The City Government of Cagayan de Oro has officially launched the 3rd Oro Kalimpyo Awards, the city-wide search for the most outstanding barangays, public elementary and secondary schools in their implementation of Republic Act 9003 or Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

The search recognizes the top three barangays in Urban, Sub-Urban and Hinterland categories and be handled by the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO). Prizes are as follows:

Urban and Hinterland Categories
1ST PLACE: P200,000 cash prize
2ND PLACE: P150,000
3RD PLACE: P100,000

Sub-Urban Category:
1ST PLACE: P250,000
2ND PLACE: P200,000
3RD PLACE: P150,000

This year’s search aims to highlight the city’s initiative to promote multi-sectoral collaborations in the implementation of RA 9003 in all levels of society through the network of barangays and public primary and secondary schools of the city.

The launching was held last Monday, September 9 at Hotel Conchita. Browse photos below.

Other government agencies and NGOs involved in the search as validators include DepEd, City Tourism, CSWD, DILG, XU, USTP, ACDO, CDODev, and other civic groups.

The awarding for the winners in the schools category will be in January 2020 while for the barangay it will be on June 15, 2020 coinciding with the City Charter Day.

photos by Tom Udasco

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