The Environmental Management Bureau-MIMAROPA Region, thru the joint effort of EMS-Marinduque and LGU-Tanza in Boac, Marinduque, conducted an Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaign on Ecological Solid Waste Management of 2000 or RA 9003 on 9 September 2022 at the Barangay Hall of Tanza, Boac, Marinduque.

SWEET-EnMO Jonathan Motol tackled the different types and categories of waste and its proper disposal. Also discussed are the fines and penalties upon violation of RA 9003 and its IRR. To cap off the lecture, EnMO Motol provided the current status of the dumpsites in the province, as well as the activities being conducted in monitoring and evaluating the disposal system of each municipality in the province.

Meanwhile, Mr. Romeo Davalos, designated Focal Person for Solid Waste Management of LGU-Boac, gave an orientation on the proper segregation of mixed waste from the residential, dormitories, and establishments. He reiterated the “No segregation, No collection of domestic wastes” policy of the municipality and encouraged the cooperation of the participants to adhere to the rules and regulations being implemented by the government pertaining to SWM.

The lecture was attended by LGU officials, establishments’ owners, residents and concerned stakeholders of the said barangay.