CEPMO tasked to inspect creeks
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong ordered the City Environment and Parks Management Office to inspect creeks and waterways on a regular basis to firm up the Clean and Orderly Baguio campaign.
The mayor berated residents throwing their waste into creeks and waterways saying cleanliness, orderliness, and discipline begins at home.
“We need to inculcate behavioral change among residents for us to achieve our goal of a clean, green and orderly Baguio,” Magalong said.
He likewise ordered the Special Services Division-City Mayor’s Office to involve the barangays in the implementation of the campaign.
Cepmo head Rhenan Diwas said they have been regularly conducting clean-up activities in creek easements with the personnel of the City Engineering Office, Baguio City Police Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, concerned barangay officials, and civic organizations.
However, he lamented residents near waterways and creek easements lack discipline and care for the environment, with some found encroaching creek easements in violation of environmental laws.
The city government mapped over 800 informal settlers living along fault lines and river and creek easements in the city. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan