The Municipal Solid Waste Management Board (MSWMB) of Lubuagan visits the Lubuagan Material Recovery Facility (MRF) located at Awichon, Barangay Dangoy, Lubuagan on May 31.
The MSWMB conducted site inspection at the Lubuagan MRF after reports were made regarding the dumping of waste on the area. Garbages welcomed the team upon arriving near the entrance of the MRF. Mostly tin cans in sacks, scattered wine bottles were seen on the area, among others. There were also garbages that have printed names of people.
Dumping of waste matters in public places is strictly prohibited as stated in R.A. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. Anyone caught violating this provision may face penal charges as constituted in the law. Ms. Ailleen Melody E. Alya-on, the MSWMB vice chairperson, who spearheaded the team during the site inspection said to report the inspection results during the upcoming 6th Kapehan Sa Munisipyo of the municipal government on Monday, June 4.
The team also conducted site assessment on the Lubuagan MRF for its perimeter fencing to be implemented within the year. The proposed fencing would be a vertical garden. The team estimated 1 hectare out of the 15-hectare MLGU lot to be used purposely for the operations of the MRF. | MIO/ARBO
The Municipal Solid Waste Management Board (MSWMB) of Lubuagan convenes for its First Semestral Meeting on May 29.
The meeting was presided by the MSWMB vice chairperson, Ms. Ailleen Melody E. Alya-on, the municipal planning and development coordinator (MPDC) and designated municipal environment and natural resources officer (MENRO). Agenda included the discussion on the status of Lubuagan with regard to solid waste management.
The board reviewed R.A. 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, and its prohibitions which include littering, throwing, dumping of waste matters in public places, open burning of solid waste, establishment or operation of open dumps, among others. With the observation that some of these prohibitions are violated in the community, the board laid out its plans of a strengthened and strategic information and education campaign (IEC) in barangay communities, schools, business establishments and even in government offices.
The case of Tilayu Spring, being a critically affected area of dumping and littering of waste, was also discussed. Tilayu Spring is where locals get their drinking water supply; moreover, as it is located along the national highway, it is also observed as a stopover of commuters who fill in their water bottles from the spouts of the spring. The board agreed to closely coordinate with the Lubuagan Municipal Police Station (MPS) for the conduct of random checkpoints in the area and inform commuters on the municipal ordinance prohibiting the dumping of waste in public places within Lubuagan. An informative signage will also be installed in support to the campaign.
The board also discussed about the construction of material recovery facilities (MRF). MRF, as defined in R.A. 9003, is a solid waste transfer station or sorting station, drop-off center, composting and recycling facility. The municipal government funded under its 2018 budget amounting to PhP450,000 the construction of MRF in the 9 barangays of Lubuagan. The barangays’ counterpart is to provide a lot as location of their MRFs. On the other hand, the construction of the municipal MRF is ongoing. The board scheduled for its site visit on May 31.
Meanwhile, after the meeting, the MSWMB conducted a site visit in some affected areas of Sitio Manangol especially at Tilayu Spring, where a driver was caught throwing a piece of garbage on the road. | MIO/ARBO
The municipal government of Lubuagan, in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Kalinga and Kalinga State University (KSU), conduct the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Mandatory Training for the SK Officials of the municipality of Lubuagan on May 17.
36 SK officials from the 9 barangays of Lubuagan attended the one-day training which was held at the Lubuagan Eco-Tourism and Cultural Center. The training covered the discussion on local governance, code of conduct for government officials, planning and budgeting and parliamentary procedures. Other topics also covered the SK History and the salient features of Republic Act No. 10742 or the SK Reform Act of 2015.
Lecturers are from KSU in the persons of Mr. Juan Moshe Duyan, Atty. Johnny Wayet and Mr. John John Venus. Others were Ms. Ansherina Rose Odiem and Ms. Lolita Pallogan from the municipal government of Lubuagan.
The SK Mandatory and Continuing Training is one of the key reforms under R.A. 10742. Deliberate failure to attend said training programs constitute sufficient ground to disqualify the SK officials or subject them to disciplinary actions.
In Kalinga, Lubuagan is first to conduct the SK Mandatory Training. | MIO/ARBO