PRC, city gov’t turn over equipment, WACS results to Sta. Catalina

Barangay Sta. Catalina is a recipient of various equipment and waste analysis characterization study (WACS) results which are essential tools for the development and updating of its Solid Waste Management Program.

This is in line with the Promotion of Green and Circular Economy through Civil Society Engagement and Good Governance in Highly Urbanized Coastal Cities in the Philippines program that is jointly undertaken by the Philippine Red Cross-ZC chapter and the city government pursuant to a memorandum of understanding forged by Mayor John Dalipe and Red Cross Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang last year.

Sta. Catalina is one of the 7 barangays in the city identified for the solid waste management program of the PRC. The others 6 are Ayala, Tulungatung, Cawit, Maasin, San Roque and Baliwasan.

The WACS provides a baseline information to monitor and evaluate performance of solid waste management programs and activities of the barangay. It is a 5 to 7-day activity to assess the barangay’s waste management prgram.

The turnover activity, held at the Barangay Sta. Catalina covered court last March 26 followed the conduct of the WACS by joint personnel from the OCENR, Red Cross and the barangay.

In attendance during the activity were chair and Councilor Jordan Evangelista, Red Cross Board of Director Chair Vic Liozo, Office of City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) personnel led by Engr. Bryle De La Cruz, Sheena Tubaing, Focal on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Community Development Officer Alyssa Trinidad and Isabelo Pinote, Jr. (Sheila Covarrubias)