Anti-littering law addresses environmental issues-A A +A
Friday, March 30, 2012
CATBALOGAN CITY -- The anti-littering ordinance of this city will address ecological and environmental issues, Councilor Stephany Uy-Tan, main proponent of the ordinance, said.
“As the world faces more ecological and environmental issues, it is urgent today, more than ever, to implement the anti-littering ordinance,” Tan said.
But Tan said the ordinance enacted way back 1990 and amended in 1993 has become ineffective and not anymore applicable to the current condition of Catbalogan.
Meanwhile, nearly 200 attendees from the different sectors attended the orientation seminar on the implementation of the anti-littering ordinance of the city held last Monday at the New Maqueda Bay Hotel.
All 57 barangay chairpersons, village watchment, traffic enforcers, police personnel, the academe, media partners and other socio-civic groups attended the orientation.
Jose Obrero from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) talked about the salient points of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Wste Management Act of the Philippines which was one of the bases of the ordinance.
The Philippine National Police and traffic enforcers were also briefed on their roles in the implementation of the anti-littering ordinance.
The anti-littering ordinance will be strictly implemented before the penal clause will be enforced. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)