City Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) Ceasar Pelaez thanked the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7) in region 7 for the garbage bins and trash bags which they donated to the City Government of Tagbilaran on March 11, 2022. Provincial EMB Focal Coralyn Estabillo and Jomalyn Laurito personally handed the donations. City Administrator Cathelyn Torremocha, Solid Waste Management Officer Joselito Taladua, and City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Estella Margate were also present during the turnover.

Environmental protection has always been one of the priorities of the City Government. This can be seen in the intentional initiatives that were launched to secure the integrity of Tagbilaran City’s environmental assets. First and foremost was the safe closure of the open dumpsite in Brgy. Dampas which was successfully carried out last year, coupled with the establishment of the Centralized Materials Recovery Facility. Tree planting activities were also carried out in the open spaces in the city, the most recent of which is the tree nurturing campaign in partnership with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) where 161 fully grown trees in container were distributed throughout Tagbilaran in an effort to increase its green cover.