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Unified solid waste
mgm’t program pushed

Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) reiterated his commitment to the unified approach to solid waste management and pushed for the synergy of Third District cities and towns in fast-tracking the implementation of the sanitary landfill, a press release from the solon’s office said.

Benitez announced this in a meeting with DENR officials, led by Environment Management Bureau Regional OIC Jonathan Bulos and Samson Guillergan, chief of the Pollution Control Division, members of the Provincial Environment Office, and the Third District Solid Waste Management Program Technical Working Group, composed of LGU environment officers and representatives from the Congressional Office.

The group presented the priority plans of the cluster approach to solid waste management for the 3rd District, that the DENR said is the first of its kind in the country.

Benitez had initiated the alliance of 3rd District LGUs as early as 2010 to focus on joint efforts to address environment issues like waste disposal. The Technical Working Group had been working on programs anchored on the cluster approach, among them the SLF, the press release said.

The proposed site of the SLF is Barangay Alacaygan in E. B. Magalona and the feasibility study and ecological analysis, to assess the site, will start soon, the press release added.*

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Seminarians hold ministry
activity at San Carlos jail

The St. Mary Vianney Seminary held a jail ministry culmination activity for inmates of the San Carlos City Jail Saturday as part of their apostolate program of seminarians, a press release from the BJMP said.

The Seminary has been bringing to inmates the program that aims to bring the light of God and hope to those behind bars, the press release said.

The activity, organized by Fr. Alvin Jimenez, and participated in by 22 seminary students, started with a mass, a friendly basketball game between inmates and the seminaries, and the giving of food, clothes and other necessities to the inmates.

The SCJM thanked the seminary for its program aimed for the welfare, rehabilitation and development of inmates, the press release added.*

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PICPA amnesty
to end March 8

The amnesty program of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants will end on Thursday, a press release from the group said.

It encourages members, who have not paid their current membership dues, and those who still have arrears, to take advantage of the reinstatement scheme.

For details, those involved may contact the PICPA Secretariat at 434-7191; 476-2276 or e-mail picpa_negocc@yahoo.com, the press release added.*

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Negrense lawyer lectures
in nat’l legislators summit

Negrense lawyer and UP Law professor Rowena Guanzon was one of the speakers at the three-day national summit of the Lady Local Legislators' League of the Philippines at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City, recently, a press release said.

The theme of the activity was “4L – Enhancing the Legislative Framework of Collaboration”, and was attended by more than 400 lady members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Bayan, the Liga ng mga Barangay, and the SK Federation presidents, the press release said.

Guanzon spoke on protection orders under Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004; Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento (Samar, 1st District) discussed disaster risk reduction and climate change; and Councilor Mariquit Oppus of Tagbilaran City on gender and development budgeting.

The session on capability building through legislative enhancements was handled byl Cecile Diel and Emeterio Moreno discussed legislative inquiries, the press release added.

The delegates were welcomed by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla (Cavite, 2nd District) gave a message in the opening program, and Cebu Mayor Michael Rama delivered an inspirational message and serenaded the lady legislators. A plenary session was held on the third and last day of the conference, the press release added.*

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Seminarians hold ministry activity at San Carlos jail
PICPA amnesty to end March 8
Negrense lawyer lectures in nat’l legislators summit

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