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Mayor Quisumbing to prioritize rehab of Umapad dumpsite

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Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing said public safety is the number one priority following his decision to declare the Umapad dumpsite as a danger zone because of the methane gas deposits in the area.

The Cebu politiko said he will push for the Umapad dumpsite’s rehabilitation.

“We have no stronger priority than public safety and we will prioritize the rehabilitation of the Umapad dumpsite to become a safe zone at the safest and soonest possible time,” Quisumbing said.

He said he will ask help from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in the extraction of methane gas from the dumpsite.

“It might affect, number one, the structural integrity sa mga nagtukod didto. But most importantly nagpost sad siya’g risgo sa mga workers or sa mga nagpuyo didto,” Quisumbing said.