The Cebu City Council has passed a resolution directing the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) to explain and report on the alleged dumping of solid waste and waste water at the Bulacao River.
Cebu City Councilor Nida Cabrera, chairperson of the council's committee on environment, expressed alarm about the matter, saying that garbage will pollute the river.
Cabrera said reports reaching her indicated the dumping of garbage beside the sanitary landfill in Barangay Inayawan, this city. The landfill has been closed in 2012.
In her resolution, Cabrera said that under City Ordinance (CO) 2234, which created CENRO, the office is mandated to report to the council the status of bodies of water and recommend legislation, policies or programs for environment management and waste and pollution control.
CENRO head, Engr. Randy Navarro, said the garbage allegedly being dumped at the Bulacao River are from a private materials recovery facility (MRF) in Inayawan.