SALAY, MIS. OR., 2021, Aug 3 — The Barangay Councils of Ampenican and Dinagsaan in coordination with the Local Government Unit of Salay conducted a joint special meeting on August 3, 2021, at La Isla Bonita, Ampenican. The agenda of this meeting is the proper waste disposal/management in the beaches of the said barangays including its tourism promotion and opportunities.

Present during the meeting were Mayor Jun Capistrano, Barangay Captains: Hon. Zosimo Zapico and Hon. Joseph Allera, MENRO-Designate Greg Zulita, Municipal Tourism Officer-Designate Cleo Mangay, Ampenican-Dinagsaan Barangay Council, resort owners, and residents in the coastal areas of the two (2) barangays.

Topics presented were: Municipal Ordinance No. 33, Series of 2009 – Ecological Solid Waste Management, DOT Health and Safety Guidelines for Resorts, DOT-Accreditation, and other waste management and tourism-related announcements and reminders.

Mayor Jun pledge to give assistance to the resort owners and barangays; to help in developing the alluring white beaches and to sustain their cleanliness and natural beauty. In this way, we can attract more tourists, boost our tourism economy, and give more job opportunities for our locals. He also reminded everyone to strictly abide by the covid-19 health protocols, encouraged them to get vaccinated and help the government in spreading good information regarding the safety and effectiveness of the covid vaccines.

Concerns and suggestions of the residents, resort owners, and barangay councils were raised during the meeting.

(Note: Rest assured that minimum health protocols were strictly observed during the activity.)

Buswak Salay!