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Palawan gov’t fetes Roxas, San Vicente towns for their solid waste management practices

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The Palawan provincial government has recognized the towns of Roxas and San Vicente for having the best practices in solid waste management.

Roxas and San Vicente bagged the 2020 Search for Best LGU Solid Waste Management Practices and Response During the State of Public Health Emergency in the Province of Palawan.

The towns received P4,000,0000 as a cash prize, which was personally handed by Acting Governor Victorino Dennis Socrates and Provincial ENRO Atty. Noel Aquino

“Ito po ay pagkilala sa kahalagahan ng solid waste management sa ating lalawigan kung saan talagang pinahahalagahan natin ang ating kalikasan bilang bahagi ng ating maigting na programa para sa mga Palaweño,” said Socrates.

Meanwhile, Aquino said that the recognition seeks to improve the compliance of LGUs with the solid waste management pursuant to the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

“Unang-una, importanteng layunin natin ay mapaunlad ang compliance ng mga munisipyo kasi alam naman natin na isa sa present problems ng Pilipinas ngayon ay ang basura at marami pa ring mga LGU unfortunately sa buong Pilipinas wala pa ring compliance,” said Aquino.

“So, Palawan is compliant although we have some municipalities below the compliance level but launching this contest is one way to at least encourage or entice the municipalities to do more” he added.