Manila, July 10 -- Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. is pushing for the establishment of more sanitary landfills for waste management in the province.

Defensor gathered the municipal mayors and the municipal environment and natural resources officers on Tuesday afternoon to tackle Iloilo's problem with garbage.

Arturo Cangrejo, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO), said the province produces around 230 tons of solid wastes every day.

Currently, Iloilo is constructing a sanitary landfill category 4 in Passi City and sanitary landfill category 1 in Lambunao town.

Category 4 landfills can be applied to a cluster of municipalities with collective residual wastes greater than 200 tons per day, while category 1 l...