By Jun Malig
Residents of Pampang village here have been complaining of stench from some 12,000 metric tons of garbage that had accumulated at the local government’s materials recovery facility (MRF) near the city’s market, hospital and schools.
This capital town of Benguet province is facing a trash slide, similar to what happened to a facility in neighboring Baguio City in 2011, unless the local government starts improving its waste management system.
CEBU Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale yesterday warned candidates in the barangay polls not to use her as their “endorser.”
On July 10, 2000, a garbage avalanche at the Payatas dump in Quezon City killed more than 200 persons and buried thousands of homes. About 80 bodies had not been found.
Debunking her detractors that she was promoting the creation of a landfill here, a mayoral candidate maintained that she continues to oppose the project.