DPS wants bottled water companies to provide nets for recycling within Sinulog routes
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
support sa foods
dispatching areas, adto magstanby ang equihpment
DPWH equipment, DEPW, DGS,
Parks and Playgrounds – in charge sa pagpanglimpyo
food stamps, mga vendors
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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