DAGUPAN CITY - The problem of garbage in the city is set to be remarkably solved with the adoption of the Waste to Worth Program (W2WP) with the help of the multi-national company Procter & Gamble.
City Administrator Farah Marie G. Decano said during the 40th Executive Session on January 5 at the CSI Stadia that P&G has already completed its study if Dagupan is capable of sustaining the W2WP, and found the city an ideal location for the project.
However, the city council must pass an ordinance authorizing Mayor Belen T. Fernandez to negotiate, transact and enter into Memorandum of Agreement in behalf of the city governmenf with Procter and Gamble Philippines Incorporated regarding implementation of the project.
Councilor Jose Netu Tamayo sponsored a draft ordinance (No. 0-534) which was presented on first reading last January 6 during the first regular session of the year of the city council.
There is also a need for the legislative body to seek the segregation of some 28,000 square meters of land covered by Presidential Proclamation No. 98 in the Tondaligan Park to accommodate the machinery to be put up by a company that will convert Dagupan wastes into useful energy, Decano said.
The project can turn the wastes into liquid form, which can be used as fuel for vehicles, same as diesel.
Decano said through the intercession of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez and City Supermarket Incorporated (CSI), P&G offered the project without cost to the city.
“This is like manna from heaven,” Decano said.
On Tuesday, the Sangguniang Panlungsod, on motion of Councilor Tamayo, referred the draft ordinance to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources and on Laws, Ordinances and Judiciary for consideration. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO)