P900 Million Garbage Contract?

6 Aug


This was reported in the July 22, 2008 issue of Manila Times.

Morong keen on tie up with MMDA
Morong town council recently approved Resolution 2008-09, giving Mayor Buenaventura authority to directly negotiate with MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando for a contract that would generate up to P900 million a year to Morong. In return, up to 4,000 cubic meter of garbage will be shipped to the new landfill.
Complete article here.

Another article from Rizal Weekly was posted in the SG Mailing list by Juan Katwiran confirming the above negotiations. Here’s what he wrote about the news:

I’ve the hard copy of this publication and I bought it last April 2008. The title speaks for itsel and indeed the local goverment of Morong is marketing the “hi-tech” dumpsite. Plus, who were the resource persons they’ve interviewed. It should have been the primary sponsor of this resolution who should have put his insights on this matter. Kon. Dennis Sta. Catalina was the sponsor of the said resolution and not Kon. Dickson San Juan. And it only showed that Kon. San Juan spoke on behalf of the municipal council. Hmmm..I don’t know. I’m just curious. I’ll scan the front page of the publication, it was disgusting to read.

2 Responses to “P900 Million Garbage Contract?”

  1. Zoilo Bernardo August 6, 2008 at 4:26 am #

    Here the article from Manila Times dated July 22, 2008:Morong keen on tie up withMMDA for garbage disposal MORONG, Rizal: Seizing the opportunity, the local government here announced that they have sent feelers to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the hosting of some daily output of 4,000 cubic meters of garbage from the national capital region. In approving Resolution No. 2008-09, the local council gave full authority to Mayor Joseph Buenaventura to negotiate with MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando for a possible contract that would make their town richer by as much as P900 million per year for the duration of the agreement. In a statement posted in a local website, Councilor Dickson San Juan confirmed the passage of the resolution and the plan of negotiating with the MMDA in an apparent attempt to win a contract that would transform their second-class municipality into a first-class town by virtue of the revenues generated from the landfill. The local government and its private partner, Basic Environment System Technologies, an affiliate company under the IPM Construction Corp., are constructing an 8.5 hectare landfill facility in Barangay Maybancal. Data showed that the landfill is almost complete and would have been ready for operation by the end of the year—just in time for the expiration of the six-month extension given by the Rizal provincial government to the MMDA for the use of the 19-hectare provincial sanitary landfill in Rodriguez town. San Juan added that part of the authority given by the local council to the mayor is to sign a memorandum of agreement with the MMDA, which has been trying to find a new trash dump for Metro Manila. MMDA has always considered proximity in its process of locating a new garbage repository, and Morong Engineered Sanitary Landfill happens to fall well within their considerations. San Juan likewise downplayed fears of local residents. ”On the council’s concurrence over Mayor Buenaventura’s talking to the MMDA for the use of our landfill, there is nothing to be apprehensive about since there isn’t anything final yet. And if ever there would be one, we’ll see to it that the agreement won’t compromise the ecological integrity of our locality”, he quipped.

  2. Sessile E. August 6, 2008 at 9:47 pm #

    Ay nakupoooo naman wala ng katigil tigil iyan. “sya hinto na muna ako sa mga komento at pagbabasa sa RSG, at sa MIT na lamang makapaglibang sa mga kwentong walang stress. Nakita ko rin roon ang podcast kaya klik laktaw kaagar ako at nakakasuya na. Saka na ulit RSG. Buti pa hwag ng laundryhin ang mga trapo at amoy basura na silang lahat.Kaya pala may pira ang kaban ay hindi “blood” money kundi “basura” money. Tigilan na ako niyang mga magagandang retorik na full of sounds and fury signifying nothing.Goodbye RSG.

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