(Metro News) QC fields more garbage trucks

October 12, 2009 10:52 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 13 — The Quezon City government on Tuesday said it has fielded additional garbage truck in the city to ease the large volume of uncollected garbage in the city.

QC Council Majority Floor Leader Ariel Inton asked residents to be patient with uncollected household wastes, assuring that “everything humanly possible is being done’’ to clean their surroundings.

Inton also requested local residents to pack their waste materials in plastic garbage bags to facilitate their collection, saying the huge number of discards is simply overwhelming in the aftermath of the massive flooding caused typhoon “Ondoy” in most parts of Metro Manila.

He said the local and national government are not solely to blame for the flooding issue, saying that undisciplined and unscrupulous individuals who indiscriminately dump their waste on the waterways are also responsible for what happened.

Instead of people whining and pointing fingers, Inton said the huge flood should serve as an eye opener not only to local officials but also to the general public as flood control is the responsibility of every sector of society.

Earlier, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte Jr. sought the assistance of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-QC and fire volunteer groups to facilitate the city’s cleanup drive.

In a meeting with officials of the city’s 142 barangays, Belmonte asked them to come up with accurate lists of families and individuals in their respective areas occupying areas earlier identified as danger zones.

The danger zones are classified as critical areas near esteros, creeks, canals and other major waterways which are not fit for house or structural construction.

To prevent further casualties, Belmonte said the city government will expedite the coordination with the national government to facilitate the relocation of the informal settlers living near the city’s danger zones. (PNA)/V3/JCA/


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