TUGUEGARAO CITY Oct. 28 — The Provincial Natural Resources and Environment Office (PNREO) has conducted a search for the model barangay and cleanest and greenest municipality to strengthen awareness on the importance of sustaining a healthy environment.
PNREO forester Roberto Adap said the search is also an avenue for monitoring the implementation of Republic Act 9003, the Ecological Solid Waste Management act of 2000, which seeks to ensure the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid wastes through the formulation and adoption of the best environmental practice in ecological waste management.
"The search is an annual activity of PNREO with the Provincial Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) of Cagayan," Adap said.
Contenders in the search for model barangay-urban category are Barangays Centro Uno in Lallo; and Centro Uno, Lasam and Centro Dos, in Sta. Praxedes. For the rural category are Barangays Tallang, Baggao, Allacapan and Nangalisan, in Solana. The municipality of Lallo was the sole contender and likely winner in the search for the cleanest and greenest municipality.
The winners will be given cash prizes of P20,000 (1st placer); 2nd prize – P15,000; 3rd prize – P10,000, aside from plaques and the Clean and Green banner to be given during the awarding ceremony in December this year. (PNA)