BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong and city environment parks and management office acting chief Moises Lozano met Wednesday with residents of barangay Sto. Nino Slaughterhouse Compound who were earlier issued notices of illegal waste disposal violation by the city.
They were joined in the meeting at the barangay hall by several village officials and city veterinary office head Brigit Piok, who filed the complaint against the 21 erring residents whose disposal systems of their houses or business establishments were found to have been connected to the barangay’s drainage system that flows to the Balili river.
The city veterinary office and its facilities are located in the barangay.
After a short discussion, a “win-win” solution was agreed upon by the parties during the meeting where the violators will shoulder equitably among themselves the materials and labor for the construction of a sewage pipe system by CEPMO.
Lozano said that the sewage pipe system will connect to the main Tobishima sewage line located near a creek in the barangay.
He explained that if all goes as planned, the sewage pipe system will be finished this September where the violators are expected to immediately connect the drainage systems of their houses or business establishments to on their own expense.
Magalong sternly warned the violators against committing the infraction again and asked them to tell their fellow barangay residents not to do the same.
The Mayor also advised the barangay’s leaders to become pro-active and be more aware of what’s going on in their jurisdiction.
Among the present administration’s 15 point collective core agenda are the revitalization of the environment, speeding up of government action and having empowered and accountable barangay governance./Gaby Keith