Legarda: Clean up typhoon Yolanda debris

January 6, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda calls on concerned government agencies to fast-track the clean-up of debris in the calamity-stricken areas to prevent the spread of diseases nearly two months after super typhoon Yolanda ravaged the Visayas.

In a statement, Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, underscored the importance of strictly carrying out solid waste management laws.

She said doing so can minimize the need for rehabilitation work in the wake of natural calamities.

She also urged the public to practice responsible garbage segregation.

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