MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan –The Provincial Government of Bulacan, through the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO), has lined-up various activities designed to create more awareness in the protection of environment.
Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando has also invited all the 21 municipal and 3 city mayors to join the opening of the Environment Month this coming Monday during the regular flag raising ceremony at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium.
On the same day, Alvarado will also administer the oath of the officers and members of the Bulacan environmental watch group known as “Sagip Kalikasan Dulot ay Pangkabuhayan (SKDP) Inc.”, which has pledged to help the provincial government in garbage collection system and provide livelihood opportunities as well.
“Pinasasalamatan ko ang kanilang pagsisikap sa patuloy na pangunguna sa paglikha ng mga produktong mula sa basura na nakapagbibigay hanapbuhay sa maraming pamilyang Bulakenyo sa mga komunidad,” Alvarado said.
The governor will also convene the Provincial Solid Waste Management Board on June 9 at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center where they are set to draft a 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan, a program to address garbage problem in the province which is in line with the provisions of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 o Republic Act 9003.
“Hinihikayat ko ang pakikiisa ng bawat LGU sa paggawa ng mga epektibong hakbang at maayos na implementasyon sa pagpapatupad ng RA 9003 at mga programang pangkapaligiran,” he said.
Alvarado also called on Bulakenyos to help clean waterways as he disclosed that the rehabilitation of the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System is going-on as planned.
Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Officer Elizabeth Apresto also disclosed that a massive tree planting activity will be conducted in Sitio Duplas, Barangay Camachin in the mountain resort town of Dona Remedios Trinidad on June 25 in observance of Arbor Day.
Apresto also said that BENRO will also hold an orientation workshop for Bulacan ecology officers on June 27. –Emil G. Gamos