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PIA Press Release
2009/10/24

Bontoc launches "Oplan Pera sa Basura"

by Juliet B. Saley

Bontoc, Mt. Province (24 October) -- The municipal government here launched the "Oplan Pera Sa Basura" last August in efforts to heighten awareness and participation in proper waste management.

This program is a contest among the elementary and secondary schools, private as well as public, in this municipality on the collection and segregation of recyclable wastes.

A team composed of Councilor Eva Mila Fanaang, SB Chair on Health; Rural Sanitary Inspector Roger Agcapen of Bontoc Rural Health Unit; Gwyncel Kay Bacwaden, CO-UNFPA; and Clifford Kilakil, Manager-Omfeg Junk Shop went to the different schools to weigh the collected recyclable wastes which were bought right away by Mr. Kilakil. They conducted monitoring and weighing two times until September 30.

According to Fanaang, sales derived from the collected recyclable wastes will go to the school. Some schools used the sales from these recyclable wastes in buying some school supplies which were given to the pupils, she added.

Based on the data recorded during the monitoring and weighing of collected recyclable wastes per school, the Saint Vincent 's High School ranked first. It has a total weight of 11,796.85 kilos of collected wastes. The school received a cash prize of P20,000 from the municipal government. The other 20 participatory schools were given P5,000 each.

Other recyclable wastes which were not bought like wrappers of candies, biscuit and others were recycled by the students into purse. A pupil also recycled sando bags into a rope, Fanaang said.

Fanaang said this activity aims to instill in the minds of the children that there is money in wastes so that they will not just throw their waste.

To sustain this program, the team continues to monitor how the different schools manage their waste. The school still continues collecting recyclable wastes and if they have collected much, the school can contact Kilakil to buy them.

With this program, garbage collectors noticed that there was a decrease of collection of garbage. The students were also trained to segregate wastes in the schools which they can also apply in their homes. (PIA MP) [top]

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