The 6th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tacurong City, during its regular session on January 15, approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance for the institutionalization of Limpyo Kalog (Linis Kanal) program in the city.
Councilor Psyche M. Sucaldito, the author of the proposed ordinance, moved for the approval of the ordinance. The motion was then seconded by Hon. Benjamin Fajardo Jr. and Hon. Rodrigo Jamorabon, and was duly approved by SP Presiding Officer Vice Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito.
Sucaldito spearheaded the first Limpyo Kalog in the city in 2010 to address flooding in major roads by cleaning waterways. Limpyo Kalog is an environmental sanitation project that involves community stakeholders such as students, school administrators, employees of government and private agencies, Philippine Army, PNP, and others.
Aside from addressing flood problems, Limpyo Kalog has also been a manifestation of the LGU’s support to the Department of Health’s anti-dengue campaign.
From year 2010-2013, the LGU have had facilitated eight Limpyo Kalog activities that solicited great community preparation. Number of participants reaches to 1,000 during major Limpyo Kalog activities.
Limpyo Kalog’s first salvo for 2014 will be on January 18 at Purok Onse, Barangay Poblacion. Forty families in Purok Onse are the beneficiaries of the LGU’s Project Paglaum under the Millenium Development Goals – Family-based Action for Children and their Environs in the Slum (MDG-FACES). “Through the 9th Limpyo Kalog, we will Purok Onse residents to clean canals for sanitation, and also we aim to raise the awareness of stakeholders on the situation of our indigent families,” said Sucaldito.
Once the ordinance is approved, Limpyo Kalog will be conducted quarterly. Specific schedule will be upon the approval of the local chief executive. The project will be managed by the Community Affairs Section in close coordination with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, Office for the City Health Services and City Engineering Office. (Jezereel Louise Billano)