Mandaue to teach students on proper garbage disposal

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03:34 PM July 22nd, 2013

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July 22nd, 2013 03:34 PM

TO make the children aware about the impact of throwing garbage indiscriminately, a video presentation will be conducted in both public and private schools in Mandaue city.

Mayor Jonas Cortes said it’s important for the children to know the ill effects of throwing garbage indiscriminately, even if it is just a candy wrapper.

Cortes said the activity is part of the city’s information dissemination campaign to address the problem of flooding.

The Mandaue City government will tap the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement the program.

“Global warming is caused by our abuse of the environment,” he said.

He said the film-showing activities in schools will promote proper solid waste management.

Cortes blamed climate change for the predicament of Cesar M. Cabahug Elementary School in barangay Looc, Mandaue City that gets flooded during high tide.

Cortes said the city will intensify information dissemination in schools to help address flooding.

He said there are residents who continue to throw wastes anywhere, clogging drains and creeks. /REPORTER JUCELL MARIE P. CUYOS

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