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

DENR to help LGUs craft, approve implementable solid waste plans

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- Local government units in the Cordillera region look forward to having their own approved solid waste management plans (SWMP) or their plans updated and implemented. 

 

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Benny Antiporda delivers the keynote message during the 2019 Environmental Summit in Baguio CIty on August 8.( RMC- PIA CAR) 


Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concern Benny Antiporda assured the Ageny’s support to ensure that the 10-year SWMP of LGUs will be approved or updated and implemented.

“Expect the best coming from the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) that by now the DENR will not stand as a regulatory body but will stand hand in hand with you (the LGUs) in coming up with a success story on solid waste management,” Antiporda said in his message during the 2019 Environmental Summit in Baguio City on Thursday.

He said the DENR with the NSWMC will work with the LGUs in making sure that their plans in managing solid wastes will be approved and will be implemented well in their respective localities.

“Pagtulong po ang main objective ng DENR at ng NSWMC rather than pahirapan,”  he said.

He mentioned that in the past, DENR may have been causing the non approval of the 10-year SWMP of the LGUs due to the strict policies or other technical matters.

DENR Usec. Antiporda meets with some of the local chief executives during the 2019 Environmenta Summit in Baguio City. RMC PIA-CAR 

Antiporda stressed that rather than criticizing and giving back the plans to the LGU due to technical or other  problems, the DENR should be giving direction on how to improve the plans of the LGU and at the same time provide technical support and other backing to ensure a workable and implementable SWMP.

In the Cordillera region, 44 out of the 77 LGUs have approved 10-year SWMP. The other 33 LGUs have pending applications for review by the Solid Waste Management Division of the DENR Central Office or by the Environmental Management Bureau-Cordillera.

Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 mandates all local governments to close the operation of their respective open dumpsites and work out the establishment of controlled dump facilities or whatever available environmentally feasible technologies applicable to help preserve and protect the environment and the health of their constituencies.

Section 16 of RA 9003 states: "The province, city or municipality, through its local solid waste management boards, shall prepare its respective 10-year solid waste management plans consistent with the national solid waste management framework."

The plan should outline the LGU’s system of "re-use, recycling and composting" of all the wastes generated in its jurisdiction. (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.

Benguet

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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