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Retired cop sues village chiefs over garbage

By Nora Soriño
Iligan City Bureau Chief .

Iligan City — A retired police officer has sued several barangay chairs before the city prosecutor here, yesterday.

Lawyer Rejoice Subejano, who has been helping the barangay chairs prepare their counter-affidavits, confirmed that a Pio Bacong has sued barangay chairs for “non-segregation of their garbage.”

Bacong, to note is a  diehard supporter of city mayor Celso Regencia  who had worked at city hall under the mayor shortly before his retirement.

However, Subejano would not tell how many barangay chairs came to him on the matter, using only the term ‘several.”

He is currently helping the barangay officials prepare their counter -affidavits which were required of them.

Among the reasons cited by these barangay officers was that one personnel at city hall, who is with the Public Services Division, Jun Lino Bacus, required them to come up  with three kinds of segregations only, the degradable, the biodegradable, and those that could be recycled.

“Now comes another person, Engr. Ray Barsomo who required them to come up with six kinds of segregations and they are at a loss,” Subejano said.

Also, the city government does not collect their garbage at their level.

Subejano added that he understands that proper disposal of garbage, per Republic Act 9003 is a “shared responsibility” by the  local government at the city level and by the barangays.


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