Manila, Philippines – The Muntinlupa City government has won the prestigious Galing Pook award for its trailblazing plastic and Styrofoam ban ordinance. DILG Sec. Mar Roxas, a partner in the search, presented the award to Mayor Aldrin San Pedro in a ceremony.
Muntinlupa Ordinance 10-109, also known as the Bring Your Own Bag law, prohibited the use of plastic bags and Styrofoam in the city. The public and establishments were encouraged to utilize reusable bags made of recyclable materials. (Jonathan Hicap)