Bais City spared from Sendong’s wrath, thanks to "effective environmental plan"

Interaksyon.com reports that "when tropical storm Sendong made landfall on December 16, the entire Negros Oriental province was placed under Storm Signal No. 2." According to the report, that means that "between 60- and 100-kilometer winds per hour roared through the area, while 10-25 mm per hour rains were dumped at the height of the storm."

Interaksyon.com reports that "when tropical storm Sendong made landfall on December 16, the entire Negros Oriental province was placed under Storm Signal No. 2." According to the report, that means that "between 60- and 100-kilometer winds per hour roared through the area, while 10-25 mm per hour rains were dumped at the height of the storm."

 

However, Interaksyon.com’s Gerard Garcia observed: "But residents in this provincial city were practically spared from the destruction of Sendong-a fortunate thing that they attribute to an effective environmental plan that includes the implementation of a solid waste management program."

 

The report also pointed out that in Bais, anyone caught not segregating their garbage will face stiff fees that range from P300 to P2,000. The city’s biodegradable waste is taken directly to the landfill and eventually ground for compost.

 

Bais City mayor Karen Villanueva told TV5: "We see the situation in the other towns without proper garbage segregation and we don't want  that to happen here."

 

Bais City reported a lone casualty from Sendong-a 12-year-old girl. The report did not indicate how the girl died.

 

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