In line with the effective implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management in the municipality consistent with the provisions of RA 9003, the municipality of Baliwag has recently undergone presentation and environmental defense of their municipality’s Ten (10) Year Solid Waste Management Plan for the year 2017-2027.The final deliberation of the 10YrSWM Plan was held on June 8, 2018 at Azzuro Hotel, Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga.
Baliwag Mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella spearheaded the presentation for the 10 Yr SWM Plan accompanied by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO). Panels for the said deliberation were composed of commissioners from DENR- National Solid Waste Management Commission.
Presentation highlights the municipality’s current and planned waste management system, waste diversion targets, environmental ordinances and future plans and programs of Baliwag pertaining to ecological solid waste management for the year 2017-2027. The comments and suggestions were given by the evaluators after the said presentation.
Moreover, despite being a rookie, Mayor Ferdie was commended for his initiative and utmost support to the plans and programs in relevance with the effective implementation of the solid waste management in the locality. Likewise, commissioners urged to recommend sharing of the LGU’s best environmental practices to other municipalities.
Henceforth, the municipality is looking forward for a favorable result of the 10yrSWM plan aiming for the pursuance of a ‘cleaner and greener’ Baliwag.