Solar-powered street lights proposed to keep the Silay Airport highway lit up
It’s long been observed that the street lights along circumferential road from Bacolod City going to Silay Airport are non-functional. To maintain the safety of the motorists traversing the highway going to and from the airport, Bacolod City Councilor Bartolome Orola urged the office of Congressman Greg Gasataya to act on this matter. Councilor Orola has proposed to use solar-powered street lights as they are a less expensive and low-maintenance power source. He pointed out that using solar lights is now being utilized by other cities and municipalities in the country and that the province should also do the same since solar power is an unlimited power source .
Sipalay will implement the Zero Waste Ordinance
To strengthen their effort in eliminating the use of plastic materials, the City Government of Sipalay is now preparing to pass its Zero Waste Ordinance. Necessary measures, like public hearing and consultations with the different partners of the local government unit and its constituents, shall be complied with in order to implement the ordinance.
Vice Mayor Ma. Gina Lizares said that they already started to eliminate the use of plastics in their city hall. She added that once the ordinance is passed, establishments in the city will start using leaves as wrapping materials on certain days. She also added that there are already markets in Negros that are using leaves as wrapping materials. Furthermore, Lizares also said that an environment fee will also be collected from tourists, local or foreign, who would visit the city. Local Government Units (LGUs) are also adopting the zero waste mentality and policy .
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