NAVOTAS City Mayor Toby Tiangco is considering to give the responsibility of cleaning the waterways to the person who would be caught dumping and disposing garbage into the creeks.
The seemingly disgusted city chief executive aired his displeasure after seeing a blanket of garbage along Kahunari Creek in Bgy. San Jose, a waterways which leads to Navotas River.
“Hindi naman tumutubo ang mga basura. Galing ‘yan sa mga taong basta-basta na lang nagtapon nang hindi iniisip kung ano ang perwisyong maidudulot nito sa ating lahat: baha, dengue, pagdumi at pagkamatay ng creek, at pagdaloy ng nakalalasong tubig nito papunta sa karagatang pinagkukunan natin ng kabuhayan,” Mayor Tiangco said.
Mayor Tiangco said just like COVID-19, the only solution to solve the perennial flood problem is human discipline, adding that the city government only asked residents to be responsible, follow the proper waste disposal and practice waste segregation.
He said discipline and proper waste disposal had no cost and its free but when garbage went to esteros and creeks, the local and national government have to spend money to clean the waterways.
The mayor added that the money allocated by the government in cleaning waterways came from taxes paid by the people. “Mas konti ang gastos dito, mas maraming salapi ang mailalaan ng lokal na pamahalaan para sa pangangailangan ng mamamayan,” Tiangco said.