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๐‘€๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘™๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘ . ๐ต๐ถ๐ท๐ด, ๐ถ๐ท๐ถ

The local government of Capas today said that it may file a case against the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) if they close the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill in October without offering an โ€œalternativeโ€ waste facility.          

Capas Mayor Roseller B. Rodriguez said they are left with no recourse but to sue the BCDA and CDC, who earlier said they will proceed with the closure of the waste facility that is serving more than 120 LGUs in Central Luzon, and parts of Pangasinan and Benguet.          

Mayor Rodriguez stated, โ€œWe are contemplating to file a case, if we find sufficient legal basis, and seek the issuance of a Writ of Kalikasan because the closure of the landfill may cause disaster in our waste management and there are no clear guidelines on how the area will be decommissioned as a landfill.โ€ 

Backed by the Capas SB, Rodriguez has urged the BCDA and CDC to extend the utilization of the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill, stressing that the immediate effect of its โ€œclosure will be confronted with the problem of waste management not only in Capas but the whole Central Luzon and parts of Northern Luzon regions. 

 โ€œThere is not a single sanitary landfill that is compliant and could accommodate the daily waste disposal of both regions. It will definitely take years before such a facility could efficiently accommodate such huge tonnage and volume of daily wastesโ€, Rodriguez stressed. 

โ€œThe collateral effect of this irresponsible and disjointed plan of BCDA  is we will be losing revenue amounting to more or less 25M a year in terms of taxes and internal revenue allotments derived from the operations of the landfill including savings in waste management disposal expensesโ€.         

During Mondayโ€™s hearing at the Capas Sangguniang Bayan, the BCDA represented by a certain Daryll Garcia had no clear alternative to the impending closure of the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill.The CDC has apparently snubbed the Capas SB hearing. CDC had signed the 25-year contract with the MCWMC for the operation of the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill.

Earlier, more than 122 LGUs in Central Luzon specifically from Bataan, Benguet, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, and parts of Pangasinan and Benguet, said the closure of the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill which is being operated by the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporationโ€™s (MCWMC), will surely cause โ€œsevere environmental and health and crisis.โ€          

MCWMCโ€™s engineered sanitary landfill in Kalangitan currently caters to more than 160 local government units (cities and municipalities) in Central Luzon including a few key cities and provinces of Northern Luzon.

Millions of residents in both of these regions who currently benefits on the presence of an engineered waste disposal facility that they can call their ownโ€”will soon face a widespread garbage crisis that would quickly result in sanitation and health problems including environmental issues.

Waste disposal of nearly all business establishments including malls, hospitals, industries operating in cities and provinces in Central Luzon are being serviced by the Kalangitan landfill.  

Mayor Rodriguez, who attended the SB hearing, said there was apparently โ€œlack of planningโ€ on the part of the BCDA and CDC. โ€œIt is not a question of whether BCDA or CDC is anti-progress but it’s a question of lack of planning or mispriority of program.โ€

He said the โ€œBCDA or CDC cannot justify why they are closing the landfill โ€œbecause until now wala naman sila sinasabi specific project ano ang gagawin sa area.โ€

The local chief executive said โ€œthere is proponent who intends to build a landfill in Barangay Bueno but the problem is — at present Brgy Bueno is classified under our CLUP as an agro-tourism area.โ€          

More than 5,000 tons of wastes are being brought on a daily basis to the first engineered and environmentally compliant sanitary landfill in the country.

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