Lapu to launch clean and green competition among barangays

CLEAN and green competition among the 30 barangays in Lapu-Lapu City may soon be held annually after the City Council approved a resolution formulating such to promote cleanliness and orderliness.

The Lapu-Lapu City Council approved the resolution during its regular session Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

The resolution, which asks the lapu-Lapu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (LLCENRO) and the Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) to formulate and launch an annual clean and green competition, was authored by Councilors Annabeth Cuizon and Celestino Aying.

The councilors noted that waste management remains to be an issue that needs to be addressed despite the presence of local and national legislation.

“As a tourist destination and to maintain the sustainability of our city, we need to ensure that waste management is an integral part of our lifestyle,” read the resolution.

Cuizon and Aying emphasized that preserving cleanliness and orderliness entails social participation, adding that it should be a unified undertaking among the city, barangay officials, and constituents, as well as the different sectors.

“We endeavor to have garbage-free streets and corners, clean waterways, graffiti-free infrastructure, beautified sidewalks and center islands,” the councilors said in the resolution.

They believe that incentivizing such endeavors can foster healthy competition and improve the cleanliness and orderliness in Lapu-Lapu City.

The criteria for the competition include overall cleanliness, orderliness, greening and beautification, social participation through barangay ordinances crafted and implemented, education and information campaign, proper waste management, presence or absence of graffiti, initiative for rainwater harvesting facilities, and maintenance of public buildings, among others. (MKG)