Barangay 18 led by Punong Barangay Madeline Diaz (3rd from left), receives the check for P300,000 worth of SWM projects, as the 1st place winner in the Urban Barangay category, presented by Mayor Evelio Leonardia (4th from left), with Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran (2nd from left), Councilors Cindy Rojas (4th from right) and Ana Marie Palermo (2nd from right), Mark Mayo (right), representing Rep. Greg Gasataya, and City Planning and Development Office head Mary Jean Ramos (left). (PIO photo)
BARANGAYS 18 and Handumanan both won the grand prize in the Bacolod City government’s Search for the Cleanest, Greenest, and Most Well-Managed Solid Waste Management (SWM) Program of Rural and Urban Barangays.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who also chairs the SWAT (Solid Waste Action Team), and Councilor Cindy Rojas, chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Environment led the awarding of prizes at rites at the MassKara Hall of the Bacolod City Government Center on Nov. 13, 2018.
Assisting them were Councilor Ana Marie Palermo, City Planning and Development Office head Mary Jean Ramos, and Mark Steven Mayo, who represented Rep. Greg Gasataya.
Barangay 18, led by Punong Barangay Madeline Diaz, won in the Urban Category, and received P300,000 worth of SWM projects. Barangay Handumanan, led by Punong Barangay Ricardo Danoy Sr., won in the Rural Category, and received P350,000 worth of SWM projects.
Other winners in the urban barangay category were: 2nd place—Barangay 15, with Punong Barangay Anthony Jose Loth Alfredo Ayco, P200,00; 3rd place—Barangay 17, with Punong Barangay Rogelio Pabiana Jr., P150,000; 4th place—Barangay 13, Punong Barangay Franklin Andre Familiaran, P100,000; and 5th place—Barangay 30, Punong Barangay John Mark Petierre, P50,000.
Thirty urban barangays received consolation prizes of P15,000 worth of SWM projects each.
In the rural barangay category, other winners were: 2nd place—Barangay Montevista, Punong Barangay Glo-Ann Tambasen, P250,000; 3rd place—Barangay Taculing, Punong Barangay Lady Gles Pallen, P200,000; 4th place—Barangay Vista Alegre, Punong Barangay Jose Maria Leandro Norberto De Leon, P150,000; and 5th place—Barangay Sum-ag, Punong Barangay Rodney Carmona, P100,00.
Ten rural barangays received consolation prizes of P20,000 worth of SWM projects each.
The barangays did not receive cash, but corresponding worth of SWM projects to be sourced from the City Development Fund – Solid Waste Management Program of the city government.
The contest has two categories: (1) Urban or numbered barangays and (2) Rural or named barangays.
The Criteria for Judging are: general cleanliness and environment-friendly practices –55 percent; space greening—35 percent; support system—10 percent.
The contest was launched last March at the Public Plaza with barangay officials signing the Pledge of Commitment.
“We, representing our respective barangays, do hereby sign this Manifesto as an expression of our sincere commitment and support to the City’s Clean, Green and Most Well-Managed Solid Waste Management Program, to do everything possible to assist the city government in its effort towards the realization of a cleaner, greener, and healthier Bacolod,” reads the Manifesto.
At the launch, city officials led the distribution of trash receptacles to each of the 61 barangays.