DPS wants bottled water companies to provide nets for recycling within Sinulog routes

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - CDN Digital | January 03,2020 - 05:24 PM

Garbage is seen along a street in Cebu City after the 2018 Sinulog festivities. | CDN file photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) is asking bottled-water companies to provide recycling nets that the public can throw their used bottles into around the Sinulog route.

Engineer Joel Biton, the head of the DPS, said the recycling nets will make it easier for the public to properly dispose their used bottles, and make it easier for the DPS to collect and recycle the bottles as well.

Biton said water bottles are the most common garbage collected by the DPS during the Sinulog since many of the pilgrims, tourists, and spectators bring or purchase bottled water during the Sinulog novena masses, solemn procession, and grand parade.

“Among gihangyo ang mga kompanya nga magbutang og kanang green net aron sayon nalang ang pagpick up sa botelya,” said Biton.

(We are asking the companies to place green nets so the bottles can easily be picked up.)

Aside from this measure, at least 600 DPS personnel will be assigned to the different Sinulog activities to ensure the cleanliness of the city during the events.

Biton said they already identified dispatch areas near the Sinulog routes where equipment will be placed so the DPS can sweep in and clean the area after every event.

“Magsunod mi after gyod sa kinalasan nga contingent,” he said.

(We will follow immediately after the last contingent.)

Biton is also set to meet with barangay officials on January 7, 2020, to discuss augmentation of trucks from the barangays and deployment of barangay-assigned city aides to the Sinulog as well.

He said that the DPS needs more personnel to handle the expected big bulk of garbage after the Sinulog activities.

Vendors along or outside the Sinulog routes will also be required to clean their surrounding areas within a 5-meter radius.

Biton urged the vendors to cooperate in order to help the DPS ensure a clean Sinulog. /bmjo



massive clean-up


support sa foods

dispatching areas, adto magstanby ang equihpment

DPWH equipment, DEPW, DGS,


Cenro- enforcement

Parks and Playgrounds – in charge sa pagpanglimpyo

food stamps, mga vendors

limit an


gitap ang nature springs, magbutang og net, igo nalang magpick up

letter para sa establishments sa sinulog road sila gyoy maglimpyo within 5 meter radius


600 ang manglimpyo

utilize ang personnel

jan 7, meeting barangay, dumptrucks, city aides

iregulate ang street parties, lisod kung naay street parties, makigmeet sa mayor for regulate

udto naa na mi, mahuman ang katapusan mosayaw

magsunod na ang sweepers

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TAGS: 2020, Cebu City, Department of Public Services, DPS, garbage problem, Sinulog Festival

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