October 7, 2022

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Local officials led the general cleanup drive here in response to the increasing cases of dengue and Covid-19.

The activity is part of the local government unit’s effort to maintain a clean and safe environment and to encourage and remind the public of the importance of sanitation.

Improper waste disposal, indiscriminate spitting, and fecal droppings are the main problems affecting the health and cleanliness in the central barangays of Bontoc.

This is the second time a cleanup drive was conducted by the LGU in line with the roadmap of the administration for the next three years.

One of its pillars is ecosystem generation, which covers the strengthening of environmental and solid waste management programs; disaster resilience and climate change adaptation; implementation of improved water system; and sanitation.

LEAD BY EXAMPLE — Bontoc Mayor Jerome Tudlong Jr. led the cleanup drive along the main thoroughfares and streets at the central business district on Sept. 2 to ensure cleanliness and prevent the spread of diseases in the capital town. — Christy Mae Che-es

Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. issued Memorandum Order 42 directing elected officials, department heads, assistant heads, and representatives from each LGU, Municipal Fire Station, and Municipal Police Station to participate in the cleanup drive.

Tudlong  expressed his gratitude to the workforce, barangay officials, and volunteers for their support and commitment in the maintenance of a healthy and clean environment. He appealed to the public to cooperate especially individuals who indiscriminately spit on the streets and sidewalks since it affects not only the aesthetic aspect of the streets but also poses health risks to the public especially that the threat of Covid-19 remains. – Christy Mae F. Che-es