To reinforce further the program of Mayor Albee Benitez for a cleaner and safer Bacolod, the City Government turns over 50 percent garbage fee share to eight barangays.
Brgy. 4, 26, 33, 40, Banago, Montevista, Taculing and Alijis have received the cheques through their Barangay Captains Hon. Antonio Ongsingco, Hon. Jhun Mharby Orola, Hon. John Malayang, Hon. Elmer Villanueva, Hon. Glo Ann Tambasen, Hon. Lady Gles Pallen, and Hon. Diogracias Dela Vega, respectively.
The cheques were given out with a goal to strengthen their respective barangay’s solid waste management programs, like plans of adding garbage hauling trucks.
Consequently, Mayor Benitez reminded the Barangay Captains to proactively engage with the garbage collection services of the City and sustain its efforts for cleanliness to eschew effects of waste pollution.
The garbage fee share is enshrined in the City Ordinance No. 479 of February 4, 2009 or “An Ordinance allocating fifty percent (50%) share to each barangay from the proceeds of garbage services charges that are collected from business establishment, occupation, calling or undertaking located in their respective barangay area of territorial jurisdiction as provided in article 52, section 173 of the revenue code 2009 of Bacolod City, as amended.”
(Source: Bacolod City Public Information Office)