Socio-Demographic Profile of Scavenging Households in Umapad Dumpsite, Mandaue City Cebu, Philippines

October 21, 2017 | Author: Jay Ejares | Category: N/A
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Scavengers being informal settlers are often not provided by the government with basicservices. Furthermore, they are often exposed to occupational safety and health hazard and yet theyto continue to rely on wastepicking as their major source of income. Upon the implementation of theEcological Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003) by the city government of Mandaue, thissignificantly lowered the income of the scavengers by 62.34%. This indicates a conflict of interestbetween the scavengers and the implementing body. Hence, a comprehensive environmental andsocio-economic policy should be planned to identify the needs of the scavengers and address theinterest of both parties.
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