Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda (front row, 2nd left) congratulates Councilor Donato U. Aligato (center) of the municipality of Kitaotao, Bukidnon province, on the approval of the town’s 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). Antiporda assured local officials and representatives of DENR’s continuing assistance to ensure the smooth implementation of their plans. Aligato is joined onstage by his colleagues Councilors Rey Q. Dacillo (front row, 2nd from right) and Joel G. Ubanan (front row, right). Also in photo are members of the National Solid Waste Commission (NSWMC) secretariat, namely: Mario Josefino Capule, DOST; Carlos P. Zamora, DPWH; Eugenia A. Briones, DA; Rita Regalado representing the manufacturing industry, Ms. Mary Cris P. Base of TESDA, and Cheryl G. Livara, DPWH. Representing the Eco Waste Coalition is Romeo Hidalgo (front row, left). The municipality of Kitaotao is among the 160 LGUs whose 10-year Solid Waste Management plans have been approved by the NSWMC during its en banc meeting held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City. ###