THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
One of the most common topics that are being talked about aside from the economic and political issues is environmental issue. Solid Waste is one of the most widely known problems that the earth is encountering. It is not just a problem in this country but also to other countries as well. There are a lot of studies and invention created to solve the environmental issues, specifically the waste management problem. Solid waste problem is the number one cause of today’s issues and destruction of ecosystem. People can be ill by exposing themselves to hazardous waste in the environment; many of these are linked to environmental problems such as expose to mosquitoes, polluted drinking water and poor waste disposal. The need for solid waste management is now a growing problem due to continuous increase in population and industrial production. Philippine homes, businesses and industry generate millions of tons of solid waste annually. While landfill disposal continues to be an option, new disposal facilities face strong public examination and are costly to site, build and operate. The department is constantly seeking alternatives to landfill disposal that are both environmentally protective and cost-effective for the consumer. Solid waste management permitting, monitoring and enforcement efforts can prevent illegal dumping and other factors that may cause long-term social, economic and environmental problems. Cabanatuan city is a first class city in the province of Nueva Ecija. As of now it is considered the commercial, industrial and educational hub of the province and also known as the “Tricycle Capital of the Philippines”. The increasing growth of garbage brought some health problems. The city is implementing some ordinances to combat such problem, one there is the so called “ZERO BASURA”, which can reduce the amount of garbage generated. To implement such ordinance, a program was launched “ADOPT A BARANGGAY PROGRAM”. It is open to all 89 baranggays of Cabanatuan City. With the leadership of the Baranggay Captains a Baranggay Solid Waste Management Committee was established. In implementing the program, each baranggay will conduct rural gardening, compost making, as well as continuous advocacy training on waste management, clean and green and livelihood training seminars which among the activities undertaken and still on-going projects of each baranggay. The said activities were clearly stipulated in RA 9003 known as “The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000”. But it is still a question of requirements undertaken by the program if is successfully implemented. Thereby, it is deemed necessary to conduct the study “Effective Solid Waste Management Trough Adopt a Baranggay Program in the Rural and Urban Areas in Cabanatuan City: A Comparative Analysis” Statement of the Problem
The study aims to evaluate the “Adopt a Baranggay Program Program” of the local government unit of cabanatuan city in their selected rural and urban areas.
Specifically, the study will answer the following questions: 1.How may the profile of the respondents be described in terms of: 1.1 Age
1.3 Civil Status
1.4 Educational Attainment
1.5 Government Position
2.How may the Adopt a Baranggay Program of LGU Cabanatuan be describe in terms of:
2.1Composition of the Baranggay Solid Waste Management Committee.
2.2Composition of the Solid Waste Management Plan.
3.How may the “Adopt a Baranggay Program” is being implemented for the said baranggays (rural and urban areas) in terms of: 3.1 5 R’s (Reuse, Reduce, Recycling, Refuse and Recover) 3.2 Rural Gardening
3.3 Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
3.4 Compost making,
3.5 Continuous advocacy training on waste management,
3.6 Clean and green and livelihood training seminars
3.7 Barangay Solid Waste Management Committee
4. Is there any significant difference in...