Barangay Lote Puerto Rivas in Balanga City, Bataan and Pinagbarilan in Baliwag, Bulacan were named regional top performers in the 2021 Barangay Environmental Compliance Audit (BECA).
BECA is an initiative under the Manila Bay Clean-up, Preservation and Rehabilitation Program that grants economic incentives and assesses the compliance of barangays to the pertinent provisions of Republic Act 9003 otherwise known as Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.
Indicators in identifying the top performing barangays for BECA include existence of Barangay Solid Waste Management Committee (BSWMC), functionality of BSWMC, existence of the Barangay Solid Waste Management Action Plan/Program, and Barangay ordinance on “No Segregation, No Collection”.
Also, percentage of household that practice segregation, ordinance on the “No Littering”, and existence of functional Barangay Material Recovery Facility.
Meanwhile, Pagas in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija placed second in the city category while Gaya-gaya in City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan settled for third.
Moreover, Benedicto in Floridablanca, Pampanga ranked second in the municipal category, while San Antonio in Bagac, Bataan landed third.