Sunday, August 18, 2019

Bacolod ready to impose penalty on garbage hauler firm

BACOLOD City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said Wednesday the City Government will impose a penalty on garbage hauler IPM-Construction and Development Corp. (IPM-CDC) if it is determined that they committed a violation.

"If they failed to follow what they have signed in the contract, they will be given a penalty," he said.

IPM-CDC project manager Joram Francisco had earlier said their contract includes a package clean-up basis, and their operation is 24 hours a day, seven days a week, covering the main roads, barangay roads, markets, and residential subdivisions.

Councilor Ricardo Tan earlier said in a privilege speech that there have been persistent complaints from the public on the contractor's failure to collect garbage from the barangays.

Familiaran said the allegations of Tan are valid and the Department of Public Services should submit a report since it is tasked to monitor the performance and the compliance of the IPM-CDC.

He added that as of Wednesday he still continue to receive complaints of uncollected garbage.

The vice mayor said the IPM-CDC should double time in doing its work.

Jan Vincent Mercado, IPM-CDC senior vice president, said Monday they already fixed the schedules and manpower to address the uncollected garbage especially in residential areas.

IPM-CDC's contract for collection, hauling, and disposal of garbage, and solid waste management services amounts to P59.433 million, or P14.858 million per month for the period of September 2 to December 31, 2016.

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