The DENR-Environmental Management Bureau โ€“ Region I through Environmental Monitoring Officer (EnMO) Juan Miguel Ducosin in partnership with the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Sual Pangasinan conducted an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign on Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 on May 4-14, 2021 in Barangays Baybay Norte, Baybay Sur, Pangascasan, Baquioen, Capantolan, Macaycayawan, Victoria, Seselangen, Camagsingalan, Sioasio East, Calumboyan, Sto. Domingo, Caoayan, Poblacion, Bolaoen, Paitan East, and Paitan West in the Municipality of Sual, Pangasinan.

The said activity served as platform for the EMB Region I and the local government of Sual to educate the community, reiterate the significant roles that LGUs play in the implementation of R.A. 9003, and to disseminate the Municipality of Sualโ€™s fresh guidelines, programs and future plans regarding solid waste management.

Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Sual, Pangasinan, Engr. Angelica Reyes, Barangay Officials, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials, Barangay Health Workers (BHW) and other concerned members of the community were present during the IEC activity.

EnMO Ducosin was hired under the EMB Solid Waste Enforcement and Education Program (SWEEP) which ensures that all DENR Field Offices have Solid Waste Management Focal personnel who shall monitor compliance of LGUs with R.A. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and also provide technical assistance and conduct IEC activities on R.A. 9003.