Dis­pos­ing Cebu City trash at Alogu­in­san con­tin­ues

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - By Ros­alie O. Abatayo CORRESPONDENT CORRES PONDENT BEN­JIE B. TAL­ISIC

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)./

CDN FILE PHOTO

A Pamo­cor garbage truck brings a load of Cebu City trash to the Alogu­in­san land­fill in this May 15, 2018 photo.

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