Dagupan launches citywide clean-up drive

BALON DAGUPAN NEWS

THE “Solar Ko, Linisan ko” campaign was launched in Dagupan on Monday (March 3) with all the 31- barangays in the city participating.

Led by Environment and Pollution Control Officer Reynaldo Esguerra, the citywide cleanliness campaign exhorts Dagupeños to maintain a clean environment not just in their respective barangays, but in the entire city.

The campaign saw barangay residents and officials sweep streets, cut and uprooted grass that could potentially burn and ignite a grassfire, and segregated the wastes that they collected from their respective barangays.

City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez personally inspected Lucao, Malued, Pogo Chico, Pantal, Mamalingling, Bolosan and Salisay, early Saturday morning to monitor the  progress of the campaign.

Justin Jay M. Soquilla, a Boy Scout and Grade 6 student of Malued Elementary School, expressed hope that more students and children will participate in cleaning their schools and areas.

Rogelio Cayabyab, a tanod from Barangay Mamalingling, said that working cohesively and as a family helps contribute to the peace and order in their community.

Misting operations were also conducted by the City Health Office while the City Planning and Development Office repainted of the gutter along Galvan St.

To ensure cleanliness in the city, the city government recently acquired 10 new color-coded trucks that will help promote segregation in the city: green for biodegradable wastes, blue for recyclable wastes, yellow for residual wastes and red for special or toxic wastes such as light bulbs and batteries.

The Barangay Ecological Management Team, Basura Patrol and City Restoration Upkeep Enhancement (CRUE) Task Force S have been tasked to oversee the waste management in the city. (Marie M. De Vera/CIO)

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