ILOILO – To help the provincial government in its solid waste management program, former Congresswoman now Health Undersecretary Janette Garin, represented by her husband Richard, donated 13 units of shredders here on Monday.
The shredders costing P178,000 each or a total of P2.3-million were equipped with 5.5 horsepower engines, according to Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.
“I thanked the Garins for this donation since this can help hasten the decomposition of our solid wastes like plastic and other garbage,” the governor said.
One of the recipients of this donation was the town of Miagao, the province’s champion in solid waste management for three consecutive years since 2010.
Each of the towns of Sta. Barbara, Dumangas and Lambunao, which ranked first, second and fourth, respectively, in last year’s awarding for as best performing local government units Category A (1st and 2nd class) also got the shredder.
Other beneficiaries were the towns of New Lucena, Alimodian and Mina, which ranked first, second and third, respectively, in the same award for Category B (3rd, 4th and 5th class).
Aside from those with titles, Garin also gave shedders to those local government units with satisfactory rating or those that needs improvement like Oton, Concepcion, Pototan, Janiauy, San Joaquin and Passi City.
Proper segregation, treatment, storage and disposal of solid wastes were mandated under Republic Act 9003 otherwise known as the “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000”. (Jezza A. Nepomoceno/Capitol News)