QC TOPS MANILA BAY CLEAN-UP DRIVE
QUEZON CITY – Quezon City bagged another award for its compliance to a Supreme Court order for the clean-up and preservation of Manila Bay.
The local government was hailed as the most compliant local government unit (LGU) in the implementation of a writ of continuing mandamus on the Manila Bay clean-up.
The Regional Inter-Agency Team Assessment – composed of representatives from national government agencies involved in the Manila Bay Clean up, Rehabilitation and Preservation Program (MBCRPP) – conferred a score of 95.53 percent to the Quezon City.
Muntinlupa got a score of 91.63 percent from the MBCRP; Valenzuela, 91.30 percent; Makati, 88.42 percent; Pasig, 87.67 percent; Las Piñas, 86.20 percent; and Parañaque, 86 percent.
The team visited 17 LGUs and reviewed their performance in the outcome indicators in the four clusters set under the Supreme Court ruling.
Top performers in the four clusters were also recognized. Las Piñas was commended for its accomplishments in the Informal Settler Families (ISF) cluster; Pasig City for the Solid Waste Management (SWM) cluster; Muntinlupa on Information, Education, and Communication campaign and other institutional arrangement (IEC) cluster; and Quezon City for the Liquid Waste Management (LWM) cluster. Makati was also named as the Most Improved LGU.
All NCR LGUs were able to pass the assessment for 2018. Cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Navotas, Pasay, San Juan, Taguig were also lauded for their efforts in rehabilitating Manila Bay and its tributaries.
Officer-in-Charge Regional Director Juan Jovian Ingeniero, OIC Assistant Regional Director Gloria Aguhar, and DILG Central Office Bureau of Local Government Supervision Director Odilon Pasaraba handed the awards to the key officials from 17 cities.
DILG-NCR Field Offices were also recognized for their steadfast performance in achieving the region’s goals for the MBCRP.
During the ceremony, the agency revealed that all LGUs have passed their respective no littering ordinances, while 94 percent have approved Solid Waste Management Plans.
About 82 percent of the local governments also have approved Local Shelter Plans, while 58 percent have passed Relocation and Resettlement Action Plans.
MBCRP will conduct the same activity for this year in a bid to bolster the program’s implementation.