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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Mayor Gordon: “Make Waste Segregation a Habit”

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. once again reminded the populace to segregate household wastes thru the garbage bins provided at the streets of Olongapo City.

“The Olongapo City Government has vigorously campaigned for the C3 or Compost, Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle campaign to manage the city’s waste,” said Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. “If we segregate our wastes, we are not only helping to keep the city clean and healthy but more importantly, we are in one way or another, fighting climate change. Southeast Asian countries are beginning to feel the effects of climate change. For the past two months, the Philippines has been hit by succeeding fierce typhoons, same with Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and the devastations caused by these typhoons are distressing. So in our own little ways, let us help rehabilitate our environment and I am appealing to all Olongapeños to make waste segregation a habit,” he added.

Accordingly, The Environmental Sanitation and Management Office (ESMO), distributed leaflets to Olongapeños explaining in detail the CR3 method to segregate wastes and to promote proper care of the garbage bins provided for the residents.

Meanwhile, Dante Ramos, head of ESMO said concerned residents may report cases of lost or ruined garbage bins to their respective barangay leaders o call the ESMO hotline numbers: 223-4538/224-9346.

Mayor Gordon shows off the new garbage bins being distributed to all barangays in Olongapo in connection with the ‘‘Waste Containerization Program’’ in the city.


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