Environmental Police and Traffic Enforcers aka Tigers are tasked by Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad to be advocates of environmental protection and cleanliness all over Batasan Hills by publicly proclaiming the “Bakuran Ko, Linis Ko” (My Yard, My Responsibility) program of the barangay council. The program encourages business establishments and residential owners to maintain cleanliness in their respective areas.
Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad reiterates the strict enforcement of solid waste management in the whole Batasan Hills to begin at the barangay hall. “The case for recycling is strong. The bottom line is clear. Recycling requires a trivial amount of our time. Recycling saves money and reduces pollution. Recycling reduces our need to dump our garbage in someone else’s backyard,” Capt. Abad says.
On Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad’s behalf, Barangay Administrative Assistant Adonis O. Monahan presided the meeting of 12 team leaders about the assessment of the recently implemented ‘Cash-for-Work’ program on September 28, 2015 (Monday) from 3:00 to 4:30 PM at the barangay hall. The project’s rationale and strategies were elaborated in a previously published article (see link below).
The officers and members of the Neighborhood Association, a homeowners’ association (HOA) at the Accibal Compound, Batasan Hills, gathered at their open basketball court in the morning of September 27, 2015 (Sunday) to celebrate their president’s birthday. They started the gala with a clean-up drive, a significant activity showing the cause of the HOA.
The Social Services Development Department (SSDD) launches its ‘Cash-for-Work’ program in Batasan Hills on September 19, 2015 (Saturday) at 8:00 AM. SSDD is the welfare agency of the Quezon City (QC) government committed to formulate and implement comprehensive programs and services aimed to develop individuals, groups and communities to be self-reliant. It is also committed to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged individual, groups and communities thru social welfare interventions.
In Batasan Hills, eagles do not fly but run. ‘Eagles’ is how a group of Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSOs) is fondly called. They are the ones who urgently respond to the needs of the residents in Taniman, Area C, Sitio Talanay in times of rains and typhoons. They assist in the evacuation of people, furniture and appliances as needed. They arrange shelter for all living things like humans, animals and plants, when the area is flooded. They distribute the food and drinks usually provided by Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad and his council for relief of victims. They are the front-runners in cleaning the creeks, drainages and alleys to avoid water stagnancy.
Three of the longest roads in Consti, Batasan Hills were freed from road obstructions on September 8 and 14, 2015 (Tuesday and Monday) upon the mandate of Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad to a number of barangay staff, Environmental Police, traffic enforcers and Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSOs).
In celebration of the 47th Anniversary of Tau Gamma Phi (ΤΓΦ), its Talanay Chapter joins forces with Loyalty P.I.P.O.L. Watch, Inc. in the conduct of a clean-up drive and a mass feeding program on September 13, 2015 (Sunday) at 6:00 AM.
Among the long-term solutions Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad has thought of in providing a fix to the flooding problems in de Gloria and Taniman, both in Area B, Sitio Talanay, is the conduct of an open forum with the residents to call for self-discipline when it comes to waste management and segregation. This has earlier been published in an article entitled Capt. Abad solves Flooding Problems in De Gloria and Taniman (see link to related article below).
“We have to clear the sidewalks or roadsides to ensure the safety of the commuters walking to and from their homes,” Batasan Hills Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad said in a statement to the Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSOs).
“The commuters have no option but to walk on the road pavement or road way which is very dangerous to them, especially in areas where there is a high volume of vehicles,” said Capt. Abad.