The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON through the Manila Bay Site Coordinating/Management Office 4 (MBSCMO4) awarded two-layered compost tumblers to selected barangays in Tanauan, Batangas and Bacoor, Cavite from July 14-27, 2020.
On July 14, 2020, the DENR CALABARZON awarded nine units of two-layered compost tumblers to Barangays Poblacion III and VI, Tanauan, Batangas. The following week, on July 23, 2020, Barangays Queens Row Central, Queens Row West and Queens Row East, Bacoor, Cavite were each given 10 units of compost tumblers. In the same way, ten units of the fully-sealed containers were donated to Barangays Molino I, Molino II, Molino III and Molino IV, Bacoor, Cavite on July 27, 2020.
Regional Executive Director Nonito Tamayo said the awarding of compost tumblers aims to promote waste segregation and highlight composting.
“This (compost tumber) is specially designed for those communities without area for composting. This can be of great help in the community and the environment dahil mapapaunti nito ang volume ng basura na itinatapon sa sanitary landfill at ang compost na mapo-produce nito ay maaari pang gawing pataba sa mga gulayan at halamanan,” DENR-MBSCMO4 Deputy Regional Coordinator, Cynthia N. Rozaldo said.
Forester Jefferson Cruz of DENR-MBSCMO4 (on blue shirt with red bag) demonstrates to the local officials of Barangay Queens Row Central, Bacoor, Cavite the use of compost tumbler on July 23, 2020.
Barangay Captain Oliver Oscar Infante of Poblacion VI, Tanauan, Batangas expressed his gratefulness for the donated compost tumblers, saying “We are very thankful na during pandemic naalala pa rin kami. ‘Yung wastes, mas maaayos na namin. Mababawasan na rin ‘yung matatapon, mas mapapakinabangan na. ‘Yung mga tao matututo na mag-manage ng basura. ‘Yung magiging product (compost) gagamitin namin sa barangay garden at household gardens.”
The DENR-MBSCMO4 and the Barangay Local Government Units (LGU) of Poblacion III and VI, Tanauan, Batangas and Queens Row Center, Queens Row West and Queens Row East, Bacoor, Cavite signed the corresponding Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) on the awarding of compost tumblers on June 11, 2020 at the DENR CALABARZON Office in Calamba, Laguna. On the other hand, the MOA between the department and the Barangay LGUs of Molino I, Molino II, Molino III and Molino IV, Bacoor, Cavite were signed on July 27, 2020, alongside the awarding of compost tumblers to its respective areas.
(from left to right) DENR-MBSCMO4’s Jefferson Cruz, Molino I Brgy. Captain Jeo Dominguez, Molino II Brgy Captain Michael Saquitan, Molino III Brgy. Captain Apolonio Advincula, Jr., and Molino IV Brgy. Captain Jeffrey Campana pose beside the donated compost tumblers while showing the duly signed MOAs on July 27, 2020.
The awarding of compost tumblers to the local communities were conducted in support of the Daluynungan or “Flow of Knowledge '' advocacy of the DENR-MBSCMO4.###