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Naga to re-stage bike fest in clean air month celebration

Lady bikers procure their favorite bicycle accessories and parts at a bike store which was set up at the City Hall grounds during last year’s bike fest that conducted every year in celebration of the National Clean Air Month which falls in the month of November.  JBN file photo

By Jason B. Neola

NAGA CITY — Around 500 bicycle riders will zoom their way in a solidarity ride via the city’s on and off roads to promote Naga as bicycle-friendly city while drumming up support to the local government’s environment-friendly initiatives that are defined under Republic Act 8749 known as the Clean Air Act of 1999.

The event, which will be participated in by different bike groups and enthusiasts in this city including barangay officials and volunteers, City Hall employees and officials, will be conducted on November 12, this year, when the city celebrates the National Clean Air Month.

First Lady Farah R. Bongat, chairperson of the 2016 Naga City Bike Festival, said the bike fest is a sporty strategy of the city government to promote biking as one mode of transportation, a healthy way of achieving physical fitness and as an outdoor fun and recreation.

Brgy-based strategies to preserve Mt. Isarog protected areas mulled

By Jason B. Neola

NAGA CITY — The Mt. Isarog Guardians (MIGs) commissioned by the city government here to preserve the flora and fauna at Mt. Isarog Natural Park (MINP) came together to draw up plans that will spare the highland from poaching and treasure hunting.

One way to do it is to provide offenders and would-be offenders with livelihood opportunities.

The idea came up during presentations in a workshop by 42 forest protectors which include barangay officials and barangay tanod (watchmen) whose villages are within the coverage of the protected areas of this city and the neighboring town of Calabanga.

SWMO intensifies post-fiesta garbage collection

By Jason B. Neola

THE recently-concluded Peñafrancia fiesta here has left the city’s Solid Waste Management Office (SWMO) with the gargantuan task of collecting 300 to 350 tons of garbage, which is approximately 71% higher than the volume of garbage collected on normal days.

The huge volume prompted the SWMO to increase the frequency of garbage collection and deploy more garbage trucks from 5 to 8 units.

SWMO’s intensified garbage collection and disposal began on September 16 when the influx of pilgrims and visitors started to come in and the volume of garbage began increased from 94 tons to 150 tons per day. The figure quickly rose to 170 tons on the following day.

  • September 24th 2015
  • Posted in Environment
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