The Cagayan de Oro City Council, in coordination with the USAID Philippine Sanitation Alliance, held its first consultative meeting last July 18, 2011 on the proposed septage management ordinance of the city. The consultation sought to finalize the provisions of the ordinance and review the applicability and affordability of the cost recovery and cost sharing frameworks between the LGU and other parties.
Councilor Elipe, Head of the Environmental Committee, presided over the consultation, while Engr. Mario Batar, head of the Technical Working Group, presented the overview of the ordinance. The consultation was participated in by representatives from the academe, non-government organizations, commercial establishments, informal sector, other government offices and the EMB regional office.