Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Monday, 6 December 2021 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
Region R01 Submenu
Latest News
News Headlines
Foto Releases
One Luzon
PIA-1 Foto Gallery
PIA-1 on Facebook
Ilocos Region

PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012

Compliance to garbage ordinance seen through community service

by Alex Romeo R. Fernandez

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 6 (PIA) -- Community service as an option to the penalty clause in this city’s garbage ordinance might be an effective plan to force compliance.

Teddy E. Villamil Jr., officer-in-charge of the waste management division (WMD), said in an interview Monday that giving violators some leeway as to the kind of penalties they are willing to meet would make them more inclined to face penalties instead of avoiding them.

Community services may come in the form of attending seminars and lectures, street sweeping, tree planting or other activities related to waste management and environmental protection, he said.

The existing comprehensive solid waste management ordinance or R.A. 1929-2009 lacks bite because of the meager fines stated there, he said, adding that the provisions for rendering community service as a penalty contains vague provisions that could lead to differing interpretations, thus can be contested.

He suggested that the type of community service and its specific duration be explicitly mentioned, while fines must also be increased.

This plan, he said, is a progressive approach to waste management because the services that the violators render to the community will more than make up for the offenses they committed. (ANL/ARRF-PIA 1 Pangasinan)

 
Latest Stories
  • DSWD 1 marks its 61st anniversary celeb in February (R01)
  • 55 members of SEA-K in Santol receive capital assistance (R01)
  • DSWD-1’s partner agencies offer programs, services to 100 4Ps beneficiaries in Ilocos Sur (R01)
  • E-Trike Design contest aims to refurbish tricycle (R01)
  • Major PNP reform, accomplishments cited (R01)
  • Tagalog News: Patuloy ang mga programa para sa matatanda sa IN (R01)
  • OFWs treated fairly in Taiwan, says MECO chief (R01)
  • Tagalog News: Kaso ng illegal logging sa IN bumaba (R01)
  • Intensity 4 tremor hits Northern Luzon (R01)
  • Sports news: DBL holds basketball play-off in Dagupan (R01)
  • RDC-1 conducts 2012 ICT congress (R01)
  • Practice good governance in infra projects - Sec. Singson (R01)
  • Tagalog News: Caoayan, nagkamit ng 'Seal of Good Housekeeping” award (R01)
  • Tagalog News: Sapat na klasrum, fasilidad at edukasyon para sa lahat, tugon ng Ilocos Norte sa MDG (R01)
  • Ilocos Norte inches closer to achieving MDG targets for education (R01)

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines