Mayor Isko Moreno announced over the weekend that a prize of P1 million awaits the winning barangay which will also be commended by the city via a plaque of recognition.
Moreno has been issuing appeals and directives and implementing measures all aimed at promoting basic cleanliness inside and outside homes.
In launching the search, Moreno said it is hoped that the habit of cleanliness will ínfect’ the grassroots level with the involvement of the barangays in all of the city’s six districts and numbering 896 in all.
The criteria for judging will be as follows: segregation at source and segregated collection, 30 points; material recovery facility/system, 20 points; greening program, 20 points; barangay solid waste management committee for ecologogical solid wastemanagement (ESWM), 15 points and barangay weekly clean-up, 15 points, for a total of 100 points.
The panel of judges will be composed of representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Department of Science and Technology(DOST).
The DILG has allowed a cap of P1 million for the prize and such amount must only be used for the purpose of establishing clean and green projects and for the improvement of solid waste management facility.
The winner will be announced on June 24.