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QC leads Metro Manila cities in saving trash expenses

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Quezon city led among the Metro Manila cities which reduced their garbage hauling expenses in 2015, state auditors said.

The Commission on Audit (COA) said Quezon City posted the biggest drop in garbage expenses of P245.89 million or 24.2 percent, down to P768.306 million from P1.014 billion in 2014.

San Juan City came in at second after it shed P6.72 million or 9.3 percent from its trash disposal expenses – amounting to P65.633 million in 2015 from P72.355 million in 2014.

Malabon city came in at third spot after it saved P3.28 million or 3.15 percent in trash expenses, down to P100.851 million from P104.126 million.

Mandaluyong City came in at fourth spot when it shed its garbage cost by P3.76 million or 1.7 percent, down to P222.738 million from P226.5 million.

The figures were sourced from the Financial Statements attached with the 2015 audit reports of Metro Manila’s 16 cities and the lone municipality of Pateros.

Garbage hauling expenses are placed under the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) as “environment/sanitary services.”

The garbage expenses of Taguig city could not be compared because the item was disclosed in the MOOE in 2015 only, at P412.053 million.

Meanwhile, Parañaque city failed to provide a breakdown in its 2015 financial statement, merely declaring a lumpsum expense of P532.025 million under “general services expenses.”

Below is the list of Metro Manila cities and its respective year-on-year garbage hauling expenses:

Quezon City – P768,305,813 (2015) – P1,014,195,457 (2014)

Manila – P584,868,622 – P548,097,871

Caloocan City – P478,288,855 – P464,196,665

Makati City – P446,523,477 – P445,560,881

Taguig City – P412,052,697 – (not declared in 2014)

Pasay City – P378,878,945 – P361,700,537

Pasig City – P327,915,125 – P295,174,088

Muntinlupa City – P239,235,590 – P217,777,686

Mandaluyong City – P222,737,960 – P226,500,000

Valenzuela City – P166,436,806 – P142,094,822

Malabon City – P100,850,544 – P104,125,761

Las Piñas City – P93,271,165 – P91,227,465

Marikina City – P71,950,500 – P70,395,800

San Juan City – P65,633,206 – P72,354,581

Navotas City – P42,998,313 – P37,173,913

Pateros – P16,995,414 – P13,218,923

Parañaque City – (no breakdown) – P366,240,000

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