Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya-—Village officials of the 12 barangays in this town recently poured in P3.5 million for their sanitary landfill (SLF) project.
John Babliing, barangay captain of Runruno, said setting aside funds for the landfill was the decision of the majority of barangay officials here to support the Republic Act 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act (SWMA).
“This was our agreement so that we can already go on with our SLF project that will benefit our barangays and constituents in general,” he said.
The fund was sourced from the 2018 Annual Social Development and Management Program of the barangays funded yearly by FCF Minerals Corp.
FCF Minerals operates the gold-molybdenum project in barangay Runruno.
Babliing said the SLF will be constructed based on the national standards set by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The landfill will address the environmental issues and concerns in the municipality, as it will also serve as a major dumping site for the growing waste among the villagers, including the mining company’s waste.