The Manila Police District (MPD) has conducted on 24 August 2020, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing and Turn-over Ceremony of Composting Facility for Biodegradable Wastes (CFBW) at the MPD Headquarters, United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila.

During the ceremony, DA-BSWM OIC Director Sonia M. Salguero has given her message where she encouraged the MPD by declaring that the project will be successful and can be transferred and modeled to other units.

“We are so blessed that we have this opportunity to cooperate with the MPD, when the country is facing this kind of situation where everyone’s cooperation is needed to ensure food availability,” Dir. Salguero added.

Representing the MPD, PBGen Rolando Miranda then thanked the DA-BSWM for its provision of the said equipment. He mentioned that it is their first time to experience such kind of project.

Highlighting the said activity, Dir. Salguero and PBGen Miranda signed the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the two agencies.

The CFBW is composed of one unit rotary composter, and one unit shredding machine. The establishment of composting facilities is a very effective waste management practice, where the involvement of the community is important.

The Organic Agriculture Act promotes and encourages the establishment of facilities, equipment and processing plants or CFBW that would accelerate the production and commercialization of organic fertilizers and other inputs.

The BSWM, under the Department of Agriculture is the focal in-charge of the implementation, selection of sites, capacity building and turns over the composting facilities all over the country.