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Abra leaders push for plastic-free environment

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Ang Bayong

BY: MARIA TERESA B. BENAS

By Ginalyn Brioso

BANGUED, Abra, Sept. 17 (PIA) — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Abra recently passed a proposed ordinance regulating the use of plastic bags and styrofoams as the province’s contribution to the global action to promote a plastic-free environment.

The proposed ordinance authored by SP Member Kathleen Maria A. Balbin prohibits the use of plastic bags on dry goods and regulates its utilization on wet goods. It further prohibits the use of styrofoam in the province to minimize and eventually eradicate the use of environmental hazard materials.

Said measure was presented in a public hearing held on September 12, 2013 at the Provincial Capitol.
For so long, the use of plastic materials has become a daily practice in society because it is highly convenient, available and practical for packaging commodities and other purposes. Globally, the production of plastic materials dramatically reached 200 billion pounds per year alarming the environment-friendly non-government organizations.

In Abra, the use of plastic bags and styrofoam is rampant as well as cases of improper waste disposal have been observed. During rainy seasons, these solid and non-biodegradable materials which are not properly disposed cause clogging of canals, creeks and other waterways. This is one of the main causes of flash flood in the province especially in some areas of Bangued, the provincial capital.

These adverse effects of using plastic bags and styrofoams moved Balbin to author and sponsor said ordinance prohibiting the use of plastic bags in the province.

During the public hearing Balbin explained that there is a transition period for this ordinance from six months to one year for the conduct of information education campaigns to prepare the people to adjust. She added that they will also conduct info drives to the different municipalities on the use of woven bags (bayong), cloth bags (katsa), paper bags, and other similar materials instead of plastic bags and styrofoam. This way, they will not only help save the environment but also support and promote the local industry.

Willie Princer, sanitary inspector of the local government unit of Licuan-Baay suggested the establishment of sanitary landfills per municipality as well as a centralized landfill for the province for the proper solid waste management and disposal.

Balbin also said that after the final drafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the council will ask foodchains like Jollibee and Chowking in Bangued to provide alternative materials for packaging rather than styrofoam and plastic materials. (JdP/Ginalyn Brioso/MTBB-PIA CAR,Abra)

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30 thoughts on “Abra leaders push for plastic-free environment

  1. The quote “In Abra, the use of plastic bags and styrofoam is rampant as well as cases of improper waste disposal have been observed.”

    it should say “In Abra, the use of plastic politicians is rampant as well as cases of improperly voted in office. So we should get rid of these plastic politicians because not only that they hazardous to your health, it’s also hazardous to Abra environment.

    Posted by prof | September 19, 2013, 3:37 pm
    • I agree 100% with you Prof!
      Ti umuna koma a mapasamak ditoy Abra ket ti pannakapugipog dagitoy
      korap nga politicians.
      Siguradok nga saan a agballaigi dagiti kastoy nga ordinansa ta awanan
      tayo iti disiplina. Banbannog mo laeng SP “Copycat” Balbin nga agkopkopya dagiti
      nabayag idin ken immun-una nga ordinansa dagiti LGUs ti Pinas ngem
      awan sinnuman nagballaigi.
      Agipasdek kayo ketdi ti Sanitary Landfills kada ili nga kas in-suggest ni Apo Sanitary
      Inspector Willie Princer ti Baay-Licuan tapno adda nasayaat nga pagbasuraan tayo
      saan ket nga sadinno lattan a canal wenno suli ti pagbasuraan tayo.

      Posted by Philam | September 22, 2013, 12:29 am
  2. and so, they must improve and rather promote more our craft products with no tax to pay!

    Posted by danglas mavericks | September 19, 2013, 5:45 pm
  3. Wow! what an alarming rhetoric about “Plastic”. Fellow abrenians do not be blinded about the wrong adjective about Plastic. I am an advocate in the continuous usage of plastic. Because, without plastic those mountains we have should have been denuded with trees long time. Why? because we have to cut plenty trees to augment the shortage of plastics. Ms. Balbin have not weigh in the after effect w/out the use of plastics. Trees will be cut to make paper bags instead of plastic. And it takes around 10 to 20 years to produce a full grown trees while plastics it takes only a few minutes to produce one. And trees by the way are the only thing on earth that subdue the UV rays of the Sun. Try this experiment, expose the galvanized iron roofing in the Sun at the same time with the trees after 4 to 5 hours, you can not even touch the galvanized iron roof because of the hot temperatures, whereas the trees you can even stay underneath and enjoy fresh air and a good nap. What should we do is proper disposal of plastics and proper discipline for the people using plastics. In Las Pinas & Paranaque there is a machine that recycle plastics and convert them into school chairs. Here is the link: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/photo/38060/villars-open-waste-plastic-recycling-plant-in-las-pi-as

    Abrenians, do we have to cut trees to make paper bags?
    Or we have to use plastics to save our dwindling inventories of trees around Abra.

    WE WANT TO HERE MORE MS. BALBIN OTHERWISE YOU WON’T HAVE OUR FAMILY VOTE COME 2016, MAKE GOOD OF YOUR REBUTTAL.

    Posted by Bodong | September 19, 2013, 6:07 pm
    • For the sake of argument pagayam Bodong, Plastic bags and paper bags are both environmentally hazard. Most environmental groups say that it’s best to avoid the choice altogether, instead we should diligently reuse bags. Studies on the issue of recycling shows that: in the total waste generated, only less than one percent are being recycled. In addition, it is more costly to recycle a bag than to produce one. Also, oceangoing vessels altogether dumped 8 million pounds of plastic in the ocean bed annually. Countries like, Bangladesh, China, Israel, Canada, India, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Taiwan, Singapore, and even Rwanda have banned plastic bags. Some cities and provinces in the country started to banned plastic bag and utilizes reusable cloth bags and paper bags as their contribution to the solution of environmental problems. Your notion of our forest being denuded if plastic use is totally eradicated, I think it’s an overkill. We see vendors utilized news papers, and other reusable papers to wrapped their goods. We need not to cut trees to produce papers in lieu of plastic bags. In the 80s, bay-ong and labba were seen rooming in the market place. Can we not bring back those days? for a sound and environment friendly Abra?

      Posted by naeling | September 19, 2013, 10:44 pm
    • No sir we don’t have to cut trees! I agree with you. However, we don’t have to use plastics as well! What we need is kunting “gaget” ! Wag tamad sa pagdala ng eco bag. Mura lang eco bag,reusable pa. It works well here in manila!

      Posted by it tip | September 21, 2013, 5:17 am
  4. this is a good idea of our honorable board member.how about the garbage disposal at the riverbank of calaba?i am now being polluted here downstreams.please help me , do not tolerate this activity.

    Posted by maria karamot | September 19, 2013, 7:38 pm
  5. proper waste disposal and management is the real solution to “plastic” nga kunkunam SP Balbin. agkaiwara a nga tlga ti pplastic nga basura ta awn met nasayaat nga sanitary landfill ti bangued or abra. djy met calaba river/kapanaran ngamin pagibellengan dgti basura nga mahakot dgti truck nga pra basura. why not revive the cosili eco-park? inform and educate the people about the advantage of having such landfill. db mas maymayat pay a koma dyta kesa pigilan,pagelan wenu i-control dgti tattao t panagusar t kayat da nga pangbungon kdgti matienda da. nu naannayas ken nasayaat ti serbisyo dgti agkolekta t basura, awn koma problema. saan koma nga agkaraiwara dgti basura. ken datayo met nga umili, supot t kendi ket ibelleng tay 2 py lng. haan ty pay maitured nga ibulsa koma sa ty 2 ibelleng t basuraan nu makadanun tayo djy balbalay tayo. tinnulong lng kakabsat.

    Posted by garbage bin | September 20, 2013, 7:11 am
  6. Agkurang ti pannakaammo ti kaduna ti kaapanan ti sanitation isn’t gapuna nga agkaiwara ti basura la lalo ti plastics. Daytoy waste disposal ti nayon koma ti inadal dagiti nasurok nga 3000 baranggay health workers nga nangilatangan ni madam ti millions nga pondo, no nailed nga agpayso. Akeem koma met dagiti agriculturistss tunggal ili ti mangisuro ti panangricycle dagiti organic kas bulbulong, ukis ti bunga,etc. aramiden nga compost ta agbalinda nga bugaso tapno mapabassit ti igatang ni mammal on ti fertilizers. Tay plastic ket maunos da met koma ket maidulin santo mailako. I believe most problems could be solved thru proper education and dicepline. Rigat na kulang ti will power ken self discipline ti kaduna.

    Posted by Tagamasid | September 20, 2013, 2:46 pm
  7. Apayen nga pati plastik bag ket ma an anay met nga inkay pagdiskorsionan idtoyen pardi nga talaga ti utek yo ditoyen…common sense to use plastik bag wisely .ti rigat na ngamin ket agkurang ti edukasyun ti ka adwaan ta pagbasuraan amin nga lugar ti inda panagkita…ragsak tay nga pilipino ti agrugrugit tay arubayan na..so far in survey sitayu tay maysa nga kadugyutan nga tao nga agindeg toy lobong gapu ta awan respeto ken panangi lakaka ti arubayan tayu..nalaka nga isarita ngem narigat ngs aramiden ta adda tay kultura tayu tay komung kuntra ti pagsaya atan tay ka adwan ..agtakaw tay ket diisu ti intay pag la ingan ken agbubuakaw

    Posted by Romulo Sallapadan | September 21, 2013, 9:53 pm
  8. hoy Romulo mayat man deytoy kunam nga edukasyun tay intay masapul ..no kasatno ti intay panagibasura nga enviromentally frendly..narigat nga aramiden ngem possible.nga maaramid…ngem kastay kunam nga kultura tayu daytoyen nga nay tulangen kasatnum pay ita nga maagasan daytoy..saan la nga sar sarita ngem narigat nga aramiden..malaksid no adda kuarta na tay kadalusan ti arubayan tay pagtaengan na ta sigoradu nga no kuarta tay pagsasaritaan dakkel tay lapayag ken tengnged na tay pada nga agbirbirok la ti inna pang kuarta an..

    Posted by Ikko Salaposop | September 21, 2013, 10:07 pm
  9. Romullo ken Ikko saan ngata nga nasaysayaat no adda plebisito tayu ta ngamin ket Basura met dagitoy agtuturay awan met mapidut mo ta patay ken takaw metla ti makita..dagitoy inda ara aramiden ket inaramid payla dagidi kallabes nga agturturay..anya tay makunayu Romullo ken Ikko

    Posted by Bagyo Tineg | September 21, 2013, 10:13 pm
  10. wen husto tay kunam Bayo Itneg nga masapul tayu ti bar baro nga rupa nga manituray toy Abra saan nga dagitoy somalaso nga salaposop

    Posted by Dagioman Boy | September 21, 2013, 10:22 pm
  11. rigat na kakabsat ket masapul met iti dakkel nga kuarta no inka agkandidato ken tay pumatay tao nga machinery ken tay factoria ti paltik nga inka pagpabuteng,dagitoy ngamin taktika dagitoy pol pol nga politiko ta pinabisinan da tay kaadwan nga umili..tapno somorot da latta nga kasla aso no pakanen tay politiko nga plastik into no election..tagitay adda nonot na apanda aminen idiay Manila.ken dagitay paspasorot nga plastik agian da met ditoy probinsiya.panagkunak saan nga masolbar daytoy nga kultora agingga iso isoda ti agpipinatay.no orayentayla nga addanto tomanor narigat ngata met nga mapasamak..nagado ti nababaknang nga Abrenian ngem dida kayat ti aginbest ta ayan tayu ta butbutngen da met tay pada da nga Abrenio tapno somorot da nga plastik kas dagitoy pimlastik nga patung ed nga insik

    Posted by Heratori Masi | September 22, 2013, 1:46 am
  12. no inka komontra kadagitoy plastik nga politiko awan duma na tay nagkali ka ti abot nga inda pangpatayan kenka iso nga awanto polos ti progresso na ta Abra ket anya pay ngarud pada nga plastik ket kinayat tay met isu nga awan a ti pabasolen tayu ta kinayat tay met dagitoy pam pamilia ti Plastik

    Posted by Joy Rosie | September 22, 2013, 2:12 am
  13. Halla pasyar ditoy Amerika pasyar Europa easy nga kuarta ta di mo met nagbanugan ta kuarta nga inka ibubuakaw anya daytoy plastik nga pangwarta-an wenno anya.kaasyan yo tay munisipio nga inkay iturayan , kaano la tay panakakitak ken jokejack hosticia Lucas kasla metla Bangued Manila ti apan american yus ni nana..nalaing met tay takaw nan a..kunana nga singpet kano isu na asi pay ni Abrenio.diak pay maaramid ket doctor kami pay toy America ti awid nga awid baliktad dagitoy taga pilipinas nga mannanakaw ti agpaspasyar lobongen ken hunto tay konada nga ni Hudas ket pasyar nga pasyar ken ni Santo adda la ditoy ar arubayan

    Posted by Enteng Clemente | September 22, 2013, 10:09 am
  14. hihihi kunam pay Clemente nangidaldalan da man ti inda pangwartaan nen Plastik kano hihihihi

    Posted by habla Spaniol | September 22, 2013, 1:39 pm
  15. abangan ang susunod na kabanata hakhakhak…Plastik surgery ti masapol dan Doc Clemente..awanla la iti may refer mo nga plastik surgeon ken lipo suction Doctor dita Kaiser ket poskul tay rupa dan ken agbut buti nga buksitten hihihi

    Posted by Agapito Padacas | September 22, 2013, 1:47 pm
  16. dida la mabain dagitoy nga plastik nga politiko ti abra.sinno ti inkay buakawan ditoy Amerika ket patas ti laban ditoyen awan tay aso yon nga somorsorot kanyayun..sikayo tay aso ditoyen America nga bumalay balayen pwe

    Posted by kangkong | September 22, 2013, 1:52 pm
  17. Adda da ditoy Las Vegas.itaya da aminen nga takaw da dita Baccaratanen..VIP pay ya ti ayanda asi pay ni Abrenio ta abaken man aminen ni casino tay walta ti Abrenio hello people wake up

    Posted by Sutana | September 22, 2013, 1:57 pm
  18. katas nang 2km plastik road Tayum deta apay mano la ti sueldoyon apay dimi amo ti sumomaren awan bibiangmi koma a ngem ammo mi met nga para tay kaadwan saanyo met koma a walta deta ay ayyan

    Posted by Gakong | September 22, 2013, 2:03 pm
  19. Hay apo bagketdin apo nga saan nga nagsentro toy plastik nga bagyo ditoy Abra , ta ammo tay met nga awan ti calamity fund nen a ta inusar da met nga pagbayad ti Abreco tay kalabes.ikar kararag tay laengen nga saan nga mabagyo tay Abra ta awan met pondo na manen..halla takaw ka latta Takit.Everyone has his on time to be caught , saan nga amin nga tiempo ket bagim pari

    Posted by Juan Abrenio | September 23, 2013, 3:27 am
  20. ikkan yo man iti tread na daytoy panggep ti calamity fund apo Sysop ket mayat detoy salsalawasawen ni Juan Abrenio no adda pay Calamity fund ti probisya Abra wenno tay man la plastik ti nabatin hihihi

    Posted by Juan Abrenio | September 23, 2013, 3:34 am
  21. no haan ka nga nalaeng nga agplastic haan ka agbalin nga poltit-tico. iti makitak nga ara-araminden dagitoy plastic nga opisyales tayo iti panagsolbar iti problema ket agsapol da nga dagus iti pabasolen da.
    iti problema iti layos ken panagrugit iti aglawaw iti nakita da nga pabasolen ket iti plastic. adda lang
    saludsudek man apo nga bokbok-kales, maipakpakni met laeng ngata nga nasayaat dagiti basbasura tayo ditoy
    abra wenno kumpurmi lattan iti pagibelbellengan dagiti basurero ta no sumangpet iti layos ket tumpaw
    dan ket kumpurmin pakaiyanudan dan. uray ania a banag agbalin nga problema no haan nga nasayaat
    iti pannaka-dispose na plastic man wenno haan. adda iti programa nga makitkitak iti segregation iti basura;
    “nabubulok at hindi nabubulok”. saludsod.. ammo met laeng iti kaaduan iti kayat na nga sawen daytoy?
    napintas kuma daytoy nga programa ta maliklikan iti kinadogyot iti panag-dispose iti basura ngem
    panagkitak ket haan met daytoy maiimplementar. what is the use of a law if it is not properly implemented?..
    AWAN!! nalaing kayo agaramid linteg haan yo met i-implement. papogi points lang..

    ag-suggest ak man apo ta no maaramid daytoy ammok dakkel iti agbalin nga epekto na iti aglawlaw maipanggep
    iti husto nga pannaka-dispose kadagiti pastic nga pabpabasolen dagiti poltit-tico. ikkan tayo iti incentive dagiti
    umili tapno urnongen da dagiti plastic nga basura da then there should be a place for them to bring their
    plastic basuras and exchange it for food or other stuff that they could use at home. mabalin da nga isukat iti de lata like sardinas wenno noodles wenno sabon or anything that they can use at home. . bassit nga banag nga
    ited iti gobyerno abra compared to what is wasted in pleasure trips and drinks and cars, etc. both side wins. masolbar iti improper disposal of plastics makatulong pay iti umili aglalo kadagiti padak nga nakurapay. every barangay should establish a common collection area. dagiti barangay officials iti mang-manage iti daytoy nga collection centers ta adda met trabaho da haan laeng nga mapan agpallot! then the provincial government will collect from the municipality for proper disposal or recycling of these plastics.

    apo nga bokbok-kales agpanunpot tayo man nga nalaing iti panagsolbar iti problema iti abra haan nga agsapsapol
    kayo iti pabasolen iti ania man nga mapaspasamak iti probinsiya tayo. huwag naman po kayo puro kaplastikan!!

    Posted by manna.lon | September 23, 2013, 6:42 am
    • dagitoy basurero apanda ibasura dagitay nakolectar da diay podok cabuloan abay ti karayan ,into no panagtutudo ken panaglalayus mayanod ton dagitoy basuran..paba solen to man ni Takiten no apay nga tay danum umay ti ilin.pim pimabasol to latta ..apay gobernador nga dika makabirok ti nasaysayaat nga pagbasuraan kaasi kam met ditoy baba nga dumalanan toy Bangued basura saan ket nga sakan tola ag garaw ket naladawen..ammom ti agipamosposan ti inkay takawen dadtuyen bagim to tay sobra nan ta adda met pakayramanan tay kopit mo ti buwis ti umili

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      Posted by Pakito | September 23, 2013, 12:51 pm
      • saan na nga in intengAn detoy basurA importante makatakaw ni Take it.

        Posted by broom | September 25, 2013, 2:28 am
        • Apo takit agpayso nangabak ka ngem ktam basit ta ti agkumkumento kenka dtoy ket dagtoy makuna nga new generation ta ammu agbrowse enternet daguijay nagawat pirak mu handa amu history dagtoy agdama nagan munton takit take it til anak mu agsagrap.

          Posted by bong paco | September 26, 2013, 8:05 am
  22. you better go back and your family to america when you go down to power takit ta dakame nga” wise and educated voters” hated you so much for making abra poorer and bankrupt worst you let ordinary citizen in abra died in the street for you to be recognized as a non violent man. being a leader you are accountable for the lost of so many lives during your administration, when time comes i will let you liable by putting you in a gas chamber,

    Posted by michael harari | October 6, 2013, 6:38 am

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