THE Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) has finalized the village cleanliness competition set to take off sometime this month.
Public service officer Rodrigo Pagotaisidro said the competition is dubbed the Cleanest and Greenest Barangay.
Pagotaisidro said the competition is expected to be launched following the turnover of garbage truck to the villages in line with the city government’s efforts on cleanliness and sanitation.
He said the villages leaders and heads of the barangay solid waste management committees met to finalize the criteria for the competition in accordance with the city’s solid waste ordinance.
The villages will be rated according to five criteria – environmental organization, information, education, and communication (IEC), engineering, enforcement, and equity and entrepreneurship, Pagotaisidro added.
He said that environmental organization will refer to the presence of a solid waste management committee, enforces, and solid waste management cooperative.
He added the IEC aspect will involve activities which promote information for public awareness of the solid waste management implementation. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)