TAGBILARAN CITY, April 7 (PIA)—Bohol designates two days of general clean up, setting in motion the regular fiesta preparation and also to highlight the ASEAN welcome.
The Bohol Sangguniang Panlalawigan through Resolution 2017-243 declared April 7 as Province-Wide Clean Up Day.
On the other hand, the City Government, through Memorandum Order No. 48 series of 2017 urged people to join in the city-wide coastal and non-coastal cleanup for the ASEAN Summit and the Saulog Festival, Earth Day Observance, and Annual Fiesta preparation on April 8.
In an advisory from the Effective Development Communications (EDCom) Chief Augustus Escobia, Capitol reminded the residents to segregate their garbage at source, because just as the Alburquerque Sanitary Landfill starts to operate, the facility only accepts residual waste.
Escobia also reminded pet owners to keep their pets leashed to avoid risks of rabies bite cases and road accidents.
On the other hand, with the activities coming up, City Mayor John Geesnal Yap said cleaning up not only prepares the city as a gateway for the ASEAN Summit delegates and support staff, it also paves the way for Saulog Tagbilaran, the Earth Day celebration on April 22 and the annual feast of St. Joseph the worker.
Mayor Yap said cleaning up is a way of making visitors feel the warm hospitality that Boholanos have been known for and "let us exert conscious effort to make our places clean and safe."
For the city’s ridge-to-reef clean up, it starts at 6:00 AM on April 8.
The mayor’s memorandum specifically orders city residents to remove garbage and waste in the premises to keep off insect infestation, pulling out and mowing weeds from the sidewalks, cutting of dead leaves and branches from trees, cleaning of drainage areas to prevent foul smell, removing tarpaulin posters becoming eye-sores, collecting coastal garbage and disposing of segregated residual wastes to roving garbage trucks.
The mayor also ordered the Media Bureau, Barangay Affairs and Constituency Unit, City Solid Waste Management Office, General Services Office, City Agriculture and Veterinary Office as well as the Liga nga Mga Barangay to monitor and participate in the event. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)