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16 businesses, barangay chiefs fined for garbage segregation violation

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TACLOBAN CIO/KENAPALA

AT LEAST 16 business establishments and barangay chairpersons in Tacloban’s downtown area received citation tickets on February 26 as the city’s Solid Waste Management Team made the rounds to monitor the ‘No Segregation, No collection’ policy, the local government reported. The city administration has started stricter implementation of local laws on garbage management following an information campaign last week. Section 26 of City Ordinance No. 2017-13-37 authorizes the City Environmental and Natural Resources Office to issue citation tickets, including to village leaders who may be held responsible for failure to enforce waste policies. Violators will pay a fine ranging from P300 to P1,000 or render community service. The city also has an Anti-Littering Ordinance passed in 2007, which prohibits indiscriminate throwing of garbage as well as dumping trash in public spaces before the scheduled time of collection. Anti-littering fines are P500 for the first offense, up to P1,000 for succeeding violations, or community service for five to 10 days.









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