shows Contract of Services: admits flaws, asks people to join effort
for proper waste disposal
By GINA DEAN-RAGUDO, Samar News.com
March 30, 2011
CALBAYOG CITY – Amid
confrontations questioning his capabilities to meet his obligations as
the sole service-provider for Calbayog City’s garbage collection,
Cleoje Contracting Services (CCS) thru Gregorio Jusayan showed the
contract of services executed between him and the local government and
argued that garbage privatization and street sweeping took effect only
in 2008 and not in 2006 as what City Solid Waste Management Officer
Reynaldo Gonzaga disclosed.
For fiscal year
2010-2011, the contract took effect last March 1, 2010 until February
28, 2011 with the city’s obligation amounting to more or less P508,000
per month, a total of P6.09 million a year.
For this year onward,
the contract of service has yet to finalize as there were other
negotiations being conducted between the parties. Pending the absolute
closure of the deal would not affect his obligation as the city’s sole
service provider for garbage collection, he stressed.
The local government
on the other hand is mandated to provide a solid waste disposal or
environment system and services facilities related to hygiene and
sanitation. It is committed to implement a sustainable system of solid
waste collection and cleaning and disposal services for the
Based on the
agreement, the LGU through the City Solid Waste Management Office
shall be responsible for the supervision and monitoring on the proper
implementation of the provisions of the contract and reporting to the
chief executive in violation thereof; and the LGU thru the chief
executive shall inform the contractor in writing of any violation on
the terms of references (TOR).
committed by the contractor such as inability to carry out an
efficient solid waste management collection, cleaning and disposal
services in the area of assignment shall constitute cancellation or
termination of contract.
Based on the scope of
services embodied in the agreement, the area of collection designated
by the city are the Public Market Phase 1 and 2, slaughterhouse and
the 22 barangays which include Aguit-itan, Bagacay, Balud, Cagsalaosao,
Capoocan, Carayman, Carmen, Central, Dagum, East Awang, Hamorawon,
Matobato, Nijaga, Obrero, Oquendo Poblacion, Payahan, Rawis, San
Policarpo, Tinambacan Norte, Tinambacan Sur, Trinidad and West Awang.
Exempted from the services are the hospitals, clinics and sanitaria
where wastes or refuse are considered toxic, hazardous and infectious.
For street sweeping,
the 24 personnel shall only render services at the public market phase
1 and 2, slaughterhouse and city streets.
Inconsistent to the
previous report that the contractor should provide 6 units of dump
trucks, the contract stipulates that its obligation is to provide at
least 3 with a minimum capacity of 4 cubic meters per truck, both
sides of the body bearing a slogan “NO TAG, NO COLLECTION POLICY, and
should have an identifying or distinguishing sound to inform the
public that garbage collection is being undertaken.
In this case, Jusayan
admitted that he failed to fix the sound system of the truck.
In conformity with the
“motor pool issue” that the CSWMO been asserting, the contract
specifies that CCS shall provide a dispatching area garage
strategically located within the city which can accommodate its fleet
or dump trucks and other heavy equipment used in the solid waste
contractor’s dump trucks are still visible within the city proper and
no particular dispatching area garage was built for it.
Another provision of
the contract requires the contractor to submit his key personnel to
undergo basic solid waste management orientation before the CSWMO,
though it had been disclosed by the office that no training or seminar
had been conducted towards said personnel at the onset of
In an interview with
Jusayan, he said that while the local government through CSWMO is
still intensifying its advocacy campaign on Republic Act 9003 or the
Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (i.e. waste segregation,
construction of Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) in other service
areas and creating Barangay Solid Waste Management Councils and etc.),
he had been unmindful of the provisions and doing services beyond the
mandates of the contract such as collecting all refuse and
non-segregated wastes from every household; wherein the “No Tag No
Collection Policy” is not even followed, he added.
Be it noted that even
a CSWMO employee has confirmed that the service provider’s
responsibility is to collect only the residual wastes which would
directly be dumped to the sanitary landfill.
He made an appeal
to the public to follow the collection schedule given by the CSWMO
(i.e. 5:00-9:00AM & 6:00-10:00PM), and request further that garbage
bags or containers/boxes should be properly tied or packed and be
situated in accessible areas for easy collection.