Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

The 43 Cordillera honor graduate scholars of DOST - SEI in a group photo session. (Photo by DOST - CAR)

CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III (left) joined by CHED - CAR OIC Regional Director Ma. Geraldine Casipit (2nd from left) and officials from the different SUCs and premier universities in Cordillera answer queries in an open forum during the Regional Higher Education Summit. (CCD/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Residents urged to compost own biodegradable wastes

BAGUIO CITY, July 9 (PIA) --  Biodegradable wastes will be collected by the city government with the lifting of the closure of the Irisan dumpsite, however, city  residents  should learn to segregate and  compost their own biodegradable wastes at their households to lessen the wastes being  accumulated.  

Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced during his second day of office that the temporary closure order of the Irisan dumpsite facility which houses the Environmental Recycling System (ERS) was lifted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Cordillera Regional Office.

The city though has to comply with certain conditions that include all accumulated stored mixed waste materials or raw compost mixed with plastics are hauled out of the area; that all equipment or machines to be used in converting raw compost into organic fertilizers are installed and operationalized; that only biodegradable wastes are collected in the area; and that no residual waste is stored in the area. All of these shall be complied with not later than July 31, 2019.

Moreover, the conversion of the Irisan dumpsite into an environmentally-friendly eco-park should also be finished not later than December 31, 2019.

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong presides a meeting with the department heads, barangay officials of Irisan and Asin and other stakeholders at the Irisan dumpsite ERS facility on his second day in office.( RMC- PIA CAR) 

The Court of Appeals ruling dated August 10, 2012 ordered the closure of the Irisan dumpsite following a   trash slide in August 2011 that killed five people. The dumpsite was then  used to process biodegradable waste out of the city’s daily trash.

Last  June 26, the DENR  issued a temporary closure order to the City LGU for its failure to implement  the transformation and establishment of an environment-friendly eco-park at the Irisan dumpsite area, and the stoppage of all activities which may hamper, defeat or contradict such.

On the city LGU’s failure  to convert and establish the area of the Irisan dumpsite into an eco-park, General Services Office(GSO) head Eugene Buyucan explained that  the  Irisan Dumpsite Eco-Park Development Plan has been submitted to the Court of Appeals on April 24, 2019. Funding, amounting to P10, 000,000 has been allocated by the City Government of Baguio for the implementation of such. However, the plans could not be immediately push through due to accumulated raw compost in the area and the fact that the soil therein is loose. It has to be made sure that the soil is stable before the plan for an ecological park in the area is implemented.

The DENR-CAR issued relief of the TRO effective July 1, 2019 in view of the city government’s word to comply with the Court of Appeals ruling.

Magalong said that the city government thru the GSO will continue to collect biodegradable wastes from the households including the central business district and the market area to ensure the cleanliness of the city.

He called on the people of Baguio to learn to segregate and learn to compost their own biodegradable wastes at their households to lessen the wastes being collected and processed by the ERS machines in Irisan. “People should learn to segregate and the composting process, dapat matuto na din ang mga tao,” Magalong said.

Baguio City generates 50 metric tons of biodegradable waste in a day, a waste assessment and characterization survey showed.  According to the new contractor of the ERS machines, the Rapport Innovations, about 30,000 metric tons of biodegradable waste   had accumulated at the decommissioned Irisan dump site since the facility stopped operating. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

Baguio

  • CHED calls on CAR HEIs' support for successful UAQTEA implementation

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 15 (PIA) - - The Commission on Higher Education(CHED)  calls for a stronger partnership with Cordillera stakeholders for the successful implementation of Republic Act 10931 and in ensuring that more young people will have equitable access to free quality tertiary education.

  • DOST honor graduate scholars in Cordillera feted

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology – Cordillera Regional Office (DOST-CAR) feted 43 honor   graduate scholars for their excellent academic achievements.

  • Muslims offer to guard churches in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY—Churchgoers were surprised on Sunday morning when Muslims joined them for a Mass at the Baguio Cathedral, a site popular among residents and tourists.

  • Window hours set for Kennon Road residents only

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug 9 (PIA) -- Despite the closure of Kennon Road, the Cordillera Region Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC) has set window hours to allow residents to pass through the landslide affected area in Barangay Camp 6, Sitio Camp 5 in Tuba, Benguet.

  • PIA develops strategic communications curriculum for PMA

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) explored areas of cooperation on developing a curriculum on communication and public information for the Academy.

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Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

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