NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley, December 3 (PIA) - The municipality of Malalag, Davao del Sur, and 12 barangays in Davao region have received fund assistance for the establishment of a Material Recovery Facility (MRF).
OIC-Regional Director Maria Dolores Batoctoy of the Environmental Management Bureau XI turned over the checks to the local government units ranging from PhP 427,500 to PhP 570,000.
The twelve barangays were identified as Poblacion, Nabunturan; Elizalde, Maco; and Poblacion, Compostela in Compostela Valley province; Camudmud, Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte; Sainz, Mati City, and Maputi, Banaybanay in Davao Oriental; Poblacion, Kiblawan, and San Jose and Kapatagan, Digos City in Davao del Sur; and Baliok, Ilang, and Lizada, in Davao City.
The awarding of the checks was conducted on Friday during the 4th quarter meeting and workshop of the Davao Regional Ecological Council (DREC) held at Eden Nature Park and Resort, Davao City.
Before the turn-over, Allan Justo of EMB11 re-oriented the beneficiaries on the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act or Republic Act 9003, which states that a barangay or cluster of barangays should have a material recovery facility.
Councilor Howell Medez of Malalag stressed that the assistance will boost the ESWM program of the municipality.
Medez added that the municipal government bought two-hectare lot for a sanitary landfill that will be operational by 2020. (PIA11, Michael Uy)