Samal gets trash boat from DENR

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  • Mhike R. C.
  • 7 years ago

SAMAL, Bataan – The municipal government of Samal on Friday formally received the trash boat donated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Municipal Mayor Generosa “Gene” Malibiran-Dela Fuente, together with Vice Mayor Aida Macalinao and the members of the municipal council joined DENR Bataan officials in the simple turn over ceremony at the fish port area near the public market here.

The donation of trash boat is in compliance with the continuing mandamus of the Supreme Court to implement the Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS) and in support to the LGUs implementation of Republic Act 9003, the “Philippine Ecological Solid Wastes Management Act of 2000.”

“Gagamitin po namin ito sa paglilinis ng aming mga kailugan for our solid waste management program,” Mayor Dela Fuente told

The trash boat is equipped with a rake-like device to gather debris and transfer them to on-board bins for segregation before disposal in waste facilities on land.

Earlier, the DENR and the local governments of Samal signed the deed of donation which also stipulated the beneficiaries as responsible for the maintenance and operation of the boats.

Raul Mamac, DENR Bataan PENRO said the donation of the boats follows the Supreme Court’s December 18, 2008 decision in MMDA v. Concerned Residents of Manila Bay (GR Nos. 171947-48), ordering government agencies to coordinate the cleanup, restoration, and preservation of the water quality of the Manila Bay.

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