ORMOC CITY – “We shall continue our mission to keep Ormoc safe and clean for our future generations,” said Ingrid G. Macabare, this city’s Solid Waste Management (SWM) section head under the Environment and Natural Resources Department (ENRD) following receipt of the plaque of recognition from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Regional Office VIII recognizing the city’s “Innovation on Landmark Legislations of City Ordinances on Solid Waste Management and Its Faithful Enforcement” on July 20, 2021 at The Oriental Leyte in Palo, Leyte.
As part of the country’s celebration of Environment Month, the EMB-8 held a Summit and Recognition of Local Government Units with outstanding practices on Solid Waste Management, rendering due merit to LGUs with remarkable ecological solid waste management initiatives and Ormoc City was included in said roster.
“It was an honor receiving the plaque of recognition on behalf of LGU Ormoc and Mayor Richard Gomez as one of the Awardees in the Solid Waste Management Summit and Recognition of LGUs with Outstanding Practices on SWM. Thank you DENR-EMB for recognizing our Innovation: Landmark Legislations of City Ordinances on Solid Waste Management and Its Faithful Enforcement,” Ms. Macabare shared on her personal Facebook account.
She also expressed her gratitude to Mayor Gomez and City Councilor Lalaine A. Marcos, the Chairperson of the Committee on Environment and who has been an environmental advocate and to the whole ENRO team headed by For. Rosilyn C. Sanchez for their collective and continued efforts in making Ormoc City safe and clean, saying, “Of course a big thank you also to our mother Earth, Ma’am Lalaine Marcos, whose advocacy in protecting the environment is one of our sources of strength and beacon of hope to continue our war on waste and especially to our handsome Mayor Richard Gomez for the support in all our programs in the Environment.” This is a proof, she added, that with collective and continued efforts, “we can make that change.” By Mary Ann Reusora & Gwen Maurillo