By Jean Fernando
The Las Piñas City government for two consecutive years received a high rating from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for their compliance with the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.
The DILG recognized the effort of the Las Piñas City government and declared it a highly compliant local government unit (LGU) in Metro Manila, first in 2018 and again in 2019.
Mayor Imelda Aguilar said the recognition is a validation of the initiatives of the city government through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and stakeholders in the cleanup of the rivers, creeks, and waterways located in various barangays in the city, and the implementation of proper waste management.
Aguilar said the city is one of the LGUs with waterways along the Manila Bay watershed area.
To be given a high compliance rating on the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program, Aguilar said the DILG monitors the performance of LGUs based on the guidelines provided by the Manila Bay Cleanup, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program.
Aguilar said the assessment was based on four categories: liquid waste management, solid waste management, informal settler families living in the coastal areas, and information, education, and communication management.