Two companies engaged in waste management projects, IPM Environmental Services, a member the IPM Group of Companies owned by Isabelita Paredes Mercado, and Metrowaste Solid Waste Management Corp., a Caloocan City based firm, are reportedly already in town since two weeks ago to help in the city’s garbage collection.

The IPM Group is a major player in the Philippine construction industry with clients as:

Robinsons Land Corporation, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., Shangri-La Properties, Ayala Land, Megaworld Corporation, Brittany Corporation, Crown Asia, Camella Homes and Communities, Adelfa Properties Inc., Federal Land Inc., Kingdom Hotel Investments, Empire East Realty, Jardine Properties Inc., Daiichi Properties Inc., Asia Cathay Realty Corporation, Rockwell Land Corporation, Century City Development Corporation, Nuvoland Philippines Inc., Nobleland Ventures Inc., New San Jose Builders Inc., DMCI Homes, Avida, Xcell Properties Ventures Inc., Globe Telecoms and Ortigas & Company Limited Partnership, to name a few.

IPM is also into environmental and waste management services for Local Government Units, Government Facilities and Private Companies and more known with the rehabilitation and closure project of the Payatas-controlled dump facility in Quezon City. Among its clients are:

  • Quezon City Government
  • Pasig City Government
  • Marikina City Government
  • Taguig City Government
  • Davao City Government
  • San Pablo City Government
  • Municipality of Morong, Rizal
  • Manila International Airport Authority
  • Metro Clark Waste Management Inc.
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Unilever Ice Cream Inc. Philippines
  • Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company


Metrowaste Solid Waste Management Corp. meanwhile is led by its president, Jerry Ross Cheng and is involved in the privatized garbage collection in the cities of Bacolod, Makati, Antipolo, Tarlac, Angeles, Caloocan and Baguio.


Meanwhile, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno appealed to the public to give him two to three months to address the city’s garbage problem after Basura at Iba Pa Inc. (BAI) rescinded its contract with city hall.

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photo by Mark Francisco

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