The city government through the General Services Office conducted a training on the proper use and management of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to five barangay beneficiaries. General Services Officer Eugene Buyucan said barangays Irisan, Bakakeng Central, Gibraltar and Guisad Central were capacitated on MRF management being the recipients of such facility worth P600,000 each for a total of P2.4 million.

The project was funded by the Environmental Management Bureau under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Cordillera Administrative Region way back 2018 and was only completed recently. Buyucan said the beneficiaries were identified by the DENR based on the barangays who responded to their survey relative to the implementation of Republic Act 9003 on proper waste segregation.

“The GSO partnered with the EMB-DENR to train the barangay officials on the use of MRF for them to be able to manage their own solid waste within their jurisdiction, and in essence reduce the amount of waste being brought to the transfer station,” Buyucan explained. Officials of barangay Lualhati also participated in the training, having an MRF constructed back in 2016.

The MRF are divided into four compartments to segregate biodegradable waste from recyclable, residuals and special waste (divided in tow: hazardous and electronic waste). With proper waste segregation using the MRF, only the residuals are to be collected by the city to the transfer station before it is hauled into the landfill outside Baguio.

The barangay is expected to compost their biodegradable waste and use these in strengthening their urban gardening efforts while the recyclables may be sold by the barangay as an additional source of income. The special wastes are to be collected by the EMB. – JMPS 24 runners join Baguio – Tinoc Highest Point 100K Ultramarathon (already scheduled) Slow foot runner Events Management marked its first ultramarathon on October 22, 2022 from Wright Park in Baguio City to Tinoc in Ifugao with 24 seasoned runners from different regions in the country.

Runners were sent off at 7AM and hurdled about 50 kilometers in nine hours at Sayangan, Atok for the first
part. The 2nd part of the ultramarathon began in Atok and was joined by six more runners, among them were three senior citizens; Victor Ting, 78 years old from Caloocan (Grandmaster in Marathons in the country, Brigilio Balaba, 77 years old (Retired PNP Officer and Grandmaster of Triathlons in Baguio City), and Retired PNP Officer Wilfredo Quarte, 66 years old.

At 8:44 PM, Romnick Teh from Baler Aurora reached the finish line at the Highest Point in Tinoc, Ifugao clocking 13H:44M:23S. He was trailed by Maynard Encornal from Makati City while the third place was finished by Arnulfo Aquino from Pasig City and Joseph Mariano from Malolos, Bulacan, respectively.
Meanwhile, first place in the female 100K category is Kimberly Gaela from Calasiao, Pangasinan finished in 17H:11M:00S; 2nd place went to Rozel Vivero from Pasay City arriving an hour later, and Dixie Sagusay from Imus, Cavite nailed the third spot.

First Place in the 50- kilometer male category from Sayangan to Tinoc is Wilfredo Quarte clocking 3H:35M:08S; flowed by Lawrence Cabrera from Apalit, Pampanga in the second place, and Eljee Jones
Calimodag completed the roster at third place. Rose Mamano from Pasay City is the sole participant in the 50-kilometer female category with similar time as Quarte’s. Race Director Arnold Balaba said the group
conducted the race in an aim to help boost tourism in the municipality of Tinoc, Ifugao.


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