and to sustain the distinction of Dumaguete City as region’s best in resource recovery for convincingly demonstrating the motto “May Pera sa Basura” by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
To achieve this objective, residents and owners of establishments are reminded to observe the policy of segregation at source as their primary responsibility.
Meanwhile, the barangay officials and City Environment and Natural Resources Office would synchronize their efforts so that the collected solid wastes brought to the Centralized Materials Recovery Facility are already sorted accordingly.
It should be noted that the City Government of Dumaguete under the leadership of Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo was awarded as “Best in Resource Recovery in a Centralized Materials Recovery Facility” among all the cities and municipalities in Region 7 or Central Visayas by the DENR for generating a monthly income of at least P 500, 000 for the City Government through its recovery of recyclable materials/wastes while providing livelihood for the waste pickers through proper and sustainable solid waste management.
Among those present during the meeting are City Local Government Operations Officer Christopher M. Pastor, City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Leonides Caro, Engr. Leticia Duran of the Central Materials Recovery Facility, Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Chilvier C. Patrimonio and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Allen Froilan O. Cabaron II.