February 3, 2023

The city government will intensify the implementation of its anti-littering and garbage disposal rules in line with the revitalized “Clean and orderly Baguio” program as directed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong.
Recently, personnel of bus companies using terminals at Gov. Pack Road and Marcoville were reminded to see to the upkeep of their premises.
On different occasions, said areas had been observed to be untidy.
The roving team of the Baguio City Police Office noted litter scattered at the vicinity of the Gov. Pack Road terminal and undertook the clean-up. 
The team said they engaged the bus companies’ security personnel and dispatchers to practice proper waste disposal and segregation. Passers-by were given the same reminder.
A netizen also called the city’s attention on the unsanitary condition of the terminal at Marcoville. 
The General Services Office immediately called the attention of Marcoville Punong Barangay Ruel Casuga who immediately engaged the bus firm to clean up their premises.
GSO head Eugene Buyucan and Special Services Division Acting head Michelle Agbuya called on the barangays, establishments and residents to strictly observe waste disposal rules to avoid penalty.
The GSO’s designated solid waste management information-education-communication team leaders and enforcers will continue to conduct inspections and validation of reported incidents.
The BCPO under Acting City Director Col. Francis Bulwayan intensified their field monitoring and dispatch of reports.
He said violators may be charged for violating the Anti-Littering Ordinance which declares as unlawful for any person to spit, or expectorate discharge mucus from the nose, urinate, defecate, vomit, throw, dump, leave or scatter pieces of paper, peelings, cigarette or tobacco butts, soil or any kind of refuse or garbage in public places.
The ordinance imposes penalties or fines ranging from P1,000 to P5,000. – Aileen P. Refuerzo