Issue of August 6, 2017
     
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Correction on waste data
VICKY BAUTISTA, Zero Waste Baguio Inc.

This has reference to an article titled “Irisan senior citizens undergo training on urban gardening” that saw print in page 10 of the July 30 issue of the Baguio Midland Courier.

First of all, thank you for covering the event. We in Zero Waste recognize and appreciate the role in media in highlighting the issues and solutions to the garbage problem of the city. 

We would like to correct the data provided in the third paragraph of the article.  The city’s WACS (Waste Analysis and Characterization Study), conducted in 2015 indicates that Irisan generates 11,647.11 kilograms of solid waste per day or 0.37 kilograms per person per day, rather than “11,647.11 kg of waste exhausted by an individual” as indicated in the report. 

During the presentation, we multiplied the daily quantity by seven days – to obtain total weekly waste generation of 81,529.77 kilograms. The WACS also indicates that about 5539.19 kilograms or 47.56 percent are biodegradable wastes, which households can potentially use as compost in their urban garden. 

Thank you.

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:: On Cordillera autonomy
In a quest for self–rule, a delegation of political and civic leaders lobbied in Malacañang for the passage of House Bill 5343 that seeks to establish a Cordillera autonomous region.
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:: Teachers aim for a quality instruction
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:: The value of celebrating the Buwan ng Wika
Ang wika ay ang pagkakilanlan ng ating bansa at tanda ng ating pagkakaisa.
 

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