Angeles City aims for Zero Waste

After attending a forum on ecological waste management organized by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Politics (PPCRP) headed by Bishop Pablo David, Mayor Ed Pamintuan of Angeles City now wants to adopt Zero Waste as a goal for the City.

In the said forum, MEF President Froilan Grate presented the salient points of Republic Act 9003 and emphasized the roles of the barangay and the city. “RA 9003 mandates the decentralization of waste management. To achieve this, the barangay captains should be empowered to implement their Barangay ESWM program and this should be fully supported by the Mayor,” Mr. Grate said during the forum.

Apparently challenged by this, the Mayor called for a multi-sectoral summit on climate change and waste management. It was attended by more than 200 participants, with all barangay captains present. All sectors were represented that Mr. Grate praised the City for it. “Congratulations to the City for inviting all the sectors to this conference. I think this is the first time that even the LGBT has a representation in a waste management forum. This is a good start since we definitely need the help of everyone for this project to be successful” Mr. Grate gave this remark  during the open forum, after answering a query from the president of the LBGT community on  how best  to manage human hairs from salons.

The conference ended with all the participants signing a pledge, and after accepting a challenge from Mr. Grate to implement an ESWM program in three  months, after which he will be visiting each barangay to check on their progress.