The Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO) has chosen a total of 80 residents from the different 8 identified stations of Guadalupe River for the Food for Work Program.
Food for Work Program is conceptualized by CCENRO in which 10 chosen individuals from each station listed by the Barangay Environmental Officers (BEO) will continue the clearing and gathering of uncollected garbage during the Guadalupe River Clean-up. They will be working for 4 hours in exchange of 3 kilos rice and 6 canned goods.
CCENRO together with the Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) and the Department of General Services (DGS) is also planning to use an equipment to collect the estimated 2 meter pile of garbage found under the bridge that were not collected manually along Guadalupe river.
CCENRO is also eyeing another step which is the removal of pipes connected to the river where residents throw their garbage, with the help of the Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, Enhancement (PROBE) team.
CCENRO head Ma. Nida Cabrera said that the Guadalupe River has the most number of garbage collected with an estimated 30 to 40 tons of waste. (Margie P. Bulado, Jessa Celocia, Tito Basilisco/PIO)