ARE ENVI LAWS IMPLEMENTED?

Mahipus to check if barangays implement environment ordinances

Photo from Diosdado Angelo Reyes Mahipus, Jr FB Account

Councilor Diosdado Angelo Mahipus, Jr., on Tuesday, July 16, said he will visit different barangays in Davao City to check if the city’s environment ordinances are actually implemented in communities.

“Atoang paningkamutan na maadtoan tanang barangay kay I would like to make a report sa atoang city council,” Mahipus said at the sidelines of the regular sessions of the 19th council at the Sanguniang Panglungsod.

Mahipus urged to make a stand on this matter considering that the city council has crafted several ordinances relating to environment conservation and sustainability through the years.

“Mao ni ang main reason mutuyok ta kay atoang susihon kung kulang ba jud sa implentasyon,” the councilor said.

He said the city was never negligent in emphasizing environment in its landscape.

“Ang atoa lang kay we must enforce the ordinances that we already passed. And kung naay mga kinahanglan idungag, that is why I was calling out agencies to inform the city council kung unsa pa ang challenges na pwede namo matabang para ma implement ang ordinances,” Mahipus said.

Upon visiting to the different barangays, Mahipus said he will also check if these barangays have their own MRF or materials recovery facility.

“Atoa sad ning pangutan-on sila kung nag gahin ba sila ug pondo para sa ilahang implementation para sa solid waste management plan,” added Mahipus.

Mahipus, however, urged these barangays without MRF to coordinate with nearby barangays that has one.

“Hangyo nako sila na mag consolidate sila, mag tinabangay sila, mangita silag pinaka duol nga barangay nga naay MRF unya ilang gamiton to siya kay kinahanglan ma segregate jud atoang mga waste,” he said.

On another note, Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte recently announced that he will back policies for environmental sustainabilty as he vowed to keep an open line between the City Council and groups pushing for the preservation of natural resources.

Duterte said environment sustainability and good management of natural resources are on his list of priority agenda. The vice mayor said he wanted to craft laws that contribute to the quality of the environment on a long-term basis, seeing the state of the city’s natural resources.