MORE villages in Bacolod City have been documented violating the “no segregation, no collection” policy.
Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, chairman of Solid Waste Action Team, said yesterday 11 more villages were listed by members of Solid Waste Educators and Enforcement Team violating waste segregation in relation to the implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.
These villages are Barangays 7, 14, 20, 22, 35, Cabug, Estefania, Granada and Alijis along with Barangays 8 and 12 already listed in the first batch of violators.
Familiaran said the list of the violators was already forwarded to the Environment Management Board-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR) for the imposition of penalty on the barangay officials.
Last week, 15 villages were also listed, including Barangays Mandalagan, Banago, Mansilingan, Villamote, Taculing, Singcang-Airport, 1, 6, 8, 12, 13, 24, 38, 39, and 40.
Familiaran said the city’s waste segregation compliance is still very low because of the non-cooperative village officials.
He said the erring village officials may also face administrative sanction for failure to comply with the waste segregation law.
Familiaran added that he is also thankful for the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Bacolod for supporting them to encourage village officials to comply with RA 9003.
“It is a very good sign that they are helping us to get the cooperation of the barangay officials,” he added.