Disposing Cebu City trash at Aloguinsan continues
Pasajero Motor Corp. (Pamocor), Cebu City’s garbage hauling contractor, will continue to dispose of the city’s trash at a landfill in Aloguinsan town in southern Cebu.
This despite the cease and desist order (CDO) that had been issued to the management of the landfill by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7).
Kasambagan Barangay Captain Franklyn Ong, proprietor of Pamocor, said that the CDO issued by the EMB-7 was only between the agency and the management of the landfill.
“Wala man mi kalibutan ana kay ang amo is contract man with the third party. When we submitted the MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) to the City, apil man ang ECC nila (That is not our concern since our arrangement is that they are a third party facility),” said Ong.
Ong said that Rafael Moreno, the owner of the private landfill in Aloguinsan, was able to comply with an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) before he entered into a contract with Pamocor.
“I think it’s between the landfill and the EMB ra nga issue. Basta as far as I am concerned, I am fulfilling my contract with the city,” said Ong.
Ong clarified that they would still be able to deliver the terms of their contract to haul and dispose of the city’s garbage since they would also deposit garbage at the sanitary landfill in Consolacion.
Meanwhile, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña lashed at opposition Councilor Pastor Alcover for questioningwhyPamocorofdisposes the city’s garbage in Aloguinsan when it has a standing CDO.
Osmeña said that they would just like to block the project but could not offer any alternatives.
Hechallengedthoseopposing the disposal of garbage in Aloguinsan to not only criticize but also to offer alternatives. THREE female visitors were arrested on Thursday morning after they tried to sneak 103 grams of shabu and 10 ampules of nubain, which were kept hidden in their private parts, into the Cebu City Jail in Barangay Kalunasan.
Arrested were Estrelia Orcullo, Tennie Olaño, Rosalina Baylosis who are now detained at the Guadalupe Police Station while police prepare charges for the violation of the Omnibus Drugs Act of 2002 against them.
“(The) entry of contraband inside (the jail was) never realized due to tight security (at the facility),” said Jail Supt. Reynante Rubio.
The confiscated contraband was estimated to cost at least P1.2 million.
Female jail guards used a mirror to check items that might be hidden in visitor’s private parts.
Rubio said that Orcullo was first to be arrested at around 9:10 a.m. on Thursday.
Orcullo kept a pack of shabu weighing around 101 grams in that private area as she was about to visit her live-in-partner who is detained at the city jail.
Forty minutes later, Baylosis, who was visiting a brother, was caught hiding two grams of suspected shabu in her private parts.
At past 10 a.m., Olano was also caught with 10 ampules of suspected nubain also hidden in her private parts.
“If they will not stop, we will put them in jail. Mark my words,” said Jail Chief Supt. Arnold Buenacosa, director of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7)./
A Pamocor garbage truck brings a load of Cebu City trash to the Aloguinsan landfill in this May 15, 2018 photo.