The Piddig municipal government has announced plans to give financial incentives for residents who will convert their waste into organic fertilizer.
Former mayor and now municipal consultant Eduardo Guillen said the Piddig municipal government is planning to purchase P10 million worth of vermicast or organic fertilizer from residents.
The Ilocos Norte politiko said the move is part of Piddig’s adherence to the Solid Waste Management Act.
Guillen also said the municipal government will provide P4,000 worth of fertilizer subsidy for every hectare of rice farm.
This is in line with Piddig’s push for organic farming.
“The project aims not just to help the farmers gain extra income but it is also a way of encouraging them to protect the environment,” Guillen said.